Reimagining our future to sustain happier, healthier communities
With the challenges facing us, many movements, organisations and individuals are calling for sustainable change. Alongside global movements what can we do to ensure our local areas are healthy, resilient and support our wellbeing? How can we connect to have meaningful work, local food and energy, and for our communities to be a positive force in these critical times?
When: Saturday 29th June, 10.30 am – 6 pm,
Where: Cloughjordan, Tipperary
This diverse day-long festival weaves a spectrum of elements together for a unique programme of events. From scheduled workshops to Open Space, from walks and talks to collaboratively walking our talk and from musical treats to revolutionary feats – counter the culture of the passive audience and bring this community festival to life!
Come on the train (the programme matches the timetable) and bring the whole family for this inspiring event – there will be programmes for all ages! This festival focuses on communal collaboration and as a participant of the festival you are the community!
Be part of the discussions, offer a workshop in Open Space slots, let your children inspire you with their own programme, bring an instrument or talent, get involved in a meitheal, host your own conversation cafe, mingle in the diversity of the festival and then share your insights!
“If we wait for the governments, it’ll be too little, too late; if we act as individuals, it’ll be too little; but if we act as communities, it might just be enough, just in time.” -Rob Hopkins, Transition Towns Movement
Featuring keynote voices and vocals from:
Dave Rock | Mel White | Kiruu | Branwen
more to be announced…
Elements of this festival: Community Resilience | Wellbeing | Food Security | Engaged Activism | Creative Exploration | Meaningful Livelihoods Regenerative Culture | Arts, Expression & Performance | Climate Action | Community Power | Music | Collaborative Economy | Permaculture | Conversation Cafés | Open Space Community Supported Agriculture | Sustainable Development Goals | Your Own Input and more…
“Change” in the context of our modern way of life is not a new conclusion, and sustainable living has long been the pursuit of individuals and communities in response to the challenges we face. Many movements are calling for a rapid change to ensure a harmonius future… though what that future could look like needs to be as inspiring as the movements that take us there!
For a community to sustain itself in meaningful, nourishing ways – to foster wellbeing, collaboration and creativity while coming together as a force for positive change – calls for a broader understanding of what it means to be a ‘sustainable community’. It takes much more than a low-impact lifestyle (although low-impact living is still a core element), it takes a healthy culture, a sense of belonging, personal and communal wellbeing, play, shared work and celebration and more to actually create and sustain a community, a network or a movement of people.
To make the shift from ego-system thinking to eco-system living, we’re calling for us all to come together and to not just build collective resilience, regenerative cultures and purposeful livelihoods… but to celebrate what’s involved in creating that! We want to reimagine a world and culture that helps us respond creatively and appropriately to the threats of climate change, food insecurity, biodiversity and species extinction, mental and physical health epidemics, fossil fuel energy dependence, the housing crisis, etc…
Not to lose sight of the dire situation or urgency of action that’s needed but this is a once-in-a-species opportunity for massive systems change – to reimagine a holistically sustainable future! Let’s not let a good crisis go to waste.
“Art is not a mirror held up to society, but a hammer with which to shape it.” -Bertolt Brecht.
Tickets and what to bring:
-Early Bird discount ends April 15th-
Children aged 6 and under are free and family tickets can accomodate two adults and up to three children between 7-15yrs.
Sorry teenagers, we know you’re not ‘children’, it’s just a ticketing term!
Adult €35 (Early Bird €25)
Young Adult (16-23yrs) €20 (Early Bird €15)
Children (7-15yrs) €10 (Early Bird €5)
Family (2 Adults, up to 3 Children) €75 (Early Bird €55)
Click here to buy the ticket!
Zero waste, sustainable transport and a local economy are all core values so we strongly encourage you to bring your own crockery and to come by train (or car-pool if you must drive – limited parking available) and enjoy the delicious food on offer from our ecosystem of growers, chefs and artisan bakers!
The programme allows for arrivals and departures on the train so please consider leaving the car at home.
If you have ideas of other ways (great or small) that you would like to get involved then get in touch with firstname.lastname@example.org