Campfire Conversation : Lewes, Sussex
Lewes is no stranger to creating sparks. Its non-conformist nature sits well with Campfire Convention and we’re happy to be kicking off our first Campfire Conversation event of 2017 in this vibrant Sussex town with an invitation to broad and lively topical debate.
Discussions are open-agenda and can involve global issues or local concerns, across a side spectrum of interests from politics to the arts, ecology and well-being to how we can work together co-operatively. We are about to launch a Campfire ideas institute via our website (still under beta test until the summer), supported and sponsored by Brian Eno, which we will discuss at the Lewes meeting.
The Lewes venue has a rich history, being described in ‘The Neat and Nippy Guide to Lewes’ as follows “The Sherrif’s room on the first floor was the setting for elaborate banquets held by the high constables. It was also the headquarters of the Headstrong Club where Thomas Paine expounded his revolutionary politics.” Clio Rickman wrote that “The White Hart evening club was the resort of a social and intelligent circle, who, out of fun, seeing that disputes often ran very warm and high, frequently had what they called ‘The Headstrong Book'." (The Headstrong Club continues in Lewes, at The Elephant and Castle)
The Campfire Conversation is a moveable and adaptable feast for Campfire members to organise and programme. What is evolving is a framework with some guidelines that have been built by members experiences so far. We take to the road in May for three months of Campfire Conversations.
If you would like to put on a Campfire Conversation in your local area, either as a stand alone event or as part of a festival, a Campfire-curated club night or function contact firstname.lastname@example.org with your idea.
Admission : £3
Event Url : http://www.whitehartlewes.com/