The Green Elephant in the Room

Now is the time to ask difficult questions about real-world sustainability in large outdoor festivals, the distances audiences travel to events, and the products and services used to create Mela and other outdoor events.

At Nutkhut and with our Mela Partners, we’ve seen more people attending events in our local areas. Entire families spanning generations are sharing experiences of local events. These one or two local events per year are often the only cultural events our audiences attend.

Over the next three years, Nutkhut and The Mela Partnership will co-design a series of seminars, events, and workshops across the UK, especially targeting outdoor events and festivals that diaspora communities attend.

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AI, Outdoor Arts and the Mela Partnership in the North West 2023.

Date: Saturday 28th October 2023, (UK time)
Location: The George Hotel Devonshire St, Penrith CA11 7SU

Time: 10am – 11am

We kick off our next partner event at The Winter Droving 23 organised by Mela Partner, the brilliant Eden Arts in Penrith – this is an opportunity to meet Mela Partners and to hear of the intersection betweeen AI and Mela and how Mela Partners are using AI to share good practice and to open up conversations that others may find useful.

As ever these gatherings tackle some of the most challenging issues facing the outdoor sector – inclusion, access and sustainability.

The broader Mela market has much to offer and these sessions are designed as an exchange of minds, ideas and experience and how Mela can both teach and learn from the wider outdoor sector.