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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Wed, 02/22/2017
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Campfire Conversation Plus : Axbridge

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Campfire Conversation +  : Mendip House, Hillside, Axbridge, Somerset BS262AN

Just a conversation? Or more? Conversation during the day with guest speakers followed by music then talk around the Campfire. There is an opportunity for some people to camp at Mendip House and there will be a breakfast at The Drugstore Gallery, 4 High St on the Sunday morning.

Event concept :

Catering : Salads and bread, cider wine and soft drinks during the day

With honesty bar in the evening with Happy Mexican Canteen where people can buy Tacos etc 6-9pm

There will be dancing inside with an amp from 8pm and maybe an acoustic set in the garden. The Drugstore Gallery will curate a couple of ‘rooms’ in the house.

Very limited camping for first-come, options available locally, plus hotel / pub accommodation.


Speakers :

1 Pete Lawrence (Campfire Firestarter)

Talking about the concept for Campfire, its ethos, the Conversation events, Campfire Pioneers ideas initiative and Trailblazer politics

2 Julia Black 

3 Tom Littlewood

4 Philip Dalton  (not yet confirmed but if he is around, he would love to do something)


Other local concerns :

Possible development around Axbridge is causing concern

Hinckley Point Nuclear Power Station.

Second Cheddar reservoir


Organiser contact : barry@barrycawston.com  Tel : 01934 733111 mob 0794 620 7411

 

 

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Mendip House, Hillside, Axbridge, Somerset BS262AN

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