The Opening Ceremony (9:30-11am)

Meet the festival presenters, learn about verbal and body consent, and how best to navigate through the festival. 

To ensure that everyone who comes to the festival takes part in an atmosphere of informed consent, all participants, who have bought an all-inclusive ticket, must attend the Opening Ceremony, during which we will provide a framework which will enable participants to express their wishes and boundaries in clear ways, and gracefully to accept refusal. If you cannot attend the Opening Ceremony, you need to a Festival Induction on Sunday morning at 9am. We will look at questions such as stating one's boundaries, impulse control, how to deal with unpleasant interactions, as well as partner choice. We will also provide necessary tools about how to read "body consent", which supports verbal communication.