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
22 Feb 2017 at 12:58 by Pete Lawrence
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. 
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!
1 May. 2017 by Pete Lawrence
Fear - and how we might counteract it - was definitely high on the agenda at the Hay on Wye Campfire Conversation on Saturday night at The Old Electric Shop. Here’s my own take on the key threads a packed house discussed and what directions can be drawn form the discussions.
16 Sep. 2017 by Pete Lawrence
I took to the road in my camper van in April not quite knowing what I'd find as a whole season of Campfire Conversations started. It turned out to be quite an adventure, taking me all over the UK..
6 Aug. 2017 by Pete Lawrence
A great way to finish our summer season of Campfire Conversation events at Hannah and Tony's inaugural Winchfest
31 Jul. 2017 by Pete Lawrence
The last in the series of Campfire Conversations takes place in the historic village of Winchcombe in Gloucestershire this weekend. A free event in Hannah and Tony's paddock, it features a campfire, shared dinners, folk tales, live music, a Pete Lawrence DJ set and camping... you can come and go as you please.
3 Jul. 2017 by kirsty hawkshaw
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