1st – 2nd May 2019

‘Creatives on the beach’ festival in Cornwall exploring how to create sustainable change through purposeful ideas and actions.

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Who is it for?

Designers and communicators who are curious, progressive, purposeful & positive.

Who want to hang out with some leading international change-makers and hear their stories.

Who have an idea they need to make happen or may already be creating change and want to move to the next level.

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Hang out with some leading international change-makers and hear their stories.

Tim Smit

Eden project

Sir Tim Smit is best known for his achievements in Cornwall. He ‘discovered’ and then restored ‘The Lost Gardens of Heligan’ with John Nelson, which is now one of the UK’s best loved gardens having been named ‘Garden of the Year’ by BBC Countryfile Awards(Mar 2018). Tim’s book ‘The Lost Gardens of Heligan’ won Book of the Year in 1997.Tim is Executive Vice-Chair and Co-founder of the multi award-winning Eden Project in Cornwall. Since its opening in 2001, over 20 million people have come to see a once sterile pit, turned into a cradle of life containing world-class horticulture and startling architecture symbolic of human endeavour. Tim is also Executive Co-Chair for Eden Project International which aims to have an Eden Project on every habited continent by 2025.

Hugo Tagholm

Chief Executive Surfers Against Sewage

Hugo Tagholm is chief executive of Surfers Against Sewage which he has taken from a single-issue pressure group into one of the country’s best loved marine conservation charities. Driven by people who actively use the our oceans and beaches, it represents over 350,000 regular supporters and now mobilises the biggest beach clean community in the UK, some 30,000 volunteers annually contributing over 150,000 hours of time to protecting beaches nationwide. It’s priority issue today is plastic pollution, which is frequently top of the global environmental agenda, as the Blue Planet recently documented.

Dan Dicker

Founder and Managing Director of ashortwalk® (makers of rCUP®)

Dan began his career as a product designer at Dyson. Following a desire to live and work a short walk from the sea, in 2003, Dan founded circular design practice ‘ashortwalk’. For 15 years ashortwalk has been quietly designing new generations of impactful products that close the loop on product design. By using unloved recycled waste materials to make products that will last, and converting worthless materials into worthwhile products, ashortwalk create value from the unwanted. Dan is definitely the outdoorsy type, spending his free time with his family who are all either on a boat, board or bike.


2 day festival ticket

Ticket includes:

  • Festival talks and activities from 12.00 on 1st May to 16.00 on 2nd May
  • Lunch / refreshments on both days
  • Evening feast provided by Canteen Cornwall
  • Walking / yoga /surfing activity*
  • A properly ‘good’ goody bag

*note there may be a small surcharge for lessons/kit hire

Bookings of 2+ tickets and freelancers who are not VAT registered can email [email protected] to request a promo code that will reduce the price to £125 per ticket.

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Cornwall based creative?

We have 40 places reserved for purposeful creatives based in Cornwall to attend Goodfest for FREE!

Please register by Friday 22nd March with a short paragraph about what you do and why would like to attend . We will review all the applications and confirm if you have secured your place by the end of March.’



Goodfest was set up by a group of creatives who are passionate about purposeful work, making a difference and inspiring change. Based in the South West and surrounded by great individuals, great projects and great businesses tackling some of the biggest social and environmental challenges, they felt it was time to share some stories with a wider community of change-makers, have some fun and maybe just spark a new wave of ideas.

They are Matt Hocking from LEAP, Ben Akers and Claire Wilkinson from MadeWith+ and Laura Giles from Cultivator Cornwall. We are immensely grateful to all the other inspiring collaborators behind-the-scenes who have helped us to get to this point.


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