Talks and discussions
At the festival’s heart, the Liminal Lake features talks and discussions with leading thought leaders and changemakers, such as eminent environmentalist Satish Kumar, peace activist Dr Scilla Elworthy, explorer/indigenous rights activist Bruce Parry, psychedelic research pioneer Dr Rosalind Watts and cultural change writer Charlotte Du Cann.
Talk topics will cover the critical issues of the day – social justice, our disconnection from nature, chronic illness, increased polarisation and division in societies and the ethics of technology including social media and artificial intelligence.
Also covered here will be consciousness and spirituality, ancient and future tech, neuroscience and philosophy, myth and narratives, economy and localisation.
The Wellbeing Programme
The festival’s Wellbeing Programme includes guided movement and ecstatic dance sessions, yoga, meditation, martial arts and nutrition as well as a blend of modalities to find balance and restoration.
Expect breath and bodywork, sound healing and meditation laughter yoga, forest bathing and lots more.
The Healing Village offers 1:1 body work through different massage styles, reiki and other deep healing techniques.
The in-house cafés at Medicine support regenerative and independent food production, nourishing the soil and our bodies and minds while boosting biodiversity and creating healthier communities.
The festival also offers a delectable cultural diversity of street food, and the cafés will serve warming chai, energising cacao, sublime elixirs and nutritious juices.
All food offerings will be vegan and vegetarian to reduce environmental impact and promote healthy plant-based diets.
A Family area, geared around equipping the younger generation with skills and insights for creating a better world, includes activities like woodland adventures, games, bushcraft, music making, foraging, plant identification, storytelling and astronomy.
An exquisite diversity of entertainment, arts and performance designed to enliven the soul will include inspiring film and theatre, magical storytelling and uplifting comedy.
The tranquil woodland, lakes and parkland will be punctuated with a colourful array of walkabout performers, fire spinners, immersive actors and silver-tongued poets.
‘Tickets for our family-friendly and ethnically diverse event are now on sale, carefully curated to ignite the deep regeneration of our hearts, our communities and our world. Please join our vision, reconnect with Nature, and be part of this movement to restore ourselves, our planet, and to create a brighter future.’
Assistant director of Medicine Festival