Showcase your inspiration at the harbourfest
If you'd like to bring an activity to the Happy City Zone of the Harbour Festival (21-22 July 2012) and be part of this incredible crowd sourced event, here's what you need to know.
This is how the HAPPY CITY ZONE will be described in the programme:
Come and visit the Happy City Zone for low cost, high community glimpse of the future. There will be music, food, workshops, childrens' activities and so much more. You'll bump into inspiring people and projects making Bristol's own brand of prosperity an example to the rest of the world. This area will celebrate the power of crowd sourcing and the thriving nature of Bristol's amazingly enterprising community scene. Explore happiness and see how being happy needn't cost the earth.
The Happy City Zone aims to demonstrate three things:
1) That all inspiring projects which promote sustainability, social justice and strong communities are united in happiness.
2) The power of many to achieve great things through a huge number of small actions.
3) That Bristol offers a vast range of excellent opportunities for people to improve their own lives and the lives of others. Building on all this success is a better way to improve society than getting stuck in the problems.
To get involved, we need the following information as soon as possible:
• A short (two to three sentence) description of what you’d like to do in the space.
• Any known Health & Safety issues
• The ‘pitch’ size or floor-space you require
• What structures you’d bring along
• If you need power
• When you'd intend to set up (18-20 July)
• Whether or not you have public liability insurance
We're intending to group activities a bit like this...
Visionary Space – centred around A Bristol Manifesto, people will be invited to have their say about the future. A speakers corner will operate with clear rules about being constructive, collaborative and focused on how to increase happiness. Ideas will be captured on film, paper and possibly through art.
Community Inspirations – People, places, ideas and activities that show how people in Bristol can get involved. Connecting global awareness with local action
Play – showing how Bristolians can (and are) reclaiming streets from traffic for play, neighbourliness and community use.
Art – See Bristol Happy will gather artists and illustrators will ask people about what makes them happy and create a piece of art that expands as the event progresses.
Music – a cosy music hall will feature in the space featuring local artists. Poetry and storytelling too.
Garden – to show that happiness is not just for humans – space to encourage thinking about the connections between happiness and nature
Local Food Market – organized by the City Council local markets team