The UK's first and foremost online goat-pun-fuelled nonsense festival!
We're bringing you 10 HOURS of festival fun!
Live DJs, music, workshops, karaoke, storytelling, poetry, yoga and REAL GOATS, we’re bringing you awesome entertainment for the whole family!
In fact we're created the GOATiest festival there could be.
Join us on Saturday the 20th of June for THE GOAT RAVE. Our beloved Oxford & Cambridge Goat Race was just days away when went into lockdown. So this year we can't have a Goat Race, but we can have a Goat RAVE!
Check out the incredible line up…
This 1 day online festival is accessible on a ‘pay what you can’ basis. Profits go to Spitalfields City Farm who desperately need donations to pay for all the animal feed and vet bills, having lost their biggest annual fundraiser due to Covid-19 lockdown.
TIMINGS - please note these are subject to change so please check again the day before the event.
1pm - 1.20pm Welcome and Meet the Spitalfields' Goats
1.30pm YOGA - Goat Yoga with Zoe Sharp from Fold Yoga
2.15pm - 3pm WORKSHOP - Make your own Goat Horns - with Naomi Bajina of We Creatures
3.10pm - 3.40pm POETRY - Goatry reading with Timothy Goose
3.50pm - 4.35pm WORKSHOP - Goaty facepaint tutorial with Starlight Boutique
4.45pm - 5pm STORYTELLING - The 3 Billy Goats Gruff read by James Bond actor Rufus Wright
5.10pm - 5.25pm WORKSHOP - Goaty cocktail making class with GOAT Chelsea
5.30pm - 6.15pm LIVE MUSIC - from one of the best acts we've ever had at the Goat Race, Ray Guns are Real Enough
6.30pm - 7.20pm PUB QUIZ - Goating for Gold - The Goatiest pub quiz hosted by Timothy Goose
7.30pm - 8.30pm RAVE - Chief Goat DJ set
8.30 - 9.30pm RAVE - DJ Lewi
9.30pm - 10.30pm RAVE - Bunker Seventeen DJs
Goat Yoga has been a craze that has swept the globe since 2016. Simply put, this is yoga practiced in the presence of — and in tandem with — live goats!
Local yogi, crazy goat lady and FOLD owner Zoe Sharp will take you through a playful flow live from the Spitalfields City Farm goat pen. You can practice along at home, so just prepare a mat, some water and a quiet space, or you just watch and marvel at the wonderful goats!
Having sustained a neck injury surfing after years of kickboxing, static trapeze and pilates, she fell into yoga as a way to put herself back together. Even after she could look back, she didn’t, and completed her 200hr teaching training in December 2012. She brings a sense of experimentation, play and lightness to each class, aiming to teach athletic and dynamic practice to help students out of their heads and into their bodies. Alongside FOLD, she has worked with Frame, Psycle, Deliciously Ella, Nike, Sweaty Betty, Lululemon, Madeleine Shaw and Millie Mackintosh.
MAKE YOUR OWN GOAT HORNS
Join Bristol costume designer Naomi Bajina aka We Creatures for a DIY Goat Horns live tutorial. Naomi will show you how to create some marvellous goat horns to wear at the Goat Rave later on in the day!
MATERIALS TO BRING ALONG TO THE SESSION: cardboard and ribbon
About We Creatures
We Creatures is the home of costume designer and theatre practitioner Naomi Bajina. Built on a love for the unusual and a belief in the transformative power of costume, We Creatures devotes itself to uniquely luxurious design with one foot in the woods and the other in a fantasy world.
Inspired by nature and made using found and donated materials, We Creatures produces unique, handmade pieces ranging from regal horned headdresses, sweet hair accessories, animal ears and pom-pom crowns.
We Creatures create amazing on-off costume for performers - walkabout, puppeteers, burlesque and the starlets of the Brighton drag scene!
GOATRY WITH TIMOTHY GOOSE
A staple of the Oxford & Cambridge Goat Race is the Goatry Slam. This year in our online version we will have a Goatry Reading by performer Timothy Goose. Expect nonsense.
Tim Kennington draws on extensive interactive and improvisational theatre experience to create uniquely memorable theatrical experiences. Tim has performed theatre and comedy for audiences at over 15 different UK festivals (including Glastonbury, Wilderness and Latitude) as well as 4 Fringe theatre shows including his most recent show (Doktor James's Akademy of Evil)- a children's comedy show that received critical acclaim and rave reviews from all ages. Tim has been a part of the Goat Race since it began and always brings his G- Game!
GOAT FACE PAINT TUTORIAL
Watch and paint along with Starlight Boutique's Sophie as she shows how to create the perfect Goat Rave facepaint LEWK complete with a billy goat beard. Get as creative as you like, this is the time to let loose with colour and GOAT crazy.
MATERIALS TO BRING ALONG: some basic facepaints, cotton wool for a billy goat beard.
About Starlight Boutique:
Starlight Boutique has been operating for seven magical years. They are a diverse team of crazy passionate artists specialising in face painting and glitter work. Starlight Boutique work extensively across the festival circuit and run private festival parties and workships for all ages.
THE THREE BILLY GOAT'S GRUFF read by James Bond actor Rufus Wright
Watch one of the UK's finest theatre, TV and film actors Rufus Wright read one of the oldest goaty fables and much loved children's classic The Three Billy Goat's Gruff from his home art studio in London.
Rufus' extensive career as an actor has included starring roles in Quantum of Solace (007), Rogue One (Star Wars), Assassin's Creed, Spy Game, The Face of an Angel and 45 Years. A regular on the West End and Broadway circuit, Rufus played the part of David Cameron in The Audience, having previously worked with Peter Morgan on the original Donmar Warehouse production of Frost/Nixon and in the film The Special Relationship.
Other theatre credits include: The 39 Steps (Criterion), The One, The Backroom (Soho Theatre) The Empire (Royal Court), Serious Money, The Madness of George III (Birmingham Rep), Private Lives (Hampstead), Crown Matrimonial (Guildford and Tour), Mary Stuart (Donmar Warehouse and Apollo), Journey's End (Duke of York's), Trust Byron, Life With an Idiot and Franziska (The Gate), Single Spies (West Yorkshire Playhouse), The Secret Garden (Salisbury Playhouse), and Richard II (London Pleasance).
His television work includes: Foyle's War, EastEnders, New Tricks, Miranda, The Thick of It, Fanny Hill, Extras, The Quatermass Experiment, Bomber. He most recently played the part of Neil Armstrong in the BAFTA-nominated drama 8 Days: To the Moon and Back.
Radio includes: Over 20 radio plays for BBC Radio, including three series of North by Northamptonshire and a weekly guest slot on Stephen Merchant's show on BBC 6Music.
Rufus is also an artist and works in oils and ink, specialising in portraits. Check him out on Instagram @rufusgwright
RAY GUNS LOOK REAL ENOUGH
One of the Goat Race's favourite acts, who were the talk of the town after their stonking set at the Oxford & Cambridge Goat Race 2019, Ray Guns Look Real Enough are BACK!
Rayguns Look Real Enough are the world’s premiere mash-up comedy band. The duo takes the best bits of classic rock and pop songs and fuses them together into hilarious new mixes. This comedy band delivers all the peacock strutting bravado of a massive stadium rock show in a space the size of a hatchback! The premise is simple; Release the tiger, start the party!
Well established on the comedy, cabaret and music scenes, the Rayguns Look Real Enough have played at venues as varied as Cafe de Paris, E4 Underbelly, Download Festival 2010, Radio 1 & 6, Sonisphere Festival, The Millenium Centre Cardiff, St. Mary’s Stadium and an array of regular (and irregular) comedy nights. They also play private functions like weddings, private parties and corporate events.
Today, still wanted by the government, the Rayguns Look Real Enough survive as soldiers of fortune, transcending genres and entertaining audiences everywhere. Their ongoing mission is to seek out new worlds and civilizations, to rock them like no one has rocked before.
GOAT CHELSEA COCKTAIL MAKING CLASS
Make your own GoaTEAni cocktail with one of GOAT Chelsea's cocktail extraordinaires! We're so thrilled to have this Goaty institution with us for the day.
INGREDIENTS to bring if you'd like to make along!
50ml Gin / Vodka - OR for a non-alcoholic version double the amount of tea below, or substitute in Seedlip spice
50ml earl grey tea – ideally cold
25ml lemon juice
1 x egg white or 25ml Aquafaba (vegan)
15ml sugar syrup
Freshly grated nutmeg or cinnamon on top
You will also need a cocktail shaker (or anything large enough to fit ice, a drink, and have a sealable lid so when you shake it, it doesn’t go flying. A large jar is good for this), ice, a strainer (a sieve will do, or something so you can strain out the drink from the ‘shaker’ like you would water from a pot of boiled pasta), a measure (measuring jug or a shot glass will do), a long spoon or chopstick to stir with. A knife (bread or tomato is best), chopping board, running water and a tea towel will also be useful.
About Goat Chelsea
Goat is a cocktail bar at 333 Fulham Road in Chelsea, London, England. It was originally a pub called the Goat, which in 1725 became the Goat in Boots. The team behind Goat have taken to the web and now specialise in online cocktail masterclasses.
The ridiculous, nonsense filled, goat-dam-bleatin-bonkers karaoke night is back! Every year at The Goat Race this is a highlight for a few of the more eccentric punters, a low rut for many a jaded hipster. But they just keep coming back for more. There's just something about Goat-e-oke that you can't resist!
This will be an interactive karaoke session led by host with the most Kit Cox!
THE GOAT RAVE DJ LINE UP
Fresh out the pen, our very own Chief Goat will open up the Goat Rave with some banging bleats. For one night only, this will be an hour of NO nonsense, straight up massive tunes. So get your goatest moves out and shake your goat horns as we dance together all in the name of charity and well , GOATS.
We're so excited to have DJ Lewi join the Goat Rave! DJ Lewi has been captivating and enthralling dance-floors all over the globe from Dubai to Moscow to Slovenia for years. Having played at legendary dance institutions such as the Ministry Of Sound London and Space Ibiza as well as household brands Subliminal Sessions and Defected In The House, what defines DJ Lewi's talents is his ability to not only incorporate a sundry of house styles with soul and energy, but an ability to absorb the crowds desires and fulfilling them with music of pure emotion.
DJ Lewi’s radio background has included guest mixes on Kiss 100 London and BBC 1Xtra, as well as previously presents a weekly show on Napa Radio in Cyprus.
DJ Lewi has held residencies and made guest appearances for some of London’s biggest promoters and clubs including Ibiza Underground, Kinky Malinki, Muak, Defected, Pacha, Egg, Heaven and SeOne to name a few as well as his own night, Good Life (Egg, Turnmills, The Cross).
Providing the most sublime entertainment throughout the lockdown, Bunker Seventeen have been streaming their boss level DJ sets every week since Covid-19 kept us dancing indoors. Presented by addictive duo Melech & Masa.... and sometimes some of their friends, Bunker Seventeen and their amazing green screen are guaranteed to get you havin raving into the night!
Thank You for Your Generosity!
Our online event can be accessed on a 'pay what you can' basis. Please pay if you are able, so that we can raise much needed funds for Spitalfields City Farm.
ABOUT THE FARM
Spitalfields City Farm is a hidden oasis less than a mile from the City of London where visitors can freely enjoy the company of friendly sheep, goats, poultry and other animals -a novel experience on their urban doorstep.
Sited on a former railway goods depot, the farm was started in 1978 in response to local people’s wishes to convert wasteland into allotments, having lost theirs to developers. With a long tradition in the East End of backyard farming, it wasn’t long before chickens, rabbits and geese appeared on the scene!
Today Spitalfields farm is home to a mix of rare breed and rescue animals who have a great educational purpose. By getting up close and personal with the animals, visitors gain an increased awareness of the value and importance of our native farm animals. Many people also begin to make connections between food, farming, and the sentient creatures on which we depend.
For over 40 years the Farm has been a place of safety, learning and personal development for generations of diverse groups across the local community. We educate people and help them to experience the joy being outdoors. Young families, schools, older people and community groups all benefit from nature: from gardening, harvesting and cooking vegetables, to caring for animals, volunteering and taking part in events. Our volunteering opportunities empower people, helping them gain new skills and confidence to improve their employability, combat loneliness and make new friends.
As a registered charity, Spitalfields City Farm relies on donations to remain open. Over the coming months further losses will see us face an increasingly uncertain future. Even a small donation can make a big difference to our farm and will help ensure the Farm remains open as a needed space for our community to re-connect, get outdoors and access therapeutic, educational and support programmes in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis.
£5 buys one of the 60 bales of hay our animals need each month
£20 will buy specialist garden tools to assist disabled and elderly volunteers
£50 will provide essential health care for our rare breed lambs
£100 will facilitate an outreach educational workshop for local schools
£500 will cover the monthly animal feed bill
£1000 will secure employment for staff to deliver services in our community
HOW TO JOIN: please register and grab a (free or donation) ticket here!
Once you have registered your ticket, you will receive joining instructions.
This is an online event.