In a small beautiful place by the sea called Lilliput is where us 5 mums from very different backgrounds, running their own individual businesses grouped together through similar interests and similar despair!
Despair at the lack of social scene available to us 30-something ex-pats relocated from various cities. We quit the hustle and bustle but we didn?t quit the vibe, the energy and good fun too.
However, when the sun did go down we felt that the magic went down too. We are all in at the stage of doing it all ? a mad juggle of motherhood, self-employment, and everything life involves! That we desperately needed that place to let go, enjoy tear streaming hilarity, amazing music, atmospheric feeling, incredible music that takes you over the edge into complete state of euphoria with like-minded friends old and new. To feel like you escaped just for a time and can be you ? or anyone! If we felt like this, then we knew others in the community did too.
Why are we doing this?
In our frantic planning and having never put on a festival before, we often thought this too! Though each of us on the team brought a unique set of skills to the table that worked and became obvious we had to do this because together we could.
There was a gap in Dorset for a music festival that wasn?t mainstream, family friendly and teamed with a decent music line up. ?This is how our conversations began and ideas plotting.
We also go it as parents ourselves that children shouldn?t be overlooked we want adults and children equally to have the best day out EVER, shared. We?ve literally compiled ?a music and entertainment line up designed to lift you to the pure feeling of being really alive. Our festival aims for all whether you wish for escapism try something new or belly laughing hysteria, you can come and have it all, make memories with a sprinkle of magic they?ll cherish forever.
We also recognised another huge plus point on putting on a day festival, we get to sleep! A day festival is where it?s at folks. Party and sleep = Winning and alive the next day!!
Why a festival
Another reason is when we learnt the sad news from a friend of ours Debbie Smith locally and fondly known by many in our community was sadly diagnosed with stage 4 cancer.? Suddenly the clogs started turning, about how WE could make a difference to help in more ways than one. We had our strong WHY to begin the adventure of Southern Salt.
Background in music
Being a makeup artist who has worked with many music artists including Paloma Faith, Robbie Williams, James Bay, George Ezra, Alison Moyet, Tom O?Dell, Florence and the Machine, Timbland, Prof Green, Ellie Goulding. Also many more working behind the scenes at MTV awards, music show like The Crush, and clients like Burberry acoustic and Apple Music. I headed up the team and got Sothern Salt on the road to becoming real for everyone to enjoy.
What we Can Promise:
Whether you?re single, in a couple or family Southern Salt provides you with sensory overload from day through to the evening.
A day of adventure in utopia, where you can play, make lots of new friends and return to the world fuelled up on the beauty of being alive.
A unique kid?s entertainment programme and generally getting back to nature and the great outdoors. Inspired in most of our activities with arts, games and entertainment being built and crafted play areas around us in the trees,
Carefully selected food and drink traders to keep you satisfied.
We aim to keep you well informed throughout the booking process and updated on the site.
We welcome you to Southern Salt.
Love Jenny, Zara, Jennie, Sally, Bian, Lu
Late last year our beautiful and vibrant friend Debbie Smith, 38, was diagnosed with a brain tumour.
Immediate surgery removed 100% of the tumour but she was told the Glioblastoma was aggressive and currently incurable. Debs is a hugely popular and loved lady, she is the mother of two gorgeous daughters aged 7 & 9.
She is well known within the Lilliput & Parkstone Community as a mother at Lilliput Infant School and Baden Powell, she co-chaired Lilliput?s PTA and volunteered at Holy Angels Church Lunch Club. She is remaining incredibly strong and positive with the most remarkable fighting spirit. She is determined to prolong the precious time with her daughters by whatever means available.
Debs underwent 6 weeks of radiotherapy and chemotherapy but there were no further treatments available on the NHS. Debs has had to travel to Europe to look at alternative treatments and has signed up for an Immunotherapy treatment in Germany. This treatment is very expensive (around 200k in total) but has amazing statistics in cases such as Debs, therefore we are trying to raise as much money as possible for Debs to get the treatment she needs. 100% of Khushee profits will go to Debbie Smith.
Brain Tumour Research Charity