Festival of Ideas

Festival of Ideas
Festival of Ideas
A brand new festival for St Davids and the surounding peninsula – for all who live and visit . . .
The Inaugural Festival of Ideas for Change will take place in St Davids on 24/25/26 April 2020 (two weeks after Easter).
It will be held in different venues in the city and will include speakers who will initiate discussion on subjects as diverse as Spirituality and the Climate Crisis.
There will be a session on Citizens’ Assemblies and how this mechanism can initiate huge change.
But the festival is not about listening to speakers, there will be open discussions, walks and a dinner. This will be a chance to have your say in how we tackle the big issues of the day


Friday 24th April 18:30 – 21:00.
Welcome meeting and key note speech from Paul Mason

Saturday 25th April 10:30 – 12:30 you can choose from one of:

Event 2: The future of community: how can we better measure the things that matter? With Chris Bolton Head of Wales Audit Office’s Good Practice Exchange, with guests.

Event 3: Seven Revolutions and the Challenge of Climate Change with Professor Gareth Wyn Jones

Event 4: Regenerative Tourism: how can we re-shape tourism to rebuild community, nature and climate stability? Talk and discussion with Conscious Travel founder Anna Pollock, Andy Middleton CEO TYF and guests.

Saturday 25th April 14:30 – 16:30 you can choose from one of:

Event 5: Debate: Unionism vs Nationalism with David Melding AM and Adam Price AM Leader of Plaid Cymru, chaired by Sir Simon Jenkins.

Event 6: Wellbeing and Spirituality with Dr Sarah Rowland Jones, Dean of St Davids Cathedral and Mererid Hopwood, poet.

Event 7: The existing Community- Making things happen with Mollie Roach, Chair of Solva Care.

Saturday 25th April 19:00 – 22:30

Communal dinner (participants will collectively contribute the ingredients). Discussion, music and spoken word and final address by Eluned Morgan, Minister for International Relations and the Welsh Language for the Welsh Government.

Sunday 26th. 10:30 – 13:00 (optional and not ticketed event).

Reflective walk leading to a cawl lunch in Penrhiw Priory, Retreats Group. You can sign up for this on the Saturday at Ty’r Pererin or Curtis House.

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£200 Winning Photograph
by Mohamed from Neyland.