UK Off-Grid festival in August

Family-friendly festival
This August sees the first Off-Grid Sunrise Festival  somewhere in Somerset (location to be revealed).  The three night event will be entirely powered by renewable energy. This new camp is a deep exploration of community living, creativity and consciousness, with hands-on activities, talks, workshops, performance, music, art and celebration.

Its a spin-off from the annual Sunrise Celebration which is held in Somerset May 28th-30th this year. Off-Grid Editor Nick Rosen will be speaking at 3pm on May 29th, and again in the evening, in the Big Yurt.

The Off-Grid event in August will be participatory and family focused, exploring the emergent culture of environmental awareness and the ways in which everyone can create a sustainable future together.  “We welcome this new addition to the annual Off-Grid Calendar” said Nick Rosen. Times are changing and knowledge is growing of the human impact on the natural world and upon each other. Off-grid will explore humanities potential to improve the lives of everyone on this planet.

“Creating a festival is like building and servicing a small town,” said Dan Hurring from Sunrise. “In the process we can explore solutions that can be applied in our everyday lives and throughout the world. For this event we will be moving away from using bio diesel generators, and working on micro generation of power from solar, wind, cycle and possibly hydro power.”

The Off-Grid festival is about creating a space for empowerment, where festival goers will have the opportunity to gain knowledge and experience on the steps that need to be taken to increase energy efficiency. There will be lots of practical information, from how to make a boiler use less fuel to installing a wind generator. Whether the dream is an inner city vegetable patch or living on the land, Off-Grid will be a showcase of what is possible and available to everyone, no matter what their lifestyles.

As a family focused event Off-Grid will have loads of activities for children, with a kids’ village and fun workshops especially tailored for them on how they can help their families help the environment.

So bring the family to eat from nature, sit in ceremony, design the future, walk on hot coals and move beyond your perceived limits.

Off-Grid will be powered by clean, renewable energy, with site wide organic food and drink, compostable packaging, plates and cutlery, and numerous other initiatives making this the Greenest event of the year. Sunrise Off-Grid is run by a Community Interest Company, CIC’s invest their profits back into the community, building a world beyond monetary profit.

Tickets: Adults £75 in advance/Kids £25 Info: 0845 0094463 – off-grid@sunrisecelebration.com

5 Responses

  1. Hello,

    My name is beatrice and it would be an absolute honour to bring my music to the festival in august. Please feel free to email me if this would be a good contribution. love beatrice

  2. Hey Jo, and everyone else,
    Off-Grid 2010 is taking place on August 19th-22nd at Fernhill Farm, near Cheddar, a beautiful site on the mendips at an active eco-spot with an impressive permaculture garden and reed-water filtration system.
    The Essential Camp For Off-Gridders!

    Kids Area – Feat. Forest School & Traditional Fair
    Transition Towns Tin Village
    The Post-Economic X-Change
    Open Discussion Hub
    Leading Off-Grid Experts
    Avalon Rising & Ancient Futures – talks space
    Sustainable Communities Hub
    Buddhafield Café
    Well Being Area * Birth Art Dome
    * Luxury Camping & B&B
    Solar Cinema * Permaculture Garden * Wild Craft Camp * Medical Herbalists * Light-Beings Chai Shop * Temple Spaces * Crop Circle/Henge * Practical Activism * Green Crafts & Alt technologies * Future Farming South West Conference * SOL Sunrise Complementary Currency * Hot Showers • Meltdown Sauna & Rawgeous cafe
    Litmus – Freeman on the land
    Mark Boyle -Freeconomy
    Tamsin Omond – Climate Rush
    Nick Rosen – author of ‘Off-Grid’
    William Bloom – Spiritual activism
    Charlie Veitch – Love Police
    The Kindness Offensive
    The Off-Grid College: A 12 module course covering: Micro-Renewables – LED Lighting and Energy Efficient Home Technology – Giving To The Grid – 12 volt systems – Eco-Construction – Water Harvesting & Recycling – Low Impact Planning and Land Rights – Legal advice – No Dig Gardening – Wild Food & Medicine Foraging – Composting Bender Building – Bowtop Wagon Making – Blacksmithing – Hurdle-Making – Rocket-Stove Making – Wood Carving – Raku Pottery – Renewable Technologies – Build a Hot Tub (and use it!) – Earth Oven/Cob Building – Dowsing
    Su & Martin of Baka Beyond – Singing Workshop
    Jewels Wingfield – Ecstatic Dance
    Mass Sitewide Games
    LIVE MUSIC – Zia Solar Stage
    Celtech * Avalon Roots *
    Martin & Su from Baka Beyond
    Laienda * Paradox
    Pink And Ruby * Phillip Henry
    Dan Arborise * Forcenra * Sudha
    Ravi Kora * Wriggles of Nen
    Tim Hall * Sam Welbourne

    Site wide organic, local, food and drink, family-friendly vibe and much more
    All powered by micro generation of entirely clean, renewable energy.

    Off-Grid is a participatory experience.
    There is no audience. Bring with you what you expect to find and leave no trace behind!

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