The countdown has begun until a big bunch of big hearted people who care about making a positive difference will descend on the shores of Mawgan Porth for the fourth iteration of Goodfest. It will be the first time since the very first Goodfest in 2019 that we are able to hold the event offline, in person and we can’t wait.
Lots of veterans who attended in 2019 are coming back for more this year and more people still, will experience their first Goodfest (they are in for a treat).
So what is it all about?
Although you have a desire to make the world a better place, it’s easy to get fatigued and feel like you’re swimming against the tide. Goodfest is the antidote to that feeling – like a vitamin injection of inspiration and can-do-energy for change. It’s a festival of creative conversations exploring how to inspire change through purposeful ideas and actions.
Goodfest is for communicators, founders, teams, agencies, change-makers, decision-makers, those who are curious, those who try to make a difference and share how. Those who want to make a difference but are not sure how. Those who can influence others with their work. Those who want to learn how to move to the next step. Those who want to hang out with inspirational people already leading the way. Those who need to re-charge, re-imagine, re-connect for the future ahead. Those who love a good conversation between the conversations.
From amazing speakers inspiring hope and possibility, workshops in seaweed foraging, pedal powered film screening as part of The Great Big Green Week (book here), qigong on the beach, chilly dips and some seriously ‘gnarly’ nosh – we asked our own team and some of the speakers what good things they are looking forward to.
Amelia Crews, Goodfest CIC director and speaker:
“It’s the sparks in between the events at Goodfest where the true magic happens. The connections, conversations and creativity all inspired by an incredible array of speakers and the beautiful Cornish coastline.”
Ayan Said who will be running a workshop on the Friday said:
“What attracted me most about Goodfest is the nature-based, holistic and collaborative approach we are taking to facilitate conversations towards action-driven shared goals and values. I am particularly excited by this year’s themes of sustainability, authenticity, accessibility and affordability.
Being an intersectionality consultant, I have seen how holding space for each other to show up as we are can activate a cultural transformation in which we can voice our voices for purposeful change.
As a recent founder in the start-up world, I enjoy exchanging ideas and learning from others’ experiences. I am looking forward to engaging with everyone attending Goodfest, plus seeing the sea and exploring Cornwall has me counting down the days.”
Nathan Lance, Leap’s Creative Director is looking forward to:
“Having a community of creatives that are trying to change the world together in a location that reflects what we’re trying to do”
James Wight from Adventure Uncovered:
“Super excited to be working with Goodfest for the first time, cycling to the festival from Bristol, and programming films from our archive in a pedal-powered cinema environment! Partnering up with Goodfest and their Triple A – Accessibility, Affordability and Authenticity theme at the event is 100% aligned with all the work we do at Adventure Uncovered, our team can’t wait to be a part of the event!”
Chevonne Johanning, Sustainability designer at Leap:
“I’m looking forward to hearing Helen Taylor talk about her work with Forest Green Rovers – the world’s greenest football club and learning about what, and how we can do better in the footballing community”
First-time Goodfest speaker Rosa Kimosa:
“I’m very excited to simply connect with everyone.”
A sneak-peak at this year’s speaker line-up
Ayan Said – intersectionality consultant, spoken word artist and the founder of Voicing Voices
Verel Rodrigues – climate activist and an environmental campaigner
Rosa Kimosa – founder of the award-winning mental health platform Aware Online
Nick Stoop – founder of Pangea, positive impact wealth management
Amy Clarke – Co-Founder & Chief Impact Officer of Tribe Impact Capital and serves on the board of B Lab UK. She is also an Advisor to the Ocean Plastics Leadership Network and sits on the Global Steering Committee of the Global Ethical Finance Initiative.
Dan Burgess – creative strategist, activist, writer and more. Co-founder of Good for Nothing, The Wild Network and We Are Ocean collective.
Ben Akers – Film Maker/Problem Solver/Mental Health Campaigner and the Co CEO of a charity he didn’t mean to start.
Amelia Crews – Innovation Coordinator, Youth Advisor, Climate Advocate, ambassador for the G7 Youth Summit (Y7)
Mark Shayler – founding Partner of the Do Lectures, author, coach, workshop facilitator and Qi gong teacher. Mark is also part of the ReasonsTo Be Cheerful team.
When a group of people like this come together, special things happen. We’re excited to see the good things to come out of Goodfest 2022. At the all virtual Goodfest 2021 we co-created a The Sustainable Creative Charter and built an ultra-low carbon website to host it. Over 80 individuals and organisations have since pledged their commitments to the principles laid out in the charter.
Will you be joining us in Mawgan Porth? Give @goodfestcornwall a follow over on Instagram to make sure you see all the latest news. The official Goodfest hashtag is #GF22 alongside #goodfestcornwall and the good ride is #TheGoodRide.
Huge thank you to our Partners:
The Good Ride and Adventure Film Festival:
And the amazing venue – Bedruthan