Let's go camping....
It's ten days and counting until the Campout(August 10-12) in the sunniest summer we've had in decades. The excitement is building for our weekend in the glorious setting of the foothills of the Black Mountains.
This is a totally DIY weekend and Campfirers are coming up with suggestions for sessions and activities. We will have a blackboard at the pub where those who attend can fill in the blanks with sessions they’d like to host, whether it be a discussion, a meditation, a walk on the hills, a singing session or perhaps a ‘how to’ learnshop.
Keep an eye on the Campfire site from the end of this week and we will update you on what’s happening. We will all have different reasons for going – some may want to explore options for “an optimistic community future” as member Mark Robbins puts it. Others may be content having a beer around the campfire.
If you'd like to get involved and complete our questionnaire on what you'd like to bring to the event, it's quick and easy...
Solstice LARPing in the park
Circle Singers : new reggae remix
The story of the Campfire Circle Singers project continues. In spring we released the remix from last November’s Union Chapel session lead by Tobias Hug and subsequently engaging over thirty contributors at various stages in the production. This week we make available the latest remix from Campfire member and studio maestro Chris Duffill. It’s his dubwise reggae take on the Sa Ta Na Ma song and it skanks along rather well, we reckon.
Keep This Weekend Free!
Full details of this event CAMPFIRE CONVENTION 003.UK - to be held in West Sussex on October 13/14 - will be announced over the next week or so...
Our latest Firecast features an interview with Paul James, spokesperson for Blowzabella, a band I have loved since the 80s. To label them 'folk' is doing them a disservice. Here's a report from their Quantock Hills gathering in May...
Up for writing for Campfire?
Fancy getting involved? Campfire's looking for writing from our community... it takes a few minutes to create a post and that can then be featured across the site. The Bugle editor would love to hear from you. Have you seen a good film? Come with up some interesting new idea? Read a book you can't put down? Do you have a bucket list of places you'd like to travel too? What is your take on latest styles and fashion? Share your passions and interests in a post - we'd like to feature it in our Guilds and The Bugle (site magazine). You can find lots of tips and hints in the Library. Here's an example...
Trump’s UK visit made waves in many directions, and quite a few for the wrong reasons. Our roving reporter Jeremy Pearce reports from the front line on the anti-Trump demo in London.
Quiet time : The power of the fire
"We go night-walking in the woods! Jo Clark teaches us the art of creating silence and reflection in children and teenagers. This is an amazing story where Jo talks about his experiences with young people and how he has observed positive changes in behaviour through the power of silence and personal reflection. A must watch for those with a passion for outdoor learning, child psychology, ecology or meditation."
"When people went on vacation, they shed their home skins, thought they could be a new person."
―Aimee Friedman, Sea Change