If you’re up for some mind-expanding experiences at Bestival then you need to check our Bestiversity Tent on Peace Hill which will be inspiring one and all with a series of compelling talks by the cream of the future-thinking crop,running the gamut of intrigue from the weird & wonderful to the scientific and downright nerdy.

This year we are proud to be linking up with British Red Cross and their Festival Heroes initiative – reminding us all of the staggering work they do all over the world! As well as offering free tea & coffee and Festival First Aid training every morning, British Red Cross will be hosting some amazing talks and inspiring games across the weekend – ranging from a truly interactive look at Urbanisation, as well as the Aid Worker Challenge, inviting you to roll up your sleeves and pitch your skills in front of the watchful eyes of the Red Cross’s very own Festival Heroes. Shappi Khorsandi will be taking a look at the portrayal of refugees in the media and Food Busker will be tackling the issues of food insecurity in his talk; Feeding on The Front Line.

Across the weekend, the Bestiveristy Tent brings you an array of thought provoking entertainment – whether it’s listening to talks on social, cultural, scientific and environmental matters – from Jeremy Gilley discussing Peace One Day, the head of Wateraid discussing The World’s Water Crisis, and a Sustainability Game Show!

Add in Feminism Friday with some up front discussions on everything from hair to the glass ceiling – and Mark King (Level 42) and Sean Keaveny (BBC Radio 6 Music) with ’Bass – The Final Front Ear’, The Ellen Macarthur Trust giving workshops on the Circular Economy and Vinspired campaigning for young people to vote – it really is a plethora of interesting and mind expanding talks and discussions. Learning really can be fun!

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