Campfire Conversations

A Project inviting members to host their own Campfire Conversation events this summer, or to attend others' events.

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by Pete Lawrence
Created on 22 Feb 2017

With spring under way, our thoughts turn to outdoor activities and the campfire experience. We're heading out around the UK between late April and mid July in the build up to this year's Campfire Convention 00.UK event.

If you are up for hosting / organising a Campfire Conversation for this summer, have a read of the articles in this Project.

The gathering works best as a small, intimate afternoon or evening, preferably with an outdoor element (as we can then have a fire too), which can be a pub or arts centre, a back garden or a field. Ideal size I can range from 10-100 people and would involve discussion, debate, thinkshop, exhibition, ideas exchange and a knees-up element (live acoustic music or DJs) and a food / drink element, often communal cooking.



Wed, 02/22/2017
Key Interests

Campfire Conversations - Programme


Format 1


20 minutes : Pete Lawrence (or Campfire team member) introductory talk or interview Campfire - what is it and what can we achieve as a community via our network and events.

10 minutes Questions

20 Minutes Local issues - what is happening locally? What are the issues? What would we like to do about these issues?

Breakaway ‘thinkshops’ if appropriate

5 minutes : Present those ideas. Which is most popular?

30 minutes Local initiatives. Who are current movers and shakers. We ask them to speak (10 mins x 3)

General discussion. What action points? What role can Campfire play?

After discussions social : Drinks / music / chat