FREE Community Festival

Saturday 8 June 10.00 a.m. – late

St John’s Church, Bridgetown, Totnes TQ9 5AD

Celebrate – Discover – Imagine

WHAT’S PLANNED FOR THE DAY

(this is evolving – check back for more details)

ALL DAY

SHOWCASE of local community and activist groups

KIDS’ ACTIVITIES

Stories, craft, entertainment.

ART, CRAFT & SCULPTURE Exhibition 

By St John’s Primary School, Totnes Caring Art Club and other local artists.

YOUR VERY OWN POEM

Local poet Harula Ladd will be on hand during the lunch and supper breaks to write poetic reminders, small poems to capture a moment, a thought, a question that has arisen out of the input and experiences of the day. Just tell her what’s alive in you; thoughts, topics, questions, and in three minutes she will write you a poem to take away with you, a small souvenir to remember the day by.

LISTENING TABLE

Just need to talk? Helen Bourne and her team are tucked away in a private corner with a lovely view – and are here to listen.

HOT DRINKS AND CAKE

From the cafe on the top floor

MORNING

Totnes Brass Band

Welcome you to a lively, inspiring day

Panel discussion

A panel of local people of all ages facilitated by RuthBen-Tovim and Jenny Gellatly leads our exploration of what provokes inspiring responses to community and global issues

Parallel Workshops

Choose from a great selection to exercise your head, heart and hands.

At Weston Community Hall, Hope Close, Bridgetown

A lantern making workshop for all the family followed by a procession down to St John’s Church.

 

LUNCHTIME

 

Food in Community

Food in Community are providing a ‘pay what you feel’ cafe proving meals from food that would otherwise have been wasted.

Raise your voice

Sing with Rob Carney and Voices of Freedom as they welcome the procession.

Wander for well-being

Join Emma Capper for a stroll in nearby nature to experience the benefits of what the Japanese call Shinrin-yoku (forest bathing).

AFTERNOON

‘From What Is to What If’:

TTT co-founder Rob Hopkins shares some insights from his forthcoming book on imagination, invites us to take part in a bit of imagining, some interactive storytelling, and some reflections as to why imagination matters today and why perhaps our imagination muscle might not be as strong as it needs to be. What would it look like if we lived in a time where our imaginations were nurtured, treasured and able to shape the world around us? Stand by for many stories that will re-fire our sense of what’s possible.

 

Followed by the choice of:

Open Space

What next? An opportunity to explore some of the ideas in the room about how else we can strengthen our community and respond imaginatively to the challenges we face.

Arts Lab

Help create a collaborative piece to display.

 

Flashmob meals

Get practical guidance on cooking for your community from The Shared Plate.

 

 

 

Parkour

If you fancy trying your skills, our local expert Kyle Perkins will support you on Vire Island this afternoon as part of the Brite Festival .

 

 

EVENING

 

EAT:

The Shared Plate are providing a delicious home-made supper.

 

 

ENJOY:

Local singer/songwriters will serenade you during supper

 

 

CREATE:

Matt Harvey will write a new poem – with our help and help the whole evening go smoothly with his skills as our M.C.

LISTEN:

Totnes writer and publisher Bob Mann has spent a lifetime wandering around the town and exploring its history, folklore, creative associations and the more out-of-the-way aspects of its life. His talk will introduce his new book on the town.

SING:

You could just listen to Glorious Chorus – and they will invite us to join in for one or two songs.

 

 

CHILL:

While our local young people at Jamming Station play a few tunes.

 

 

 

DANCE YOUR SOCKS OFF:

To the irrepressible beat of the Devon Afrobeat Collective.

community spirit

100%

inspire your imagination

100%

new ways to take action

100%

Creative: Samskara

"Imagine new ways to take action about the challenges we face, locally and globally"