“Club Mud absolutely made my festival. Thank you so much!” has been the universal feedback from anyone involved in Club Mud; where flash mobs meet mass game play meet extreme silliness.
Club Mud (a play on Club Med) is a project that was developed for Knockengorroch in 2010. The idea was to engage festival goers in mass game playing, flash mobs and general silliness…and turning strangers into friends with absurd shared experiences.
Since then, the crazy creative development team of Club Mud has included a dancer, a visual artist, a street performer, a puppeteer, a film-maker and a teacher.
Each year, a different group has come together to come up with extremely silly ideas, workshops and of course festival ‘happenings’ including; a giant balloon stomp, slow motion races and dancing, a Wild West carrot eating show down, Chinese whispers, the Knock-on Effect and Cold War spies.
Every festival concludes with our masterpiece flash mob dance finale which has included ‘Swan Lake’, Dirty Dancing’s ‘I’ve had the Time of my Life’ and ‘The Eye of the Tiger’ from Rocky.
Our success comes down to the format, starting with daily workshops, where we build a creative, complicit community out of a group of strangers. Participants have returned year on year, a testament to the success of this effective concept and our need to play!
Watch this space as the collaborators look for more opportunities to spread the Club Mud love!
Robyn - new to the whole blog thing