Festival of Life is multi-faceted yet sitting quietly at its
core there is a strong vegan policy i.e. No animal products
including - honey, leather, feathers, silk, wool, sea shells,
eggs, milk, fish etc
We prefer that all participants be
practising or at least be sympathetic to vegetarian/ vegan ideals.
Please note that we are a non-profit organisation affiliated
to the Permaculture Association.
For further information on hiring an indoor TABLE or space for
a GAZEBO outside, please go to the Stalls
page, from where you can link to the floor plan and booking
form.. If you wish to attend and would like to be kept
up to date with progress, and news of similar events, and are
not already on our mailing list, and/or if you would like to
help us deliver the festival on the day, please go to the Contact
you wish to present or perform, read on . .
& Performers (NB proposal forms link
from the foot of this page, but please read this first)
are grateful to all those who offer to give talks, workshop,
demonstrations or performances at Festival of Life. Due to lack
of funding, we are unable to pay commercial rates for this service.To
avoid discrimination on income grounds, minimal charges are
made for entry to the festival to cover the cost of the venue,
publicity, and organisation.
we hope that participants see this as an opportunity to perform
a self-less service for the benefit of the greater community
as well as promoting your own business. The Festival provides
participants with free promotion in association with the event,
on the website and in the programme, and on the day itself,
as well as free entry to the evening Dance and Celebration and
we invite you to offer reciprocal publicity, in the spirit of
supporting the festival as a whole.
to Apply: Presentations are booked separately from stalls.
Sessions are mostly either 30 or 60 minutes including time for
Questions & Answers, with half an hour between sessions
to allow for changeover. Presentations already booked are indicated
in the Programme
Summary Chart so have a look and see what's still
available before filling in the form, which enables you to request
a particular time-slot and location, and to put full details
of what you are proposing, and let us know of any time constraints.
When we reply to your proposal, we will give you a link
to the draft location of your event, and our contact details.
Please note that changes may have to be made as the festival
builds in order to accommodate other presenters who have particular
time constraints, but if we do need to move your slot, we will
contact you again about it. If you find that something has come
up that prevents you attending, however little notice of this
you have, please let us know, as by then, there may be
a waiting list.
On the day: Please report to the Presenters Desk on arrival,
and find out how to contact the steward for the area where you
are presenting. When it's time for your slot, you should be
able to gain entry to the room 15 minutes beforehand, and if
you have any problems, contact your steward if they are not
already in the vicinity. Please ensure that if you want contact
details of your participats, that you arrange this before the
end of the allocated time, and vacate the room promptly for
the next speaker at quarter to the published starting time,
so that you do not take up time from the next presentation with
your book sales - the proposal form enables you to request
space on a shared sales area, and you can ask attendees to assemble
there, or at another pre-arranged point - details such as this
will be advised to you in the run-up to the festival..
In the park, performances in the cafe area are "open
to the public" so that people in the neighbourhood may
join in on a voluntary donation basis. Workshops in closed marquees
will be manned by stewards who will request that attendees have
paid, and we request that presenters co-operate with these arrangements.
Ticket: Each speaker has free entrance - this will not be
issued beforehand - simply report to the Presenters Desk on
arrival. You are allowed another free ticket only for a co-presenter
- this does not include free entry for your whole class for
a demo session! - please note that there is no external funding
for this festival, which is entirely self-supporting, with sterling
costs funded only by stall-holders and paying participants.
As our programme has expanded, so has the number of free entries,
and if you do need assistants with free entry, please either
arrange payment for their tickets, or ask them to register as
in advance, as other presenters and stall-holders may also be
in need of assistance. Likewise, if you have no assistant and
require support, eg for unloading, carrying, setting up equipment,
demonstrations etc, or for accommodation, you can request this
via the volunteer system.