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Pete Lawrence - 14 Oct 2017
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It's just three weeks now until our London Convention 'Reimagining our world' . Subjects range from new politics to education, building sustainable communities to co-housing and the business of food and the politics behind it.

Welcome to the weekend and I hope you're having an enjoyable and productive one, whatever you're doing.

No shortage of Campfire sparks this week, as ever. Please keep your articles coming, whether it's art, a gig or film you've seen, a recipe you've discovered, a viewpoint on personal growth or current affairs, a recipé or a new place you've visited. Or anything else that tickles your fancy.. it can also be a playlist, a video or a gallery. If you have time to like or comment or other's work too, I have no doubt that it would always be very much appreciated. 

If you're a new member, our FAQs are always a good place to start if you're wondering how you create a post, view who is on the site and send friend requests or want to create a Project or a Beacon, for example. Our you may want to start on the site map.

We've had some enjoyable and successful forum sofa sessions in recent weeks, and I've just created a Project to bring them all under one roof. Here you can read both the previews about our guests and the transcriptions of what was said. Our guest from this week @Peter Macfadyen was a lively session about the Frome experience and future directions for politics away from the mainstream parties. The previous week, we were privileged to have peace campaigner @Scilla Elworthy back around the Campfire and this is what she said in full ("I believe cynicism is the refuge of the fearful. Our job is to treat cynicism with gentleness and simply ask questions about why the person feels as they do"). We hope to add in another session on Tuesday week and then on 31st October, Labour MP and Corbyn supporter Chris Williamson is with us.

It's just three weeks now until our London Convention 'Reimagining our world' - a day of conservations and an evening social. Here is an update on what we have in store for the Thinkshop panels. Subjects range from new politics to education, building sustainable communities to co-housing and the business of food and the politics behind it. Tickets are still available - just follow the links from this page

Campfire is also heading to Manchester next Saturday for the last Conversation around the UK (apart from the London Convention) which is part of the Through The Mill event.

Something of a Greek special this week with @Kimm Fearnley's gallery of contemporary Athens street art and her report from the rooftops and markets of Athens. I have been on a Greek odyssey too although many miles from Athens the last few days, exploring the area around Nafplio (Greece's capital two centriries ago) and then venturing into the deep south west and the Mani - you can find my gallery here. I can report that October's weather has been pretty much perfect so far.

While Kimm's has been posting her first yoga blog@Ruth WallsgroveSteve Hoare (Steve-Hoare)@. Dont forget @Greg Wilson (Greg-Wilson)@'s comprehensive history of house music too, a great read. Lewes-based new member @stewart boyle (stewart-t-boyle)@ writes on the Tree Charter Launch event coming up in November.  It seems a long time since the politcal party conference season now but if you need a reminder of the contrast between the two main parties, here is @Sharon Prendergast (Ollibolliboo)@'s Labour conference review.

Don't forget that some of Beacons are now starting to get active, none more so than Malvern Hills, who are forging ahead with an exciting campfire and feast planned for Saturday November 11th...

That's quite a bit to be getting on with for now.. do check The Bugle for the best of Campfire's output and hope to see you around the fire soon.

Pete x

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