How would it be if we - just - stopped? For a while. Turned off the lights. and sat - just for a while - in the dark? 
What might we discover? Rediscover, perhaps? Shall we try? Reading’s pioneering Festival of the Dark continues


The Next Festival of the Dark Event is:

The Night Breathes Us In with Dark Mountain Project

Saturday 25th March 2017, Forbury Gardens and a secret woodland location 10 minutes from the town centre. Afternoon session, 1230pm-530pm, evening session 6.30pm-1000pm

Dive into darkness with all its time-stopping, jaw dropping possibilities. An afternoon of thrilling workshops and/or a candle-lit procession through Reading followed by a night about the campfire, on the banks of the Thames, with fresh new stories, song and wild performance. Unmissable!




International speaker Mac Macartney's Reflections on Darkness

Thursday 27th April at 7pm-8.30pm

Mac is an international speaker, writer and change-maker who seeks to inspire the emergence of the leader in each of us, the leader who will take courageous action for a better world. 

The world is changing fast. Towards what, is still unclear but whether our eyes are darkly tinted or bright with possibilities, we all long for a kinder, just, peaceful and flourishing world. Mac’s ‘Reflections on Darkness’ brings to life the small yet potent contributions that everyone can make. We may yet decide the trajectory of our human story with our collective small steps. Mac Macartney celebrates the courage upon which each of these steps depend, especially the first. This talk picks up those who struggle from impotence and irrelevance in the face of global challenges. It lifts a veil and inspires us all to action.

St James Church, Forbury Road, Reading (just behind Forbury Gardens, by Reading Prison. Mac has most generously offered us a pro-bono talk, so tickets are free. Donations happily accepted. Please, however, book your tickets so we have an idea of numbers.

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