See also Victora Whelan’s promotion of this year’s Festival: https://youtu.be/_dRFzMZuE1c
We have various other films from previous Seed Festivals at Hawkwood; see for example this one from 2013: http://stroudcommunity.tv/seed-festival-hawkwood/
Hawkwood’s Seed Festival – Planting Big Ideas on 7-9th July 2017 at Hawkwood, near Stroud – is the UK’s most exciting Ecology & Arts Festival. With the best line-up of Green New-thought Leaders: Seed Festival 2017 features BBC ‘s Bruce Parry, Green party Caroline Lucas and Molly Scott Cato, Eden’s Tim Smit, Ecocide Lawyer Polly Higgins, Satish Kumar, Friends of the Earth CEO Craig Bennett, Good Energy’s Juliet Davenport, Futerra’s Solitaire Townsend, Head of RSA Matthew Taylor; Transition Network’s Rob Hopkins, Soil Association’s Helen Browning, Rathbones Greenbank’s John David with Triodos Bank’s Kit Beazley. Plus great films like Bruce Parry’s Tawai, Demain and Plastic Ocean.
All this great inspiration ‘bigged up’ by passionate performances from Rising Appalachia from USA on their Slow Movement Tour, Permaculture Darlings Australia’s Formidable Vegetables Sound System, Three Acres and a Cow share the history of land rights and protest through song plus Seize the Day’s Shannon Smy and her new solo album. BBC Radio 4 Poet Matt Harvey, Ganda Boys, AMJ Collective, Chloe Leigh and The Willow Trio, Thee Ones, April Blue, Vojta, Owen Shiers, Poets Chris Paradox, Jay Ramsay and Danny Chivers, Storytellers Shonaleigh, Steph Bradley, Caspar Walsh, Lisa Schneidau and much more. On Friday during the day, as a pre-festival event, is the FemmeQ Pop Summit featuring Scilla Elsworthy, Mac Macartney and much more.
Plus, loads of family fun and workshops that focus on either practical skills like permaculture or others that help you integrate all this inspiration like Ecopsychology, writing in the woods, dancing in the garden, singing in the field or simply just chill out enjoying beautiful Hawkwood.
Set high on the hill above Stroud, Hawkwood is the perfect location to absorb yourself in this great content, set in a biodynamic farm, country house, Victorian walled garden, woodlands and natural springs that provides a nourishing space in which to reflect, dream, play and get inspired.
Hawkwood’s Seed Festival provides a fertile ground for you explore your own personal connection to the earth and the challenges of environmental change through music, poetry, debate, nature and community connection. The Seed Festival plants big ideas, exciting seeds that can grow and take root to shape a new world that thrives with nature. www.seedfestival.co.uk