A quick overview of what to expect from each venue:
The Power Forum
Be empowered by our keynote speakers and panelists as we explore the global shift towards purpose driven business, business strategy and becoming financially sustainable, environmental sustainability and the power of the outdoors. Listen to our guest speakers sharing their stories of their own community business journey.
As the sun goes down dance to our foot-stomping ceilidh band and sing along to our musicians.
The Patchwork Hub
Workshop training will prepare you with hands on skills in marketing, impact measurement, pitching your business, volunteer engagement, and ask you to consider your projects vision – what is driving you? Start the day with yoga, spend the day getting involved and connecting in our workshops and end the day with our comedy, spoken word, and community film screenings. Everything you need to better your business and your wellbeing. Come evening, join our spoken word open mic or relax at our community film screenings.
The Eden Project Communities Yurt
The Eden Project’s story is one of transformation, and one deeply connected with bringing people together to make extraordinary things happen. Stories are rooted in the what, how and why we do what we do, and it is through shaping and sharing these stories that we can find common ground with those around us. Join us at the Eden Project Communities Yurt in Offline’s Allotment to sow the seeds of your stories, cultivate your key messages and then harvest and share the finished articles*.
*Relentless gardening metaphors are optional.
Time to get outside and get those hands dirty! The Allotment’s feature space, built by Chris Collins, Garden Organic, offers a space to chat with your fellow festival goers surrounded by flowers and plants. Pin to the notice board your thoughts on the festival, or reach out for a skill you need from others. Workshops taking place in The Allotment give hands on learning in cob wall building, gardening and permaculture. Take up wood whittling and archery with Sylvan Adventures or step inside South East London’s Community Energy Watts About You trailer.
The Hang out
Plan out your afternoon schedule over lunch, reflect on your day over dinner or take time out to read through our Knowledge Centre. The Festival Knowledge Centre, curated by Niki Taigel, and be inspired by recommendations from our speakers and guests.
The Woodland Retreat
No Schedule. No Drama. No organised fun. No pressure. Just space for you to just be. Step in! We’re breaking the rules and scrapping a schedule! Simply turn up whenever you fancy, explore the tips, exercises and inspiration around the retreat at our own pace, request a meditation with a group friends or join one that’s just popped up. Horizon Inspired, founded and run by Joanna Hulin (Joey), was born from a passion to offer everyday, hardworking people space to slow down and reconnect.