Resurgence Summer Camp

Resurgence Summer Camp 2017

One Earth - Resurgence Live :: Building community - sharing solutions

Friday 30 Jun to Sunday 02 Jul 2017, near Malvern

"Spending time at Green and Away is an utter joy. Try it!" - Kirstin Irving

We're delighted to announce that the Resurgence summer camp is back for 2017!

The theme of Resurgence Live is 'building community - sharing solutions'. In these challenging times, we will be exploring positive ideas and actions to create change and build the future that we aspire to.

Resurgence Live is a weekend of inspiring talks, workshops, music, storytelling, poetry and craft - a weekend that brings the ideas and ethos of Resurgence & Ecologist to life.

This small, friendly gathering is unique and limited to just 140 places, so please book early to avoid disappointment. The summer camp is a place to discover new ideas, share experiences, recharge, rest and enjoy. During the weekend, there will be time to listen to talks, ask questions, explore in-depth ideas and make connections.

We are once again holding the Resurgence summer camp at the glorious Green & Away campsite - described by a previous participant as 'a small corner of paradise'.

Resurgence summer camp programme


Satish Kumar

Satish Kumar has been quietly setting the Global Agenda for change for over 50 years. He is a sought-after leader in the fields of holistic education and reverential ecology. Satish has been the guiding spirit behind Resurgence for 43 years, inspiring all those he meets to be the change they want to see in the world. An Indian peace activist who became a Jain monk at an early age, Satish has written a number of books and featured in a full-length BBC documentary Earth Pilgrim.

If we want the world to be more beautiful, kind and fair, then shouldn't our activism also be more beautiful, kind and fair?

Sarah Corbett
Sarah Corbett

Sarah Corbett is the founder of Craftivist Collective a social enterprise which uses the technique of craftivism to engage people in social justice issues. Sarah founded Craftivist Collective when after years of marches, signing protests and working on campaigns for large charities, she began to doubt the effects of some conventional activism and didn't feel that she fitted in to many activist groups (especially as an introvert). The time felt right to add a slower and less aggressive approach to the activism toolkit not to replace other forms of activism but to add more tools to do activism effectively. She wrote A Little Book of Craftivism which was published in 2013. How To Be A Craftivist: the art of gentle protest. See her video: Why shouting quietly gets you heard

Kara Moses

Kara Moses is a facilitator of nature connection, outdoor education and grassroots activism. She facilitates programs to connect people to nature, and bring nature awareness into all spheres of society, from architecture to mental health and social change. She is also a freelance writer and works at the Centre for Alternative Technology where she manages woodlands and water, delivers courses and environmental education for adults and children, and facilitates and lectures on their Masters courses. Kara is a Spiritual Ecology Fellow of St Ethelburga's Centre for Reconciliation and Peace. She has spent several years teaching and organising meditation, events and retreats for young people within the Triratna Buddhist Community.

Leo Johnson

Leo Johnson is a regular lecturer for Cambridge University's Programme for Sustainability Leadership and Co-Founder of Sustainable Finance Ltd. He recently co-presented BBC R4's programme 'Future Proofing', looking at the implications - social and cultural, economic and political - of the big ideas that are set to transform the way our society functions. He writes a regular column Resurgence & Ecologist.

Matthew Shaw

Matthew Shaw is a Dorset-based artist and musician. He works for Lush cosmetics with the envious job title 'Free Thinker'. Currently specialising in publishing and social media channels for Lush, Matt is exploring how the digital age can support communities, provide a platform for activism and report on the ideas and the people that inspire us.


Matt Harvey

Matt Harvey: Writer, poet, enemy of all that's difficult and upsetting, Matt's way with words has taken him from Totnes to the Wimbledon Tennis Championships via Saturday Live, the Edinburgh Festival and the Work section of the Guardian. He hosted Wondermentalist - Radio 4's comedy-infused, musically enhanced interactive poetry cabaret - and is the author of The Hole in the Sum of my Parts (Poetry Trust, 2005), Where Earwigs Dare (Green Books, 2010) and The Element in the Room: poems inspired by renewable energy (Quixotic Press, 2014). He writes a regular column in Resurgence & Ecologist.


Eleanor Brown beautifully captures the spirit of the work that reconnects, conveying in fresh, lyric fashion the age-old wisdom we now so need to hear

Joanna Macy (Activist, Eco-philosopher and Author
Eleanor Brown

Eleanor Brown is a songwriter, musician and creative activist who believes that words, music and rhythm have the power to connect, express and uplift. "I believe that art is necessary in these times. That songs have power. I write them because it feels natural and necessary. I write to record, remember, contain, release, grapple, make sense, make whole and give hope. I write songs that are unafraid to speak of the dark and songs that celebrate the light. I write songs that support us in rising together." Eleanor recently walked 900 miles around the coast of Wales and before that lived and worked on an organic farm.

Ombiviolum: We're delighted to welcome back Ombiviolum - one of the most exciting recent fusion experiments to emerge from the rich pool of African-Western crossover. Central to its music is the 'mbira', the 'thumb-piano of the ancestors' from the Shona people in Zimbabwe. Western musicians bring their own unique take on Zimbabwean mbira music with instruments such as double bass, violin, guitar, Irish Whistle, Doudouk (Armenian double reed flute), frame drum, Spanish cajon, vocals and dance. Ombiviolum transport their audience into a world where the rhythmic meets the lyrical in an evocative landscape of heart and healing, where you are free to breathe it all in, to sing along or boogie!

Ombiviolum will be running an African Dance workshop during the afternoon so you can get in the spirit before their gig on Saturday evening!

The Resurgence Summer camp is a fundraising event for The Resurgence Trust, an educational charity registered in England and Wales, Charity number: 1120414.

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