NEW Early Bird Deposit ticket for £10

The Playground for the New Economy festival is back. Join us for three days of inspiring conversations, interactive workshops, idea surgeries, virtual reality experiences, live podcasts, sustainable food, craft beer, wild swimming, and live music.

We’re still planning to run the festival in Frome but have taken the decision to postpone it to 1-3 September due to COVID-19 measures.

Given the current situation, we’re offering an Early Bird £10 deposit to secure your place.

Playground for the New Economy

COVID-19 Update:

Your safety is obviously important to us. We're working with the festival site owner regarding COVID-19 precautions (see below) and will continue to follow the latest scientific advice.

You'll find at the festival

  • 50 workshop sessions
  • Panels and roundtables
  • Virtual reality experiences
  • Ideas surgeries
  • Inspiring conversations
  • Support & Solidarity clinic
  • Delicious sustainable food
  • Craft Beer
  • Wild swimming
  • Lots of live music

Here's what people had to say about last year...

Really inspiring talks in a festival setting totally enabled ideas generation, creative thinking, and connections with colleagues in a way that another setting couldn’t offer.” Suzanne Perry, Power to Change

I’m back at the desk today, but just wanted to thank you for an awesome couple of days. Beautiful site, thoughtful, and nicely crafted and curated in every way possible; food, entertainment, sessions, and marketing.” Peter Holbrook, Social Enterprise UK

  • New economy practitioners
  • Co-operatives and Community businesses
  • Local government
  • Community organisations

See 2019's festival programme for a flavour of what to expect this year.

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