A Big Night Out With a Difference: World Meditation Day at Fabric 2018
There’s only a few days to go until World Meditation Day 2018, on Tuesday 15th May, and we can barely contain our excitement! We are celebrating with a unique wellness event that combines meditation, music, sound bathing and amazing food and drink to create an evening of the most amazing natural highs. Here you can revel in an evening of fun that leaves you glowing, refreshed and walking on air – a wonderful opportunity for experienced meditators and curious newbies alike to experience a different kind of hedonism.
Located at the iconic nightclub Fabric in London, the event is in support of the mental health charity CALM, and we hope by introducing people to meditation we’ll be helping them to improve their own health and happiness.
“I was always a massive party boy and had many a debauched night in Fabric, but having realised there is a more balanced way to achieve my highs, and stay feeling good all week long, my team and I are spreading the meditation love with events and courses that are accessible and relevant for everyday folks. This is Manumission for the 21st Century”. Will Williams.
What to Expect
Our founder (and the creator of World Meditation Day) Will Williams is committed to passing on the ancient knowledge of Vedic meditation in a way that is practical, enjoyable and relevant to people from all walks of life. It doesn’t matter if you meditate every day, or have never meditated before, under the guidance of Will Williams you’ll gently and effortlessly float into a state of pure relaxation.
This is made even more powerful by the fact you will be sharing this experience with a room of other people, a phenomenon that has to be felt to be believed – and World Meditation Day promises to be the largest group meditation that London has ever seen!
Gracing the stage this World Meditation Day is none other than BAFTA and MOBO award-winning hip-hop artist, writer and social entrepreneur, as well as the co-founder of The Hip-Hop Shakespeare Company Akala. We’re absolutely delighted that this amazing musician and thinker will be treating Fabric goers to a special performance of acoustic versions of his greatest hits, as well as spoken word poetry from his upcoming book ‘Natives’.*
We found this quote from Akala and it really resonated with us:
“If I could solve something as complicated as conflict in the world, I would change the education system. Full stop. Not just along the lines of race, but along the lines of how people are taught to view the whole of human history, and on what education provides. It doesn’t provide any spiritual, emotional wellbeing.”
*(Hodder & Stoughton), out 17th May 2018 and available to pre-order here.
A producer, vocalist and multi-instrumentalist, 25 year-old Jordan Rakei is a unique talent. Born in New Zealand and raised in Australia, Jordan moved to the UK when his EP Groove Curse found fans and acclaim in Europe and America.
“Really glad to be a part of this. Meditation changed my life five years ago. This is such a great cause, so I hope to see you there!”
B.Traits made a name for herself in her home country of Canada at clubs such as Automactic, before going on to play venues across Europe and the US. Since 2012, shes held various slots at BBC Radio 1 and she expresses her considerable musical talent in her work as a DJ, record producer, remixer and radio presenter.
You can hear a preview of the super-chilled out DJ set B.Traits has in store for our Fabric attendees over on her Facebook page.
Using the “harmonics of gemstone, mineral and crystal alchemy”, Jasmine Hemsley’s and Toni Dick’s Sound Sebastien allows you to sink into a nourishing and blissful cocoon of sound; an experience that grounds and revitalises you. All you need is to lie back, close your eyes and become immersed in the perfect sensory space created by Jasmine and Toni’s therapeutic music.
The Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) is leading a movement against male suicide. For men under the age of 45, suicide is the biggest killer. Mental health is an issue we take extremely seriously here at Will Williams Meditation.
The combination of our own personal experiences here in the team, and the experiences of those who’ve reached out to us for help, have made it clear to us how widespread and under-discussed problems with mental health can be. We hope through our work teaching people the self-care tool of meditation, and by supporting the charities who work tirelessly to highlight and alleviate these issues, we can do our bit to help.