The HUGE queue this weekend at The Bigger Picture Festival @ The Bargehouse. London.
A series of talks, performances, workshops and exhibits discussing, what life could or must be like if we are to live sustainably - outside of our current economic system.
'We know that we’re living in a period of converging crises: there’s little doubt that we face a daunting array of social, economic, politcal and environmental challenges. But we don’t always see how inter-related these challenges are, nor the solutions which them into opportunities for positive change.' (www.thebiggerpicture2009.org)
NEF (New Economics Foundation) director, Stewart Wallis aptly described how society is caught in a 'hamster wheel effect' - we are fearful to make big changes to our economic and social models and so the cycle continues...re-creating the same problems we are striving to repair again and again.
There was a huge turnout for Saturdays event, leading to an hour long queue to even get inside! However, the queue formed a captive audience for a number of weird and wonderful performances by poets & activists.
For more info: www.thebiggerpicture2009.org