14th – 15th May 2020

Tickets on sale November 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.

Mark Shayler

Do lectures

Mark Shayler helps big organisations think small and small organisations think big. He changes the way businesses think and work. He’s been working on sustainability, innovation, packaging, developing better products, and improving business for over 25 years. In this time he has worked with Nike, Coca Cola, NHS, Unilever, Samsung, Amazon, Mars, P&G, Dorset Cereals, and hundreds of little companies who are proving disruptive (including Ugly Drinks, Hiut Denim, Propercorn, and nomnom). He is a Founding Partner of the Do Lectures and Greenlabs. He firmly believes in enterprise as a way of solving problems of equality, sustainability, and poverty. He believe that kindness is a competitive advantage and that we are alive at the most exciting time ever. He is a STEM Ambassador, a Design Council Design Associate and a Virgo. He keeps ducks, chickens and children (but not against their will).

Gillian Burke

Gillian is a biologist with an eye and an ear for drama and storytelling. She joined the much-loved BBC seasonal wildlife series, affectionately known as ‘The Watches’ in 2018, and will be presenting Winterwatch, Springwatch and Autumnwatch from the Scottish Highlands alongside hosts Chris Packham & Michaela Strachan.
Gillian may be a bright new face to TV presenting but she's no stranger to broadcasting. Having earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Biology from Bristol University, Gillian pursued a career in natural history filmmaking, working her way up the ranks from Researcher to Producer/Director on several Animal Planet and Discovery Channel series.

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.


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. Tickets on sale until Tuesday 16th April 2019 at 6pm.

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Cornwall based creative?

Applications for free places for Cornish creatives are now closed. You will be notified by end of March if you have been allocated a ticket 🙂



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.

Event Photography by Karl Mackie from Leap

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