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.
What they said about last year
Saturday - Speakers include
- Love, Family and Wellbeing
Journalist and Professor of Journalism at the University of Lincoln
- Human wellbeing depends on wellbeing of the Earth
Friends of the Earth
- Work: does it promote wellbeing?
Dame Carol Black
Department of Health's Expert Advisor on improving the welfare of working people
- Sounds of Wellbeing
- The Healing Soil
TV presenter and President of the Soil Association
- Inequality - an obstacle to wellbeing
Chief executive of Oxfam GB
- The City of the Future
Author, lecturer and Co-Founder of Sustainable Finance Ltd
- Empathy and the Revolution of Wellbeing
Cultural thinker and writer on the art of living
- Triple wellbeing: Soil, Soul, Society
Editor-in-chief at Resurgence & Ecologist
- Poetry for Wellbeing
Poet and co-founding tutor of The Poetry School
- Indian Dance
Classical Indian Dancer
- Resurgence of Wellbeing
Chair of trustees of The Resurgence Trust and Home-Start UK
- The Science of Wellbeing
Biologist and author
- Seeds of Wellbeing
Author, activist and founder of Navdanya
- Practical action for a happier society
Director of Action for Happiness
Sun 12 Oct 2014 • 11:00-17:00
Sunday - Discussion Day
After the first day of the festival, filled with speakers from the world of social economics, happiness, journalism and practitioners of the new economy, we are designing a day for you to get involved. Facilitated by UnLtd. This interactive day of workshops is an opportunity to explore the ideas presented during the first day of the Festival of Wellbeing.
To create the shift from a world focused on financial growth to a world focused on wellbeing and ecological sustainability, we need to change habits and mind-sets as well as business practices, policy and fundamental systems. We all have skills, expertise, passion and drive that can influence our communities for the better.
Experienced facilitators will bring people together in smaller groups to discuss ideas and look at how we can harness our expertise and passions to inspire action.
We will be asking:
How can we bring about greater wellbeing in personal, social and environmental spheres?
What is the role of social entrepreneurship and social innovation in this transformation?
What difference do we want to make as individuals?
How can we harness ideas to make positive changes to our lives, communities and wider society?
This exciting, innovative and creative day of discussion will be facilitated by experienced wellbeing social entrepreneurs and Satish Kumar, editor-in-chief at Resurgence & Ecologist.
UnLtd is a foundation for social entrepreneurs whose vision is a world in which people act to make it better. UnLtd is the leading provider of support for social entrepreneurs and has been working with people to transform the communities in which they live for over ten years.
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.
This event will raise money for The Resurgence Trust, an educational charity (no. 1120414).