The first Campfire book club event will be held in the cosy setting of the upstairs room at The Cornerhouse on January. Our opening guest is Bristol-based author Natalie Fee who has already had a lot of attention for her handbook on how to save the planet 'How To Save The World For Free'
This two day mid-February gathering invites all of us - innovators, artists, thinkers, pioneers and new visionaries to share together, creating new relationships and connections within our growing Campfire family - all welcome. The aim of the weekend will be a chance to be inspired by each others ideas and visions for new community and integrated living, as well as find strength together for radical change.
“Humans do one thing better than anyone else - they imagine how things could otherwise be”. So said Campfire patron Brian Eno, who is behind the latest initiative for our social network - an ideas forum that reimagines how we might shape a greener, more democratic, more visionary future that works for all.
Thanks to you and your support, we are beginning to build a member-led online social network, free of advertising and algorithms. We believe that we have true potential to evolve the way we do social networking as well as stepping up and actively facilitating change at local level. But we need your help to continue the work we have started in creating a user friendly, accessible and community-based platform, by donating £10 for Stage 2 of our development programme.
"Boris doesn’t give a sh** about climate change" says ex-police chief superintendent Rob Cooper, who is a member of Extinction Rebellion. In this extensive interview with Campfire’s firestarter Pete Lawrence, Cooper talks in detail about the impact of rebellion so far, the policing, the urgent need for governmental commitment followed by action and the upcoming general election.
At Campout 2019 in Frome, UK, Brett Hennig convened Campfire's first peoples' assembly and presented the idea of how citizens assemblies and the sortition selection process provide a model for an ideal democracy.
Roger Hallam gave what some might consider a controversial speech at Campout 2019 just over a month ago, entitled 'Emergency means Prison' and detailing why "we are fucked" and what we can do about it. Judging by many Campfirers responses, the call to arms has been hugely motivational and came just weeks before many of us were back on the streets of London, peacefully campaigning for urgent action after feeling that we'd been betrayed by a government that is still supporting fossil fuel industries. Radical action is now needed to avoid catastrophe and Extinction Rebellion is leading the way in waking up the world.
Pete Lawrence's rough cut version of his film Campout 2019, featuring XR co-founder Roger Hallam, Jo Berry's inspiring talk in reconciliation, Theo Simon arguing that kindness is the only solution, Peter Macfadyen on Frome politics, Brett Hennig convenes Campfire's first citizens assembly, plus Michelle Preston, Lynne Franks, Mac Macartney, Jamie Kelsey Fry, Alison Murdoch, Vicki Burke, Bob Hillary, Boudicca's Child, Beth Edwards, alucidnation, Facing The Ocean, Borrowed Light, Julia Palmer-Price, Sarah Jewell's Rebel Chorus, Joanna Harvey, Julie Oldfield, Liv Torc, Tara Greaves Circle Dance, Sophie Bolton and many more.
Mostly shot on iPhone and edited in iMovie.