Campfire Conversations

A Project inviting members to host their own Campfire Conversation events this summer, or to attend others' events.

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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.



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May 2017

Campfire Conversation : Ashburton

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Campfire Conversation, 7pm – 11pm Friday May 26th 2017

Ashburton Methodist Church, West St, Ashburton, South Devon, TQ13 7DT  £3 ticket

Hosted by

@Ian Wellens  (Cheese Shed, Bovey Tracey) and @Andy Williamson (Ashburton Arts) an evening of free-flowing debate, discussion, ideas and inspiration around creating a happy, inclusive society where everyone thrives and where independent thinking is just what we do.

Speakers : 

Pete Lawrence (Campfire firestarter)

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.


Ashburton Methodist Church, West St, Ashburton, South Devon, TQ13 7DT

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Andy Williamson

I'm organising this with @Ian Wellens (Ian-Wellens). If you're interested in coming along or getting involved, get in touch.