8th — 11th
A festival of unlearning and reimagining
The Realisation Festival is an annual agenda-setting event that seeks to advance societal transformation in a soulful way. FIND OUT MORE
The festival takes place at St Giles House, the home of past politicians, philosophers and social reformers who have had a profound impact on the society in which we live. FIND OUT MORE
Our vision is to bring together a wide diversity of people with different views and perspectives to stimulate discussion, provide new insights and allow participants to learn and share ideas with others. Workshops will encourage participants to think, feel and explore what system change feels and looks like, and to reimagine what we are capable of.
We are holding a smaller gathering limited to 80 places, in our first year, to help shape and evolve the not-for-profit festival, with a view to growing in subsequent years and developing a programme of festival-related activities throughout the year. Tickets cost £295 and include all food, talks and activities during the festival and there is a range of accommodation options. Would you like to be part of it? BUY A TICKET
Artist and researcher
Dominique Savitri is an artist and researcher currently at Goldsmiths University. She develops embodied methods for undertaking her research. Committed to mapping out cosmologies of curiosity, her experiments often result in wonder. Building upon a sensuous material engagement at the heart of her artistic process, she develops and proposes modes of enchantment that operate as a practical philosophy for living, and are inspired by the spiritual traditions of non-duality.
Public intellectual, Teacher, Essayist and Author
Writer and Psychotherapist
Co-initiator, The Alternative UK
Indra is Co-initiator of The Alternative UK political platform, part of a global network originated by Alternativet, founded by Uffe Elbaek in Demnark. They publish a Daily Alternative media and run community collaboratories around the UK, building Citizen Action Networks (CANs) to reconnect people to the local eco-systems of solutions available. Central to the vision of an Alternative politics is the interdependency of the complex individual, the community and the planet: I, We, World.
Indra is concurrently a psycho-social therapist, founder and Director of the Soft Power Network, a writer and events producer. She has consulted to the World Economic Forum, Indian, Finnish and Danish governments, NATO, the Scottish Executive and the Institute of Contemporary Arts amongst others. She writes regularly for The Guardian and The Huffington Post and her publications Soft Power Agenda, New Times and Is the Party Over? are available on www.indraadnan.com
What are the
of our times
asking of us?
Participants are asked to come with their disquiets, convictions and skills, to collaborate in an exploration of broad questions such as Who are “we”? What marks our times? How do we resource society, soul and politics for social transformation? How do we live with soul in a troubled society? How can a space like St Giles can help us think about 21st-century challenges such as climate emergency, racial division and gender inequality, social technologies and surveillance capitalism?
We will explore how to foster a holistic social conversation that evokes qualities of heart, mind and spirit that are non-ordinary, that take us beyond our habit energies and out of ourselves to look afresh at the crises we face.