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NVC Summerfest Lite


In view of the uncertainty of the situation and different attitudes towards social distancing, with sadness, we at Seed of Peace are unwilling to take legal responsibility for organising an event in August 2020. So we’re cancelling the Summerfest Lite.

If you’ve booked for the Summerfest or the Summerfest Lite, we are willing to offer a refund in full for your booking. Alternatively, we can offer you a voucher for the full amount with an added extra 20% in value. This can be used for any future Seed of Peace events, including next year’s Summerfest.  (See full programme of events).

Some of us still want to camp together on 4–9 August. If you’re willing to take responsibility for you/your family’s social distancing, we invite you to join us on the same dates for a self-catering NVC camping space at Radford Mill, near Bath. Please note that this is not a Seed of Peace-organised event. Text Gesine on +44 (0) 7840 056 289 to check availability of pitches.

Looking forward to Summerfest 2021

Our Summerfest vision is to create a world where everyone’s needs matter. Our specific mission is to offer an intimate, family-oriented festival with Nonviolent Communication (NVC) as a core value. And our aims are to support the Summerfest community to develop tools for resolving conflict in your family, workplace and community.

Watch highlights of Summerfest 2019 in the video below, or check out what’s on in 2021 for an outline of how we make NVC the fabric of our event! Elsewhere, meet the Summerfest team, read up on coming with children, consider  volunteering, read our Booking Conditions, explore the Summerfest facilities, read up on testimonials, and peruse our FAQs!


What’s included in Summerfest 2021 entry?

Head/heart: Empathy Home Groups, NVC basic training, NVC sessions, de-escalation skills for climate activists, Restorative Circles, walks in the countryside, just chilling.

Body: Yoga twice a day, wild swimming lake, sauna, gas-fired showers, contact improvisation, Biodanza, South-Indian vegetarian food.

Kids: Hammock village, kid’s tent, daily young people’s circle, slip’n’slide, football, roleplaying and other games, separate kids menu.

Community: shared meals, activities for all ages, daily community meetings, co-created programme, music and singing round the fire, No-Need for Talent Show.