What a beautiful, inspiring, magical festival experience. So much gratitude to all those who came; all those who supported our crowdfunder; and all those who helped produce and promote the event! Frankly, we’re blown away and still smiling in memory of the event and all that occurred there.
Below are some links to Facebook Photo Galleries of the festival, as well as a Call to Action regards Steward Community Woodland (who sadly got their eviction notice during this year’s festival – though we’re not going to stand for that!) and a look at What’s Coming Next…something we hope you will all be interested in!
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PHOTOGRAPHY FROM OFF GRID 2016
We’re very much still in the process of sorting through all the wonderful photos, video and other records taken of Off Grid Festival 2016. This is a bit of a process but we’ll be showing off some edited videos, podcast and more in the weeks and months ahead.
For now, we’re setting up some photo albums on Facebook for you to take a look at and see if you can spot yourself! Don’t forget to tag yourself and your friends!
Album 1: Courtesy of Sarah Miller of thedevonphotographers.co.uk
Album 2: Courtesy of Aisling Magill and Royston ‘Stone’ Naylor
The second album is being added to all the time. If you have photos you’d like to get on there, please Message us on Facebook to let you know, and we can add you as a contributor!
STEWARD WOOD: TIME TO STAND & BE COUNTED?
As many of you will know, during Off Grid Festival this August, the members of Steward Wood Community heard that their appeal to stay in their homes of 15 years had been rejected by the Planning Inspectorate. Despite masses of supporting evidence and local and national support, the decision to evict them from their homes was upheld.
For more information on the new campaign visit:
Also head to 38 Degrees to sign the petition:
If you want to stay informed about this campaign, the march and other developments at Steward Wood – or feel you may be able to help them financially, legally, politically or otherwise – please send an email to email@example.com with the subject line STEWARD WOOD. We’ll be working closely with everybody at the woodland to ensure that they get whatever help our burgeoning community can offer.
Let’s do this!
WHAT’S UP NEXT
For now, we’re in discussions about a Winter event of feasting, celebration and tree-planting at Goffin. There’s a potential 1500 trees to plant on the land this coming Winter, which will need willing hands to get into the ground. We love the thought of leaving this positive trace on the farm, and also getting to come back in Summer 2017 and beyond to see the fruits of our labours growing.
Keep an eye on the Biophilia Project website to see what else is planned for the land, not just our own events. Next up is “Gather: A weekend for fathers and their children” at the end of September. As many of you who met John will know, there’s an evolving and open vision emerging at Goffin, and we’re all welcome to be part of it – www.biophilia.org.uk
We feel like Off Grid 2016 was the beginning of a new chapter for our small, formative community, and we believe that there’s more good times ahead, as we work and play together to make another world possible. We will shortly be releasing a Surveymonkey thing to ask your opinions about what you experienced, what we could improve, what would be worth adding to the event and where we might go next. For now, please stay tuned on our website, the mailing list and via our social media channels. Here’s to good things to come!