it was an idea put forward by Peter at the London ESF meeting in November. to have a gathering of people interested in the idea of a social forum as a space rather than a big corporate jamboree for 'red' ken etc. Its for people interested in talking together, sharing food, music, politics etc for a weekend camping in a grassy space in Derbyshire. Derbyshire is not definite, but why not? It would be nice to go north for a change!
A couple of people are following this idea up. We are looking for a space (big field with a tap and a toilet would be good) and have some ideas/contacts but need more. (please, please, etc etc...). Also we are thinking about late spring. The problem with summer is that it is difficult to get space cheap once the holidays start. One possibility is a weekend late spring?
I just thought we should let people know that to those who were interested on the day (and others), the idea is not dead and we want to tell people about this, and one more thing..
this is not to replace the esf - it is to create a space which is our space in a way that i do not think the esf can be by virtue of its size and organisation (although I appreciate that other good stuff can happen around it). this to me, is 'us'. its no one sort of politics. its organised by people who like sitting in tents in fields and talking. its not so scary. it might be great. we could listen to each other..
love to all