FESTIVAL PROGRAMME

Friday 12th June – Monday 15th June

Live stage – live music from lunchtime to 9pm

Speakers tent – political talks on democracy, law , Commoning and alternatives

Reggae stage – a range of acts will be playing on this stage

Poet Tree Alliance stage – a full programme of poets and musicians throughout the festival

Electronic stage – this starts late afternoon and goes on until late

Tea tent – tea , coffee, herbal drinks, water , juice

Cafe tent – delicious food and refreshments

Craft tent – throughout the festival there will be workshops on wood carving, stone carving , arts and crafts

               
RUNNYMEDE FESTIVAL PROGRAMME 2015

FRIDAY 12th June 2015

12 noon The Festival opens with a warm welcome from the villagers of Runnymede.

12:30pm     After the welcoming food will be served from the cafe and kitchen area’s ready in  time to catch the first act on the Live stage.

1pm The Harriman Boys – Live stage

2pm Poet Tree Alliance will open introducing poets and musicians throughout the whole day
                
3pm Elisha Blue & Band, psychedelic rock – Live stage  

3pm Foraging workshop with Willow, meet at the Marquee

4pm Sound Journeying with Didgeridoo & Gong workshop – Electronic stage 
                     
4pm Shoot the Duke, upbeat Folk – Live stage

5pm Le Fu sounds – Live stage 

6pm Fin acoustic – Live stage 
                     
7pm Film tent opens for a movie

7pm Jay, acoustic reggae – Live stage

7pm Learn to mix vinyl with Terry – Electronic stage

8pm Dinner will be served from the cafe and kitchen area’s

8pm Pete Deane , acoustic singer songwriter on Live Stage

9pm Tenkai B2b Hkay – Electronic Stage opens 

      
               
SATURDAY 13th June 2015

9 am         The will be tea, coffee and a light breakfast served in the kitchen area 

11am Workshop on making your own Charter.
There will be a quick introduction to Charters through the ages, from the early Saxons to  Magna Carta through to the Levellers and the Chartists, followed by a  chance to design your own charter on a scroll. 

12 noon     Tree climbing with rope and harness with Willow, meet at the Marquee

12 noon Artist Taxi Driver

12 Noon Poet Tree Alliance will open introducing poets and musicians throughout the whole                             day 

1 pm         Lunch will be served at the cafe and kitchen areas

2pm   From Magna Carta to a Precariat Charter workshop, how we can reclaim the commons and due-process. With Dr Guy Standing, Professor in Development Studies, School of Oriental and African Studies.    Speaker’s tent

2 pm         Gordon and The Band – Live stage

2pm Leni J Sovec, Deep House – Electronic stage

2.30 pm   Stone-carving workshop with Betty and Adam – Craft Tent

3:15 pm  -5:15 pm   Brick Lane Debates – speed debating  -Speaker tent

3 pm              Photography and story telling workshop with Guy 
           
3pm A talk on Freedo with Gary    

4 pm         Wolf Like Child – Live stage
               
4pm Personal Revolution Party with Charlie
                
5 pm        Madhav Bhatt, Hang Drum – Live stage

5pm     Terry, funk & soul – Electronic stage

5pm Spiritual healing with Arun

5pm  Rojava and Democracy  Kurdish women will talk about democracy in Rojava – Speaker’s Tent

6 pm         Red Indra – Live stage

6pm Hula Hooping workshop with Liza in the Field
               
7 pm         Willow – Live stage

7pm The Youth Astounded, electro swing – Electronic Stage

8 pm         Dinner will be served at the cafe and kitchen area’s
               
9pm         Various DJs until 3am music will be turned down at 1 am
     

SUNDAY 14th June 2015

9am Breakfast

11am Foraging with Willow meet at the Marquee

11am Republican democracy
The Magna Carta was the product of the struggle over the absolute power of monarchy in the 13th century. In the 17th century this struggle led England to become a republic, known as the Commonwealth. The democratic revolution ended in defeat and restoration. Is republicanism relevant today in the 21st century? What would England’s republic or Commonwealth look like today? 

12 noon Workshop on making your own Charter. This will be a quick introduction to Charters through the ages from Magna Carta through to the Levellers and Chartists, followed by a chance to design your own charter on a scroll. Craft tent

12 noon Dream-catcher workshop with Hannah – meet at craft tent

12 noon Le Fu at Live stage

1pm Lunchtime

1pm Freedo workshop with Gary

1pm Poet Tree Alliance tent open and introducing various spoken artist

1pm Dirty Flowers – live stage

2pm Towards a citizen led constitutional assembly with Assemblies for Democracy
The constitution is broken and only works for the political class. But what would a new constitution look like? What rights should it enshrine? And how we will achieve a new constitution, an Agreement of the People for the 21st century? A Citizens Convention on the Constitution could set the ball rolling.

2pm Electronic stage open with various Djs

2pm Dzifa Benson – poet

2pm Vivacia – band Live Stage

2:30 Mike Hobbs – poet author introducing first chapter of his book

3pm Hoola-hooping with Lisa – meet in horse field

3pm Foraging workshop with Andy meet at Speakers Tent

3pm Lunar Marada – Live Stage

4pm Invilla – Live Stage

4pm A talk on Squatting with Phoenix

4pm The Charter of the Forest , Robin Hood and protest
The Charter of the Forest was the companion charter to the Magna Carta and gave commoners rights to subsist from the forest and protection from harsh forest law imposed by the likes of the Sheriff of Nottingham, on behalf of hated King John. A brief talk and discussion on the charter, its importance and evidence of outlaws fighting back in the forest .

5pm Commons Rising Participatory Workshop
Introduction to what Commons Rising does and the CommonsFest2015.

5pm Shock Hazard – Live band

6 – 7 pm Dinner will be served

7pm Electronic Stage

6pm High Breed -Live-stage

7pm Project Noise – Live Stage

8 pm Ted Humphreys – Live Stage

9pm Shifty Little Sister – Live Stage

9pm onwards the Electronic stage continues with

MONDAY 15th June 2015

Music, crafts, poetry continue, details to follow…

11am The Prostitute State
Donnachadh McCarthy will talk about his book , THe Prostitute State and how we can reclaim our democracy

1pm Frank Taylor , Runnymede Gazette

3pm Workshop on making your own Charter. There will be a quick introduction to Charters through the ages, from the early Saxons to Magna Carta through to the Levellers and the Chartists, followed by a chance to design your own charter on a scroll.

5pm Folk-moot at Ankerwycke
A talk and discussion “The four principles of the Magna Carta our democracy needs today” by Anthony Barnett , founder of Charter 88 and Open Democracy , followed by a display of charters and Folk -Moot ( assembly) on a charter for the 21st Century at 2500 Ankerwycke Yew, where the charter was sealed 800 years ago. If you, or your group, have a charter/ manifesto/ list of demands or vision for a better world, then please bring and share!

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  1. Stephen Roberts

    This sounds fascinating and very worthwhile. I am sorry I cannot attend in person and send you every good wish for a marvellous and well attended festival. Your sense of history is also very impressive.

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