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#LushSummit 2017 Wednesday's Agenda

Find your must-see workshops and speeches taking place on Wednesday 8th February 2017 at the #LushSummit.

Please note the agenda is subject to change.

On the Main Stage

10:30 - 11:30
Talk from The Eden Project’s Tim Smit.

Sir Tim Smit KBE is chief-executive and co-founder of the award-winning Eden Project: an epic global garden enveloped in a Cornish crater. He’s an ambassador for social enterprise. And he also speaks with gusto about the importance of taking collective action for collective good, tackling the topic of climate change, and his own concept: 'human warming'.

12:00 - 12.30
Talk from Eriel Tchekwie Deranger.

Meet Eriel Tchekwie Deranger, who describes herself as a “professional rabble rouser”. She’s an indigenous rights advocate, founder of Indigenous Climate Action and a member of the Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation (ACFN) of Northern Alberta, Canada. Her work focuses on raising awareness about the negative impacts of the extractive industries on climate, human and indigenous rights.

13.00 - 13.30    
Talk from Umi Selah from Dream Defenders.

Community activist Umi Selah founded Dream Defenders (North America) in 2012: an organisation committed to shifting the culture through transformational organising. Celebrated for helping to bring such tragedies as the Trayvon Martin and Michael Brown cases to the public’s attention, the organisation is dedicated to building a community of love and reconciliation and training young people in nonviolent civil disobedience, transformative organising, and direct action.

13:30 - 14:00    
A talk from George Marshall on climate change.

When it comes to environmental work, there seems few roles that George Marshall hasn’t turned his hand to. He’s worked with community protest groups. He’s held senior positions in Greenpeace and the Rainforest Foundation. He’s provided consultancy for governments. He’s also co-founder of Climate Outreach and author of Don't Even Think About It, which George Monbiot described as the “most important book published on climate change in the past few years.”

14:00 - 15:00    
A talk from Chris Barez-Brown.
To borrow a phrase from UK paper, The Guardian, Chris Barez-Brown is “a long-haired, twinkly eyed cross between Richard Branson and a wizard”. He is the founder of creative leadership consultancy Upping Your Elvis and co-founder of Street Wisdom, as well as a speaker, author and self-coined “business beatnik”. His most recent work asks us to wake up and live a more conscious, connected life.

18:00 - 19:00    

Karma musical performance.

Take an exclusive peek at the latest offering from the Lush Spa, the four-handed Karma treatment, with a live performance of the soundtrack inspired by the experiences of musicians Sheema Mukherjee and Simon Richmond in India.
Featuring Sheema Mukherjee, Simon Richmond, Charlie Casey, Ali Friend, Mitel Purohit, Ruth Wall, John Metcalfe, Louisa Fuller, Sophie Harris and Rick Koster.


In the Summit New Room

15:30 - 16:00
New hot oil treatments with Daniel Campbell.
Inventor Daniel Cambell will be with us in the New Summit Room to showcase some new exciting hot oil treatments!


In the Mother's Day and Father's Day Room

16:30 - 17:00
Join a photography workshop.                                                                                                                                                             Get picture perfect on social media by taking your smartphone photography skills to the next level!
Learn the basics of smartphone photography with our workshop focusing on composition, natural light and story telling. Bring along your smartphone, get hands on and create some themed images to share on your social media pages.

In the Conservation Room

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

12:00 - 13:00
A screening of ‘Trophy’ and Q&A with Tommy Knowles and Emily Pickett from the Wildlife Defence League.

In North America, hundreds of grizzly bears are killed for sport by trophy hunters every year. This “sport” is outdated, wasteful and inherently cruel. Join Tommy Knowles and Emily Pickett from the WDL as they present their groundbreaking film and explain the effects that trophy hunting has on the people, land and the animals themselves.

13:00 - 14:00
Talk and Q&A with Daniel Brister from Buffalo Field Campaign.
Buffalo Field Campaign (BFC) is the only group working both in the field and in the policy arenas to stop the harassment and slaughter of America’s last wild buffalo. BFC is America’s longest sustained direct action campaign. Join Dan as he talks you through BFC’s long and difficult campaigns to not only stop mass declines of these incredible animals but the habitats they depend on too. He will share stories and video from the field and a short reading from his book, In the Presence of Buffalo."

14:00 - 15:00
Talk and Q&A with Chris Packham and Ruth Peacey and the Committee Against Bird Slaughter (CABS).

CABS are a proactive, frontline, direct action group fighting hard to end the mass illegal killing of birds across Europe. Come and listen to the team’s incredible story as they later get joined by campaigners Chris Packham and Ruth Peacey who recently tagged along on one of CABS most daring missions yet down in Cyprus.

15:00 - 16:00
Talk and Q&A with Miles King from People Need Nature and Ariel Brunner.
Miles King from new charity People Need Nature will talk about their latest report “A Pebble in the Pond” which explores the risk and opportunities for farming, food and nature after Brexit. Join us as we discuss this topic in detail along with Ariel Brunner, Senior head of EU policy for Birdlife Europe as he explains the much wider implications Brexit could have on Europe’s agricultural industry.

16:00 - 17:00
Talk with Pesticide Action Network and wildflower workshop.

Pesticide Action network is the only UK charity focused on tackling the problems caused by pesticides and promoting safe and sustainable alternatives to pesticides in agriculture, urban areas, homes and gardens. Their team will be guiding us through best practice and highlighting the devastating declines we’ve seen in some of our most important insect species. Their important work is spread out across the world so join us as we delve into the world nasty of “neonics” and wildflower bombs!

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
Karen Doyle from Movement For Justice.

Karen is the national organiser for the independent, integrated, civil and immigrant rights organisation The Movement for Justice By Any Means Necessary. The group are committed to justice, equality and respect and have organised demonstrations such as those at detention centre Yarl's Wood, which has in the past been plagued by exposés and damning accusations of racism and sexual abuse.

12:00 - 13:00
Sheila Triggs of The Women's International League for Peace and Freedom.

The Women's International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) is the oldest international feminist organisation active in the world today. Sheila is one of the visionaries and activists that comprise it, all of whom are dedicated to preventing war, ensuring that women are represented at all levels in the peacebuilding process and promoting human rights and social, economic, and political justice.

12:00 - 13:00

Flower Press workshop

13:00 - 14:00                                                                                                                                                                                  

Talk from Right To Remain.                                                                                                                                                            

Right to Remain is a UK-based human rights organisation. We work with communities, groups and organisations across the UK, providing information, resources, training and assistance to help people to establish their right to remain, and to challenge injustice in the immigration and asylum system.

15:00 - 15:30
Talk from No Mad Makers.

“If our hands were tied, we’d go mad!” cry the No Mad Makers. When faced with the feeling that the world had big problems - too big to ignore, but too big to do something about - they refused to do nothing. Floor travelled to Lesvos to help refugees and made plans to turn discarded boats into backpacks. With her friend Didi they designed a bag that could be made in an hour with simple tools and without electricity. The No Mad Makers had been born. Join them to influence the news that influences you.

15:00 - 16:00                                                                                                                                                            

Workshop with WeAreOne.

16:00 - 17:00                                                                                                                                                            

Workshop with WeAreOne.                                                                                                                                                           

16:00 - 17:00
The Obliterated Families Project with Ala Kahil, including a live skype from the Gaza Strip.

142 Palestinian families lost three or more members during the 2014 Israeli assault on the Gaza Strip. “Disastrously, the safe guess is that physical distance and the fact that both soldiers and commanders did not have to soil their hands with blood nor see the mangled bodies with their own eyes helped them greatly to bury any information, knowledge, and thought,” said Amira Hass. The #ObliteratedFamilies project, produced by Anne Paq and reporter Ala Qandil tells the stories of some of the families, the loved ones killed and those left behind.          

In The Human Rights Room

11:30 - 12:15
Songs of protest with Disabled People Against Cuts.

Disabled People Against Cuts campaign and fight for equal rights for disabled people, and refuse to stay silent about the injustices delivered by wealthy politicians on ordinary people and their lives. DPAC have groups across the country who champion disabled people’s human rights at protests, rallies and marches, raise awareness, and lobby government in order to bring about change at a social and political level.  

11:30 - 12:30
Workshop with Radical Housing Coordinator Becka and Potent Whisper.

Radical Housing Network Co-ordinator, Becka, will give a talk and workshop around housing, and a member of the network, Potent Whisper, will also deliver a spoken word performance about the housing crisis in our Workshop Area.

12:30 - 1:30
Discussion with Fundación Daniela.

Fundación Daniela from Spain will be discussing how they plan to end the discrimination that young transgender children and teenagers suffer by creating a network of specialised professionals who will be able to treat our children without prejudice or as if they were ill.

12:45 - 14:15
Short films from Reel News.

Reel News is an activist video collective, set up to publicise and share information on inspirational campaigns and struggles – not just in this country, but across the world. They will be showing short films whilst leading a useful workshop for anyone curious about making film.

13:00 - 14:00
Walking Tour with 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!

13:30 - 14:30
Talk from Condividilove.
Condividilove from Italy will be explaining their work after successfully campaigning to have same sex civil unions be recognised by the Italian state in 2016. In the Speakers Corner

14:00 - 15:00
Walking Tour with 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
Film from Black Activists Rising Against Cuts.
Cinema from Black Activists Rising Against Cuts in our Radical Cinema highlighting the disproportionate and adverse impact of reduction in public spending on black communities, provide a campaigning platform to fight against cuts.

15:00 - 16:00
Speech from Clive Stafford Smith of Reprieve
Reprieve are human rights defenders! Founder Clive Stafford will be discussing key cases and current issues and also leading a Q&A with others in between the playing of film segments.

15:00 - 16:00
Walking Tour with 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!

16:00 - 17:00
Screening of ‘Domestic Extremist’.
Domestic Extremist is a film by video journalist Jason Parkinson and at the Lush Summit Jason will be showcasing a sneak preview alongside an update on his experience in making this film in our Radical Cinema. In November 2014 six journalists and members of the National Union of Journalists (NUJ) revealed that they were on a Domestic Extremist database and had seen evidence of the intelligence held on them…

16:00 - 17:00
Walking Tour with 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!

16:00 - 16:45
Speech from Sisters Uncut in collaboration with East End Walks.
A woman’s place is in the struggle: radical women of the East End presented by Sisters Uncut & David Rosenberg (East End Walks) in our Speakers Corner. For more than 100 years women of the East End have played a leading role in the struggle for better lives, as militants in the workplace, as suffragettes, as housing activists, health pioneers, anti-fascists and as feminists. They have refused to accept second class status whether as women or as members of the working class. In this presentation and workshop – a collaboration between East End Walks and East London Sisters Uncut – you will find out what local women have been doing and continue to do today in their fight for equality, for their rights, and for their freedom.

In the Food Sovereignty Room

11:00 - 12:00
Film and discussion on the history of food growing in East London with Tower Hamlets Food Growing Network.
10 minutes from Tobacco Dock, the growers from Wapping Women’s Centre produce all kinds of fruit and vegetables. These local women will share how their Bangladeshi recipes are able to be created from food grown in London soil.

12:00 - 13:00
Interview with head Lush buyer Simon Constantine.
Hear how the permaculture movement has affected how Lush does business. Simon Constantine will be answering questions on permaculture, food sovereignty and the Spring Prize.

13:00 - 14:00
Growing workshop with Tower Hamlets Food Growing Network.
Get growing! Tips for urban and small gardens from Tower Hamlets Food Growing Network.

14:00 - 15:00
Workshop with May Project Gardens.
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.

15:00 - 16:00
Juicing workshop with 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!

16:00 - 17:00
Talk from Organic Lea about integrating food sovereignty principles into growing in London.
SLush partner Organic Lea has been teaching permaculture to Londoners for 15 years. Come and hear about the practicalities and ethics of growing food in a city.

17:00 - 18:00
Music workshop with Three Acres And A Cow: A History of Land Rights and Protest in Folk Song and Story.
Part TED talk, part history lecture, part folk club sing-a-long, part poetry slam, part storytelling session… Come and share in these tales as they have been shared for generations.

In the Climate & Energy Room

11:00 - 12:00
Extraordinary Story of Human Beings, Energy and Happiness with Paul Allen from Centre for Alternative Technology.
This presentation explores the transition required by the Paris Agreement in relation to what we currently think of as ‘normality’, through telling the longer story, of human beings, energy and happiness – from the birth of the sun to the present day. This story helps us better understand and un-pick today’s energy-extreme lifestyles; seeing them not as a natural evolution of human development, or even well intentioned progress gone slightly wrong, but rather as the deliberate re-manufacturing of both our physical and psychological landscapes to increase consumption. It provides tangible examples of a positive, zero carbon future in which isolated, stressful, over-consuming lifestyles can be replaced by a sense of connection with community and nature, delivering enormous benefits in physical health and wellbeing.

As well as presenting to active groups across the UK, Paul has delivered it a range of leading arts and educational venues including the Barbican, The Royal Opera House, the National Theatre, Donmar Warehouse and the 2016 Tipping Point conferences.

12:00 - 13:00
George Marshall - how to end the silence on climate change.
Most people say that they are concerned about climate change yet two thirds of people cannot recall a single conversation they have ever had about it. George argues that this is a socially constructed silence, commonly found around areas that are emotionally and ethically challenging. In his interactive and stimulating workshop he will explore ways to challenge the silence and create new conversations with the people around us.

14:00 - 15:00
Protest folk music with Seize The Day.
Bold, Beautiful Frontline Folk. Seize the Day are the "musical voice of the UK's environmental movement" (Satish Kumar). Their songs can be both witty and radical, but also hauntingly beautiful.

14:00 - 15:00
Indigenous resistance to fossil fuel extraction, with Indigenous Climate Action, Seed Indigenous Youth Climate Network, and UK Tar Sands Network.
Eriel, Nicole and Suzanne will be speaking about indigenous resistance to climate change and the importance of international solidarity. Eriel Tchekwie Deranger is the founder of Indigenous Climate Action and a member of the Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation in Canada. Nicole Hutton is a young descendent from the Garawa people and Queensland Organiser of Seed, Indigenous Youth Climate Network in Australia. Indigenous people are on the frontlines of fossil fuel extraction and the impacts of climate change. They will be joined by Suzanne Dhaliwal of UK Tar Sands Network to discuss the importance of international solidarity with indigenous people.

15:00 - 16:00
Discussion with Frack Off, Biofuel Watch and local campaigners from Yorkshire and Lancashire on extreme energy.
Come along to find out more about fracking, biofuels and a wave of new extreme energy technologies being rolled out around the world. This session will act as an introduction to each technology, where they are being used and where communities are fighting back and winning.

16:00 - 17:00
Talk from Nanas: a community organising against fracking.
The Nanas are a group of ordinary people concerned about fracking in the UK. They bring warmth, humour and tea to fracking frontlines across the UK. Here they will describe their contribution to the fight against fracking and how effective they are at building a mass movement

In the Earth Care Room

11:00 - 17:00
Looking after our planet has never been more important. Come to the Earth Care Room to learn about how we can all reduce our impact on the Earth by embracing waste reduction techniques like energy efficiency, water filtration and recycling.

14:00 - 15:00
Ro's Argan soap workshop with Simon Constantine and Daniel Campbell.
Join product inventors Simon Constantine and Daniel Campbell for a workshop on making Ro’s Argan soap and the Slush ingredients inside.

In the Digital Ethics Room

12:00 - 13:00
Tracking surveillance power and internet control in the Middle East by Bahrain Watch.
From exploiting one of the rarest Apple iPhone exploits in history to using mobile forensics to target and torture activists, Gulf states are using technological advancements to shut down human rights and online freedoms. Bahrain Watch has been at the forefront of confronting such threats in the Gulf and is now sharing its experiences at the Lush Summit.

13:00 - 14:00
The secret life of your mobile phone: a unique and fascinating journey into the private life of a gadget you thought was on your side. Afterwards, you’ll never look at your phone in the same way again…
The Secret Life of Your Mobile Phone is a live stage performance using cutting-edge interception technology to reveal the people, places and companies your phone is talking to behind your back - and what it's telling them. It is the brainchild of award-winning technology journalist Geoff White, and globally-renowned ethical hacker Glenn Wilkinson.

14:00 - 14:45
Live Q&A with The Idle Collective on how to grow and engage your online communities
FB Live Q&A with Influencers and founders of The Un-Idle Collective, Emma Bates and Scarlett Curtis. The Un-Idle collective mission is: To create a community of badass women (and men) committed to being idle no more; to empower women (and men) to bring activism into their daily lives through taking one action a week; and to encourage an open discussion about anything and everything that you care about.

16:00 - 17:00
Panel discussion on digital rights in the Middle East, with guests Index on Censorship, AccessNow, Bahrain Watch and Media Defence.
Topics will range from freedom of speech to surveillance and human rights for cyborg and digital citizens.

In the Record & Book Nook

12:00 - 12:45
Dave Smith discusses his book Blacklisted.

Dave is a blacklisted trade unionist. Phil is an investigative journalist. Together, they co-authored the book Blacklisted: The Secret War Between Big Business and Union Activists. From first-hand accounts of workers to eventual High Court victory, Blacklisted leaves no stone unturned, revealing the (unjust, illegal) extent that transnational companies go to in their attempt to keep union activists away from their places of work. After hearing them speak, you’ll likely leave no page unturned.

13:00 - 13:45
Chris Packham & Charlie Moores discuss Chris' book Fingers in the Sparkle Jar.
Chris is a naturalist, TV presenter, nature photographer and author. His childhood - recently brought to light in the evocative, much-lauded memoir Fingers in the Sparkle Jar - was transformed by the natural world. Since then, he’s become renowned as a wildlife fantastic, fearless in support of animal conservation and the environment.

Charlie’s career progression is perhaps less unlikely than one might first think. It began in the skies, working for a major airline and birding (not for the major airline). From then on, he hasn’t stopped looking up. He set up the non-governmental organisation Birds Korea, which works to protect biodiversity in East Asia, chairs the campaign group Birders Against Wildlife Crime, and is a trustee of League Against Cruel Sports. He’s also a prolific producer of podcast, having interviewed everyone from conservationists to human rights lawyers.

14:00 - 14.45
Musical performance from Riognach Connolly and Ellis Davies.
Ríoghnach Connolly and Ellis Davies of folk-hop specialists Honeyfeet are cooking up something special. Bringing together some of Honeyfeet's original material with a choice and eclectic mix of pop classics, folk, rhythm and blues and soul, their show is full of dynamic musicianship and charisma.

15:00 - 15:45
Luke Harding & Jo Glanville discuss Luke's book The Snowden Files.
Luke is a foreign correspondent who, while reporting for the Guardian from Moscow, gathered material to author the works The Snowden Files and A Very Expensive Poison: The Definitive Story of the Murder of Litvinenko and Russia’s War with the West. His story is one of courageous, award-winning journalism. And the stories he authors are riveting page-turners, asking questions that all today should seek answers to, such as: what drove Snowden to sacrifice himself?

Jo is the director of English PEN, a charity campaigning for the protection of the freedom to write and read. English PEN champions foreign literature, enabling it to be translated into English to reach a wider audience, and also runs campaigns to free imprisoned authors and journalists. They are one of the many organisations that make up Don’t Spy on Us: a coalition defending privacy and digital rights in the UK and Europe. Jo has previously served as a BBC current affairs producer and as the editor of Index on Censorship.

16:00 - 16:45
Musical performance from Jackie Oates.
You’ve not been introduced properly to Jackie until you’ve heard her voice. But until then: she’s a folk singer, fiddle player, member of the Imagined Village collective and the namesake of a Lush colour supplement (no, you don’t get points for guessing which one). Her latest entrancing offering was inspired by her long-time fascination with lullabies and the way they can “bring back strong memories and feelings of being a child again.”

In the Knot Wrap Booth

13:00 - 14:00
The Story of the SplashMap Knot Wrap
During a chance encounter, David from SplashMaps met Mark Constantine on a train where they shared a conversation about owls. Six weeks later, a SplashMap Knot Wrap collaboration was in stores. David will share the story of his Knot Wrap success.

14:00 - 15:00
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).

16:00 - 17:00
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 - 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.

12:00 - 12:45
Workshop with Irwin Turbitt.
The pitch for change programmes is usually some version of ‘Another Day of Sun’; A ‘City of Stars’ with no more ‘Auditions for the fools who Dream’.  The reality is of needing to ‘Start a Fire’ to get people to accept the loss of leaving their current role, position, situation, organisation.  Come and be ‘Someone in the Crowd’ and discover the importance of changing the music if you want to generate a new dance of change.

Former policeman Irwin Turbitt worked with the Police and Crime Standards Directorate in the UK government. He is co-founder and director of the Kafka Brigade in the United Kingdom and Ireland, and is a founding member of the Glencree Sustainable Peace Network (GSPN) in Ireland. In the GSPN he brings together former enemies using wilderness and sustainability as a means of cultivating leaders in peaceful relationships.

13:00 - 13:45
Spontaneity with Luke Sorba & Alison Goldie
In this action-packed session, two of the U.K.'s most experienced improvisers take you through a series of exercises to stimulate your imagination, show how you block yourself and others, and encourage more spontaneous behaviour in all areas of your life.

3:00 - 3:45
Workshop with Kate Faragher.
Kate Faragher is a collaborative communication consultant with nearly 20 years experience. She works in the political, financial, innovation and creative sectors. She helps groups communicate more collaboratively and individuals speak to be heard and understood. In her session today she will explore the power of clarity and focus in collaboration and how it can help you find your individual direction. She takes the idea of what ants can teach us about collaboration in her TEDx talk of 2015 to the next level!

16:00 - 16:45
Workshop with Paul Z Jackson.
If you'd like to deal more effectively with life's challenges and to bounce back from setbacks, then join this presentation on Resilience. Paul Z Jackson, author of the new Resilience Pocketbook, introduces a set of activities in a fully participative session that will increase your capacity to deal with whatever life and work throws at you.


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