The Sacred Activist Sanctuary is a peaceful and welcoming space for artists, activists, ecowarriors, co-operators, community seekers, joy bringers and the grief-stricken.
Also known as the SAS Village, this collection of tipis, benders and other low-impact dwellings around a central fire is a place of sharing, learning, reflection, action and recuperation.
A community vibe and warm hearth await visitors – along with the chance to get involved in sacred, creative activism in defence of our wild spaces.
Sing with trees, grieve for lost species, celebrate nature’s bounty and cycles, learn about and show solidarity with international indigenous activism… or just take some time out from the hustle of festival life. Discover how to tread lightly on the earth and to protect the commons – land, air, water – that belong to us all.
The central fire and communal shelters are open and inviting for stories and music, poetry and workshops.
Plus, chance to get active and hone your reflexes in the wide open grassy spaces nearby: discover your inner Katniss Everdeen or Robin Hood on the Archery Range or go all Game of Thrones on the Fencing Piste!
In 2021 the guardians of the Sanctuary will hold a Sweatlodge for the Ancestors:
“Preparation, fire, music, drumming and singing as the rocks heat… all this will be performed as though we are holding our sacred sweatlodge as usual. Then we will put the rocks into the lodge, and open our invitation to the ancestors to enter, while we hold vigil and offer prayer outside around the fire, for and to the ancestors of this land, and for all beings, human and non human.”
In this way the Sanctuary guardians will uphold traditions and allow for ceremony and connection in a time when gathering close together inside the confined space of a sweatlodge would be reckless.