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Audiobook launch, free books, first film screening, 1st prize at the New York Book Show, Sterling College course…

by Shaun Chamberlin on March 20th, 2018

Screenshot from Mar '18 mailout about the reception for David Fleming's books, including the new audiobook

A bumper update on all that is afoot around the late David Fleming’s books! Including details of the audiobook launched yesterday, winning 1st prize at the New York Book Show, free book possibilities, the first screening of our film, a Sterling College course based around David’s work and much more…

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Sterling College symposium on David Fleming’s legacy

by Shaun Chamberlin on January 31st, 2018

Sterling College have posted a report on last month’s Surviving the Future symposium, including these wonderful video highlights:

So nourishing to see the impact David Fleming’s work and vision is having on influential thinkers like Peter Buffett, Richard Heinberg and David Bollier!

“The Seed Beneath The Snow” film: the extraordinary task of inventing a future…

by Shaun Chamberlin on October 13th, 2017

Our film about David Fleming’s potent legacy is starting to take shape. See above for the first taster – a beautiful five minute wander through Deep Time, with a shocking ending..!

I’m so proud of these tasters, and happy to see that they’re currently going viral on Facebook, with over 1.5m 2.5m 4m views already. For more head over to the home of the film:
https://www.flemingpolicycentre.org.uk/seed-beneath-snow/

We look forward to hearing your thoughts there, especially on what else should be included when the final film comes out next summer 🙂

A film on David Fleming’s legacy (!), a Spanish translation of Surviving the Future and much more

by Shaun Chamberlin on August 1st, 2017

Screenshot from Aug 17 mailout about the reception for David Fleming's books, including the forthcoming film

A screenshot from my latest missive to the swelling ranks of fans of David Fleming’s now award-winning books. Including details of the film now in production, eye-widening reviews, book giveaways, a Spanish translation, an American symposium, a Malaysian reading group, an Australian interview, a piece in the UK’s Guardian and much more globe-spanning excitement!

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David Fleming’s books spread their wings

by Shaun Chamberlin on May 12th, 2017

A screenshot from my latest mailing to fans of David Fleming’s work, detailing the amazing reception, reviews and events for his posthumous books.

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Community, Place and Play: A Post-Market Economics

by Shaun Chamberlin on January 26th, 2017

Community, Place and Play

In a couple of weeks (Feb 6-10) I’ll be leading a week-long course at Schumacher College based on David Fleming’s legacy: Community, Place and Play: A Post-Market Economics. It will be an exploration of what ‘life well lived’ looks like in a world of ecocide and collapsing civilisational structures, and a call for those present to ramp up their involvement in the informal economy of relationships and Nature. The key resources for a thriving future.

Myself, Rob Hopkins and Mark Boyle have all been walking variants of this path for at least the past decade or so, and are much looking forward to discussing and debating the most delicious, enlivening ways forward in today’s world. And all of us are deeply inspired by the work of David Fleming, the mentor I first met, along with Rob, when they taught me at Schumacher College ten short years ago. It feels a great honour to follow in his footsteps and continue his work.

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*Pinned post* – Forthcoming events, and where to buy David Fleming’s books

by Shaun Chamberlin on December 7th, 2016

Lean Logic and Surviving the Future - book tour

After all the hard work, my late mentor’s astonishing books are now available. There’s nothing I’m prouder to have been involved with. But several readers, understandably keen to avoid Amazon, mentioned that it wasn’t easy to find the books elsewhere online.

So now there’s an official page for the books with all you need.

The “Order the books” section there will point you to the best deals for the books (or e-books or, as of March 2018, the audiobook I narrated!), delivered to wherever you are in the world.

 


Forthcoming public events:

 

Sterling College short course – Surviving the Future
17-19 May 2018

Sterling College will host a course built around David Fleming’s vision,
led by Martin Kirk, Richard Heinberg and Matthew Derr.
Craftsbury Common, Vermont, USA.
Now open for registration.


 
 

Past events:

 

Fri 2nd – Sun 4th Sept 2016Dark Mountain Basecamp festival, Embercombe, Devon:

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A Circle Closing

by Shaun Chamberlin on November 29th, 2016

A personal post this, on the sixth anniversary of my dear friend David Fleming’s death. A mournful day, but also one of great satisfaction, as his incredible books finally spread their wings and find the audience his genius always deserved.

Ten years on from our first meeting, on the Schumacher College course that utterly reshaped my decade since, and six years on from his death, I carry simply this immense gratitude for all that David was in my life and in our world.

What I wouldn’t give for one more side-splitting, enlightening conversation. And what an absolute honour to have been invited to teach a week’s course on his work at Schumacher College in February, a decade on, with fellow friends like Rob Hopkins, Mark Boyle and Stephan Harding alongside. May its ripples spread as far as its ancestor’s, which also gave birth to the Transition Towns Network.

At the top of this post I release footage of Jonathon Porritt discussing David Fleming’s legacy at Oxford University. And I hope David will forgive me and Schumacher College for having unearthed his below slightly nervous, rather endearing, rather brilliant public talk from the week of that course (immortalised in Rob’s foreword to Surviving the Future). Rest well, dear man.

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By popular demand, David Fleming’s interviews!

by Shaun Chamberlin on October 14th, 2016

David Fleming November 2010

At recent events I have played clips from interviews with the late, great David Fleming, and a few people have asked me to make the full footage available. So here it is:

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David Fleming’s posthumous book tour!

by Shaun Chamberlin on September 8th, 2016

daunt-event

So, after years of work from me, and decades from David, the day is finally here – the official publication date for his astonishing lifework!!

In truth, demand has already been such that the distributors have been struggling to keep up, but they’re ramping things up now, and the real promotional push starts here 🙂

Last week I circulated an email with full details of the books, the early reviews, tour events etc, but since two additional dates have already been added since, I thought I’d post an updatable listing of my tour here:

***Edit – Book tour details (including footage of past events and details of future ones) have now been moved here.***