A final printed programme can be seen here. Fuller descriptions of Base Camp’s sessions and performances are all in dropdown boxes under Peformance in the topbar.

The Base Camp programme is now shaping up and we’ll be putting up full details here on the website during the month of May (see the dropdown box for session details). Already it’s a feisty and enticing mix of talks, theatre, music and workshops with lots of space for conversation and encounter.

Come and meet the artists, writers and editors of the Dark Mountain journals and see them action: on our stage Em Strang performs her post-apocalyptic poem Stone, Paul Kingsnorth relates the roaming of his upcoming Beast, Rima Staines and Sylvia Lindsteadt takes us into the hedge-brambled world of Tatterdamalion, Nick Hunt and Monique Besten across the trackways of Europe, following the winds and the sea, Catrina Davies into her music-making tin shed by the cliffs of the Atlantic.

We enter the realms of mythology and wild intelligence, guided by Martin Shaw and David Abram. We look at the future of knowledge and learning with Dougald Hine, Keri Facer and Ben Vickers, the future of land and food growing with Chris Smaje, Cate Chapman and Molly Campbell. Shaun Chamberlin launches David Fleming’s dictionary Lean Logic and Surviving the Future. Robert Leaver digs the earth and plumbs its depths.

All these, alongside storytelling around fires, night time appearances from Feral Theatre, herbal mead-making, Georgian singing, wild swimming, a renga (poetry!), a procession (peformances!) and more. Experience a weekend of exploration, discussion and surprises on the edge of civilisation this September. See you there!

Hedgespoken by starlight
Hedgespoken by starlight (Rima Staines) Rima Stained and Tom Hiron’s house on wheels and off-grid imaginarium