The Bubble: A Festival of Light, is an annual sustainable music and arts festival owned and operated by ‘The Bubble,’ a non-profit NGO, founded in 2014 with the aim of organising local events to raise money for humanitarian and environmental causes. In 2016 they raised over €8000 for charity. This year the beneficiaries were: The Youth Hub at the Right2Smile Foundation, the Jose Depiro Kabataan Orkestra in the Philippines, and the Gaia Foundation in Malta.
The Bubble aims to bring together of all sorts of people, sweeping them out of their comfort zones, get them to reconnect with nature, and teach them about things like personal development and permaculture. But more importantly, to cut loose and get down to some really good tunes at a gob-smackingly gorgeous location.
This year, Jackpotjoy Group footed the bill for its intrepid team of volunteers to attend as part of our corporate social responsibility initiative; to give something back to the community, and learn a little bit about sustainability at the same time. Thursday was a public holiday in Malta, when 43 JPJers representing InterCasino, Vera&John, Finlandia, and Regalo- along with their partners and children, met at the coffee truck by the festival entrance, bright and eager for what the day would bring.
First up was a Yoga workshop to get the blood moving towards the brain. For some it was their first ever Yoga experience, but everyone got into the flow of things and a few people left with the intention to have another go at a later date. After that small bout of physical activity, it was time to sit down and listen to a lecture about permaculture and eco-friendly living.
After a short break, the programme continued with another lecture. This time about healthy eating- which might have had more of an impact if it had happened just before lunch. The talk was framed around the life story of the lecturer, who turned his life around thanks to his interest in nutrition – it turned out to be more than just an interesting talk, but an inspiring example of self-improvement.
By early evening it was a much leaner Team Jackpotjoy that regrouped for the clean-up at the festival entrance. Last year’s Bubble prided itself that not a single kilo of waste went to the landfill, and we made sure they could make the same boast again this year.
Written by Kris Green - Content Writer