This event is postponed and tickets will be valid for the re-staging. Watch this space as Covid-19 unfolds.
Original press release:
Our second gathering in the glorious Somerset countryside, sharing ideas, inspiration, connection and celebration is set for August 5th - 9th 2020.
Join us on the 5 day journey including speakers, ‘how to’ sessions, transformative workshops, live music, DJs, art, singing, cookery, alternative therapies, foraging, nettle whipping, yoga and wellbeing. The vibe is hay bales, campfires, night skies, cinema, street food, picnics, glamping and much more.
Part of our programme utilises the open space format to allow radical participation - enabling all members to convene their own sessions. We intend to build a truly democratic festival to explore ways we can imagine a better world, and then empower ourselves to actually make it happen.
In this age of disconnection, fear, and alienation, how do we set intention? How do we achieve balance, strength and focus on the positive? How do we start building resources to make a difference? How do we gain the inner strength to maximise our potential as human beings and as community?
Field 725 is just one mile from the Somerset market town of Frome and is fully equipped with compost loos and showers as well as a variety of food and drink. We have limited dog space - first come, first served.
Be The Difference
Initial 'Firestarter' tickets are available as a 5 day pass including camping at an introductory price. We will soon be releasing glamping options and 25 free 'Campfire Bursary' tickets available to those who can't afford to pay for their ticket in return for volunteering - apply via firstname.lastname@example.org.
This is all about how we can create the change we all know is possible as a social network - both online and face=to-face - that works for the good of all.
What Campfirers said about Campout 2019:
“An extraordinary five days of love joy insight respect inspiration and connection. Life changing!” Gale Vincent
“Song, dance, babies, love and grace, conscious conversation, delicious food, men and women in ceremony, laughter, hay bales, openness to change - this is what the future looks like!So glad to have been involved.” Lynne Franks
“I had the time of my life” Sam Aukland
“I truly can’t remember when I have been that happy, for that long, with that many people also being similarly joyous. What a thing you have created, Pete – this structured opportunity for us to share our hearts under the banner of enlightened social change and compassionate responsibility.” Laurie Pyne
“You have something pretty special there. Honoured to have been part of it and wishing you all the best in all kinds of endeavours that have that spirit at the heart of it.” Jamie Kelsey Fry
“I feel so fortunate to have been part of it. Thanks to everyone who made it so special – life changing even” Rose Lennard
“One of the most enjoyable, educational, warm and enriching experiences of my life” Andy Morgan
“A truly transformative week” Geoff Greentree
“It was such a wonderful festival it was a privilege to be there” Chris Brown
“A wonderful feeling of love, friendship and common purpose” Tass Bell
“Campout was a game changer for us. We joined XR and are also rapidly planning a new way of life. Thank you for putting out into the world so much good stuff for us all to meet up and share with each other ” Karen Nichols
“Five days of connecting with the nicest group of people, all committed to making the world a kinder and better place. I’m very honoured to have been part of it.” Michelle Preston
“I don't think I've ever come away from something and not been able to think of much else. It's filled me with all sorts of thoughts!! Thank you - I loved every moment - everyone was so welcoming.” Helen Callaghan
“I felt like I plugged into a good source. And the nettles were part of that” Lisa Faiers
“It was a beautiful gathering.” Sophie Docker
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