EDB Spring Gathering

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EDB Spring Gathering

Sat 9 April | 16:30 - 22:00

The Elmgrove Centre, Bristol


An evening of Movement Medicine, Ecstatic Dance & Sacred Sound

Plus support for the ‘Centre of Memory’ Huni Kuin Fundraiser Project



plus special guests



Let's gather, at this change of season, to honour & celebrate the arrival of Spring.

Sound system & dance music culture meets ceremony, mindfulness & rebellious wellness.

Safe, held & sacred space. All ages, people & abilities welcome.



Huni Kuin ‘Centre of Memory’ Fundraiser Project

Some friends of ours have initiated a crowd funder campaign which we would love to support. The campaign is raising funds for an amazing project which involves the carrying out of essential work and upgrades to the infrastructure of a Huni Kuin village called São Joaquim (also know as Centro de Memoria / Centre of Memory).

The Huni Kuin are an indigenous tribe who live in the Amazon Rainforest. They have been under threat and have managed to survive often against great adversity, upholding their ancient traditions and deep connection to nature. In recent years, to continue to raise awareness of the urgency of the situation and to share their innate wisdom and knowledge of the forest, a number of Huni Kuin spiritual leaders have begun to travel around the world. 

‘Centre of Memory’ Crowd Funder www.crowdfunder.co.uk/p/sia-huni-kuin-crowdfunder

We are inviting participants of the EDB Spring Gathering to make donations to support this crowd funder campaign. You can choose to make a donation and how much when purchasing your ticket.


MIRA KHANYA & TALLULAH RENDALL | Movement Medicine w/ Live Vocals

One of the most popular DJs and facilitators on these isles, MIRA KHANYA, is an established Movement Medicine teacher based between London and the South West. Headlining at events such as Medicine Festival and a resident DJ for Ecstatic Dance UK, Mira holds a powerful and transformational space, facilitating the connection between heart, mind, body and soul. Mira is well know for bringing medicine songs, sacred sounds and tribal bass music from around the globe, as well as ancient future sounds that anchor one's being to its deepest roots and core. 




MAIA SNOWDROP | Ableton Live Sound Bath

Voice, Crystal Bowls & Ambient Sound

A classically trained musician and well seasoned DJ, MAIA SNOWDROP creates spaces for connection and healing through the magic and medicine of sound. She draws on her experience of traditional spiritual practices, energy work and mindfulness. She lovingly weaves the strands of crystal singing bowls, original ambient music and voice, into hymns, laments and lullabies.



OSARA SOUND ft. WILD ECHO | Dance Journey w/ Live Vocals & Percussion

Bass, Rave, Afro, Traditional, Organic, Folktronica, House, Techno, Old Skool, Electro, Psy, DnB, Jungle & everything in between

Honouring the rich musical heritage of Bristol and the WISE isles; and the rich diversity of music that can be found around the world, OSARA creates deep, powerful and transformative dance journeys that are ever listening, evolving and responding to the spirit of time, community and place.

He is a resident DJ & facilitator for Ecstatic Dance UK and Lovejam and is an Apprentice with the School of Movement Medicine.



L-ACOUSTICS | Sound System

L-ACOUSTICS is a French manufacturer of loudspeakers and amplifiers, headquartered in Marcoussis, south of Paris. They are well known for providing Glastonbury, Boomtown and other festivals with their powerful speakers.

CHI ELIXIR BAR | Cacao Elixir, Kombucha & More

  • Cacao elixir
  • AVATAR ALCHEMY Jun (the champagne of kombucha)
  • supplements & other refreshments


JUICIFUL ORGANIC CAFÉ | Gluten Free & Vegan Food

  • Spring greens Thai curry w/ tingly salad & coconut basmati
  • Raw plate: pâté, crackers, krauts & salad
  • Gourmet raw deserts & chocolate delights


We welcome all ages, abilities and people at our events.

By purchasing a ticket to this event, you agree to respect and follow the Invitation, Intention and Guidelines for this event:


Discover and be your uniqueness.

Connect with and be your authentic self.

Practice self-awareness, self-empowerment and self-expression.

Take responsibility for yourself, your belongings and your wellbeing. 

Please ask a Space Angel at the event if you need support or help with anything.


Please follow our guidelines so we can create a safe, held and sacred space for ourselves and each other:

  • Be here: no outside shoes
  • Be free: dance how you want / no judgement
  • Be present: no phones / cameras
  • Be embodied: no talking
  • Be clear: no alcohol
  • Be consensual: respect & honour boundaries of others. If it's not a clear yes, it's a no
  • Respect yourself. Respect each other. Respect personal space of others.
  • Respect the venue. Respect the neighbourhood. Respect the land.


Whatever is moving within you; your light, your shadow and other aspects of self; it is all welcome to be transmuted on the dancefloor.

In the words of Gabrielle Roth, “Sweat your prayers, dance your pain” and let it move through you.

When we invite in prayer using our body, it can become our wisest teacher, showing us how to dance our innermost expression of life and soul; and revealing to us it's divine intelligence.

Let us honour the dance of the divine mystery of life.


16:30 Arrival

17:30 Opening Circle w/ OSARA & TOM PETO

17:45 MIRA KHANYA | Movement Medicine

(18:30 Doors Close)

19:15 OSARA SOUND | Ecstatic Dance

21:15 TALLULAH RENDALL | Sound Bath & Voice Activation

21:45 Closing Circle

22:00 Complete


The Elmgrove Centre, Elmgrove Road, Bristol, BS6 6AH


What to Bring

  • water & water bottle
  • your own cup for the Bar
  • dress in layers
  • something to lie on for the Sound Bath

Tickets & RSVP

Tickets | Headfirst Bristol | Facebook

Early Bird | £18 (+£2 bf) | SOLD OUT

First Release | £23 (+£2 bf) | SOLD OUT

Final Release | £28 (+£2 bf)

On The Door | £35 (limited)

Volunteers | Free (please email to enquire)

After purchasing a ticket, if you haven't received a confirmation email, please check your Spam Folder. If it is not there, please email us. Alternatively, you can simply turn up and give your name and email address on the door to gain entry.


Please note, we do not arrange refunds or exchanges. We encourage reselling via the ‘Bristol Tribe Culture’ community group on Signal (please email us for the link) or ticketswap.


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