We are at a crossroads, and with growing environmental and political challenges around the world there has perhaps never been a more incremental time to come together and act with our future, and the planet in mind.

Hawkwood’s Seed Festival celebrates courageous leadership, and becomes a platform for creative expression

With over 100 contributors, workshops, activities and exhibitions over the weekend, Seed Festival provides a fertile ground for festival-goers to explore their own personal connection to the earth and the challenges of environmental change through music, poetry, debate, nature and community connection.

Celebrating and protecting our environment is central to the ethos of Hawkwood and our grounds with onsite biodynamic farm, woodland, natural spring and gardens provide an ideal setting for planting big ideas. We are proud to organise and host this weekend in partnership with Seed Idea that acts as a catalyst for action, activism and creative expression.

2018’s huge line-up, included BBC’s Bruce Parry, Caroline Lucas, Tim Smit and Rob Hopkins, and was complemented be complimented by world-class music from Rising Appalachia, Ganda Boys, Seize the Day’s Shannon Smy, and BBC and Radio 4 Poet Matt Harvey.

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Accessibility Information

Seed Festival aims to be a festival that everyone can enjoy. We know that accurate information is vital and we do our best to tell you everything that you may need to know in order to plan your festival. If you have a query which is not covered here, please contact our main office, info@hawkwoodcollege.co.uk.

Services for disabled people are managed by the Accessibility Officer who can be contacted via the main office on 01453 759034. Please do come and see us, even if you haven’t had any issues. The more that we know about services that you would like to see and any problems encountered around the site, the more we can help everyone to enjoy the festival.

We will do our best to help onsite, but we have found that the biggest factor in having a good time at a festival is the planning that you do yourself. Think through every aspect of how you will live on a campsite on a daily basis and plan ahead. If you are new to the Seed festival and have additional questions do contact us and we will do our best to support you.

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Talks at Seed Festival July 2019

Doughnut Economics

The Future of Business in the 21st Century

Kate Raworth & Juliet Davenport

Join us for a hands-on introduction to Doughnut Economics and its practical application to business with Kate Raworth. Through examples of companies big and small, dive into the importance of the design of business itself for achieving the transformations that our economies need. We will hear from Juliet Davenport of Good Energy on how she runs her company within these values.

This is a day for business leaders and their teams, economists, and companies big or small.

*Book separately from Seed Festival as its a pre-festival event.

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