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Small is Beautiful festival 2016
Sat, 10 Sep 2016, 10:00 – Sun, 11 Sep 2016, 03:00 BST
SMALL IS BEAUTIFUL FESTIVAL RETURNS FOR 2016!
The festival returns a one day/night event.
The Small is...Festival is a celebration of sustainable ideas influenced by E.F. Schumacher's seminal work 'Small Is Beautiful'. The festival combines practical workshops, hard-hitting debates and inspiring talks from leading minds in engineering, sustainability and social change, with an innovative artistic programme responding to and challenging festival content.
Carefully curated content will allow students, artists, academics and the general public to collaboratively explore the role of technology and art in building a sustainable future.
In light of recent political developments, the theme for 2016 will be as follows:
‘Does the UK’s vote to withdraw from the EU tell us that human scale change must be achieved at the local level or should we redouble our efforts to form new international partnerships?’
Featuring a keynote speeches from
- Natalie Bennett, (by then) ex-leader of the Green Party.
- Paul Smith Lomas, Practical Action’s International Director
The practical, hands-on chunk of the festival! Have fun learning new skills and take your new knowledge home with you. Workshops for 2016 will include:
- V3 Power
- Flexitarian Bristol
- Frack Free with Friends of the Earth
- Community Mobilisation with Friends of the Earth
- Oral history of CAT
- Zero Carbon Britain
- Hydrogen lego car racing
- PLus many more to be announced......
- Count Drachma
- The Saltcutters
- The Small is Beautiful all-star ceilidh band
- The hi-Five Hi-Fi and Djs Guava beats
Zero Carbon Britain
An in-depth introduction to CAT’s latest Zero Carbon Britain research, offering a robust, evidence-based scenario that explores ways we can deliver a climate positive future, whilst also maintaining a modern lifestyle.
The course also covers how Zero Carbon Britain can be successfully used as a powerful tool for groups and individuals to inspire positive action, stimulate debate and build consensus in their communities and places of work.
The course is aimed at Local Green Groups, Transition Towns, FOE groups, CAT members, activists etc.
Participants will leave with:-
• Overview of the key environmental challenges
• Long term perspective on relationship between human beings and energy
• Detailed introduction to the ZCB scenario and how it meets climate challenges
• Detailed session on energy modelling and land-use/diets
• How ZCB can offer an national perspective to local action
• Suggestions on how ZCB has been used as a tool for local groups
• Training on how to use/present ZCB.
• Exploration of zero carbon scenarios from other parts of the globe
Course starts at 9am Thursday 8th September and ends at 4pm on the Friday 9th September 2016.
Food and Rooms also available on-site at CAT
Twin ensuite shared room £35/night/person
Single occupancy £55/night/person
Contact email@example.com to book your accommodation at CAT
Camping, at very reasonable rates, is available at the campsite right next door to CAT
2 course Lunch/Dinner £10