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Thursday


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Thursday


On Thursday the weekend kicks off with relaxed afternoon to settle in and explore the wonderful site at the Centre for Alternative Technology. Join us from 2pm to make the most of the opportunity to try your hand at straw bale building, and more. Workshops and discussions will get us dreaming of utopia, and in the evening we will sit down together for a banquet, and then ceilidh our cares away!
 

2pm         Renovations of a Hobbit House, meet at the shop
2pm        Walking tour of the CAT site, meet at the WISE courtyard
4pm         Practical: Straw Bale building, Pole Barn
4.30pm    Imagining Utopia, Straw bale theatre
5pm         Tour of the composting and water system at CAT
5.30pm    Utopia in the UK today, Straw bale theatre
6pm         Improvised Vibraphone, Quarry Trail
6.30pm    Hairy Hut Grand Opening, Quarry trail
7pm          FEAST, CAT courtyard
8.30pm    Paul Allen, WISE lecture theatre
9.30pm    Ceilidh / Twmpath, CAT courtyard
11pm onwards, election livestream

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Friday


Friday


On Friday we’ll be digging into the housing justice theme, led by leading academics, thinkers and artists. Bring your thinking caps! There’s also a vibrant all-day programme of hands on workshops, walks and knowledge-sharing - from rammed earth building to domestic biogas in East Africa, and so much in between. All this is capped off with a fantastic program of live music to get your feet moving!


9am        Yoga, WISE Brook Trust room
9.30am   Nature connection walk, meet at the shop
9.30am   Biodiversity walk, meet in the courtyard
10am       Gong Bath, WISE lecture theatre
10am       Rammed Earth Building, Barrel Barn One
11.20am   Adrian Ramsey, WISE lecture theatre
11.30am   Meditation, WISE Brook Trust room
11.30am   Movement: connecting with nature outdoors, the Courtyard
12pm       Anne Power, WISE lecture theatre
12.30pm  Zero Carbon Britain, WISE Brook Trust room
1pm         Election breakdown with Lindsay Berresford
2pm        Bee Rowan, WISE lecture theatre
2pm        Social change at Kalacha, a Kenyan Festival, WISE well wishers room
2pm        Tools for empowerment (for anyone who identifies as female), Barrel Barn Two
3pm        Beth Stratford, WISE lecture theatre
3pm        Sustainable agriculture and 'the Resilient Farmer', Dulas room
3pm        Low-cost biogas: practical introduction, Alder room
4pm        Panel discussion: Global housing justice, WISE lecture theatre
5pm        Caitlin Shepherd, WISE lecture theatre
5.30pm  Mushroom building, Dulas room

Music throughout the afternoon and evening featuring Mid Wales refugee action, Sukanya, Aniya Savage, Men Diamler, Seafoxes, Thom Ashworth, Merlyn Driver and Ewan McLennan

10.30pm onwards… late night party with the Hi-Five Hi-Fi in the straw bale theatre

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Saturday


Saturday


Prepare to be inspired. Saturday’s programme brings together a bunch of change-makers and innovators that’ll knock your socks off - from Turner-prize winning Granby 4 Streets, to housing resistance campaign Focus E15. There’s a dizzying choice of practical workshops and discussion sessions, and a star-studded evening lineup including comedian Bilal Zafar.

Talks
9am              Brook trust room
10am             Low impact co-housing, Dulas room
10.15am         Screening of "Dispossession" preview + housing justice discussion featuring Focus E15
10.30am       Movement: Improvisation and liberation, Straw bale theater
11am             Building with hemp, Barrel Barn One
11.30am        Top 5 tips for setting up community housing, Dulas room
11.45am         PANEL DISCUSSION: Ecological design - a transformative approach to housing
12.30pm       Reclaiming PV
1pm              Geraldine Dening and Simon Elmer, Architects for Social Housing
2pm             Fundamentals of clay plastering, Barrel Barn Two
2pm             Straw Bale Building, Pole Barn
2pm             Natural Beauty, Dulas room
2.30pm        Alastair Parvin, Wikihouse Foundation
2.30pm        Singing workshop, Wind pavillion
3.30pm         Fran Edgerley and Hazel Tilley (Assemble / Granby 4 Streets)
3.30pm         Making home in an unstable world, Straw Bale theatre
4pm              Biodegradable tents, Brook trust room
4.30pm         PANEL DISCUSSION: Taking control of our housing - creative solutions to the housing crisis, WISE lecture theatre
4.30pm         Rewriting the Orchard: Apples, pears, and stories, meet outside the shop
6pm              Bilal Zafar, WISE lecture theatre
6pm              Strike, DIY publishing
6pm              Playback theatre, Straw bale theatre

Live music throughout the afternoon and evening featuring Cut The Caabl, Heather Coulton, Cynefin, Faeland, Men Diamler, Toby Hay, Bear Park, Kat Flint, Ed Geater, Three Legg'd Mare and Typesun

10pm onwards… late night party with the Hi-Five Hi-Fi in the straw bale theatre

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Sunday


Sunday


Nurse your Sunday off to a gentle start to with hempcrete, Tools for empowerment, and natural plastering practicals. We’ll also be exploring themes of race, homelessness, and activism, and witnessing exclusive performance of welsh land rights performance, Gadael Tir.

9am            Yoga, Brook Trust room
10am           Mindful Woodworking, Bodger's Hut
10.30am      Poppy Noor, WISE lecture theatre
10.30am      Low impact co-housing, Straw bale theatre
10.30am      Building with hemp, Barrel Barn Two
11am            Mapping with drones
11.30am       Adam Bushell and Rachel Fryer, Courtyard stage
1pm             Gadael Tir, Welsh land rights performance, Courtyard stage
1pm             Natural plastering, Pole Barn
1pm             Radical Routes to housing, Brook Trust room
2pm            So what / Now what? Facilitated wrap-up session, WISE lecture theatre