Friday, 16 March 2018

COLOURFEST: A restorative alternative to summer festival madness

4-day Celebration of Yoga, Dance, Music, Theatre and Arts

The seventh Colourfest returns to Gaunts House in the beautiful Dorset countryside from Thursday 31 May to Sunday 3 June, bringing a unique opportunity for celebration and connection through yoga, dance, music, ceremony, theatre and arts.

Set amid open landscapes, stunning vistas and ancient trees, the alcohol and drug-free event offers a restorative alternative to the many hedonistic music festivals in the UK summer calendar. With yoga at the festival’s heart, the many workshops, performances and fun-filled activities are infused with its spirit and ethos, bringing the chance for deep connection and nourishment, and generating a calm and uplifting ambience.

Robbie Newman, co-organiser of Colourfest says: “Colourfest blends inner rest with more active expressions and promises to be playful, enriching and insightful, celebrating the many colours of life. The delicious blend of yoga, movement, music, creativity and spirited celebration leaves you feeling connected, in the flow, and full of the joy of being alive.” 

For lovers of movement, the festival offers collaborative dance jams and a variety of workshops covering yoga, dance, and the psychology of movement. Dance highlights include ceremonial dance with African dance superstar Denise Rowe; the UK’s first ecstatic dance band, The Urubu Collective; and silent ‘5 Rhythms’ dancing in the woods with disco headsets.    

Denise Ro-dance, photo: Andreia Dias
This year’s yoga programme features many high calibre teachers including internationally-renowned hatha yogi, Swami Ashokananda, Director of the New York Integral Yoga Institute. Catering for a diverse range of styles, and including acro yoga and partner yoga, many classes will be accompanied by live music, from DJ sets to kirtan chanting. The wider wellbeing programme also includes gong baths, sound healing, meditation, and other personal development workshops.  

On the music front, the eclectic line up of bands and musicians in the Colourfest CafĂ© are selected to soothe, inspire and uplift. Confirmed 2018 highlights include Glowglobes with their French-lilted mix of acoustic gypsy-jazz, folk and vocal harmonies, and “good time jazz-band” Skedaddle blending jazz, klezmer and Balkan gypsy songs and dances.

The festival’s kids’ area is a safe and creative space for children to learn and grow. Complete with an outdoor pool, the area also includes a woodland fairy walk and tents for crafts, storytelling, children’s yoga, hooping and theatre.

The venue, Gaunts House, provides clean on-site toilets and showers and the option of indoor accommodation for over 100 people, while cafes and vendors across the site proffer a delicious range of vegetarian and vegan cuisine.

Rowan Cobelli, co-organiser of Colourfest says: 

Upbeat, nurturing and family friendly, Colourfest is a constantly evolving gem of a gathering created for people looking for a connecting and restorative festival experience. Our programme caters for those just starting to explore themselves and life in a deeper way, as well as offering more intensive opportunities for those more experienced in transformative work. 

“Alongside the uplifting workshops, keeping the event alcohol and drug free really charges the atmosphere in beautiful ways. We encourage you to come for the full four days as it takes time to drop into a slower pace and build sufficient resources to really open up to and benefit from the wellspring of natural treasures this festival offers.”

Colourfest takes place from 31 May–3 June 2018 at Gaunts House, Wimborne, Dorset, BH21 4JD. For more information and tickets visit:

Will Gethin is the founder of Conscious Frontiers

Friday, 9 June 2017

The Artist’s Way

Sharon Garfinkel, fundraising manager at Resurgence, discovers the key to connecting with our creativity.

Along with over 200 people, I spent one of the hottest weekends of the year doing a workshop led by Julia Cameron, best-selling author of The Artist’s Way.

First published in 1992, the book has sold in its millions. Its central premise is that if we want to get in touch with our creativity we need to embark on two regular activities. Every day we must commit to writing Morning Pages – these are three pages of stream of consciousness which must be written as soon as we wake and before our brain gets into gear ie before looking at our phone, or even cleaning our teeth. In addition, we must take ourselves on a weekly Artist’s Date. This is a key mechanism for reawakening our creativity and we can go anywhere which speaks to us such as a gallery or market.

The course worked by getting us to write freely under pressure. These exercises included listing ‘five lives it would be fun to have’, ‘A great adventure I would like to have’ and ‘If my ego would allow it, I’d try…’

After the exercises, we then worked in clusters discussing what we had written. Each cluster activity lasted no more than 15 minutes. At the end of each group exercise, we gave those in our cluster “popcorn” – ie scribbled words of encouragement. The beauty of this exercise is that we were constantly changing groups and regularly meeting new people.

Organised by Alternatives – an independent, not-for-profit organisation dedicated to raising awareness and offering practical, inspiring and alternative solutions for everyday living – the weekend was fantastic. Everyone left with a beaming smile and a determination to continue this exhilarating work.

At 69, Julia – the ex-wife of Martin Scorsese – shows no sign of stopping. She is regularly in the UK and if you get the chance to go on one of her workshops, please do so.

Find out more about Julia Cameron
Find out more about Alternatives, including forthcoming courses and events.

Sharon Garfinkel is the Fundraising Manager at The Resurgence Trust.

Friday, 5 May 2017

Resurgence Summer Camp is back...

Bringing the art of gentle protest to this year’s festival season!

The ideas, ethos and spirit of Resurgence & Ecologist will spring to life again at our annual Resurgence Summer Camp from Friday 30 June to Sunday 2 July, when we return to the beautiful Green and Away tented eco village, near Malvern, in rural Worcestershire. Please note the early booking deadline is 15th May.

Having taken a break in 2016 to make space for Resurgence’s 50th anniversary ‘One Earth, One Humanity, One Future’ festival in Oxford, this year’s Summer Camp – billed ‘Resurgence Live’ – is an invitation to “build community and share solutions for a sustainable future”.  

“Continuing our quest to inspire a happier, healthier, more sustainable world, our ‘Resurgence Live’ Summer Camp is a weekend of inspiring talks, workshops, music, storytelling, poetry, craft, and gatherings around the campfire,” says Greg Neale, Editor-in-Chief of Resurgence & Ecologist magazine. “It’s a time and place to share rich experiences, recharge, rest and enjoy.  Join us for a live experience of Resurgence & Ecologist in action and share inspiration for living a more meaningful life.”

Headline speakers at the event include Satish Kumar, Editor Emeritus of The Resurgence Trust; Leo Johnson, co-presenter of the BBC Radio 4 series Future Proofing; “free thinker” Matthew Shaw, who advises ethical cosmetics company Lush on activism and social change in the digital age; nature connection facilitator and grassroots activist Kara Moses; and Sarah Corbett, who uses craft as a tool for gentle activism to influence long-term change.  The Craftivists’ approach “If we want the world to be more beautiful, kind and fair, then shouldn't our activism also be more beautiful, kind and fair?” is a theme that runs throughout the weekend programme, with talks and workshops that will be both challenging and uplifting.

Music highlights include Ombiviolum, with their magical mbira-infused Zimbabwean rhythms, and Eleanor Brown, a creative activist and songwriter using words, music and rhythm to connect, express and uplift. Poet Matt Harvey brings his inimitable sprinkle of humorous, lyrical activism, and – by popular demand – Denise Rowe and members of Ombiviolum will also be running an African dance workshop.

The tranquil, riverside Green & Away site, charged primarily by solar power, has a range of “back to nature” accommodation on offer, including the chance to rent bell tents and yurts.  

Tickets for this small, convivial event (including all vegetarian meals) are limited to 140 places, so book early to avoid disappointment.  To take advantage of the Early Bird rate, book by Monday 15 May!

For more info and to book visit
or email us at the Resurgence office

Tuesday, 20 December 2016

Sixties Songs of Revolution

In celebration of our 300th issue of Resurgence and the culmination of its 50th anniversary year – we have been looking back to the explosive era of the magazine’s emergence, ’66 - ’70, and have selected the defining revolutionary songs of the times.

Our 300th issue, just published, aptly coincides with the current You Say You Want a Revolution?  Records and Rebels 1966-1970 exhibition at London’s Victoria & Albert Museum. To commemorate this, the staff at Resurgence & Ecologist have compiled our ‘Top 20 Songs that Changed the World’ from the turbulent late Sixties era which is available on the magazine’s website.

Here is our Top 10 Songs of Revolution:

1.    Lennon and Yoko – Give Peace a Chance (1969)

2.    Joni Mitchell - Big Yellow Taxi  (1970)

3.    Bob Dylan – The Times They Are A Changin’ (1964)

4.    The Beatles - Revolution (1968)

5.    Buffalo Springfield - For What it's Worth (1967)

6.    Malvina Reynolds - God Bless The Grass (1966)

7.    Louis Armstrong – What a Wonderful World  (1967)

8.    James Brown - I’m Black and I’m Proud (1968)

9.    Jimi Hendrix – The Star-Spangled Banner (Woodstock, 1969) 

10.    John Lennon – Imagine (1971)

The V&A’s flagship exhibition, You Say You Want a Revolution? Records and Rebels 1966-1970, focuses on late Sixties’ pop culture and the wider perspectives which, like Resurgence, it gave voice to - such as the struggles for human and civil rights, a burgeoning interest in Eastern and other forms of spirituality, the development of environmentalism and feminism, and concerns about the impact of consumerism, to name a few.

Greg Neale, Editor-in-Chief of Resurgence & Ecologist, whose article about the flagship V&A exhibition for the 300th issue of the magazine, considers the influence of Sixties’ counter-culture as a stimulus for lasting change, says: “The You Say You Want a Revolution? exhibition provokes the question, ‘did the Sixties really change the world?’ While much of the work considered in the exhibition proved to be ephemeral, the explosion of creativity from the era is undeniable, as is the rising influence of the Green Movement which Resurgence pioneered. The emergent back-to-the-land ideas of self-sufficiency, return to Nature, and new technologies that focused on the Earth’s fragility were to become the most far-reaching of the era.”

Greg Neale continues: “To celebrate our 300th issue of Resurgence, we’ve compiled our ‘top songs from the era which changed the world’. Many of today’s prevailing ideas about the environment, social justice, wellbeing and peace, as continuously featured in Resurgence, were fuelled by the legendary songs of this period – from The Beatles’ Revolution and Lennon and Yoko’s Give Peace a Chance to Joni Mitchell’s Big Yellow Taxi and James Brown’s I’m Black and I’m Proud. Our list includes protest, civil rights and anti-war songs, as well as tracks that powerfully evoke the emotional and revolutionary spirit of the times. We invite you to share your feedback on our song choices on the Resurgence Trust Facebook page, and we’d love to hear which songs you think most changed the world.”

The milestone 300th issue of Resurgence comes in a year of milestones for the magazine, including the ‘One Earth, One Humanity,One Future’ festival in Oxford in late September, which united the world’s Green and Social Justice Movements to celebrate Resurgence’s 50 years at the forefront of environmental change, and to share ideas for building a more sustainable, healthy and harmonious future.

Paul McCartney says: “Happy 50th anniversary Resurgence!  My family and I have been involved in animal welfare and vegetarianism for many years and would like to congratulate you for the good work you do for the planet and the creatures who live in it. Best wishes for the future.”

The pinnacle of Resurgence’s 50th anniversary year, the 300th issue now flies the flag for many of the enduring ideas the magazine has pioneered since 1966, which remain relevant and critical, today. Highlights include Christine Toomey’s profile on global mindfulness pioneer, Thich Nhat Hanh; Roman Krznaric’s elucidation on how cultivating empathy can transform societies; articles by Meg Beresford (former General Secretary of CND) and Ione Bingley highlighting the plight of bees, butterflies and nature at risk; and an article by Fritjof Capra sharing new scientific evidence for the long held supposition of Buddhists and others that humans are interconnected and part of nature.  The issue also infuses the magazine’s usual rich mix of news, arts and book reviews, and includes pieces about the growing resistance to fracking worldwide; approaches to ending poverty; green business; natural foods; and the importance of scientific and religious groups cooperating on environmental issues.

To view Resurgence’s full ‘Top 20 Sixties Songs that Changed the World’ selection, and to read Greg Neale’s article re the V&A exhibition, visit:

Resurgence invites you to share your thoughts on their song choices on the Resurgence Trust Facebook page. They’d also love to hear which songs you think most changed the world!

To order the 300th issue of Resurgence & Ecologist (Jan/Feb 2016) in print or PDF format, visit the Resurgence online shop. For details of The Resurgence Trust’s special Gift Membership offer, visit our gift membership page.

Tuesday, 22 November 2016

Sustainable Ways to Make Old Homes Cosy for Winter

With the Met Office forecasting the UK’s coldest winter for five years, Mukti Mitchell - home energy saving expert and author of The Guide to Low Carbon Lifestyles - has top tips to share for making old homes warm and cosy for the months ahead.
Mukti is Director of CosyHome Company, a leading specialist in sustainable retrofitting solutions for period properties. CosyHome has just been shortlisted for two environmental awards for its work restoring the iconic heritage village of Clovelly, renowned worldwide as one of the UK’s most picturesque, historic villages.  The company was shortlisted for the “Home” category of last month’s P.E.A. Awards and for the "Environmental Champion" category of Devon's prestigious DEBI Awards (to be announced on Thursday 24th November).
CosyHome’s exemplary insulation of all 120 properties in Clovelly (having just completed Phase One) provides a timely model for how old buildings – and even whole villages - can be restored and insulated so they are warm for winter, preserve their beauty and character, save energy and protect the environment, while also reducing heating bills.  In addition, the sustainable insulation techniques employed meet the ‘e-rating’ energy performance standards soon to be legally required by landlords renting out properties.

Mukti’s ten top sustainable ways to insulate your old home are as follows:
1. Draught-proof your doors and windows, which lose 30% of household heat.  Old properties do need ventilation though, so only treat doors and windows with noticeable draughts.
2. Top up your loft insulation to 300mm (12 inch) thickness.  Rockwool is the cheapest, however Thermafleece sheep wool insulation is more efficient, lasts far longer and supports British farmers.  Typical lofts lose 10% of a home’s heat; this is reduced to just 3% after a top-up.

3. Double or secondary glazing can save 70% of heat lost through windows. Rotten windows can be replaced with double glazing, but for beautiful windows in good condition secondary glazing offers nearly the same efficiency, yet with better sound proofing, while also preserving their character.  ‘Advanced secondary glazing’ (developed by CosyHome), comprises of Plexiglas fitted to existing sashes which is more thermally efficient and virtually invisible.

4. Insulate sloping ceilings - if your bedroom ceilings have a sloping part this is usually because plasterboard has been fitted allowing cold external air to circulate above to ventilate the rafters, which can lose a phenomenal amount of heat.  To prevent this, insulation boards can be fitted on the inside and re-plastered.  Called “Room-In-Roof” insulation, this is more costly than the earlier measures but makes a big difference to warmth in the room.

5. Have Radiator Enhancers fitted behind your radiators.  These heat-reflective panels stop heat going into the walls and reflect it into the room where you want it.  Estimated to save 7% on heating.

6. Seal up the gaps in your floorboards and skirtings. CosyHome Company offers a long-term solution using marine deck caulking, which is completely unnoticeable.

7. Fit thermal lining to your curtains.  The speed of heatloss, called a “u-value”, is 5.5 for single glazing, 1.8 for double or secondary glazing and just 1.0 with lined curtains – so curtains save half the heatloss.

8. External wall insulation (EWI).  Ideal for rendered or slate hung walls, EWI consists of insulation boards such as Celotex (synthetic) or Diffutherm (wood fibre board) glued to the external walls, covered with wire mesh and re-rendered.  EWI has no risk of condensation being trapped behind it, protects the wall, and reduces its u-value from 2.0 to as low as 0.2, majorly effecting warmth.  Costs start from around £10,000 for one dwelling.

9. Internal Wall Insulation (IWI).  If you can’t fit external wall insulation because your home is listed, or have stone walls you don’t want to render, internal wall insulation can be highly effective.  The technique is similar to EWI, and insulation boards are glued to internal walls and covered with plasterboard.  IWI is sensitive because if done incorrectly condensation and dry rot can get behind it, so an architect’s specification is recommended.
10. The last measure is floor insulation.  If you have cellars you’re lucky because insulation can easily be fitted up between the ceiling joists and covered with netting or boarding.  Otherwise floorboards need to be taken up and insulation fitted below.  Solid floors can be excavated and insulation put below new floorboards.
Mukti Mitchell - who once sailed a micro eco yacht around Britain (launched from Clovelly) - is aiming to catalyse an insulation revolution across the UK.  “Insulating all Britain’s homes would reduce the national carbon footprint by 10%,” he says. “While CosyHome is ambitiously aiming for over 50% growth per year, one company could never insulate even 1% of Britain’s 27 million homes, so we hope other companies will copy our techniques. Meantime, with freezing temperatures predicted across the UK in the coming weeks, now is the time to insulate your period home and get it cosy for winter.  And you can do so safe in the knowledge that you’ll also be preserving its beauty, saving energy and money, and helping to avert climate change.”
More information
For more info about CosyHome Company and sustainable insulation solutions for period homes, visit:  For more info about Mukti Mitchell and the Guide to Low Carbon Lifestyles visit:

Friday, 26 August 2016

Flying the flag for a greener future

Help Resurgence celebrate 50 years at our festival in Oxford next month!

Leading figures from the environment, peace and social justice movements prepare to gather at Worcester College in Oxford for Resurgence’s One Earth, One Humanity, One Future festival next month (22nd -25th September) celebrating our 50th anniversary and setting out a new vision for a more sustainable future.  Please join us if you can and be part of the conversation! 

Famously described by The Guardian as the “spiritual and artistic flagship of the green movement”, Resurgence – published as Resurgence & Ecologist since 2012 – started life in 1966 as a radical fringe magazine and has gone on to become the leading voice for some of the crucial environmental issues of our times.

The lineup of speakers includes Craig Bennett (Friends of the Earth), John Sauven (Greenpeace), David Nussbaum (WWF), Caroline Lucas (Green Party), HRH The Prince of Wales (delivering a video address), Mark Goldring (Oxfam), Jonathon Porritt (Forum for the Future), Jeremy Leggett (Solar Century),  Tim Smit (Eden Project), American environmental activist Bill McKibben,  Dame Fiona Reynolds, Tony Juniper, filmmaker David Puttnam, Rowan Williams, Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, MP Andrew Mitchell, and ‘Earth Pilgrim’ Satish Kumar - who edited Resurgence for 43 years and continues to manage the Resurgence Trust,  the educational charity which publishes the magazine and its two websites.   

Satish Kumar, renowned for his many long-distance walks for peace and environmental causes, will be making a 50-mile pilgrimage to the festival, travelling from the source of the Thames to Oxford, arriving on Wednesday 21st September. 

Satish and Greg Neale, his successor as Editor-in-Chief at The Resurgence Trust, said:  “Over three days of lively dialogue, discussion, talks, performances and celebration, many outstanding ecological, environmental and political thinkers, plus artists, poets and spiritual leaders, will celebrate 50 years of Resurgence, and share their passion, ideas and inspiration for building a more sustainable world for the 50 years to come.”

Indian environmental activist Vandana Shiva, who will address the causes of climate change at the festival’s launch event, said: “For the past 50 years, Resurgence has been championing the interlinked causes of sustainability, social justice and respect for Nature. Now the time has come to design a new way of life and economy, so that we can sustain human existence without harming the Earth.”

The festival talks, panel sessions and lively debates, will be interspersed with stirring arts performances, including traditional Indian dance by Nilpah Shah, a performances by the Dragon School’s Idris Choir, and poetry from Simon Armitage, Matt Harvey and US rapper and activist, Prince Ea.  

Michael Morpurgo, former children's laureate, whose books famously inspire children to discover and cherish nature, and who is also appearing at the festival, said:  “Now more than ever it matters that we look after our planet, that we feel the belonging that leads to a sense of both wonder and responsibility.  Thank you to Resurgence for providing this One Earth, One Humanity, one Future festival as a platform for us to tell the story.”

Held in partnership with Oxfam, UPLIFT and Network of Wellbeing, the One Earth, One Humanity, One Future festival will critically highlight the importance of respecting and caring for our Earth and all its living creatures and plants as a vital first step to inspiring real and lasting sustainable change.    

For more information about One Earth One Humanity One Future, visit:

More Information about Resurgence: Resurgence & Ecologist magazine and its two websites ( are published by The Resurgence Trust, an educational charity (no. 1120414) which promotes ecological sustainability, social justice and spiritual values. For details of how to become a member of The Resurgence Trust, and receive six magazines a year, visit our membership page, or contact the Trust: 01208 841824. To order the latest issue of Resurgence & Ecologist (Sept/Oct 2016) in print or pdf format, visit:

Will Gethin is a freelance journalist and Founder of Conscious Frontiers

Tuesday, 9 August 2016

Satish Kumar turns 80

Satish Kumar, internationally renowned environmental and peace activist, who has been editor of Resurgence for 43 years, turns 80 today, Tuesday 9th August.

Satish - who once famously undertook an 8,000-mile peace pilgrimage from India to America - will mark his 80th birthday and the 50th  anniversary of Resurgence (Resurgence & Ecologist since 2012) with a festival at Worcester College, Oxford calling for a more sustainable future (22nd-25th September). He’ll also be making a 50-mile pilgrimage from the source of the River Thames to Oxford (arriving 21st September), raising the curtain on this landmark event.

Entitled  ‘One Earth, One Humanity, One Future’, the festival - held in partnership with Oxfam, UPLIFT and Network of Wellbeing - will bring together 50 plus international speakers and performers to share ideas and inspiration for building a healthier, more equitable and united world. And echoing a core theme of the festival, Satish’s pilgrimage - to be joined by 50 walkers for the last 30 miles - will make a stand for the environment.

Throughout the pilgrimage we will appeal for humanity to reflect on how we’re affecting our planet’s four core natural elements of earth, fire, air and water,” Satish elucidates. “Despite all our developments in science and technology in the pursuit of progress, we have critically overlooked the need to protect these elements on which we depend to maintain life. We will pledge to keep these elements uncontaminated and elebrate 50 years of Resurgence magazine. And our anniversary festival will also celebrate the diversity of cultures, colours and faiths, calling for us to transform our divisions into diversity so we can harmoniously share one earth, one humanity and one future.

Born in India in 1936, Satish Kumar renounced the world when he was nine-years-old, joining the wandering brotherhood of Jain monks. Aged 18, he became a campaigner for land reform, working to turn Gandhi’s vision of a renewed India and a peaceful world into reality. He was 26 when he undertook his legendary peace pilgrimage from India to the USA, delivering ‘peace tea’ to the leaders of the world’s nuclear powers in Moscow, Paris, London and Washington. Traveling to England in 1969, he co-founded The London School of Non Violence, and in 1973 was invited to become editor of Resurgence and bring the values of the Gandhian movement to the West.

Inspired by the ideals of ecological farming, Satish moved Resurgence to rural Wales, ultimately relocating to Devon in 1979, where to this day our magazine is produced from Satish’s home in Hartland. Resurgence has survived, without corporate support, to become the “spiritual and artistic flagship of the green movement”, as the Guardian  described us. Our contributors and supporters have included the Prince of Wales, the Dalai Lama, Paul McCartney, Joanna Lumley, Annie Lennox, broadcaster Jonathan Dimbleby and gardener Monty Don.

Turning 50 this year, Resurgence has come of age - having started life as a small fringe journal voicing the radical ideas of Sixties idealists -  from environmental causes, nuclear disarmament and human rights to animal welfare, decentralisation and localism – today these ideas have become widespread global issues.
Satish has been the guiding spirit behind a number of other educational ventures, including the pioneering ‘human scale’ Small School in Hartland; Schumacher College, an international centre for ecological and holistic studies (of which he is a Visiting Fellow); and the Bija Vidyapeeth international college for sustainable living in north India. Satish’s autobiography No Destination has sold over 50,000 copies and his many other books include The Buddha and the Terrorist and Soil Soul Society. In 2008, Satish presented his BBC TV Earth Pilgrim documentary, introducing the sights and wildlife of Dartmoor; and this summer, a new documentary series, Being an Earth Pilgrim, chronicles and celebrates his life and work.
Following his 80th birthday this week, Satish will step down as Editor-in-Chief of Resurgence & Ecologist and its two websites, yet will continue to work for The Resurgence Trust, the educational charity which publishes the magazine (and its websites), under a new title, Editor Emeritus. He will also continue his role as Manager of the Trust. Greg Neale, Editor of Resurgence & Ecologist for the last two years, will succeed Satish as Editor-in-Chief of The Resurgence Trust’s titles after 9th August.

James Sainsbury, Chairman of The Resurgence Trust, says: “Satish Kumar’s towering achievement in sustaining Resurgence during these last 43 years is already the stuff of legend, and will be widely cherished and recognised for years to come. And it is incredibly heartening that Resurgence has existed in service to the environment and humanity for half a century. It has always punched far above its weight, providing a focus for whole green movement, and being much more than the sum of its parts. The ideas it has long supported and promoted have moved from the extreme fringe to the mainstream.

Event tickets bought individually for each session/event cost £10.00 per booking; speaker sessions cost £10 per person; a £10 discount is available for all bookings of £50 or over. For further information visit the Resurgence website or call 01497 822 629 (9am-5pm Mon-Fri).

More information about Satish Kumar’s R50 pilgrimage to Oxford in September: For details and updates re the pilgrimage and to follow the walk as it happens, visit; please note that the pilgrimage is fully booked, the 50 walkers have already been recruited; For any queries about the pilgrimage contact Rosalind J.Turner.

More Information about Resurgence: 
Resurgence & Ecologist magazine and its two websites ( are published by The Resurgence Trust, an educational charity (no. 1120414) which promotes ecological sustainability, social justice and spiritual values. For details of how to become a member of The Resurgence Trust, and receive six magazines a year, visit our membership page, or contact the Trust: 01208 841824.

Will Gethin is a freelance journalist and Founder of Conscious Frontiers.

Photo credit: Satish was presented with an 80th birthday gift - a 'tree of life' platter made by local potters Frannie and Philip Leach - from the Resurgence team.