Christmas day rescue made by Kinder Mountain Rescue Team in the Peak District in temperatures of minus 4 degrees. Anthea had slipped on the ice and fractured her hip. The team then requested help from a Coastguard helicopter, but the weather conditions turned out to be too bad for it to get in to the casualty site. So it turned in to a mini epic stretcher sledge evacuation in the snow.
In an article in The Big Issue, David Graeber explains his confusion about why we’d destroy the planet if we don’t have to (written before his untimely death on September 2 this year). "The system makes no sense. It’s also destroying the planet. If we don’t break ourselves of this addiction quickly we will leave our children and grandchildren to face catastrophes on a scale which will make the current pandemic seem trivial."
Campfire Convention’s World Harmony on-line/offline event returns for the Winter Solstice 2020, this time in a more organic form. We invite you to come together across the globe on Sunday 20th and Monday 21st December 2020 to celebrate the solstice, unity, world harmony and the powerful Jupiter/Saturn conjunction and harmonic energy convergence. World Harmony is part of Campfire's evolving online event blueprint - an exploration of how we bring people together around a shared vision of unity and connection. Help Build This Together.
In 1995, Brian Eno kept a year-long diary. He wrote about working with U2 and David Bowie, watching the Balkan conflict unfold and shared his thoughts on artistry and music. The result was published in book form a year later, and now, 25 years down the line, Eno has revisited it for a new, anniversary edition. Here, the legendary producer exclusively considers just how wildly the world - and its language - has changed
Campfire is planning to offer a range of orientation courses for a Covid world and we'd like to do a poll on the most popular subjects. Before we shape this we would like to sound out our members on their potential interests. What are the key concerns / themes / topics of our age that such courses might address? Here are some mooted suggestions...
We are delighted to welcome Victoria Wheeler to the Campfire community as our first ever Digital intern. Victoria graduated with a BA (Hons) in Creative Writing with Philosophy and Ethics from Bath Spa University. She is an inspiring and talented writer, with a passion for creating innovative content as you will see from her forthcoming articles for Campfire. We are excited at the prospect of Victoria helping us to engage and involve more young people in Campfire and she has no shortage of ideas about how we can do this.
Campfire's World Harmony event over summer solstice featured a range of speakers and panels, covering a wide variety of subjects, ranging from designing ethical governance to Building Our Regenerative Future, the Power of Yin to how Covid lockdown has affected The Way We Grieve Now. Jamie Catto, Daniel Pinchbeck, Lynne Franks, Indra Adnan, David Monteith, Theo Simon and others look at where society is headed and how we can effect change and influence its direction.