In London UK on Saturday 2nd November 2019 10.00 – 18.00 at Rudolf Steiner House, 35 Park Road, London NW1 6XT.  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.

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Happy People, Healthy Planet

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Marjatta van Boeschoten founded a consultancy working predominately with large national and international companies and governments in leadership, management and personal development. She was a member of the Board of Supervisors and of Trustees of Triodos Bank NL and is now General Secretary of the Anthroposophical Society in Great Britain.
  • Dr Gail Bradbrook has been researching, planning and training for mass civil disobedience since 2010. She is a co-founder of Extinction Rebellion (XR) which has grown rapidly since its launch in October 2018, with 260 XR groups in 30 countries.
  • Professor Herbert Girardet is a cultural ecologist, working as an international consultant and author. He is a member of the Club of Rome, the World Future Council and the World Academy of Art and Science, and a trustee of The Resurgence Trust.
  • Tony Juniper CBE is a campaigner, writer, sustainability adviser and well-known environmentalist. His wide-ranging achievements include being Executive Director for Advocacy and Campaigns for WWF-UK, Special Adviser to the Prince of Wales’s International Sustainability Unit, President of The Wildlife Trusts and Director of Friends of the Earth.
  • Tom Heap presents regularly on TV’s Countryfile and the BBC Radio 4 environment series ‘Costing the Earth’ alongside reporting for Panorama on rural and energy matters. Tom worked directly for BBC News for many years including stints as Science, Environment and Rural Affairs Correspondent.
  • Satish Kumar is the Editor Emeritus of Resurgence & Ecologist. A former monk and long-term peace and environment activist, Satish Kumar has been quietly setting the global agenda for change for over 50 years.
  • Noga Levy-Rapoport, 17, led the London climate strike march on 15 February 2019 and has since become heavily involved with the U.K. Student Climate Network, where she forms nationwide school initiatives and has travelled to Berlin as a national representative.
  • Mukti Kumar Mitchell is a carpenter, sailor, author and director of Mitchell & Dickinson Ltd, providing insulation solutions for period properties. He designed and built a zero-emission microyacht and sailed around Britain in 2007 giving talks on how reducing your carbon footprint improves your quality of life, endorsed by the Prince of Wales and Prime Minister.
  • Rt Hon Lord Smith of Finsbury (Chris Smith) is Master of Pembroke College Cambridge, former Culture Secretary and former Chairman of the Environment Agency. He chaired the Environment Agency from 2008 to 2014; from 2007 to 2017 he was also Chairman of the Advertising Standards Authority.
  • Isabella Tree is an award-winning travel writer and author, married to the conservationist Charlie Burrell. Her latest book Wilding tells the amazing story of their daring wildlife experiment: the rewilding of Knepp Estate (3,500 acres) in West Sussex.
  • Raynor Winn is a long-distance walker and writer. Her first book The Salt Path was a Sunday Times bestseller in 2018 when released in hardback and a Sunday Times bestseller this year in paperback. It is about Raynor and her husband Moth, who was diagnosed with a terminal illness called corticobasal degeneration. They became homeless after a bad investment and decided to walk the 630-mile South West Coast Path.

Music

  • Catty Pearson is an emerging young British musician currently touring with her EP “Time Tells Me”. Produced by Chris Kimsey, best known for producing the Rolling Stones, Catty uses her songwriting to explore and question the confusion she sees in today’s world.

Tickets

Ticket Prices: £40 per person or £30 concessions.

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You can also book by phone, tel: +44 (0) 1237 441293 or you can send a cheque (payable to The Resurgence Trust) to Ford House, Hartland, Bideford, Devon EX39 6EE.