Seed Festival – planting big ideas is a creative partnership between Hawkwood and Seed Idea.

VW-SFestHouseHawkwood, Centre for Future Thinking an ethical centre providing courses, facilitating training, offering venue hire and home of the Centre for Future Thinking (registered charity 311767).

Our vision is about creating the world we want for now and our future. We are a place that convenes people and organisations from many disciplines in support of creative endeavour, a flourishing society and a sustainable environment. We aim to nurture and develop creativity that is personally fulfilling and resource people to respond positively to our current and future societal and environmental context.



BGC on DartmoorSeed Idea exists to provide individuals, groups and business with an inspiring and engaging service through events, design, innovation and coaching. As well as their own exciting Seed projects – concerts, festivals, videos and workshops. They can support you in your artistic vision by providing you with the expertise, services or tools that you seek to make your project a reality.

They have a fountain of creative ideas that help us uniquely respond to your needs. They are particularly inspired by people and projects that break the mould and are grounded in social and ecological values. They offer you a tailor-made service to best support you planting your big idea in the world.


Victoria-WhelanFestival Producer Victoria Whelan of Seed Idea produces albums, artwork, videos and events including: Big Green Week 2015  when Bristol was European Green Capital. Launched as Executive Producer of Love The Future working with Bristol Green Capital Partnership on Healthy City Week and Partnering with TEDx Bristol with a Love the Future of Fashion Event at the Colston Hall. Dartington festivals in 2011, Tagore Festival featuring Deepak ChopraVandana Shiva and Satish Kumar. (7 days, 4 venues, 100 artists.) Also producing the first UK Social Justice festival, Interrogate. Helping deliver Home festival with Suzanne Vega. In 2012 programming Inspiration4Ability in Bristol UWE, and working on the team for Westcountry Storytelling Festival at Embercombe. 2013 saw her programming and delivering Quest 2013, Devon and Seed Festival 2013, Stroud. In 2014 she programmed 79 vents for Embercombe on the Tall Ship Kaskelot for the Big Green Week, helped with the early planning of the Natural Leaders Now Conference in London and promoted Deva Premal and Miten Concert in Bath with 900 attending. She also is Principal Pauline Quirke Performing Arts Torbay.


The Seed Festival is a collaboration betweenkatie all the Artists, Speakers, Partners; Artistic Director Victoria Whelan of Seed Idea and the Hawkwood Team, particularly CEO Alicia Carey and Programme Manager Katie Lloyd-Nunn, .

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