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
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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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Campfire Conversation : Edinburgh

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Sunday 18th June  - 18:30 > 23:00  / Rib-Aye, 43 Assembly Street, Leith, EH6 7BQ / £3  ADVANCE TICKET GUARANTEES ENTRY

Join us for an evening of conversation, connections, ideas and reflection.  We’ll Re-imagine a future with more compassion and equality -  a place where all can flourish, create and experience beauty; and we’ll explore what we can do as a group to kick start this movement locally.

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.

The theme for the Edinburgh Campfire Conversation is “Wellbeing”.  We’ll explore what this means for different people and what we can do collectively to increase our wellbeing on a local and global scale.

We encourage guests to bring their own ideas about what wellbeing means on a personal and community level.. What are the connections between food and wellbeing; mental health and wellbeing. How do we work collectively to create a new blueprint for harmony and personal wellbeing, and ultimately the wellbeing of our communities and society?

 The screening of short documentary “Windy Days" by 2 young people experiencing homelessness will explore the stigmas and stereotypes around mental health and homelessness.  

“It's like being in the wind. When it's really, really windy and you're trying so hard to move forward but you're getting pushed further and further back. You're finding it hard to breath because the wind is taking your breath away. Your hair is in your face and everything is going crazy but you're still trying to move forward and it's just a constant battle. Sometimes the wind is stronger. Sometimes it's mild. Sometimes it pushes you from behind and you can go miles in front and then sometimes you're stuck. You tumble over and you get blown back. It's just a constant battle.”

CONTACT DETAILS : 07786 414 836 (Eileen)

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Rib-Aye, 43 Assembly Street, Leith, EH6 7BQ

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