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October 2017

Theme 2018 and November membership sale

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All the amazing!

Yay, Nestlings! We’re so happy to be in regular contact with you all again! Ok, even by my standards, there are a LOT of words on this email. But also a lot of important info. Please make sure you read it all, hippies!

After last Nest News, we realised that there are some new people who are maybe a little bit OMG WTF? about everything… If you are new, we are so happy to have you. If you’re not, do invite some noobs to Nest News!

Ours is a perfectly formed Burning Man regional event which takes place in the UK in Spring… we’ve grown massively in the last couple of years and we are full of super cool and loving people and participants. We follow the same Burner principles and we’re the perfect place to start for engaging with the UK Burner community. If you’ve stumbled across us: WELCOME. If you want to know more, check out the Burning Nest website, our Nest Facebook page and keep reading!

There are so many incredible announcements to make, I honestly don’t know where to start.

So, hold on to your asses, Nestlings. You need to prepare for this one.

Contents for this week:

…There’s no place like HOME

Guys… You all need to buy a hat. Because we reckon this might be The One.

Not much more than 20 minutes out of Exeter, alongside lush woodland and fields and several waterways… super easy to get to alongside having the all serenity and privacy we desire… catering to our infrastructure needs, better for our families, better for sound camps, for installations, for the beautiful rolling English countryside.  And hosts who are super excited to have us.

Again, like last year, we will NOT be publicising the venue. This is to protect YOU… so suck it up, buttercup! We promise you will be given the information you need as and when you need it and more besides but not the address on a public forum.

A key piece of that info is that to accommodate moving to our new Home, we’ve had to shift the dates slightly for 2018 only. Burning Nest 2018 is now scheduled for 4 – 10 June. Yes, we know you might have to juggle other EU Burn events and that we miss out on the Bank Hol … but you know it’s going to be worth it.

A site visit by the Core Team is but weeks away. We will bring photos and videos and more besides back to share with you all.

Theme 2018: Portals of the Multiverse

For millennia humanity has gazed into the night sky and wondered at what they observed. Even today we continue to speculate about all that is unknown in the universe.

Are we one of many worlds, each with their own unique physical laws? Will we someday travel hyperspace and explore the edges of black holes? Might we encounter inter-dimensional beings? Is there another version of you in a parallel universe? And would you be friends, if you were to meet?

Come play with the boundaries of interstellar existence. Invite your friends to other planets. Navigate a cruise across the planes of reality. Bring galactic secrets back through wormholes that connect past with future. Compose a sonata for string (theory). Become your own doppelganger from another cosmos. Teach people to dance in zero gravity. Fall through the holes in space and time and programme a simulation behind the stars.

The gate to Nest is a portal to the alternate realities of your dreams – start dreaming!

Membership Sale – End of November

I mean, how do you follow that? As if there could be more exciting news this week?!

Well… Hahaha! Guess what?! There is.

Nest Core is on it, like a car bonnet, for 2018. As you know, we are a community event. Membership is integral to making Nest happen. As much as we hate to make it about money, in order to enable all the amazing art that’s going to take us through the Portals of the Multiverse, we need those who are committed, to sign up for membership and help us with the funds to support our artists and our camps.

The early membership responders will land the cheapest cost bracket for standard membership, as well as the honour of being fundamental to kicking off what is set to be the best Nest on record.  Membership purchasing for Super Early Birds will open on 24 November for the bargain price of only £95. Just before you start all your Christmas spending… Oooh, how convenient!

This is the cheapest price you will be able to get for standard membership so don’t delay. We will release the full breakdown of membership tiers and prices in our next Nest News.

Well, I dunno about you, but after all that, I’m spent.  More than enough excitement for me for this week. …I’m off to sit on my rock and lure in some sailors.

If you need me, holla Siren@burningnest.co.uk or catch me on the Facebook page.

We have loads of other brilliant things to share with you in a fortnight… we thought maybe one change of underwear was more than enough for this Nest News. See you in two weeks!!

Lots of hot, hot love
Siren ~
Nest Central

Nest 2018 – Here we go!

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Whaaattt? Already?!

Darling Nestlings

Oh how we’ve missed you all.  We can’t believe it’s been almost six months since our amazing week in Cornwall! But that can only mean one thing… we are six months closer to when we do it all over again!

Contents for today’s message:

Talk to us

Communications – you want them to start earlier and be more joined up. No problem. They start now. You’re reading it!

You can actually help us with this: if there’s a Nestling – be they past, present or future – who isn’t on the mailing list, get them to sign up so they don’t miss out. Simples! Which brings us nicely to….

You also want all the info in one place – we agree. So a beautiful, easy to navigate, brand spanking new website is on its way. It will be updated regularly and contain all the answers to burning questions you have including things like theme camps and grant funding, as well as Nest policies in areas like safeguarding, generators, drones, and water supply, to name but a few.

Sign me UP!

YES – you want us to make it easier for you to sign up to volunteer. YES – we are so keen to get you all on board ASAP. So, we’re kicking this off NOW. We’re recruiting across all areas of volunteering so if you fancy Rangering, Welfare, Leave No Trace – get ahead and get involved now by emailing the Volunteer Team.

There is also still space on our Core Team for new community members interested to spearhead elements of event logistics, administration, community outreach and the arts. What are you waiting for?!

Site update

We appreciate people weren’t happy about us withholding the location. We hear you. There were a couple of very good reasons for this.

Mainly we knew that Boconnoc wasn’t going to be our Forever Home, so we had be cautious to protect the venue from any impact. We’re also keen to protect you all when you’re there and want to make sure we avoid gatecrashers at a new site.

And there it is, as above, sadly Boconnoc was only ever a stepping stone for our lovely community. Finding that magickal, special place for our Nest to permanently reside, has been a key objective for the Core team over the last two years and we’ve been looking for somewhere permanent – like our sister events Microburn and AfrikaBurn have secured. But these things do take time. We really appreciate your patience and support.

We’re very excited about feathering our new site and there will be a big announcement very soon when we have the final agreement in place. The eyes are being dotted and the tees crossed, even now as you read… or should that be the tees dotted and the eyes crossed…? Can never remember…

Onwards, HO!

So here we are on our way to Burning Nest 2018! There’s going to be more awesome news coming, but the best news so far is that….

… EARLY BIRD MEMBERSHIP FOR 2018 OPENS SOON!! Stay tuned, Nestlings, as Membership sales for you Super Early Birds will launch in a mere few weeks time. More information on prices, low income and family memberships is to follow in the coming weeks. Get your reddies at the ready!

Any questions, thoughts, appreciation, propositions (of any nature…! ARF!), head over to the Facebook Page in the first instance… OR – much excite – you can now email yours truly, the Comptesse du Comms, your straight talking, ever loving in her own squawky, hypnotically tuneful way: Siren.

Lastly, it gives all of us in the Nest Core team such great pleasure to say:

WELCOME HOME.

Lots of hot, hot love
Siren ~
Nest Central