It's just over a week ago that we were returning from the depths of South Wales after an incredible, and incredibly wet, time at the Do Lectures and I think I've just about recovered (both physically and mentally.)
We were invited to film the event so keep an eye out for the video coming very soon!
Set at the beautiful Fforest the event hosts some of the most inspirational speakers from around the world talking on a variety of different subjects ranging from Design to Zen Meditation. Aside from the lectures we ate delicious food, drank plenty of Reverend James, baked bread with baker brother Tom Herbert, made a mess with Marion Deuchars, partied with Scritti Politti, got very, very wet and met some great friends.
Some of our favourite speakers included: Joel Bukiewicz – a knifemaker and founder of Cut Brooklyn, Sean Carasso – founder of Falling Whistles a charity raising awareness about the war in Congo and a campaign for peace, Anna Felton – friend and founder of Monkstone Knitwear who uses wool from her own flock – emphasising the importance of being close to the source. There was also Tim Smit – creator of the Eden project and a visionary who loved to rant and left us with tons of great quotes, our favouite being:
'whoever thinks that the ritual of breaking BREAD is purely about eating is not human!'
It was a truly brilliant event and made its mark on all who attended. If you ever get a chance to go then I'd urge you to jump at it and I promise that no matter how wet it is you'll leave feeling inspired, moved and assured that 'Ideas Change Things.'