Cultural Programme

Alongside a more traditional programme of keynotes and panel sessions, the NbS Conference 2024 is hosting a cultural programme of ceremonies, artwork, elemental weaving, traditional folk music and short films about nature-based solutions in and around the Oxford Natural History Museum, as well as our local lands and waters. Some elements will be created and led by wisdom keepers, others by local or Indigenous artists from different parts of the world.

The programme has been co-created to enable delegates to arrive and come together as a community, to hold intention for the discussions, and to reflect deeply on the different themes of the conference — from how we better value nature as our life support system to how we mend our broken relationship with nature and weave together different knowledge systems to enable system change.

Importantly, the programme hopes to deeply instil a sense of belonging to place and a chance to connect to this beautiful land when our days are longest at the summer solstice. In addition, the programme provides a wonderful opportunity to involve and engage the broader public, of which an expected 3-5k people a day will pass through the Natural History Museum in high summer.

Full details to be released soon.