Playground for the New Economy Festival 2022 in Pictures

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Grace Crabtree

Aug 22, 2022

Earlier this summer, we held our annual Playground for the New Economy Festival at our Mid-Devon residential campus, Selgars Mill. Our festival photographer, Pete Millson, captured some great shots over three sunny days of panel discussions, workshops, sustainable food, and live music.

Spoken word poetry performance from Isaiah Hull | Photo credit: Pete Millson
Panel discussion: Owned by Oxford: Building community wealth from the ground up with Dr Dianne Regisford, Jabu Nala-Hartley, Simon Grove-White | Photo credit: Pete Millson
Festival bar | Photo credit: Pete Millson
Panel discussion: Unlocking Access to Town Centre Property with Rebecca Trevalyan, Library of Things (right), Frances Northrop, New Economics Foundation (centre), Neil Mcdonald, Stour Space (left)| Photo credit: Pete Millson
The delicious festival kitchen was run by the Coexist Community Kitchen, a non-profit cookery school in Bristol | Photo credit: Pete Millson
West Dorset trio, Aidan Simpson (centre), Matt Benjamin (left), and Jack Harrison (right) | Photo credit: Pete Millson
Wednesday night music: The Roundabout Swing Band brought the classic sounds of 30s and 40s Paris into the modern era on the Main Stage. | Photo credit: Pete Millson
Democratic Finance: Equity to Community Banks: In this session, Co-ops UK's Isla McCulloch was in conversation with Tony Greenham from South West Mutual | Photo credit: Pete Millson
Is the New Economy Really Beyond Politics? Stir to Action's Jonny Gordon-Farleigh in discussion with Isaac Stanley | Photo credit: Pete Millson
Rodrigo Nunes launching his book, Neither Vertical nor Horizontal | Photo credit: Pete Millson
This year our festival quiz was hosted by Spanish drag King sensation Prinx Silver and some special guests | Photo credit: Pete Millson

Polly Robbins speaking about Cooperate Islington, a new consortium of co-operatives and community organisers, building a Cooperative Development Agency that will be embedded in Islington for years to come | Photo credit: Pete Millson

The three-day festival programme, artfully designed by Guillermo Ortego | Photo credit: Pete Millson