Writer, poet, enemy of all that’s difficult and upsetting, Matt’s way with words has taken him from Totnes to the Wimbledon Tennis Championships via Saturday Live, the Edinburgh Festival and the Work section of the Guardian. He is host of Radio 4’s Wondermentalist Cabaret, creator of Empath Man, and author of The Hole in the Sum of my Parts, Where Earwigs Dare and Mindless Body Spineless Mind.
Described as ‘great entertainment’, ‘a wonderfully engaging performer’, ‘funny, enlightening’ and ‘sheer environmental magic’. Green Poems for a Blue Planet (Illustrations by Wallace and Gromit - creator Nick Park) and Verse for the Earth – More Green Poems for a Blue Planet are the world’s first major collections of green poetry for a universal audience. Eco-comical and thought-provoking, the poems highlight the threat humankind poses to the future of the planet. Martin is the 2014 Winner Climate Week Awards in Best Artistic Response Category for Green Poems for a Blue Planet. Proud to be partnered with Bristol, European Green Capital 2015 and with WaterAid on a poetry competition to inspire young writers and spread awareness about the water crisis and WaterAid’s work.
Helen Moore is an award-winning ecopoet and community artist/activist based in Somerset. Her debut poetry collection, Hedge Fund, And Other Living Margins (Shearsman Books, 2012), was described by Alasdair Paterson as being “in the great tradition of visionary politics in British poetry.” At the Seed Festival, she’ll be reading from her second collection, ECOZOA (Permanent Publications, 2015), which responds to Thomas Berry’s vision of the ‘Ecozoic Era’, where we live in harmony “with the Earth as community.” Helen’s book has already been acclaimed by a leading literary figure, John Kinsella, as “a milestone in the journey of ecopoetics”.
Mr The Temp (BA, MA, PDF) is a poet, educator and loop pedal artist. His work has been featured on BBC Radio 4, World Service and Newsnight. Pete has performed at over 20 UK festivals making him as common a sight in a festival field as a porterloo. This year he stepped out of the poterloo to become the Official Glastonbury Poet in Residence. He recently finished a national tour of his stage show 'Pete the Temp vs Climate Change' in which he defeated climate change using his mouth.
Jackie Juno - Zebra-print Poetry Queen of the Southwest, Grand Bard of Exeter and firm believer in Death Before Diet.
Crazy, funny, poignant and unremittingly honest, Jackie brings you a unique stand-up poetry show culled from a lifetime of wild and wayward experiences. Matt Harvey (Radio 4) says of her: 'Jackie is warm and witty, frank and feisty, but above all, very very funny.'
Wood Sisters, a modern mystery school for women created by Sam Wernham and Sue Charman, offers a weekly Circle meditation group and celebrates the 8-fold Celtic year with day-long gatherings to honour the seasons of our lives, and the path of the western mysteries from prehistoric times through to modern day, in myth, meditation, ceremony and crafts.
Sue & Sam are offering a trance-telling of the Demeter and Persephone myth and the eating of the pomegranate seeds in the Underworld. Then, we can share our inner wisdom around this sacred myth. This will be open to 14+ (women & men).
Step across the Border into an enchanting and perilous Otherworld in this show based upon the ballads of Thomas the Rhymer and Tam Lin as you've never heard them before! One day when Thomas the Rhymer sits by the Eildon Tree the Queen of Elfland comes a-riding by and summons him to her magical kingdom... When Janet ignores her father's command and goes to Carterhaugh to pull a rose, she encounters a fairy knight. Only she can free him from the clutches of the Queen...
Storytelling, singing, music and poetry weave together to spell-binding effect.
Milly Jackdaw - Storyteller extraordinaire and conjuror of worlds. Be prepared to transcend the ordinary as we travel together on an ocean of dreams. I’ll tell tales of old that speak of today, tales of losing and finding our way. Tales for young’uns, grown ups and fools of wizards and bears and witches and wolves. Tales to remind us of where we come from and maybe I’ll throw in a dance or a song. Inspired by nature I speak for the trees so are you all sitting quite comfortably? Bring a cosy thing, prepare to unwind as strange and wonderful worlds fill your mind.
Planting seeds of wisdom, fertilising the heart an watering the garden of imagination.
Seed Festival 2019
Seed Festival 5-7 July 2019 Planting Big Ideas! Hawkwood, nr Stroud. Musicians, Poets, Artists, Inspiring Eco Speakers, Movers and Shakers and YOU! Seed Festival inspires a more intimate and personal connection with our living world and our place within it. WIth the biggest UK Green speaker lineup that includes the voice of many Millennials, its set to be the best yet.
More about Hawkwood
Hawkwood is a Centre For Future Thinking, providing courses, facilitating training and offering venue hire set in a beautiful location in the Cotswolds. 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. Registered charity number 311767
More about Seed Idea
Seed Ideaexists to provide inspiring and engaging service through events, design, innovation and coaching. Seed Idea projects include: concerts, festivals, videos and workshops; plus the Big Green Chair.
They are particularly inspired by people and projects that break the mould and are grounded in social and ecological values - those who are planting big ideas in the world.