A week long London FreeSchool event will be taking place between the 1st and 7th of September 2008 with workshops, discussions and skill-sharing. Themes will include Food, Creative Arts, Permaculture, Gender, Science and Languages. The event will be completely free and open to all people willing to respect the ideals of the free school and each other. if you would like to facilitate or suggest a workshop, skill-share or discussion then please let us know by the 25th august at the very latest. if you are not london based then why not arrange something in your own town?
London FreeSchool aims to confront the hierarchy and inequality which dominates learning. It stems from a belief that the control and institutionalisation of education is wrong and as communities we need to reclaim knowledge in order to develop self reliance. The free in free school refers to the freedom of learning as well as learning outside of the monetary system. It directly challenges the elitism of the expert and 'doctor knows best' attitude understanding that we are all equal and can learn from one another.
In order to make this event a success we need help! If you are able to facilitate a workshop, discussion or skill-share then please drop us a line detailing what exactly you would like to do, how long it would take (e.g. one hour session or 3 sessions on different days), if there are any specific tools, equipment or materials needed and your availability between the 1st and 7th September.
The next meeting is scheduled for 6pm on 14th August at Bowl Court Social Centre ( http://www.bowlcourt.co.nr
) so if you want to get involved in organising the event please come along!