2019 Annual Gathering 24-25 August

The theme of the 2019 Gathering on 24th and 25th Aug is Grief and Joy in Time of Extinction.
This gathering is a creative community response to the emergent crisis which has been called The Sixth Great Extinction.

Together, we need to find ways of facing into the very uncertain future by supporting the best aspects of our humanity. We need to deepen established community bonds and work towards forming new ones.

The Gathering will be a safe clearing for self-expression and for time in the beauty of the land, a time for eating together and for socializing and a time for song, dance and spoken word. Children are welcome – under 16’s are free. This is a no alcohol and no drugs event.

Programme of events:
Short talk on whats happening in local ecology.
Art installations in the barn and fields – Farm Tour for those new to Common Ground N.I.
Deep Ecology Workshop facilitated by Kathryn McCabe – a social ecologist who facilitates transformational change workshops using emergent strategy.
Storytelling Workshop facilitated by Sarah Deco – art therapist and storyteller.
Storytelling Performance by Sarah Deco – The Nightingale.
Evening meal and breakfast cooked by Bangor Community Kitchen.
Open mic for song, music, poetry, story telling and making craic.
Sunday morning – breakfast and yoga or outdoor mindfulness and convivial togetherness.
A selection of other emergent workshops.
Evening music by Belfast Band Lonesome George offering traditional irish music with an activist twist.
Overnight camping available – bring your own tent included in Sat/Sun ticket.
Please book a.s.a.p. as places are limited – please click on the Paypal option in the cart window.

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