It’s Bude’s Online Earth Festival today …

From the Castle:

Last year we were beset by storms, this year there’s a small matter of a global pandemic, but in true Bude spirit, we were not to be deterred. Although we’re sorry that we’re not able to be with you in person, we’ve endeavoured to rise to the challenge and hope that you will enjoy our full menu of online presentations, workshops and entertainment.

Please feel free to click on the links in the schedule below to enjoy this festival in the comfort of your homes today and for many months to come.  At the bottom of the page, you will see all the talks and entertainment to choose from. We’ll be leaving the pages live so that you can dip in and out of them whenever convenient. In this way, we hope that the information and entertainment will prove a great source of inspiration, comfort and hope for many years to come.

We hope you enjoy this time with us online and look forward to being reunited with you all at The Castle very soon.

Bude’s Online Earth Festival Schedule, June 7th 2020. 


Festival Blessing 


•  Nixie James-Scott  – Our festival opens with a healing  blessing by  local Celebrant and Interfaith Minister, Nixie James-Scott from Unique Ceremonies


A Message of Welcome


•  Mark Berridge, The Castle & Communities Manager  – A big welcome to the festival


Yoga For All


•  Rosie Lewis  – Wise words and calming yoga to start your day.



Online Presentations:


  Satish Kumar – Writer, Broadcaster and Editor Emeritus, Resurgence & Ecologist Magazine.

Part 1:  Coronavirus – The Voice of the Earth

Part 2:  One Earth


•  Natalie Fee –  Writer, presenter and founder of City to Sea


•  Nick Rosen – Off-Grid Living Specialist and Award-Winning Documentary Maker


  Avril Sainsbury – Cleaner Seas Group


•  Yvette Curtis – Wave Wahines CIC & Plastic Free Periods Environmenstrual Ambassador


  Cal Major – Paddle Against Plastic Founder and Vitamin Sea Filmmaker



Online workshops:-


•  How to Make a Festival Crown – with Cassie from Bude Blooms.


•  Foraging I – an introductory online workshop with Vivienne Campbell


•  Foraging II –  Linda Moran takes us foraging in Bude.


•  Biodynamic Gardening – an introduction by biodynamic gardener, Claire Hattersley.


•  Balanced Beekeeping Using Top Bar Hives – The Barefoot Beekeeper, Phil Chandler shows you how.





•  James Dixon – Songs for Bude.



Earth Festival 2019


•  Bude Earth Heroes – an update


•  Revisiting our fabulous 2019 presenters – Otter Surfboards, Sea Shepherd, The Sharks Trust, The Sealife Trust, The Koa Tree Project, Rowan Working Horses, Westcountry Rivers Trust, Extinction Rebellion, Simon Dawson.


•  Stallholders –  online messages of goodwill.



Charity Focus:-


•  Dartmoor Zoo


•  The Sealife Trust – The Seal Sanctuary, Gweek 


•  Wild Futures – The Monkey Sanctuary




•  Kymble Eldridge – Kymble  from Bude Library takes children for a voyage around her wildlife garden before telling a story




•  Environmental Art – A talk by fashion designer and environmental artist Josie Misick.



The Mayor Of Bude-Stratton

•  Bob Willingham – A closing message by the Mayor of Bude-Stratton Town Council,


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