Campfire Conversations

A Project inviting members to host their own Campfire Conversation events this summer, or to attend others' events.
by Pete Lawrence
Created on 22 Feb 2017

With spring under way, our thoughts turn to outdoor activities and the campfire experience. We're heading out around the UK between late April and mid July in the build up to this year's Campfire Convention 00.UK event.

If you are up for hosting / organising a Campfire Conversation for this summer, have a read of the articles in this Project.

The gathering works best as a small, intimate afternoon or evening, preferably with an outdoor element (as we can then have a fire too), which can be a pub or arts centre, a back garden or a field. Ideal size I can range from 10-100 people and would involve discussion, debate, thinkshop, exhibition, ideas exchange and a knees-up element (live acoustic music or DJs) and a food / drink element, often communal cooking.



Wed, 02/22/2017
Key Interests
25 May. 2017 by Pete Lawrence
What better time to RE-IMAGINE POLITICS than days before a general election? An opportunity for Frome to meet for real discussion with Campfire Convention and The Alternative UK - two cutting edge platforms for radical dialogue that have emerged from the desire to do things differently. It’s time to reclaim politics!
5 Aug. 2017 by Pete Lawrence
Join us for an  evening of conversation, connections, ideas and reflection.  We’ll be looking at how we exist in relationship with ourselves, others and the world around us, this conversation is an opportunity to explore the importance of relationship and reflect on those connections that have had a profound impact on us. We will also explore what we can do as a group to kick start this movement locally.
3 Jun. 2017 by Pete Lawrence
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 the new Campfire initiative and we convene in the grounds of Meersbrook Hall on the south side of the city for pre-election discussions
26 May. 2017 by Pete Lawrence
Ashburton becomes our Devon Beacon as the Campfire Conversations series continues on its late May. Along with its near neighbour Totnes, the Ashburton area has non-conformist tendencies and an alternative and free spirit which sits well with our fledgling community. We are happy to be continuing our spring season here with an invitation to broad and lively topical debate.
10 Jun. 2017 by Pete Lawrence
All day Saturday (Conversations through the afternoon) through to Sunday lunchtime on a June weekend in a lovely historic small town in deepest Somerset, with a view to Glastonbury Tor and camping, food and drink and a knees-up... what more could you want?
28 May. 2017 by Pete Lawrence
Bath is one of our most elegant cities but well-known for its art, activism and bohemian atmosphere too. Like Hay on Wye, Lewes, Brighton, Malvern and Frome, where the first Campfire Conversations are held this year, we are looking forward to tapping into its non-conformist underbelly which sits well with our fledgling community as we continue our spring season of Conversation events in 2017.