With a limited budget we started out selling home-made cakes at the Stonehenge Summer Solstice, followed by a pop-up ‘guerilla cafe’ on the Stone Circle at Glastonbury Festival. We provided an outdoor space where Chai Tea and bits of food were exchanged with people willing to share a skill or gift of their own, be that an old item, a musical performance, a poem or piece of artwork.
Since then, continuing the ethos as a nomadic cafe and with the Once In A Blue Moon name firmly sticking, we moved into market stalls, gigs/club nights, organising our own parties and finally, where we always aimed to be, diving into the amazing alternative Festival Scene we have here in the UK season after season!
From day one we have collected and ‘tatted’ as we’ve gone by, building up the cafe over time from donated or found items, furniture, artwork, instruments, cups and more!
Our policy has always been that anyone who contributes something to our ever evolving space can eat for free. Therefore we encourage musicians, dancers, poets, artists, teachers and anyone else to get involved with what we offer.
We aim to work with independent businesses and support up & coming creatives wherever possible, building up long lasting relationships. The vast majority of our food & drink suppliers are organic and ethical.
Our Blog shows our colourful history in a bit more detail – check it out!
ONE MAN’S TAT IS ANOTHER MAN’S TREASURE!
Here’s a little video we knocked up to celebrate 5 years since we started out…
…and here’s a little film about us from the first ever festival we did!