Sleep, Rave, Work, Repeat – Why a crowded bar could be the best way to start your working day.
At six thirty in the morning most people wouldn’t even be contemplating getting out of bed, never mind making their way into town to douse themselves in glitter and head for the dancefloor. However, Morning Gloryville are teaching Leeds that whether you’re throwing shapes or stretching into downward dog, pulling some moves in the morning can make an early rise well worth it.
Describing itself as a monthly midweek morning mini-festival for those who dare to start their day in style, Morning Gloryville give revellers a natural high from nothing but endorphins and maybe cocoa and orange smoothie or two.
Morning Gloryville will set you up for one of the most positive days you will ever have
The dubious among you might envisage an awkward dose of forced fun but the events enthusiasm engulfs you from the start and no matter how averse you are to a high five in the morning, you can’t help but crack a smile. This infectious attitude even extends to the Belgrave staff member manning the cloak room, admitting that they request to work these events as they love that everyone is happy and they don’t have to deal with drunk people.
It is the atmosphere of this holistic morning pick me up which convinces a spectrum of the Leeds community to set their alarms an hour or two early, with families, office workers and students all descending with on Belgrave.
No matter how averse you are to a high five in the morning, you can’t help but crack a smile
As well as catering for music lovers with bookings like piano house legend Davos, other activities aimed at all round well-being are scattered throughout the building. Massages, yoga and belly dance take place throughout the morning and for those wanting to really find themselves, mind body and soul, Tarot card and astrology readings are also available. Set up in one of the sheds on Belgrave’s roof terrace, Jackson Lee’s Real Astrology is on hand to help reveal how the stars and planets can help you discover your life course.
“It’s about looking at your birth chart and the alignment of the planets at the time you were born into human existence and looking at how this affects your experiences,” explains Chloe, a representative from JLRA.
“The problem with things like this is that we have been so conditioned in terms of what we believe to be true that there are only certain things that we accept to be real. If you are open to it, then it can make a real difference.”
Whether you want to lose yourself in music or find yourself through spiritual or astronomical forces, Morning Gloryville will set you up for one of the most positive days you will ever have. Waking up to a mass of colour and smiling faces is a darn sight better than the usual glum sea of office workers on a weekday morning.
Morning Gloryville normally run once a month however, will be taking a break in May. For information on the June event and how to buy tickets keep an eye on Morning Gloryville Leeds’ Facebook page.