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The Small is... Festival is a celebration and evolution of the ideas of Small Is Beautiful , written by the Practical Action's founder E. F. Schumacher. A space to share skills, learn about technologies, create networks, develop ideas and be inspired about international development and the planet.
The Small is... Festival brings together enthusiastic young engineers, experienced professionals and members of the public in the beautiful grounds of Practical Action's Warwickshire headquarters, for a weekend of technology, discussion, and hands-on activities.
Workshops in previous years have focused on rope washer pumps, solar PV power systems, mud brick making, DIY wind turbines and bamboo construction.
Key speakers include Adam-Hart Davis, Andrew Simms, Mark Lynas and Sebastian Wood. The Small is... Festival has worked with organisations such as WEDC, RedR UK, Hexayurt project, HEDON, architecture sans frontieres, Friends of the Earth and CAT - Centre for Alternative Technology (Wales)
The Small is... Festival for 2011 takes place on the 2nd-4th September. For tickets and more information see http://smallisfestival.org