Monthly Archives: July 2014

A suicide prevention poster from the Icarus Project

cf Kamau Kamon, “Subtle Suicide!

Everything Matters: Beyond Meds

Most of the suicide-prevention posters I’ve seen (admittedly not that many – the topic is still pretty taboo in our society), are aimed solely at the loved ones and close friends of the person in danger.  How to recognize the signs of suicidality, who to call, etc.  Somewhat helpful, I guess, but shouldn’t we be addressing, in some way, the person who is actually considering this extreme action?  It’s as if the assumption is that person is beyond reason, beyond understanding (if you want to get explicit about it, not really human anymore), so there’s no point talking to him.

That’s why I like this poster from the Icarus Project so much; it speaks directly from one survivor to another (future) survivor.


[Download the poster here]

They have a couple other posters available for download here.  I have a feeling these would appeal more…

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festivals page

we have done it

magic moment

In time of war in an occupied country, a partisan meets a stranger, who deeply impresses him. The stranger tells the partisan that he himself is on the side of the resistance and urges him to have faith in him no matter what happens…
Sometimes the stranger is seen helping the resistance, at other times working for the occupying forces, but the partisan keeps faith in the stranger, and does not allow anything to count decisively against the assertion that “the stranger is on our side”.

wireless festival

We realise that the game has changed!

In terms of getting into these festivals, some of the groups we have noticed include


Live Nation

VIP Nation

Ryan Cleaning

Haringey Council

if you know others, please include them here




Glastonbudget Festival – Held at Turnpost Farm (Wymeswold) in Leicestershire. 23 May 2014

Off The Tracks Festivals – An event that brings you two festivals each year, from Castle Donington in the very heart of England. 23-25 May 2014, PO Box 68, Derby, DE1 3XY. Volunteer section on the website

Sunrise Celebration – Organically-Grown Good Vibes in Bruton, Sommerset. 28 May – 1st June 2014,

Rockness Festival – Scotland’s award winning Rockness Festival held in the Scottish Highlands. 7-9 June, (volunteer Section)

Isle of Wight Festival – Held at Seaclose Park on the Isle of Wight. 12-14 June

Download Festival – Rock Festival in Donnington Park, East Midlands Airport,12-14 June 2015, DE74 2RP,

The Parklife Weekender – Held over two days at Platts Field Park in Manchester, 14-16 June,

Glade Festival – Featuring art installations and nano venues, 14th to 17 June 2012, held again at Houghton Hall in Norfolk

Taste Festivals – Brand Event’s Food and Drink Festivals. 18-22 June Regents Park, London

Beachbreak Live -The UK Student Festival as seen on Dragon’s Den! (Cannot find) June 20 – 24, Fistral Beach, Newquay, TR7 1EW

Calling/Hard Rock Calling Festival – Three day festrival held in London’s Hyde Park, 28-29 June 2014, Clapham Common,

Wireless Festival – Set in the stunning surroundings of Hyde Park in the heart of London. 4 July 2014 @ Finsbury Park

The Hop Farm Music Festival – The festival for real music lovers and avid festival go-ers with no sponsorship, no branding and no VIP’s. 4-6 July 2014, Paddock Wood, Kent, TN12 6PY,

Relentless NASS Festival – Relentless Energy Drink NASS is the UK’s only action sports and music festival and returns to the Bath and West Showground, Somerset from 6-8th July 2012.

Sonisphere Festival – Held at Knebworth House in the UK. 4-6 July, Knebworth Park,

Cornbury Festival – Held at the Great Tew Estate in Oxfordshire. 4-6 July

T in the Park Festival, Scotland’s much loved and most successful music festival. 11 July-13 July,

2000trees Festival, 10-12 July, Upcote Farm, Withington, Cheltenham, Glos, GL54 4BL.and big green coach from Cheltenham Spa train station,

Nass Festival, Bath and West Showground, 11-13 July 2014,

Larmer Tree Festival – Held at the lush Larmer Tree Gardens, near Salisbury, on the Wiltshire/Dorset border. 16th-20th July 2014

Castle Concerts – Held each July in the beautiful setting of Rochester Castle Gardens. July 16 – 20th,

Latitude Festival – Festival Republic’s Latitude Festival featuring Music, Art, Comedy, Cabaret, HENHAM PARK, SOUTHWOLD, SUFFOLK 17 July – 20 July, Poetry, Politics…

Lovebox – Held in London’s Victoria Park.  July 18th – July 20th,

BBC Proms in the Park, 18 July to 13 September,

The Secret Garden Party – Art, boats, performance and eccentricities. 24-27 July

WOMAD Festivals – World of Music, Arts and Dance Festivals. 24-27 July, Charlton

The Global Gathering – Angel Music Group’s (Godskitchen) dance festival. Long Marston Airfield, Stratford Upon Avon, Friday 25 – 26 July

Electric Picnic – Festival Republic’s Irish Festival set amid the rolling lawns of Stradbally Hall, Co Laois. Ireland, Thursday 28th July to September 1st

Wickerman Festival – Scotland’s hottest independent music and arts festival. 25 and 26 July, 2014, The Wickerman Festival, 10 Quay Street, Ullapool, Wester Ross IV26 2UE Park,

The Magic Loungeabout – A refined unwind at Broughton Hall in North Yorkshire. In 2012, it was 27-29 July, Broughton Hall,, Skipton, Yorkshire, BD23 3AE

Kendal Calling – Award-winning, innovative, independent festival based in the Lake District. 1-3 August, Lowther Deer Park,

Y-NOT Festival – Held in the UK’s beautiful Peak District. 1-3 August, Pikehall Derbyshire DE4 2PH, (volunteer section on website)

Lounge on the Farm – Starting as an event for Kent locals Lounge on the Farm is now an award winning festival. Marton Farm, Canterbury, 2 August,

The Big Chill Festival – Festival Republic’s Big Chill Festival held at Eastnor Castle Deer Park. (cancelled 2014)) 4 – 7 August 2011,

Boardmasters, Cornwall, 6-10 August 2014, Oxfam Volunteering,

Bloodstock Open Air Festival – The UK’s largest independent heavy metal festivals. Catton Park, Derbyshire, August 7 to 9th,

Wilderness Festival – From the producers of Secret Garden Party and Lovebox, comes a celebration of the arts and outdoors. Cornbury Park, Oxfordshire, 7th – 10th August, volunteers covered by Green Stewards.

Relentless Boardmasters – Europe’s only surf, skate and music festival returns to Newquay, Cornwall from 8-12th August 2012.

Lulworth Castle – Events held at Lulworth Castle include Spirit of the Countryside (11 August, 12 August) and Open Air Concert.

Portsmouth Air Festival, 10-11 August, 2013,, (Navy Days – The Royal Navy’s Summer Extravaganza)

Green Man Festival – Folk and music festival held annually in August in Hay on Wye. August 14-17

Hevy Music Festival – Hardcore, Punk, Metal and Rock festival held in Kent’s Port Lympne Wild Animal Park, CT21 4PD, Fri 15 – 16 Aug,

Red Bull Air Race – An exciting competition in which the world’s most talented pilots are up against each other in a race based on speed, precision and skill. 16 August 2014, in Ascot, England

V Festival – Richard Branson’s Virgin Festival. 16-17 August, Weston Park, Hyland Park,. Showsec covers stewarding, and Ryans Cleaning does cleaning and litter

Reading Festival – Festival Republic’s Reading based music festival. 22-24 August, Richfield Avenue, (HotBoxEvents does volunteering,)

Leeds Festival – Festival Republic’s music festival, Braham Park, 22-24 August

South Sea Seafront Victorious Festival, 23-24 August, Portsmouth., Southsea Seafront, Clarence Esplanade, Portsmouth, PO5 3PA, and

Bestival – Rob Da Bank’s festival based on the Robin Hill Country Park, Isle of Wight. 4-7 September,