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March 2019

What’s The Point?

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RIP Centre Camp… Long live The Point!

Centre Camp has always been the heart of Burning Nest – a place to meet, to hold events, to come together for the Cabaret! This year, we have a new name, and a renewed sense of purpose. Introducing… The Point!

The Point is where you can make your point. It is a pointed pavilion. You can point to it from the distance. It’s a meeting point. An info point. The point where our community’s and camps intersect.

The Point is YOUR space in the Glade. A buzzing hub of activity, yoga, workshops, talks, lectures, theme parties, fashion shows, discussions, activities, crafts, performance, entertainment, art, collaboration, games and much more – if you can think of it you can probably do it at The Point.

If you have grand ideas for The Point, please fill in this form, and tell us a little bit about your event!

Programme Applications Now Open!

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LISTEN UP THEME CAMPS 🌞🌈✌️ The form to submit any and all scheduling info you want to be included in this year’s WHAT?WHERE?WHEN guide is OPEN – submit your applications here! You may not have started thinking about scheduling for your camp yet but consider this your call to arms. Start recruiting performers, workshop-runners etc. now, schedule in slots and prepare to submit your full schedule by 23rd April – stick it in your calendar!

If you have any questions, OR if you’re an individual keen to put on some kind of scheduled spectacle but don’t have a camp to host it, please get in touch at programming@burningnest.co.uk and we’ll gladly help you out!

Much love,
Team WWW

Volunteers and Leads urgently needed! Can you help make Nest 2019 AMAZING?

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Hey all you lovely Nestlings! Not long now before the big event, can’t you feel it in the spring air? Let’s get excited, but before that… let’s get active!

Due to some personal crisises we’ve had folks drop out of key roles and we URGENTLY NEED YOU to help. Below is a list of ABSOLUTELY-NEEDED-TO MAKE-NEST-FANTASTIC roles. Don’t fret though, in your role you’ll have a load of fabulous and experienced peeps to back you up. So here goes;

DPW:

LIGHTING LEAD – install lighting around the site along main walkways, also decoratively light up certain areas of the site. Working with Power Lead.

STRIKE LEAD – Co-ordinate the site clean up, and make sure outside contracted items, such as skips and loos, are picked up. Co-ordinate taking items back to storage, keep and inventory or items and return borrowed items

Arts:

DECOR CO-LEAD – assist Decor lead with co-ordinating the beautification of public spaces, core infrastructure and other stuff, recruit decor volunteers and oversee them during Build. During Strike, separate reusable decor from perishables; catalogue & store for transportation. Great for someone with a creative eye who likes to improvise and ideally has some experience with rigging decor. Must be available on site for build and strike.

THE POINT LEAD – Lots of liaising, layout, events, physical structure. This would be a good role for anybody who is excited at the idea of making The Point a more interesting and well-used space – it’s a good opportunity for developing new ideas for using the space well.

You all know by now how Nest works I’m sure, WE NEED YOU! (Just think of that famous sign, with a feather boa and limited clothing, some LEDs obviously!) Please email Vols@burningnest.co.uk to get involved, you know you want to!

Thanks,
Mands & Sarah
Cat Wranglers x

Spring Community Meeting: London

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Our Community Meetings are a chance to find out more about Nest itself, raise any ideas or concerns you might have, or to meet fellow Nestlings before the main event! Everyone is welcome, from first timers to seasoned burners – we guarantee you a warm welcome!

We’ll be holding our Spring Community Meeting on Sunday 7th April, from 2pm – 5pm, at The Apple Tree, Mount Pleasant (in between Farringdon and Clerkenwell).

We’ll also be livestreaming the meeting, visible as ever on our Facebook Group – so if you can’t be there in person, you can be there in spirit. Awwwww <3

Nest 2018 Financial Report

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The spirit of open, honest communication doesn’t just extend to the week we spend in the beautiful grounds of our Home in Devon. We also like to share exactly how every penny that makes Nest, is spent by the volunteers who make up our year-round staff.

If you’re interested in the pounds and pennies, feel free to download our Financial Report for 2018, by clicking here.

If you have any questions or feedback about this report, we’d love to hear it – just head over to our Contact Page!

Site Visit 17th March!

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We’re planning our Site visit for 18th March. The format will be a rendezvous at the site at a very specific time on SUNDAY 18th MARCH – pay attention… early comers will not be allowed on site. Come on hippies, if there’s one thing you’re good at, it’s doing stuff in the afternoon.

If you would like to have a little shenanigans and a stay over the night before, you will also need to let us know.  Everyone who has expressed interest in attending will be given the full details on confirmation. All are welcome, as ever!
 
Please register your interest via this form if you would like to come, if you would like to join on the Saturday evening and if you need a lift!

Theme Camp Applications OPEN!

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We can now proudly declare, applications for theme camps are open! If you’re planning to grace our primordial wonderland with your theme camps, please fill out the application form. This provides essential information for the core team to undertake all the boring stuff (placement, risk assessment etc.) that brings your vision to life and helps us to promote your camp and to grow the buzz around Nest 2019.

You can submit the form once you have filled in the basics, such as contact details, and return to add to it later but we need your complete form by 31st March (that’s a hard deadline hippies!). This is not a licence to be a last-minute merchant either; the earlier you submit, the quicker we can send you important need-to-know information that will help with planning your camp.  
 
We have tried to make the form as clear and accessible as possible but if there’s anything you’re not 100% about, please contact our brilliant, tame and domesticated theme camp liaison Nick.