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This article first appeared in our Earth Day special issue of My Green Pod Magazine, distributed with The Guardian on 22 April 2021. Click here to subscribe to our digital edition and get each issue delivered straight to your inbox
Just under 1,000 tickets are selling fast for the second year of Medicine Festival, a family-friendly and alcohol-free gathering.
Medicine is a celebration of love, laughter, play, connection and inspiration; the immersive experience creates a space where people can learn, grow, reconnect with nature and one another, and return home with renewed hope for the future.
Spotlight on indigenous wisdom
The festival has been carefully curated to provide a place where people can be part of a vibrant, diverse community and unplug from the fast pace of our modern world.
The event is the first UK gathering where indigenous leaders and wisdom keepers from around the world are at the heart of the curation.
These guardians of the planet bring ancient wisdom and knowledge traditions alongside tools for positive action to inspire and empower.
This year, Chief Biraci and Putany of the Yawanawa Tribe and Ninawa Pai da Mata with the Huni Kuin Family will be at Medicine, sharing unique and vital perspectives on behalf of indigenous communities from the Brazilian and Peruvian Amazonian Rainforest.
Workshops, talks and music
The wider programme offers a rich and diverse array of healing practices, panel discussions, wellbeing and movement workshops, kids’ activities, nature immersion, traditional ceremony, musicians and electronic DJs.
The Activation Hub at the heart of the festival provides a platform for thought leaders, with talks, workshops and discussions on consciousness and spirituality, future technology, ancestral wisdom, neuroscience, philosophy, storytelling, activism, changemaking, food, farming, community and the future economy.