Resurgence Festival of Wellbeing
The shift from economic growth to growth in wellbeing
Sat 11 Oct 2014 • 10:00-18:00
A sense of wellbeing is what really matters in life. We need a new movement of awareness and action to bring meaning to life and to put community wellbeing at the heart of political and social decision-making. Instead of economic growth, we need growth in wellbeing. The festival of wellbeing will explore these ideas - expect inspiring speakers and entertainment.
Saturday - Speakers include
- Yasmin Alibhai-Brown
Journalist and Professor of Journalism at the University of Lincoln
- Dame Carol Black
Department of Health's Expert Advisor on improving the welfare of working people
- Monty Don
TV presenter and President of the Soil Association
- Mark Goldring
Chief executive of Oxfam GB
- Leo Johnson
author, lecturer and Co-Founder of Sustainable Finance Ltd.
- Roman Krznaric
Cultural thinker and writer on the art of living
- Satish Kumar
Editor-in-chief at Resurgence & Ecologist
- Pascale Petit
Poet and co-founding tutor of The Poetry School
- James Sainsbury
Chair of trustees of The Resurgence Trust and Home-Start UK
- Rupert Sheldrake
Biologist and author
- Vandana Shiva
Author, activist and founder of Navdanya
- Mark Williamson
Director of Action for Happiness
Sun 12 Oct 2014 • 11:00-17:00
Sunday - Discussion Day
As a bonus, on the Sunday, there will be an opportunity for discussion. We will bring people together in smaller groups, to explore our passions and how we can take action. We will explore the theme of social entrepreneurship and social innovation and harness what you could potentially take with you into your life and help you get clearer about the difference you want to make. The day will be facilitated by experienced wellbeing social entrepreneurs and Satish Kumar.
Attendance on the Sunday is free for those who have bought a ticket for the Wellbeing Festival. Please let us know when you book if you want to come on the Sunday. Spaces are limited to 80, so book early.
Please note that this is at a different venue from the Saturday talks.
You may book by telephone, by calling the Resurgence office on 01237 441293.
You may book tickets online using the form below.
Reduced rates available for those on low income. Please call for details.
This event will raise money for The Resurgence Trust, an educational charity (no. 1120414).