Seed Festival 2013 - Hawkwood, Stroud

06 July 2013 11:00 - 06 July 2013 22:00

Hawkwood College, Painswick Old Road, Stroud. GL6 7QW

Musicians, Poets, Artists, Inspiring Eco Speakers, Movers and Shakers and YOU!

Seed Festival inspires a more intimate and personal connection with our living world and our place within it.
 
Create • Debate • Celebrate
 
For more details and booking, visit: http://seedfestival.co.uk/
 



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