Small is Beautiful Festival 2016

Small is Beautiful is the Festival that takes place at CAT. After a big event in 2015, we decided to make 2016 smaller and distilled into just one day.  It really was beautiful, and we left on Sunday feeling uplifted and full of energy for the next one (8-11th June 2017).

Our Schumacher Speakers this year were Natalie Bennett (Green Party) and Paul Smith-Lomas (Practical Action) – who both challenged and provoked the crowd. Andrew Simms chaired an interactive panel discussion which drew in Greta Leeb (Welsh Government), Helen Atkins (CAT/ZCB) and Shaun Chamberlin (author). On a gloriously sunny day the CAT site was at its finest: hands on workshops were scattered across the centre and covered ideas including aquaponics, thatching,  pee-powered toilets, tiny homes and resisting fracking.

Here is a collage of photos from the day:

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The next Small Is Beautiful festival will be a full long weekend, on the 8-11th June 2017, on the theme of Housing Justice. Book your early bird tickets here.