The reciprocity crisis in psychedelics: recognition, respect, and royalties. A Panel discussion with Zoe Cormier, Dr Ros Watts, Dr David Luke & Nick Von Christierson
Saturday 13:00 – 14:30 | MIND
Psychedelics have gone from contraband chemicals to big business – by some estimates, the industry could balloon from $2 billion in 2020 to $10.75 billion by 2027. What are we to make of white businessmen making millions off the molecules that the rest of us have been exploring and developing in the underground scene for decades – or which a huge variety of cultures around the world have used as sacraments for thousands of years? How should respect, recognition – or even royalties be given? And if psychedelic startups are truly serious about “tackling the mental health crisis”, should they be looking to charge $10,000 or more for psychedelic therapy? How can we ensure fairness and equality as these medicines surge into the mainstream.
Join author Zoe Cormier, psychologist Rosalind Watts, academic David Luke, and Nick von Christierson, CEO of Woven Science, to discuss the reciprocity crisis in psychedelics.
Despotic Drift: The Use and Abuse of Emergency Powerswith Luke Kemp
Saturday 11:30 – 12:30 | MIND
In a world of global risks, emergency powers are becoming increasingly prevalent. This talk will explore the deep history and future of emergency powers, their uses and abuses, how they can drift towards more despotic arrangements, and alternative, more democratic responses to crises.
Deforestation on our Plates with Cait Findlay of Greenpeace
Sunday 10:00 – 11:00 | MIND
Can what I eat really be having an impact on deforestation? Find out what’s happening in some of the world’s largest forests.
Cait is a writer and journalist focusing on LGBTQ+ communities. Her journey into climate activism began when I accidentally went vegetarian at university. Later, she began to realise the scale of the climate emergency and the importance of preserving our beautiful planet. As someone who spends her life working with words, she joined the Greenpeace speaker network to connect with other people on their climate journey, to talk problems and share solutions, with the intention of helping people feel empowered and equipped to take action to protect our home.
Enter the dreamers gate with intent and flow through layers of illuminated colour in this meditative visualisation, awaken your heart-mind, breathe and be. I am fascinated by the natural world, how the rhythms of life evolve from sound and how our thought forms stemmed from feelings create our reality. By layering my mixed media patterns of cosmic nature into moving visuals, a more tangible and immersive experience is born for the viewer’s own journey.
Saturday & Sunday 16:00 – 18:00 | MIND | by donation
André Power, is a leading life coach in the field of self empowerment, self awareness and individual differences, as well as being a most highly referenced Master Quantum Healer, which he has developed after conducting fifteen years of Reiki healing.
Come and be amazed and blown away, as he takes you on a journey of self realisation and awareness, unlike anything represented to you before!
André, teaches the art of Freestyle. This incorporates many novel and unique approaches to the age old questions of “who am I, why am I here, where am I going”, as well as introducing concepts such as “Controlling your narrative” and the twelve aspects of Love, from Innocence to Forgiveness and how they apply to us as both individuals and groups.
He will also fully explain the Source energy he channels and not only how it is done, but also what it is and how it can instantly and remotely, be transmitted anywhere, to anyone on the Planet.
This is a full, Mind, Body and Spirit workshop and although André will set the parameters as it goes, you are encouraged to interact with fulsome Q&A session and be introduced to many concepts, some ancient in inception, such as Astrology and numerology, some more modern in implementation, such as Body language and breathing techniques and others that are right at the forefront of latest science and meta-physics, such as DNA attunement and the power of love, as an actual energetic vibration.
Finally, a little theorising and determining regarding the “Age of Aquarius” and what it really means, concluding with a group energy boost that will empower you and attune you, to the vibration of the “Eternal Source of Love”.
Friday 19:30 – 20:30 | ONCE IN A BLUE MOON Saturday 1915 – 20:15 | MIND
Paul Jackson is a sitarist, guitarist, composer and performer. A unique contemporary take on traditional Classical Indian Ragas infused in original songs with delta-blues style slide played on sitar. Performances can also include original, multi-style songs on guitar, complemented with Consciousness emotive vocals.
We are Nature – Rewilding Yourself: a panel discussion hosted by Amisha Ghadiali
Sunday 14:00 – 15:30 | MIND
We invite you to join us for this special panel discussion on rewilding ourselves. Drawing on the theme of We Are Nature, you will hear from our inspiring panel Bruce Parry, Charlotte Pulver, Meesh Deeny, Melanie Kelay and Helene Su speak to their journeys and experiences of letting go of some of the chains of modern living, and discovering their wild nature. This session will be hosted by Amisha Ghadiali from the acclaimed “all that we are” podcast.
We invite you to reconnect with the wisdom of nature. To celebrate the interconnection of all living beings and our planet’s beauty and abundance. To recognise the importance of re-rooting, grounding and opening ourselves to the frequencies, intelligence and infinite potential of life.
We take inspiration from nature’s resilience, the gifts of her cycles and the wisdoms therein. We are all in perpetual cycle, learning and growing through endless spirals, each bringing new beginnings and new life – a steely spark of potential, like the pine cone after a forest fire. Through the rhythm of her cycles, nature teaches us the power of transformation.
In these challenging times, we find great medicine in nature. The wisdom to heal, regenerate and transform our living story.
Last year ‘all that we are’ (formally known as The Future Is Beautiful) collaborated with Noisily to host a We are Nature day event with a guided pilgrimage and powerful panel discussion – listen to the podcast with Amisha, Bruce and Charlotte here
She is the author of Intuition and The Future Is Beautiful. She is an experienced facilitator and has a gift of bringing people into connection with themselves, each other and the earth. She offers Beautiful Leadership mentoring which is one to one work that combines the transformation of deep seated patterns, trauma release and the embodiment of your soul’s calling. She creates brave, tender and inclusive spaces for our hearts unfolding, healing and embrace of our wildness.
Charlotte Pulver is a modern day alchemist and change maker, born into the Pulver lineage of Apothecarians. She has a background in natural healthcare, studying and practising various medical systems of healing for 20+ years, whilst her love is rooted in making medicines for people which she sells through ‘Pulver’s Apothecary’ which she will also be bringing to the area on Saturday and Sunday.
She has been hosting water ceremonies and pilgrimages for many years, is currently writing a book on London’s springs and wells, and helped co-found The Fellowship of the Spring, a group championing water guardianship in the British Isles.
Bruce Parry is best known for his award winning documentaries which followed him living with and learning from remote indigenous peoples around the world. Other series followed him visiting peoples struggling with the effects of globalisation and climate change and the part we all play in these events. These experiences led him to leave the BBC and direct a feature documentary about humankind’s loss of connection to nature and the effect this is having globally. He has been deeply effected by his travels and is now trying to put into practice some of the lessons he learned over the years, especially influenced by the few remaining egalitarian tribes he has been lucky to meet. He currently lives in Wales.
Meesh Denny is an Energetic, Somatic Practitioner & Artist. She works with the body and body energetics to bring regulation to the nervous system as well as bringing guidance that allows old wounding, conditioning, beliefs, patterns to be physically and emotionally changed. She spent 13 years of her career working in private practice as a Chiropractor, using mostly Network Spinal Analysis- an energetic light touch technique that creates deep myofascial and therefore, emotional change – alongside Kinesiology, nutritional support and intuitive guidance.
She blends this nearly 2 decades of experience as a practitioner with her intuitive, soft approach, to create sessions that allow a deep letting go within the nervous system, the emotional system and the subconscious mind. Outside of her role as a guide she is a singer and vocal artist, creating meditations, vocal soundscapes and soulful, ancestrally inspired music rooted in her African American and Celtic lineage.
Melanie Kalay is a multi-disciplinary artist, healer & visionary working with the elements of sound, music and movement. Her work weaves techniques and flavours inspired by lineages from Egypt, Tibet, India and ancient Aztec and Mayan cultures, learnings that have been transforming and enriching lives for thousands of years. She formed The Sensory Alchemists, a collective a group of Black/brown, queer and marginalised wellness and creative practitioners, with the intention honouring trauma and grief to bringing joy and pleasure back into our bodies; and changing the face of the wellness industry to create spaces for those that have in the past felt excluded. They practice radical inclusion and exclusion, as well as the decolonisation of yoga and other wellness practices.
Her work invites us to remember organic fluidity and structures of nature, raising vibrations through all the senses to leave you feeling more connected to the Earth, yourself and eachother.
Helene Su is a Dance and Transformational Facilitator, and her work is an invitation for us to remember who we are. Informed by Somatic Movement Education, Classical Dance, Yoga, Subtle Body Energetics, the Tao and the Therapeutic Arts, she has created Niio (New Integrated and Inspired Openings) Dance to empower us to find our authentic, true selves; to be in tune with our body and in flow in our life. In Taoist belief we are like waves in the ocean – there is an essential oneness between us and the world and much of her practice and teachings are informed by nature, dancing with the elements, with the trees, under vast skies.
Her parents are from Hong Kong and China, and as a child growing up in England, she grew up feeling like a misfit, like she didn’t belong, seeking identity. Through dance and nature immersion she has discovered a deep sense of presence and belonging, a journey of freedom and flow that connects our inner realms to our outer world. She shares talks and workshops throughout Europe with the intention of seeding this journey of returning to our bodily intelligence, full vibrant health and joy.
Earth in Mind: Rethinking Education for Our FuturePanel Discussion
Friday 1415 – 1530 | MIND
Exclusively for Noisily, ‘Earth in Mind: Rethinking Education for Our Future’ draws together pioneers who are reimagining education to meet the opportunities and challenges of the 21st Century to engage on a panel on the Mind Stage.
Much of what has gone wrong with the world is the result of inadequate and misdirected education that:
– Alienates us from life in the name of human domination
– Causes students to worry about how to make a living before they know who they are
– Overemphasizes success and careers
– Dampens creativity
– Separates feeling from intellect, and the practical from the theoretical
– Deadens the sense of wonder for the created world.
The crisis we face is one of mind, perception, and values. It is, first and foremost, an educational challenge. Once we acknowledge and begin to address this seriously, it then becomes an issue of active, effective democracy.
Our format invites dialogue with inspiring innovators and leading thinkers. We provide a ‘hot seat’ for members of the audience who have experience in the field of education to become a part of the conversation.
We hope that guests will leave inspired, informed, equipped, and motivated.
“The fact is that given the challenges we face, education doesn’t need to be reformed — it needs to be transformed. The key to this transformation is not to standardize education, but to personalize it, to build achievement on discovering the individual talents of each child, to put students in an environment where they want to learn and where they can naturally discover their true passions.”
– Sir Ken Robinson
– Moderator: Carl Pratt, Founder & Creative Director, FuturePlanet
– Roz Birch, Education Futures Changemaker
– Peter Barden, Co-founder, Forward Democracy
– Bruce Parry, Documentary Filmmaker
– Dan Mitchlemore, Teacher & Education Changemaker
Carl Pratt, Creative Director, FuturePlanet
Carl is the Founder of FuturePlanet a community of action, with a mission to accelerate our transition to an inclusive, regenerative future. He leads with love, inclusivity, kindness, positivity, and play. As a leader, Carl’s purpose is to support you to transform the world to be one where every child, woman, and man can thrive, in balance and harmony with nature. A future we can all love. Since founding FuturePlanet, he has united and supported change-makers from over 150 organisations, inspiring and empowering each other to create a positive impact.
Rosamonde is a teacher, lecturer and facilitator who has worked across primary, secondary, higher education and community learning in Citizenship Education, Education for Sustainable Development and Outdoor Learning. This includes working with the UK Parliament, children and young people to develop a political and democratic literacy program across the South West of England. Most recently, Rosamonde has been exploring pedagogies of hope, Futures Thinking and alternatives in education focusing on the potentials of eco-social justice in education. She was awarded the Nico de Bruin prize for her MA dissertation into the vitality of hope through the practice of Philosophical Inquiry in a secondary school environment. To find out more visit www.rosamondebirch.space
Peter Barden, Co-founder, Forward Democracy
Peter is dedicated to defending and developing democracy, peace and environmental justice in our era. Inspired by the work of Sir Ken Robinson and David Orr, Peter’s determination to reimagine politics is primarily driven by a desire to transform the Department for Education. Peter has been producing innovative educational experiences for over 10 years spanning multiple sectors and serving diverse, global audiences. He has a degree in history with a focus on modern political ideas and philosophy, and a masters in international relations. He is also a mentor for the UK charity A Band of Brothers, which works with young men involved in the criminal justice system and supports them to lead lives of purpose, connection and belonging.
Dan Mitchlemore, Teacher & Education Changemaker
Dan has taught in London secondary schools for 5 years. After a masters module in Education for Sustainable Development convinced him that educational reform was desperately needed, and wanting to experience the reality of British state schools for himself, he completed Teach First’s Leadership Development Programme.
His experiences at both of the schools he has taught at have shocked, enlightened and humbled him – and despite some very challenging experiences, he remains hopeful that better models for education exist, that change is possible, and that it is absolutely necessary to regenerate our damaged world and strengthen communities.
Inspired by the work of David Orr and Daniel Christian Wahl, as well as critical educational literature of the late 60s and beyond, Dan is coming to share his views and reflect on his experiences.
Bruce Parry, Documentary Filmmaker
Bruce is best know for his award winning documentaries which followed him living with and learning from remote indigenous peoples around the world. Other series followed him visiting peoples struggling with the effects of globalisation and climate change and the part we all play in these events. These experiences led him to leave the BBC and direct a feature documentary about humankind’s loss of connection to nature and the effect this is having globally. He has been deeply effected by his travels and is now trying to put into practice some of the lessons he learned over the years, especially influenced by the few remaining egalitarian tribes he has been lucky to meet. He currently lives in Wales.
“The tribes offer us this way of coming together again to find purpose in something larger than ourselves…. Coming together and letting go of some of the things that distract us is a beautiful journey and we will all be happier. It’s hard to make the initial adjustments but it’s totally possible.” ~Bruce Parry https://www.bruceparry.com/
Stories from the front-line of saving the world – a talk with Chris Ballard
Saturday 1745 – 1845 | MIND
Across the world, International NGOs are delivering innovative and profoundly transformative social and environmental interventions in the most complex, deprived and dangerous regions. Humanitarian & development NGOs are delivering education and healthcare in war-zones, environmental NGOs are applying cutting-edge science in rainforests, and Nature-based Solutions in our cities.
Through radical impact innovation, NGOs and their heroic front-line staff are unlocking inspiring solutions to some of humanity’s greatest challenges, often with limited budgets and in extreme conditions.
Chris Ballard has led innovation for global NGOs including Save The Children & Earthwatch. In this talk, Chris will share some stories of how radical impact innovation is being applied by NGOs as they fight to save vulnerable people, remediate our environment, and transform humanity’s future.
Ukukhapha (oo – koo – ka – pah). A world class, self contained mobile music venue; With the goal to bring resources that are often inaccessible and prohibitively expensive to up and coming musicians in the far flung regions of the globe. To give agency and amplitude to their already impressive art. Initially generating a support base in the UK and Europe; “who we are” will be defined by an epic journey south into Africa. Through some of the most diverse, vibrant and energetic music scenes in the world. Where the underexposed magic lies…This talk, by the founders of Ukukhapha, will touch on the origins of such an ambitious idea, how one approaches such a gargantuan task, details the exact message and objectives of the project as well as contemplates the enormous impact it may have, not limited to the music/creative industries.