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bivouac #3 
11th - 12th July, Penrith, Cumbria

a mind spa for creative thinkers who want to change the world featuring...

> laughter
> talking some more 
> excursions 
> food making 
> inspirational people 
> inspirational subjects
> extraordinary conversation
 
Conversation starters include:

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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.

Schedule
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)

Tickets
£25 Organisations/employed
£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.

Venue
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.

Staying here
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. 

Access
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
 
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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

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