Campfire Conversation : North Yorkshire
CAMPFIRE CONVERSATION : NORTH YORKSHIRE Sunday June 4th 2pm - 6pm Suggested donation £3
VENUE ADDRESS : To be provided to attendees who book a place
Conversation focusing on community building through participatory arts - inevitably also the unstable political climate.
Using the Arts to affect social change.
Possible acoustic entertainment. Networking.
Sheffield, capital of the People’s Republic of South Yorkshire, has a long and proud history of activism and radicalism. Its non-conformist nature sits well with a new initiative, Campfire, founded by Pete Lawrence (founder of Cooking Vinyl record label and the Big Chill).
Sheffield’s Campfire Conversation takes place between 2-7pm on June 3rd at Meersbrook Hall in Meersbrook Park. Former home to the Ruskin Museum, the Hall is being redeveloped as a community hub by the Friends of Meersbrook Hall and Heeley Development Trust.
Speakers confirmed so far include:
Pete Lawrence (Campfire founder and firestarter) on Campfire's ethos and aims.
David Owen will discus art as graphic activism.
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 Pioneers ideas institute via our website, initiated and supported by Brian Eno, which we will discuss at our spring meetings, along with our Trailblazer politics campaigning.
There is a strong sense that people want to talk and discuss today's rapid global changes more than ever and Campfire can evolve into a platform that fulfils that need whilst looking at ways to structure long-term thinking and collective action in the face of the impending swing to the right that has taken so many people by surprise.
The Campfire Conversation is an adaptable concept which encourages new Campfire members to conceptualise their own event. We take it to the road from late April for three months of Campfire Conversations.