Elements of Change Festival
Finally we’ll all be back in the field after such a long time away, with our community-led sustainability festival celebrating culture, creativity, and climate action. In the inspiring setting of Cloughjordan Ecovillage, the team behind Global Green at the Electric Picnic, Sustainable Ireland Co-operative, and Cloughjordan residents have collaborated with the aim of creating a family-friendly celebration of regenerative culture. Coming back to face-to-face events, we’re all rediscovering the joy of gathering and celebrating together. Let’s also re-imagine how our communities can be vibrant places to live that bring about positive change and are prepared for future challenges. We'll need: collaboration, arts & expression, music & dance, food sovereignty, community resilience, renewable energy, climate justice, traditional crafts & skills, open-source design, circular economy, decentralised economies and governance, meaningful livelihoods…These are some of the Elements of Change. “The world is experiencing a series of shocks and surprise impacts which are enabling us to shift away from the idea of growth to ‘thriving’. Thriving means our wellbeing lies in balance. We know it so well in the level of our body. This is the moment we are going to connect bodily health to planetary health.” - Kate Raworth Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/950412932233877 Ticketing & what to bring: http://www.cultivate.ie/community-resilience/1330-elements-of-change-festival-2022#tickets Voices and vibes to be announced. Featured over the weekend across multiple venues including our Main Stage Amphitheatre, there will be: -Talks and interactive workshops -Bands, musicians, and DJs -Locally sourced and organic food -Crafts and gift-stalls -Children's entertainment -Tours of the ecovillage -Host-your-own workshops -Conversation cafés More Information: Amphitheatre performances against the backdrop of a community farm. Locally sourced, organic food - priced to be affordable while still fair to the producers. band Planning for future events and generations with a three-year goal of being a fossil-fuel-free festival that pays all artists, integrates train tickets, and offsets carbon through forestry and farm meitheals on the Ecovillage land. This festival focuses on community and as a participant of the festival, you are the community! Be part of discussions, offer a workshop in Open Space slots, bring instruments, talents, get involved in meitheals, host your own conversation cafes, mingle in the diversity of the festival and then share your insights. If you have ideas of other ways (great or small) that you would like to get involved then get in touch with email@example.com Tickets and what to bring: Under 16yrs - Free Weekend Festival Ticket - €35 Early bird* / €50 Full price Day tickets: Saturday (incl. evening entertainment) €25 Early bird, €35 Full price Sunday €18 Early bird* / €25 Full price *Early bird tickets limited. Ends April 25th or when tickets sell out. Currently camping only for artists & crew. See djangoshostel.com for overnight options. The principles of zero waste, sustainable transport and a local economy are all central to the festival. The programme allows for arrivals and departures on the train so please consider leaving the car at home (or consider car-pooling if you’re driving - limited parking is available). We strongly encourage you to bring your own crockery, and enjoy the delicious food on offer from our ecosystem of growers, chefs and artisan bakers. “You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.” ― Buckminster Fuller.