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#LushSummit 2017 Thursday's agenda

Find your must-see workshops and speeches taking place on Thursday 9th February 2017 at the #LushSummit.

Please note the agenda is subject to change.

On the Main Stage

11:00 - 12:00
Banned Expression: Support Free speech in Tibet performance.

Since the 2008 uprising in Tibet, poets, artists, intellectuals, writers and cultural figures have been arrested, tortured and imprisoned for refuting China’s official narrative of the events. Banned Expression is a collaboration between Voice of Tibet, High Peaks Pure Earth and Tibetan Centre for Human Rights and Democracy. It raises awareness of Tibetan rights to freedom of opinion, expression and information and the fast shrinking space for writers and artists to freely, fearlessly express their views.

12:00 - 12:30
Music in Detention Music Workshop

Music has been described as the universal language. And Music in Detention are highly-skilled practitioners of it. In a number of the UK's 11 Immigration Removal Centres (IRCs) they host workshops with detainees to improve their well-being and strengthen their personal and cultural identities. They also hold sessions in nearby communities to forge feelings of shared humanity and break down barriers of prejudice about immigration and asylum.

13.00 - 13.45    

Talk from Anat Shenker-Osari.

Anat Shenker-Osorio is a communications expert, researcher and political pundit who's changing the way we talk about subjects as far-reaching as immigration and the economy. Her first book Don’t Buy It: The Trouble with Talking Nonsense About the Economy unravels how language shapes our acceptance of economic prescriptions (even when they don’t benefit us). Recently, she has working with researchers in Australia to investigate the national debate regarding refugees and change the critical conversation around people seeking asylum.

14:00 - 15:00    
Samples of society premiere & Q&A.

15:00 - 16:00

Talk from All Out.

All Out is building a world where no person will have to sacrifice their family or freedom, safety or dignity, because of who they are or who they love. They are bringing people power to the global movement for love and equality, by petitioning world leaders and global organisations and using creative tactics – online and offline – to advance the fight for the rights of lesbian, gay, bi and trans people.

16:00 - 17:00

Dirty Girls performance

 

In the Conservation Room

11:00 - 12:00
Meet the campaigners in The Conservation Room.

12:00 - 13:00

Rewilding Britain – Chris Packham interviews Derek Gow & Rebecca Wrigley

“Bringing nature back to life and restoring living systems…that’s Rewilding”. A sometimes controversial topic, rewilding has captured the hearts and minds of many but what’s actually involved? Chris Packham interviews two champions of rewilding, Derek and Rebecca as they talk about why landscapes must change and the benefits of predators such as Lynx roaming our countryside once more.

13:00 - 14:00
Birdlife International - Saving Europe’s Environmental laws

The EU's Birds & Habitats Directives are without doubt some of the most important environmental protection laws we have in Europe…without these we could have nothing left. They recently came under fire by the Juncker-led European Commission and a two-year long slog in the European political meat grinder has now seen them saved. Listen to, meet and speak with those who were involved in campaigning hard to prevent this potential environmental disaster from unfolding before us.

14:00 - 15:00
Chris Packham and RSPB make Sky Dancer - Far From The Madding Crowds.

In 2015, LUSH UK launched its Skydancer campaign with the aim of working with RSPB to satellite tag as many hen harrier chicks as possible through their hen harrier LIFE Project. The hen harrier is one of England’s rarest breeding birds but is routinely illegally killed because it feeds on game birds like red grouse which are bred for shooting season. The Lush Kitchen live will talk through how our ‘sat tagged’ hen harriers are monitored, how they’re faring and the future birds of prey across Europe.

15:00 - 16:00
Ruth Peacey on exposing ‘the C word’.

As a wildlife film maker with a passion for conservation, Ruth Peacey has been increasingly frustrated at the lack of opportunity to put such issues on TV. Using a new era of social media and discrete filming techniques, Ruth now works with teams across the globe to expose issues and get messages of conservation into the public eye. With community engagement and interest in these topics proving popular, what was once a dirty word to commissioners, ‘the ‘C word’, is even gaining traction on the telly!  

16:00 - 17:00
Performance from Jackie Oates.

What better way to end the LUSH summit than with the pure and perfect voice of Jackie Oates. An English folk singer, Jackie’s a great friend to Lush, is signed to our in-house record label ECC records, and has kindly created a bespoke set just for our conservation room. ‘The Lark in the morning’ and ‘The Sweet Nightingale’ are just a couple of her incredible songs to whet your appetite, but you’ll also be able to find her CDs in the Record and Book Nook.

 

In the Animals In Servitude Room

11:00 - 17:00

Workshops talks and discussions from international animal rights campaigners.

Fur, fairs, fox hunting, fighting, farming, frying - it's a f***ing disgrace the many uses humans find for innocent animals. Come and meet the people with answers to how we can have a fairer, kinder future.
 

In the War & Poverty Room

11:00 - 12:00

Talk from Shannon Paz from the International Rescue Committee

The International Rescue Committee responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by conflict and disaster to survive, recover, and gain control of their future. The world’s more than 60 million displaced people, the highest number ever recorded, require more than “aid as usual.” Their growing and increasingly complex needs mandate a transformation—a creative rethinking—in the global humanitarian response. The International Rescue Committee has taken on this challenge.

11:00 - 12:00

Craftivism workshop

12:00 - 13:00

GetUp!

GetUp! is an independent movement to build a progressive Australia and bring participation back into our democracy. They campaign for social justice, environmental stability and economic fairness.

13:00 - 14:00

Refugees Welcome panel Q&A

13:00 - 14:00

WeAreOne

14:00 - 15:00

Performance of What They Took With Them

What They Took With Them is a rhythmic, spoken-word poem by Jenifer Toksvig inspired by the first-hand testimonies of refugees forced to flee their homes. It lists items they took with them, and thoughts as they fled into exile. In 2016, it was made into a film by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees and Facebook to promote awareness of the global refugee crisis.

15:00 - 16:00

Stop The Traffik

Stop The Traffik are a global movement of individuals, activists and organisations who work together to put an end to human trafficking. Human trafficking is one of the fastest growing crimes in the world - and very few people are brought to justice for it. Human trafficking is devastating, but it happens across the world every day. Since 2006 Stop The Traffik has been campaigning against trafficking, educating and raising awareness of the crime.

16:00 - 17:00

Sea Watch Travel

Sea Watch is a group made up of concerned citizens who are dedicated to ending the suffering and death of refugees and migrants on the Mediterranean Sea. The group believes the EU should be doing more to put an end to this humanitarian crisis, but in the meantime is filling the void left by the decommissioning of Italy’s search and rescue mission, by taking matters into their own hands. The team is dedicated to maritime rescue and rescued 5000 people in 2015 alone.

16:00 - 17:00

WeAreOne

In The Human Rights Room

11:30 - 12:30

Sisters Uncut

Sisters Uncut will be screening a satirical film made as part of a takeover of a space in Hackney in our Radical Cinema, as well as discussing their direct action work against the life-threatening cuts to domestic violence services.

12:00 - 13:00

Police Spies Out Of Lives

Police Spies Out of Lives discussing their work as a support group working to achieve an end to the sexual and psychological abuse of campaigners and others by undercover police officers in our Speakers Corner. Incredibly brave special guests will tell their stories.

12:00 - 13:00

Queer Tours Of London
Queer Tours of London will be running hour-long tours around The Docks bringing to life queer communities' incredibly rich history of love, life and struggle. Meet outside the Human Rights Room at the pink filing cabinet!

12:30 - 13:30

Counselling for Social Change

Counselling for Social Change will be offering a confidential space to discuss any issues currently affecting your life and work. They aim to help you through life's challenges in an empathetic way. This will take place in our Workshop Area.

13:00 - 14:00

East End Walks

East End Walks presents East End Battleground – or how the East was won! Take a step into this history and reflect on its legacy for today on a 60 minute guided walk led by David Rosenberg, author of Battle for the East End and Rebel Footprints. Meet outside the Human Rights Room at the East End Walks signpost!

13:15 - 14:15

Artemisszio Foundation

Artemisszio Foundation from Hungary will be discussing in our Speakers Corner how they provide for socially disadvantaged groups – the unemployed, people living in rural areas, the Roma and immigrants. The Artemisszió Foundation has been operating since 1998 as a non-profit organization of public interest for the promotion and facilitation of intercultural dialogue. The mission of the Foundation is to provide an opportunity for the widest possible section of society to take part in activities that develop competencies that strengthen relations among people, improve communication and conflict-resolution skills, and contribute to the development of tolerance, mutual understanding and cooperation.

14:00 - 15:00

Queer Tours of London

Queer Tours of London will be running hour-long tours around The Docks bringing to life queer communities' incredibly rich history of love, life and struggle. Meet outside the Human Rights Room at the pink filing cabinet!

14:30 - 15:30

Black Women Rape Action Project

A talk and performance in our Speakers Corner by Black Women Rape Action Project focusing on getting justice for women of colour, bringing out the particular discrimination they face and how they have prevented the deportation of many rape survivors.

15:00 - 16:00

East End Walks

East End Walks presents East End Battleground – or how the East was won! Take a step into this history and reflect on its legacy for today on a 60 minute guided walk led by David Rosenberg, author of Battle for the East End and Rebel Footprints. Meet outside the Human Rights Room at the East End Walks signpost!

15:00 - 16:00

Screening from Woteva

Woteva will be screening the best (and cheapest) films from queer film makers, professionals and enthusiastic amateurs in our Radical Cinema showing us that you don’t need a gazillion quid to make a cracking film.

15:00 - 15:30

Matt Beard from All Out

Matt Beard from All Out updating us over on the Main Stage on their petitions to world leaders and global organisations while using creative tactics – online and offline – to advance the fight for the rights of lesbian, gay, bi and trans people.

15:30 - 16:00

Disabled People Against Cuts and Mary Ellen

Disabled People Against Cuts and Mary-Ellen perform a 30 minute set of interactive art installations, including 'Parfum de Piss', in EM Main Square area on the Ground Floor. They will portray and convey how thousands of people with disabilities are being made invisible or have already become invisible, illustrated physically by a manual wheelchair, with wheel-clamps and an invisible disabled person in the chair wearing nappies and a non-existent Personal Assistant behind it.

15:45 - 16:15

Land Is Life

Two guests speakers from Land is Life join us from the Phillipines in the Speakers Corner discussing how they help to provide direct support to the most overlooked Indigenous communities.

16:00 - 18:00

Generation Revolution

Generation Revolution brings to screen the powerful story of a new generation of black and brown activists who are changing the social and political landscape in the London and beyond. This film will be shown in our Radical Cinema and will be used as a platform to facilitate discussions about social issues that affect young black and brown communities in the UK today. Film followed by a Q&A.

17:00 - 18:00

Talk from Empty Cages Collective

The Empty Cages Collective is a project aimed at building a movement in England, Wales and Scotland that resists the prison industrial complex and organises towards a prison-free world. Made up of individuals whose lives have been impacted by imprisonment in some way, the group works to eradicate all forms of domination by raising awareness and supporting people directly affected by imprisonment to build a healthier, community-focused future.

 

In the Food Sovereignty Room

11:00 - 12:00
Global Justice Now talk about Food Sovereignty

What is Food Sovereignty and how can it be achieved!? Campaigners 'Global Justice Now' will share why and what they are fighting for. An ideal time to get your questions answered.

12:00 - 12:30

May Project Gardens - Workshop - Connect to nature in the Hip Hop Garden
Introducing Permaculture with May Project Gardens, South London. Founded with the aim to bring communities closer together through sustainable activities MPG will share with us their knowledge and experience of earth care, people care and fair share.

12:30 - 13:00

May Project Gardens - Workshop - Connect to nature in the Hip Hop Garden
Introducing Permaculture with May Project Gardens, South London. Founded with the aim to bring communities closer together through sustainable activities MPG will share with us their knowledge and experience of earth care, people care and fair share.

13:00 - 14:00
Community Centred Knowledge workshop

Food affects everyone and here, in the British Isles, and as an island of migrants from all over the globe, we ought to explore the stories behind that food.

14:00 - 15:00
A chutney-making workshop from Abundance Sheffield.

Sheffield, an industrial city in northern England has more trees than people! Every Autumn Abundance harvests their fruits, making jams and ciders to distribute around the city. Come and taste 2016's crop!

15:00 - 16:00
Growing workshop with Tower Hamlets Food Growing Network East London

Growing tips for urban and small gardens. Learn how to grow food on your windowsill! The Tower Hamlets Food Growing Network is made up of a gardeners, new and old, who work to facilitate community food growing in the borough of Tower Hamelets, London. The group offers a community seed library, as well as regular seed swaps and giveaways, to help increase and improve food growing and sharing in the area. They also provide workshops, talks and garden visits.

16:00 - 17:00
Film screening from Empty Cages followed by a Q&A with Nicole Vosper.

Nicole Vosper is interviewed by Lush Oxford's James. Nicole learnt how to grow food in prison - during a three and a half year sentence for her role in fighting animal testing. Practising permaculture connected the dots between factory farms, worker exploitation and ecological devastation - and how humans can really meet our needs without cages.

 

In the Climate & Energy Room

11:00 - 12:00    

Envisioning a low carbon future by Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT).

In this workshop, participants will get the chance to engage with and discuss moving towards a low to zero carbon future. We’ll play a card game to compare energy sources, pretend we have the chance to be energy ministers, have a look at CAT’s Zero Carbon Britain scenario and discuss possibilities and scenarios from round the world. Please bring your thoughts, dreams, knowledge and any information you may have about low carbon scenarios for your country. Although it is possible to drop in (and out!) of this session it would work best if participants arrive for the beginning if possible.

12:00 - 12:30    

Get Moving for the Climate: Take Action Now with Reclaim the Power.

With a climate denier as US President, a third runway approved at Heathrow and the fossil fuel industry pushing for fracking across the UK, now is the time for action. Around the world people have been putting their bodies on the line to protect the environment and keep fossil fuels in the ground. Join us to find out more and how you can take action for the climate now.

12:30 - 13:00    

An introduction to Blockading Basics with Plane Stupid and Reclaim the Power.

Watch UK climate activists demonstrate effective blockading techniques with tripods and arm locks. These have been used to successfully shut down coal mines, fracking sites and airports.

13:00 - 14:00    

How to spot nuclear propaganda by South West Against Nuclear.

Nuclear power is often falsely presented as a solution to climate change and meeting our energy needs. This workshop will look at myths and facts surrounding nuclear energy and the propaganda used by the nuclear industry and governments.

14:00 - 15:00    

Talk on anti-aviation expansion.

Featuring Airport Watch Europe, Frequent Flyers Levy and Plane Stupid. For many years aviation campaigners have worked together. At this workshop people from Nantes, Heathrow and other airports will tell the stories. The workshop will also ask can we continue to fly as much as we do now.

15:00 - 16:00

A brief intro to art activism by The Laboratory of Insurrectionary Imagination.

The Laboratory of Insurrectionary Imagination introduces the idea of artivism, an indiscipline that lives on the edge between art and activism. What makes a direct action creative and effective? How can we boost our imagination when we plan actions and campaigns? The workshop will explore principles that enable us to make beautiful trouble irresistible…

16:00 - 17:00    

Climate change, migration and displacement with Alex Randall of Climate Outreach

How will climate change re-shape patterns of migration across the world? Who will be affected and what can be done? This workshop explores the relationship between the warming of our planet and how people are being forced to move. The workshop looks both at how, where and when this could happen but also at the stories and experiences of people who are already facing this situation.

 

In the Digital Ethics Room

11:45 - 12:15

Game on free expression in the digital world by Index On Censorship.

Digital technologies have provided new opportunities for free expression around the world, but have also brought new threats, challenges and attempts to regulate content and silence dissent. Can I be fired for a Facebook post? Can a tweet land me in jail? How can we deal with online trolling and harassment? Is the internet helping radicalisation and extremism? What is "fake news"? Explore these issues through an interactive game (with prizes!).

12:45 - 13:30

Blockchain and Bitcoin 101.

Why secure crypto currencies are the future.

13:30 - 14:00

Creative Commons: collaboration for users, creators, and activists.

Find out more about Creative Commons and their mission to unlock the full potential of the internet and allow everyone to legally share their knowledge and creativity to build a more equitable, accessible, and innovative world.

14:00 - 15:00

Panel discussion.

The impact of the Investigatory Powers Bill (also known as the Snooper's charter) on digital ethics.

15:30 - 16:15

Talk with Internet Sans Frontieres.

While the Internet was originally conceived as a tool for democratic collaboration, it is in the process of being transformed into a universal means of repression. Internet Sans Frontieres campaign to defend equal access to the Internet and freedom of expression, assembly and freedom of movement online.

In the Record & Book Nook

13:00 - 13:45    

Mark Constantine on Inspiring American Literature.

Mark Constantine co-founded Lush Fresh Handmade Cosmetics in 1995 with six co-founders including wife Mo. Mark is the driving force behind the business and also works as part of the product development team creating hair, skincare & body creams and spa treatments. In his downtime, Mark also enjoys birdwatching and vibrant shirts.

14:00 - 15:00

Performance from Duotone.

Duotone is the alias of songwriter Barney Morse-Brown, cellist with multi-platinum artist Birdy and BBC Folk Award winners the Imagined Village. Duotone has delivered two ‘5 star’ albums and has a long list of captivating festival appearances to his name. With his mesmerising solo performances, which move seamlessly between riotous energy and heartfelt intimacy, it is easy to see why Duotone has a rapidly growing fan base. Barney will be signing CDs after his performance.

15:00 - 16:00    

Ben Murray & Rosie Doonan Musical Performance.

Some years ago, Rosie and Ben made waves as an outstanding young duo. Since then, they have both carved musical careers – Rosie as vocalist with Peter Gabriel, and Ben with Celtic stars Tarras and on stage in the West End. Welcome them back as a reunited duo.

16:00 - 16:45    

Reasons To Be Cheerful: discussion hosted by John Robb.

Featuring Simon Emmerson, Kerry McCarthy, Hal Samples and Grace Petrie.

By day, John Robb is an award-winning journalist who has interviewed the big players on the punk scene. He was the first to write stories about bands like Stone Roses and Nirvana and has since authored books including Punk Rock - An Oral History and set up the online rock music and pop culture site louderthanwar.com. By night, he was frontman of The Membranes, having formed the band in 1977, and he now heads up Goldblade. Quiz trivia: John also coined the term 'Britpop' and is a vegan.

 

In the Knot Wrap Booth

11:30 - 11:45
Knot Wrap buying talk in Japanese.
All the way from Japan, the team are here to introduce new Knot Wraps made with Fukushima organic cotton. Chiemi, a member of our Japanese buying team, will take you through where the Knot Wrap comes from, exploring the possibilities of the Fukushima Knot Wrap. (Hot green tea will be served during the talk).

14:00 - 14:15
Knot Wrap buying talk.
All the way from Japan, the team are here to introduce new Knot Wraps made with Fukushima organic cotton. Chiemi, a member of our Japanese buying team, will take you through where the Knot Wrap comes from, exploring the possibilities of the Fukushima Knot Wrap. (Hot green tea will be served during the talk).

On The Show Business Stage

11.00 - 11.45    

Mark Brown introduces Street Wisdom: Learn to unlock the power of the streets.

As a marketing wizard at creative leadership capability company Upping Your Elvis, Mark Brown is part of the team that delivers fast, energetic learning workshops and campaigns infused with creative comedy. He's also the Street Wisdom cogmeister who's getting commuters everything to re-think the art of getting from A to Z.
        
12.00 - 12.45    

Gratitude talk with Bryony Lee Saar, Sarah Kolesnikoff and Vanessa Guion.

Studies have shown gratitude can increase happiness, enhance relationships and lower stress levels. Can gratitude really promise all of these things? Bryony, Vanessa & Sarah from the L&D team will be introducing you to the individuals who undertook the '12 Days of Gratitude' challenge and listening to their stories and experiences.

13.00 - 13.45    

Annabelle Baker and Lauren Savage

"Rowena Bird says 'dreams end in responsibility', so relocating to the  other side of the world to re-launch Lush sounds exciting, right?  Come and listen to Annabelle and Lauren in conversation, about the challenges and opportunities of operating Lush in another market during turbulent times.

14.00 - 14.45    

May Project Gardens    

Come We Grow is an inspiring, immersive showcase of their creative approach to environmentalism. Acclaimed Musicians, MCs, Performers and Activists come together to awaken the eco-conscience through music, song, dance and collaboration. It's a chance for everyone, regardless of language, culture or knowledge of environmentalism, to come together, have fun and be inspired.
        
15.30 - 15.45    

Fierce Babe Network    

Fierce Babe Network started as a 12-piece, inclusive babe gang in Leeds, mid-2014. Now there’s more than 1,000 in their network, which blends punk positivity and uplifting vibes with inspiring action. They channel their collective power into arranging feel good events, create safer spaces for those who are the target of gender oppression, and they engage in their local communities.
        
11.00 - 17.00    

Coaching Corner    

The Management Development team will be on hand for the duration of the Summit to talk about customer experience, Manager and Trainee development and lots more.

11.00 - 17.00    

Business Time    

The Retail Operations team will be there to chat about procedures, profit, staff costs, and all things operations.

11.00 - 17.00    

Retail Inspiration    

Experts from the Retail Accounts, Brand, and Social Media teams are on hand to offer advice on anything from store budgets to events and online presence.

 

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