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Luminopolis is a magickal indoor festival organised by our community for our community aiming to inspire, uplift & unite. We grew from The Synergy Project. We are now Luminopolis, City of Light.
We are currently taking a break from our Luminopolis duties, but hope to see you again at one our events in the Autumn. Stay tuned for further updates. Together we shall continue to define the cutting-edge of conscious events and counter-culture community celebration.
The Summer sunshine continues, so we thought it was about time to recommend some fantastic upcoming events, music releases, and important campaigns that may interest and enchant you over the coming months.
But first, with sadness we tell you that Luminopolis regulars Szara Bakri and Holly Eatwell have both died. Szara was born with Crigler Najjar type 1, an extremely rare genetic defect, and died on May 24th. Holly contracted a rare and aggressive form of cervical cancer late last year, and died last Saturday July 4th. Both were just 21. We are grateful for having known these beautiful free spirits who embodied the essence of Luminopolis, and our thoughts are with their friends and families.
With light, love, and fulfilling experiences…
The Luminopolis team.
WorldShift 2012 – Solutions for a Global State of Emergency
WorldShift 2012 is a global movement dedicated to co-creating the foundations of a peaceful, just and sustainable world by the end of 2012. It draws attention to the global state of social, economic and environmental emergencies we now face. It proposes a series of actions and solutions to help humanity deal with the problems we may encounter.
WorldShift 2012 was initiated by The Club of Budapest with the support of cooperating partners. Honorary Members of The Club of Budapest include: Dr Ervin Laszlo, Deepak Chopra, Paulo Coelho, The Xivth Dalai Lama, Riane Eisler, Vigdis Finnbogadotti, Peter Gabriel, Jane Goodall, Mikhail Gorbachev, Václav Havel, Bianca Jagger, Edgar Mitchell, Sir Sigmund Sternberg, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, and Mohammad Yunus.
On 999 Day (9th September 2009), WorldShift 2012 will be inviting 32 of the world’s most influential thinkers, scientists, and opinion leaders to declare a global state of emergency. This will act as the wake up call to shake us out of our “Business As Usual” mind set and begin a “Time Transition” to a more sustainable state of being.
Further initiatives are planned including an involvement in COP15 (the forthcoming UN Climate Change Conference); a multi-million pound investment fund for triple top line startups (organisations that are sustainable in terms of people, planet, and profit); and a grant-giving philanthropic fund for not-for-profit organisations that work in related fields.
For more information, and to add your name to the Declaration of Global Emergency, visit worldshift2012.org
TckTckTck – Time is Running Out for The Climate
Climate change is putting life on earth in peril. There is still time to build a greener, safer world. But the clock is ticking. In December world leaders will meet in Copenhagen to decide our destiny. If enough people from around the world show support, our leaders will have the courage to act. Add your name to the call for a global deal to save our planet from catastrophic climate change…. tcktcktck.org
Rainforest Portal – Illegal Logging
Action Alert: Tell Papua New Guinea and British Royalty: Climate Solutions Have No Place for Continued Industrial Primary Forest Destruction… www.rainforestportal.org/shared/alerts/send.aspx?id=png_redd_logging
Rainforest Rescue – Indonesia
Indonesia is in the process of sacrificing its great island kingdom‘s most important treasures – the last of its unique rainforests – for more toxic palm oil monocultures on stolen lands. Please express your opposition… www.regenwald.org/international/englisch/protestaktion.php?id=433
War on Want – West Bank Separation Wall
On 9 July 2004, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) ruled that the Separation Wall being built by Israel in the West Bank is illegal. Yet five years on Israel continues to build the Wall in defiance of international law and global outrage. Take action now by urging your MP to demand that the UK government suspend trading preferences which Israel enjoys under the terms of the EU-Israel Association Agreement… www.waronwant.org/campaigns/fighting-occupation-in-palestine/extra/action/16621-take-action-against-the-separation-wall
The Synergy Centre For Infinite Possibility
There is nothing wrong with our world, we are just having a weird conversation. Reclaim the conversation… www.infinitepossibility.org
“Indra’s Web” by Rena Jones
After the success of her 3rd solo album “Driftwood”, multi-talented musician, composer, producer, and sound engineer Rena Jones has spent the last 18 months refining and mastering her unique classical take on electronic music in her new full length album: “Indra’s Web”.
In Buddhism and Hinduism, Indra’s Web is a profound metaphor for the structure of reality, representing the interconnectedness and interdependency of all things, describing a rich and diverse universe where infinitely repeated mutual relations exist between all its elements and entities.
Through her composition, Rena creates a musical metaphor of this philosophy exploring a concept of repeated modalities similar to that of Stevie Wonder’s “the Secret life of Plants”, while skilfully taking full advantage of the capabilities of modern digital sequencing software to create complex and playful glitched out grooves and transcending some of its limitations by using the warmth and depth of analogue sound.
In this concept, she presents different, yet interconnected themes that repeat themselves throughout the album, making it flow as one unique piece of modern classical electronic music.
Reaching across the realms of Ambient | Downtempo | Glitch | IDM | Nu-gaze | Folktronica | Psychadelic and Classical, “Indra’s Web” also sets the mood for the future sound of “Cartesian Binary Recordings” the newly born record label created and managed by Rena Jones.
For tack previews, purchases, and further info, see www.renamusic.com
Green Britain Day : Fri 10/07/2009
Everyone’s eyes will be on London in 2012. This is our once in a lifetime chance to come together to make a positive difference, and to show the world that Britain is leading the fight against climate change.
Official EDF-sponsored website: www.teamgreenbritain.org
Green Union Hi-Jack from Ecotricity: www.gbday.org
Switch your energy provider NOW: www.realpeoplepower.org/luminopolis/
The Crow’s Nest @ Golden Hinde, London : 7pm 11/07/2009
A pirate poetry grog fest
Aboard Ye Golden Hinde, working replica o’ Drake’s galleon, moored in Mary Overie dock next to Southwark Cathedral …
Cap’n John Crow, aka John Constable, performs poems and songs from The Southwark Mysteries – inspired by the history o’ Bankside and the Liberty o’ the Clink… wi’ Bosun Niall McDevitt, Liza Hayden and other bucaneer poets o’ the London performance scene. Tom Baker (The Bohemianauts) will squeeze ‘is box and spit ‘is own dark ballads. There be ‘Spit Yer Piece’ floor spots to speak yer favourite nautical verses. There be sea-shanties, street-songs and ‘The Ballad of Mary Overie’ for scurvy sea-dogs to sing along to. And a barrr servin’ up tots o’ grog and wine! Optional fancy dress-code: pirates or tarts (Winchester Geese).
£8 / £5 concs. RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org to book, then fetch up a bit before 7pm to claim yer place: The Golden Hinde, Mary Overie dock, London SE1 (London Bridge for tube, rail and bus)
The Crow’s Nest is featured in the London Bridge Festival: www.londonbridgefestival.com
for more on John Crow: www.crossbones.org.uk
binglybongly barge II @ The Battersea Barge : 12/07/2009
As well as DJ sets from Rich Morley, Fluffy Lynn, Peter ardron and Sean Spindrift, Native Horizon will be performing tunes from their debut EP released last month on BinglyBongly Records. Come and see them now before they get famous and it costs a zillion pounds to see them live 😉
The Battesea Barge is a great little venue tucked away on a barge on the Thames, not far from Vauxhall Station and it’ll even be family-friendly, with free entry for under-12s. It’s also a restaurant so you can get yourself some grub to keep you going throughout the day.
Sunday 12th July 2009
Starting at 16:00 and finishing at midnight on
The Battersea Barge
Nine Elms Lane
London SW8 5BP
Kids 12 years old and under go free
See www.binglybongly.net for info and tickets
Climate Emergency Parliament @ Parliament Square : 6pm, 15/07/2009
Our current parliament is failing to respond to the Climate Emergency. We will convene an alternative parliament to respond with the degree of urgency required.
The Bills before Parliament will include measures for :
- 10% reductions in UK Greenhouse gases by the end of 2010
- A million Green Jobs and emergency insulation program
- Banning all domestic flights by the end of 2010
- A 55 mph national speed limit
- Halving (on average) the cost of public transport and terminating the roads program
Speakers will include Colin Challen (member of the other House), Darren Johnson (Chair of the London Assembly – Green Party), John Stewart (Chair, Airport Watch), Tim Helweg Larsen (Director, Public Interest Research Centre), Tamsin Omond (Climate Rush) and Chris Baugh (Assistant General Secretary, Public and Commercial Services Union)
Come to the People’s Parliament ! All are welcome – just turn up and take your seat ( er…..on the pavement) Hear about what we could be doing in the UK now to avert climate catastrophe – and bring your own ideas !
More info from www.campaigncc.org
Glade Electronic Music Festival : 16 – 19/07/2009
Climate Camp National Gathering : 18 – 19/07/2009
The Camp is a place for anyone who wants to take action on climate change; for anyone who’s fed up with empty government rhetoric and corporate spin; for anyone who’s worried that the small steps they’re taking aren’t enough to match the scale of the problem; and for anyone who’s worried about our future and wants to do something about it.
The July National Gathering is taking place in London, home of European carbon trading and much of the Thames flood plain! We’re working on getting all the information together for the gathering, so put the dates in your diary and watch this space… climatecamp.org.uk
Cross Bones Vigil and Ceremony @ 7pm 23rd of each month
To honour The Goose and the outcast dead of Cross Bones Graveyard. Gather from 6.45pm in Redcross Way outside the Memorial Gates.
The Gates, now a shrine hung with ribbons and mementos, are in Redcross Way, SE1, opposite the Boot and Flogger, just north of the junction with Union Street. Nearest tubes Borough or London Bridge, 5 minutes walk away.
John Crow’s first encounter with The Goose spirit at Cross Bones was on 23rd November 1996. On that night she revealed The Book of The Goose, the first transmission of her secret teachings which grew into The Southwark Mysteries. On the 23rd of every month, to maintain the transmission, Friends of Cross Bones read selected verses from The Southwark Mysteries and perform other simple rituals to honour the outcast – dead or alive. Everyone is encouraged to bring tokens and totems of beauty and truth to tie to the gates as offerings, and to gather in good time to gather our minds in stillness for the commencement of the ceremony on the magic stroke of 7…
Thursday 23rd July 2009
Isis- Magdalene Festival at the Cross Bones Shrine.
To celebrate John’s birthday and Mary Magdalene’s feast day (July 22nd), and the ancient Egyptian festival. Bring ‘… your hearts, your flowers…’ jewelry, ribbons and totems to tie to the gates ‘… your hopes, your dreams…’
Big Green Gathering @ Cheddar, Somerset : 29/07/2009 – 02/08/2009
Borne out of Glastonbury’s green fields, Big Green Gathering celebrates their 15th Anniversary this year with an action packed 5-day event. BGG HQ can reveal legendary author Howard Marks will be stopping by the Speakers Forum to deliver one of his infamous live shows alongside and another new addition to the line up is Rodney Branigan; a multi talented musician who has been making waves with his unique techniques of playing 2 guitars at once and percussion with his feet.
On Sunday 2nd August hundreds of farmers will join the 15,000 strong festival crowd to attend the national sheep shearing competition, held on the organic Fernhill farm to mark their annual highlight! Here is a taster of the bursting line up in store this year…
Big Green Gathering is less than one month away and we can’t wait to get back to the garden, bring it on!
FULL MUSIC LINE UP
MARTHA TILSTON & THE WOODS / KATE TEMPEST / THE NIK TURNER BAND / HOWARD MARKS / RODNEY BRANIGAN / 3 DAFT MONKEYS / NILA AND THE RAJAS / MARCINA ARNOLD & THE LOVE RATS / STORNOWAY/ BINDOO BABAS / JOYAA / THE DYLAN WADE FAMILY / THE TRANSCENDENCE EXPERIENCE / YAP/ THE UNDERCOVER HIPPY / NATHAN BALL / ANDREA SOLER / THE RUB / PINK N RUBY / TEMPLE HEDZ/ THE MANJINGA 7 / HARRY’S TRICKS / CAITLIN & SIKA / EAT PRUNES / THE JOHN E VISTIC EXPERIENCE / COCOS LOVERS / THE ROOTS UNION / RESOPHONIC / ED ROME / PEACE NOT WAR COLLECTIVE / DUBBLEHEAD / RAPSKALLION / CELT ISLAM SOUND SYSTEM / DRAGONSFLY / SEIZE THE DAY / QUODLINGS DELIGHT / UNITY AND DIVISION / KING PORTER STOMP / LOVE GROCER / DIDDLEY SQUAT / GRAVY TRAIN / TARANTISM / HADAR MANOR / GABBY YOUNG & OTHER ANIMALS / EDD KEENE / BERT MILLER & THE ANIMAL FOLK / RAE / EAST PARK REGGAE COLLECTIVE / DAVID CELIA / 10 TON TONGUE / SUSIE RO & AYLA / GLOWGLOBES / HARRY’S TRICKS / MALARCHY / SYD ARTHUR / THE MAD COWS / GLITZY BAG HAGS / TREV AND KEV / TRIBAL VIBE / ELEPHANT TALK / KANGAROO MOON / LEWIS GARLAND & THE KETT REBELLION/ SUN GROOVE MESSENGERS/ BOB HILLARY & THE MASSIVE MELLOW/ CORE LUMINOUS/ THE GREEN KITE MIDNIGHT and even more to be announced on the day
All powered by the wind, the sun and the people….
See http://www.big-green-gathering.com for info and tickets.
Ticket Price: Standard adult: £125
Kids (9-17): £50
Kids (0-9): free
Sunrise Off-Grid Festival : 20 – 23/08/2009
Off-Grid is a deep exploration of community living, creativity and consciousness produced by the Sunrise team. Learn to generate your own power, Eat from nature, sit in ceremony, design the future, walk on hot coals and move beyond your perceived limits. Marvel at earth’s mysteries, Rebirth your wild side. Evolve and revolve around love, celebration and joy.
Visit www.sunrise-offgrid.com for line-up, info, and tickets.
Small World Summer Festival : 27 – 31/08/2009
Visit www.smallworldsolarstage.org for info and tickets.
Summer Climate Camp : 27/08/2009 – 02/09/2009
TAKE BACK THE POWER
This year Climate Camp heads to a green space somewhere on the outskirts of London. Our focus? The City of London, the financial system, and all those responsible for the economic and ecological crises.
BE THE CHANGE
Climate Camp is a fast-growing, grassroots, non-hierachical movement of diverse people concerned about Climate Change. At camp we live, eat, work, and learn together. With your help we can make 2009 the year we reach tipping point in awareness and action over Climate Change.
BE THE CAMP
We plan to gather and swoop in together to build another world, powered by the wind, the sun and the people. Come share your energy, time and skills to make it happen. Build marquees, compost loos, field kitchens, social networks – and your own growing sense of empowerment.
More info from climatecamp.org.uk
999 Day : 09/09/2009
- The signing in London of the WorldShift 2012 Global State of Emergency – see the campaigns section above for more details.
- Various activism events in London (and nationally) in support of 999 It’s Time, a campaigning movement that has identified easy-to-do 9 Action Areas in which we can all effect positive change towards a sustainable world. To find out more, and to take action yourself, visit 999itstime.org
Festival of Life @ Conway Hall, London : 26/09/2009
The Festival is a unique one-day event with over 50 free talks and workshops and over 60 stalls covering: raw food preparation, superfoods, hemp, self empowerment, healing, intuition, permaculture, environment, nature cures, natural cosmetics, spiritual/ holistic philosophy, meditation, yoga, kids nutrition, and plenty of delicious, nutritious, fresh organic gourmet vegan food stalls & juice bars.
Circus2iraq’s Electric Circus : 09/10/2009
Circus2iraq are having a fundraiser event for youth projects in Gaza on the 9th October at Scala in London… Keep an eye on www.skandalous.org for details.
Official Shpongle Afterparty @ secret London venue : 30/10/2009
4 Fully licensed rooms of music with contributing artists from: Twisted Records, TIP World, Flying Rhino, Minimal Mayhem, Liquid Records, Archangel, and inSpiral lounge
Opus Sound in each room from Twisted Clarity. Visual Installation from Inside-Us-All.
Very Limited Early Bird Tickets Available from: www.accessallareas.org