CVAN North by North West invite you to Bivouac#2, taking place from 15-16 June at Penrith Old Fire Station, Cumbria.
Last year extraordinary conversation fire-starters were invited such as Prof. Charles Quick, In Certain Places, Stuart Nolan; Robyn Woolston, Artist and Stella Duffy, Fun Palaces.
Bivouac #2 is the next installment, bringing exceptional people together for a couple of days to get out of the office/studio/computer and give your brain and body a kind of arts and minds spa.
'It was a talking, sharing, confiding, considering, thinking, walking, drinking, EATING, pasta-making, death-discussing, faerie-making, magical (literally), gathering. Meeting. Engaging. It was about conversations, nothing led or panel-debated, nothing decided beforehand to any huge level, just a bring them together and see what happens thing. It was bloody brilliant.'
- Stella Duffy, Writer, Theatre Maker, Fun Palace Creator
It’s chance to recoup with other minds, to eat lovely food, talk about subjects as diverse as shipping, nuclear power, art vandalism, land use, Victorian mind reading, refugees, keeping chickens, with other very interesting and talented people. Organisers Eden Arts and CVAN North by NorthWest admit that they actually don’t know what the fire starters’ conversations are yet.
- Everyone attending must stay for the full two days.
- Everyone attending must sign up to the closed Facebook page in advance.
- Everyone must bring a book or publication – ideally from a project of their own, if not some- thing else. These are non-returnable.