Three Things that Will Change for Wild Goose Festival 2012 – Gareth Higgins

While we’re aiming that the lineup of speakers and performers will be second to none, we really do believe that the vision of the festival of creating an intersection between justice, spirituality, and art, transcends who might appear publicly on a stage. We want to collapse hierarchies between public figures and audience members in order to create a truly participative, even egalitarianfestival. We have archived last year’s program on the festival website, so people can see something of what last year’s excitement looked like; but we can announce now that there will be at least three differences to the program from last year:

1: The festival will run til late night Sunday, with people invited to stay through Monday morning, giving half a day extra for the same ticket price as last year;

2: There will be more venues for performance and conversations, more diversity among the contributors, and more opportunities for everyone to participate through speaking, performing, and hosting conversations yourselves.

3: Unlike this year, will publish a full schedule online before the festivalbegins. For now, we think the advance ticket rate – well below covering the cost of what the festival takes to put on – is a great incentive for people to sign up. But, as we’ve said, we will also be announcing some of the lineup before the end of the year. Thanks!

Our Advance Rate tickets are available through Christmas and New Year only; after December 31st, our reduced rate of $119 will be going up. You can get tickets for yourself and loved ones right here.

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  • http://interplaync.org Ginny Going

    I was sorry to miss last year’s Wild Goose Festival due to attending an InterPlay Leaders Gathering out of state. I’ve heard great things about the Festival from my friends Brian Ammons, Chris Copeland and others. My husband Tom Henderson and I are master InterPlay teachers and would like to help bring InterPlay to this year’s Festival. InterPlay is an art form that any one can do; a spiritual practice that relieves stress and creates ease; and a powerful way to build community through creativity and play. Tom and I frequently bring InterPlay to churches and spiritual communities here in the Triangle and beyond in workshops and retreats that focus on embodied spirituality, playing with an embodied approach to sacred texts and exploring improvisational worship forms. I look forward to hearing from you about how InterPlay can be part of Wild Goose Festival 2012. Thanks!

  • Virginia Lamprecht

    I am so happy to hear about the schedule being posted on-line. It will greatly help participants to plan their trip and to ensure they won’t miss the events that are especially dear to them. As a big supporter of this change and so happy to see it come about, I am planning to buy my ticket to the 2012 Wild Goose Festival today and will plan to find at least one other tangible way to support the festival. Thanks so much! I am really looking forward to coming again!
    Ginzy Lamprecht


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