11th - 12th July, Penrith, Cumbria
a mind spa for creative thinkers who want to change the world featuring...
> talking some more
> food making
> inspirational people
> inspirational subjects
> extraordinary conversation
Conversation starters include:
Sarah Bird, Founder and Director of Wild Rumpus
Richard Dedomenici, Artist and Filmmaker
Jez Dolan, Artist
Jo Galbraith, Founder of Just Play and Other Half Productions
Nic Greenan, External Relations Director, East Street Arts
Matt Lodder, Senior Lecturer in Art History and Theory and Director of Americian Studies at University of Essex, Author of Tattoo: An Art History
Gavin MacGregor, Prehistorian and Artist
Maddi Nicholson, Artist Founder Director, Art Gene
Tassos Stevens, Director, Coney
This is a small, intimate event, an alternative to a conference, limited to 50 people. Book now to reserve your place.
The event is supported by CVAN (Contemporary Visual Arts Network) North West. Ticket fees go towards food, drink, excursions and conversation starters expenses.
Thurs 11th July: 11am - 9pm Conversations + Lunch + Dinner
Fri 12th July: 9am - 4.30pm Excursions + Lunch
The two excursions are titled "A Park for the 21st Century?" and "There is a Neolithic stone circle up the road, who knew? (or Neolithic people - what did they do for us? - see Life of Brian, or indeed Stewart Lee)
£15 Freelancers/individual artists
Ticket price includes lunch and dinner on Thursday and lunch on Friday.
There are a small number of free places available to support recent graduates and unwaged. Please indicate on reservation form if you would like to be considered for a free place.
The event will take place at Eden Arts, Penrith Old Fire Station, Bridge Lane, Penrith, Cumbria, CA11 8HY
Getting here *
Penrith Old Fire Station is easy to get to being only 15 minutes walk from Penrith North Lakes train station. By car we are only a couple of minutes off M6 Junction 40. We have limited car parking at the venue. Please click here for map with details of car parks and location of train station.
* If there are enough people travelling from, for example, Manchester, Liverpool, Lancaster or Preston we may be able to arrange group transport through CVAN North West support.
Your ticket does not include overnight accommodation. You will need to arrange your own accommodation. There are a range of accommodation options in Penrith. Please click the map to see a range of accommodation of varying price points that are within walking distance of Eden Arts.
We are not a fully accessible building. Click here for access statement of the venue. To discuss access needs please contact us on 01768 899444
Bivouac #1 & #2 welcomed these conversation fire-starters
Stella Duffy – Fun Palaces
Rebecca Chesney - Artist
Prof. Charles Quick – In Certain Places (UCLAN)
Jocelyn Cunningham – Lancaster Arts
Stuart Nolan - Magician
Tom Lloyd – Artist/Filmmaker
Dan York – Actor/Director/Writer
Liz Hill – Arts Professional
Susan Jones – Writer
John Sidney - Sellafield
Robyn Woolston - Artist
Alan Lane – Slung Low
Richard Smith – Lancaster Arts
Matt McDonald – Shared Future & Manchester Met Business School
Rob and Harriet Fraser - Somewhere Nowhere
Stella blogged about BIVOUAC#1 here and Eden Arts Director Adrian on Arts Professional here.
Curated by Eden Arts in partnership with the Contemporary Visual Arts Network North West