The digital festival that will use talks, workshops and stories to explore the future of our planet

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Published: 18 June 2020

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Community festival organiser Envirolution has confirmed a digital version of its festival – ‘INvirolution’ – will take place on Saturday 20 June.

In response to the Covid-19 crisis, the virtual festival will be dedicated to the idea of what people want the planet to look like in this changing world, with a focus on the hashtag #MyFuturePlanet.

Northern roots, global reach

INvirolution’s base is the city of Manchester in the UK, and the festival will showcase a range of bands, inspirational local stories and workshops from the North of England. 

But a digital festival brings a wider scope and global possibilities: worldwide activity has been scheduled to connect people as far away as Australia and Kenya.

Key topics will include inspirational discussions and ideas around sustainability, community spirit and insightful ways to help shape our climate in a post-coronavirus world.

‘This festival has always been a platform for inspiring community stories, and we are glad to find a way to do something new this year. We look forward to showcasing some of the brightest and most exciting movements from around the world in the darkness and uncertainty of this crisis.’

DAN GIBBON-WALSH
INvirolution marketing coordinator

Talks and cook-alongs

The virtual festival will have live features and talks as well as pre-recorded entertainment scheduled for different times throughout the day – just like a typical live festival. The content will be hosted here.

Backing and involvement has been confirmed from some of the leading lights in sustainability in the UK and beyond, including TV presenter Lindsey Chapman and zero-waste activist Rob Greenfield. Tasty veggie cook-alongs are set to be provided by the Vegetarian Society Cookery School.

At 16.00 on Saturday 20 June, My Green Pod co-founder Jarvis Smith will take to the virtual stage for a live talk about finding your purpose post-lockdown – and what that means for future generations.

‘We’ve had to postpone our 2020 festival but we’re collaborating with Green festivals internationally on how to come out of this pandemic stronger and more sustainable than ever. Thanks to INvirolution we’ll have a platform to demonstrate what we do this June.’

EM WEIRDIGAN
Green Gathering director

INvirolution also presents opportunities for other environmental and sustainable causes to get people involved with their latest campaigns; Green Gathering and Extinction Rebellion are just two of the names that have confirmed participation. 

Click here for more about INvirolution and how to get involved.

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