Feeling stressed lately? Forget Netflix and chill, what you need is a nice soothing gong bath. And we’re not talking about a piddly wind chime and tealight affair. This weekend Olympia London will host the largest gathering of gong players the world has seen and you’re invited to bask in the soothing vibrations they create.
If the thought of hanging out with a bunch of long-haired, cymbal-bashing hippies doesn’t scream instant relaxation, don’t worry. These guys are pros: getting the exact pitch right is a meditative art form, don’t you know? And the promise of a mention in the Guinness Book of Records is attracting (hopefully) more than 150 gong enthusiasts, including those from China, Dubai, Iceland and Saudi Arabia. Know your way around a gong? Sign up to take part here.
Or if you’re ready for some gong-bath-based TLC, book tickets for the Concert for Humanity on Saturday August 25 (between 6.45pm-9pm). If you like what you hear, make sure you’ve got a prime lying-down spot on Sunday August 26 (5.15pm-7.30pm), when the world record attempt will be conducted by 84-year-old Grand Gongmaster Don Conreaux.
The events take place at Olympia London, Hammersmith Road, W14 8UX.
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