Schumacher Centenary Festival

Ethical Markets Media celebrates E.F.Schumacher’s Centennial! He was a friend of our Founder and President, Hazel Henderson and wrote the Foreword to her first book, Creating Alternative Futures : The End of Economics (1978, 1996)

Schumacher Centenary Festival

8-9 October, 2011 in Bristol

Time for a New Direction

This weekend in Bristol will see a huge celebration of the life and vision of E.F. Schumacher, a pioneer of green economics and author of Small is Beautiful and a Guide for the Perplexed.

Join a great line up of speakers, workshop leaders and world musicians over the whole weekend.

SATURDAY Oct 8, at COLSTON HALL

A day of talks and workshops (10am-6pm)

Speakers include:

Caroline Lucas MP, leader of the Green Party
Bill McKibben 350.org, author of End of Nature
Prof. Tim Jackson author of Prosperity Without Growth
Polly Higgins environmental lawyer
Rob Hopkins co-founder of the Transition Network
Satish Kumar editor of Resurgence magazine
Peter Blom CEO of Triodos Bank
Matt Harvey poet

An Evening Concert – Small World (7.30pm) real ‘festival’ of world music, with Trilok Gurtu, the Dhol Foundation, Mabon, Seckou Keita and Patrick Duff

SUNDAY Oct 9, at @Bristol

Opening session (10am)

Barbara Wood – daughter, and biographer, of E.F. Schumacher
Stephan Harding – resident ecologist at Schumacher College
Michael Wadleigh – Homo Sapiens Report

Followed by a day of workshops and films at @Bristol and The Watershed

Towards a Guild of Green Economists – Molly Scott Cato
Citizen Science – David Gee (European Environment Agency)
Local & Renewable Energy – Good Energy, Solarsense & CAT
Common Cause – Tom Crompton (WWF)
The Work That Re-connects – Lisbet Michelson, Meretta Hart
Small Is…Challenge – Peace Child and Practical Action
Transition and the Arts – Jan O’Highway
The Bristol Pound – Dave Hunter and Ciaran Mundy
Towards a smaller, Happier City – Mike Zeidler

Film Premieres

Four Horsemen
Animate Earth
Future of Hope
Voices of Transition

For booking visit www.schumacher.org.uk or telephone 0845 4585925

Tickets for the Saturday talks & concert also available at Colston Hall. Prices: Whole weekend: £55 (concessions £37.50); Saturday, including concert: £45 (concessions £30); concert only: £15; Sunday – £15 for the day (£10 concs) or £5 per event on the door.

SPECIAL subsidy to enable young people to attend:

Full time college students under 25: £10

School students under 18: FREE