A festival featuring indigenous people will be returning for its 3rd year.

The Medicine Festival is returning to the Wasing Estate in Berkshire for its 3rd year.

The festival, which will take place from August 18-21, provides a vibrant platform for indigenous Wisdom Keepers from across the planet to share their teachings, ceremonies, and time-honoured technologies, and invites people to come together and envision a more enlightened, peaceful and sustainable world.

The event will feature an array of performances, art and entertainment designed to enliven the soul, including inspiring film and theatre, magical storytelling and uplifting comedy; the festival will also showcase talks and discussions with leading thought leaders and changemakers, such as eminent environmentalist Satish Kumar, peace activist Dr Scilla Elworthy, and cultural change writer Charlotte Du Cann.

Several ceremonies and rituals will also be hosted at the festival by indigenous leaders Peu Nawa and Towahu of the Yawanawa tribe in the Brazilian Amazon, as well other indigenous elders from the British Isles and different global traditions.

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Remi Olajoyegbe, Co-Founder of Medicine Festival, said: “Our line-up of indigenous elders, protectors of some of the world’s last pristine remnants of the Biosphere, have an inherent understanding of how to live sustainably as a part of the natural world.

“They have embedded in their cultures, ‘soft technologies’, like Nature connection and reciprocity, which can help us combat today’s spiritual and cultural challenges of selfishness, greed and apathy.

“Medicine is about supporting and inspiring each other in the creation of the equitable and thriving world we want to see: a world where Nature is cherished, peace is revered, and difference is celebrated; where humankind has reclaimed the gifts of gratitude, reciprocity and guardianship for all life.”

Medicine will also feature a wellbeing programme offering guided movement and ecstatic dance sessions as well as yoga, meditation and martial arts, a family area geared towards equipping the younger generation with the skills and insights required to make a better world, and an in-house café, with an eclectic mix of live music played at the event, with genres ranging from world music, electronic dance, folk, indigenous songs and sacred music representative of different global traditions.

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Music headliners at the event will include ritualistic folk songstresses Peia (Oregan/USA) and Fia Forsström (Sweden); British-Portuguese singer, Nessie Gomes; world folk singer and yogi, Ajeet Kaur, and Zimbabwean mbira musician, Millicent Chapanda (UK-based).

Tickets for Medicine Festival are currently on sale; they range from £55-£235.

The Medicine Festival is a not-for-profit organisation funded by a council of social investors; all profits from the festival will go towards indigenous communities.

You can find out more information about the festival, and buy tickets, from the Medicine Festival website www.medicinefestival.com.

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