The Playground for the New Economy festival is back in Frome from 14-16 July 2020. 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.

You can now buy your ticket below or use our Four-month Payment Plan to secure your place!

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.

Playground for the New Economy

  • 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

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

  • 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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