Groundswell 2019

Discussion in 'Direct Drilling General Discussion' started by martian, Nov 13, 2018.

  1. Kiwi Pete

    Kiwi Pete Member

    Location:
    Owaka, New Zealand
    Currently making his way to the US of A.
     
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  2. martian

    martian DD Moderator

    Location:
    N Herts
    We're still working on the schedule and will announce it as soon as we can, but most of the headline speakers will be talking on both days. The Burrells can only come on the 27th, so if you want to hear them,then that's your day. Tickets are selling fast, but I don't think we'll be selling out just yet, so patience is probably your friend here..

    There's more than enough excitement for two days though. We are increasing the campsite size (and charging a nominal fee) and we have a glamping option for those who, like me, aren't too keen on roughing it. We've got more speakers coming on stream who aren't yet on the website, like Will Scale, who'll be familiar to TFF. We've also just booked Ruby Wax, who'll be talking in the evening slot on the 26th about 'the courage to change' amongst other subjects.

    We're hoping to demo mob-grazing on a herbal ley which we sowed on the top half of the demo field in the autumn. It's got a bit of growing to do first.
     
  3. Chae1

    Chae1 Member

    Location:
    Aberdeenshire
    Does anyone have any idea how much a taxi from Luton would be?
     
  4. Samcowman

    Samcowman Member

    Location:
    Wiltshire
    Thanks for that. Plenty of time for it to grow once the sun shines!!!
     
  5. Looking online it varies from £40 to over £80 depending on the vehicle one-way. It's about 17 miles but traffic can be slow.
     
  6. Chae1

    Chae1 Member

    Location:
    Aberdeenshire
    Thanks for checking.
     
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  7. Barleycorn

    Barleycorn Member

    Location:
    Hampshire
    I know John and the organisers are up to their necks at the moment, but perhaps minibusses could be sorted from local train stations / airports?
     
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  8. If one left home in good time well, then one could walk (y). To lessen ones carbon footprint :sneaky:
     
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  9. That needs a volunteer to prove the principle really.....


    ..... Well volunteered :D
     
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  10. Chae1

    Chae1 Member

    Location:
    Aberdeenshire
    Could book flights accordingly if that was going to happen.
     
  11. martian

    martian DD Moderator

    Location:
    N Herts
    With many thanks to support from the Esmee Fairbairn Foundation, we're now able to offer bursaries to a select few. Anyone who's interested can apply through the Buy Tickets bit of the website, explaining why you think you deserve a free ticket for both days and £100 for out of pocket expenses/travel etc. The deal is you'll have to write up your experiences of the show afterwards. There's a limited number available, the best reasons for wanting in will win.
     
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  12. Samcowman

    Samcowman Member

    Location:
    Wiltshire
    @martian what’s the deal with camping. The wife and I are thinking of coming down the night before and camping to save such an early start.
     
  13. Welcome to camp here overnight on the 25th if it helps Sam.
     
  14. martian

    martian DD Moderator

    Location:
    N Herts
    There's a campsite with hot showers etc next to the carpark, we're charging £8/pitch this year and I'm hoping we'll provide a better service. Quite a lot of people have booked in already, nearly everyone who's booked tickets so far have gone for both days and a lot of 'em seem to want to camp...I'd have you all to stay, but we've got a full house
     
  15. Glamping business......


    Just sayin' :whistle:
     
  16. Samcowman

    Samcowman Member

    Location:
    Wiltshire
    Thanks Ian. Will let you know if we need to. Was hoping to get some BBQ and the boss has an old friend she wants to catch up with.

    Thanks for that. Is it a choice after you book your day or do you just pay when you turn up?
     

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