For our second sequence we’re in the big city, where Londoners inspired by David Fleming’s work decided to create a Pop-up Village Green for their local community!

Fleming was anything but a conventional economist, and declared that when rethinking our economy we should “start with a party”! He believed that the pretensions of today’s large-scale, economic growth focused, frenetic consumer society have “descended like a frost on public joy”, and his work was all about restoring life, community, conversation, good food, music and joy to the everyday. For him, that had to be the essence of our future, or what was the point? (hear him discussing this here)

So what would happen if people were invited to a mini-carnival today – right in the middle of London’s Tooting Broadway? We were there to find out, and to hear from the organiser Lucy Neal, as the spectacle unfolded!

So that’s two sequences filmed for our documentary on the thought of David Fleming and the people and events that it is inspiring. Next up, two more fascinating people to meet: the philosopher Roger Scruton, and the writer and activist, Helena Norberg-Hodge.

Please do let us know what you think so far in the comments below. Your input will help to shape the forthcoming tasters, the final film, and the impact we hope it will have on our collective future.