Workshops & Traders
Reggae Yoga has been part of Sim Simma since the beginning. Having major success during Sim Simma Day Parties, Life Festival and Electric Picnic, we're delighted to bring it back for Simma Down. We're providing the Yoga Mats and the soothing Reggae from one of our Sim Simma DJ's and Reeta will guide you through a well rounded, fun and beneficial Yoga Practice.
Dammy's Dancehall Dance Class
Dammy’s dance class is about losing your inhibitions, being silly and learning how to shake your body parts to the latest Jamaican riddims.
The Fix Jam
The Fix Jam is a community of expert volunteers and members of the public who gather in Dublin to fix things! Created to empower people and in opposition of planned obsolescence, the community runs special café events in which people come together, share knowledge and experience and learn the necessary skills to repair or reinvent their broken goods. Their expert fixers range from seamstresses, carpenters and bike mechanics to hackers, metal fabricators and IT technicians. And if they don’t know how to fix something, they will try to figure it out!
Meditation & Pranayama
Ishtar is a certified, classically trained yoga teacher. With passion and experience under her belt she teaches classes in Vinyasa and Hatha yoga, meditation and pranayama. She finds that, while yoga is a wonderful physical process, it is so much more than that. Through practice it can open up an entirely new world for your body, mind and spirit.
Wild Wicklow Foraging with YogaWay
Let’s go wild!. Our ancestors lived off the land from day to day successfully. In recent times a surge in interest to regain this wisdom has arisen. Through this active workshop Angie Kinsella from ‘Yoga Way’ will show us how to find, identify & connect with edible plants safely and sustainably, helping you regain this knowledge and enjoy a wild time. Angie will also be discussing & demonstrating fermentation: another ancient culinary practice. Angie will chat about how we can merge both foraging and fermentation together, to brew up some true food alchemy.
DabbledooMusic is a new way for people to come together and make music in a fun and creative way. Using a system of colour coded, animated music notation you will be playing along with a host of groovy musical characters on a selection of percussion instruments. No previous musical experience is required and all ages are welcome to join in..
Sustainable Materials - Dublin Hemp Museum and Tom Woolley
Brian Houlihan is the curator of the Dublin Hemp Museum and currently researching the history of hemp. Brian will be joining us to talk about the history of hemp in Ireland. You'll hear hemp stories relating to the Vikings, the plantation of Ireland, the 1916 Rising and much more. Tom Woolley, former Professor of Architecture at Queens University Belfast, is an expert on sustainable building products and has authored a number of books on the topic. Tom will give a presentation on building with hemp and outline how the versatile plant can be incorporated into sustainable building.
David Day is the founder of jabba jabba jembe, he has been studying African and World Drumming for over 20 years at home in Ireland and also with Teachers in Europe the US, Senegal, Gambia, Guinea and Ghana, West Africa. For over 10 years now Dave has been providing Drumming Workshops and Drum Circle events to a vast range of groups including Schools, Festivals, Corporate and Community groups.