We’re interrogating happiness!

Here at hub towers, it’s all about happiness right now.

That’s because we’ve just started work on programming this year’s Interrogate! festival at Dartington, which will take place 12-14 October. This year, the focus of this unique little festival – which has one foot in Dartington’s arts programme and the other in its social justice work – is happiness.

Happiness is something we’re thinking seriously about….’What do we mean by happiness?’ ‘Why is it important?’ ‘Can you learn to be happy?’  ‘Should government have an interest in our happeniness? ‘These are just some of the many questions the festival will explore, via a programme that will take in comedy, live music, performances, debates and workshops. To get an idea of the kind of event Interrogate! is, take a look at last year’s programme.

Interrogate! is being co-produced this year with Action for Happiness, a movement of people committed to creating a happier society by making positive changes in their personal lives, homes, workplaces and communities. Spearheading their involvement in the festival is A4H’s Director, Mark Williamson, who you can see here, talking at last year’s festival, which focused on income inequality.

More on the programme as we pull it together – here and on twitter. In the mean time, if you’d like to sign up to find out more about it via Dartington’s email list, you can do so here.