Church of Burn's Festival of Money

Serious Play With Money

23 Jul to 25 Jul

Church of Burn: £12 | Day Events: £8
Produced and presented by Church of Burn in collaboration with The Cockpit

Over the past five years, Church of Burn has initiated a deeply personal conversation between you and your money. Building on this The Festival of Money offers a wider provocation for us to imagine a better reality by exploring new, expansive and innovative ways of relating to the global dominion of currency.

Across three days -  23, 24 and 25 July 2021 - the Festival of Money offers poetry, dance, workshops, seminars, art, performance, talk and Ritual exploring money and economy.
We bring together leading thinkers, activists and artists to consider and respond to the challenges we face around money. Day themes are as follows:

Friday 23 July: Money and Climate

Saturday 24 July: Money and Art
Sunday 25 July: Money, Community & Society

CoB's $MACK DOWN! Friday from 3pmTICKETS

Church of Burn will conduct a Synod, Service and Ritual on Friday at 7pm, Saturday at 7pm & Sunday at 6pm -  TICKETS

An Art Exhibition will run for the duration of the Festival of Money and an Auction will be held on Saturday at 5pmVIEW & BID ONLINE  

To attend the Art Exhibition in person or to register for one of the Seminars or the Social Dreaming Matrix please go HERE 
(please note: Exhibition viewing will be open to all but there is limited capacity and preference will be given to those who register). 

The Cockpit has been home to the Church of Burn's magico-religious money burning event since 2016. It is the largest annual money burning ritual in the world. The last one was held a few months prior to the coronavirus pandemic in Dec 2019. It was a full house. Guest speakers included the late David Graeber and just shy of £1k was burned in the Ritual and profits from our Art sale were donated to St Mungos.

The response of Governments around the world to the pandemic has raised questions about our relation to money, its creation and distribution. Through the Festival of Money, Church of Burn and The Cockpit are giving a voice to new, diverse and imaginative challenges to the dominant discourse on money and its role in the economy.

The latest schedule is available on Church of Burn's website. Please support the Church of Burn crowdfund. Keep an eye Church of Burn's Facebook, Twitter & Instagram for more updates.

"Money gains strength through our obedience. The more we let ourselves be governed by money, the more power we grant it and the more the vulnerable suffer."  Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby in Dethroning Mammon (2017)


For this show we are returning to normal operation and ticket holders choose their own seats on admission to the auditorium. 

We also request that everyone wears a mask when moving around the building, wash their hands often and practice self-distancing. 

Everyone is encouraged to practice self-distancing and we have reduced capacities to allow for this.
You and your bubble will be invited to choose a seat and self-distance yourselves from others.

We will be running a normal bar service with extra tables for your drinking comfort.

WARNING! Church of Burn is 18+ only.
If you are easily offended or upset by sexually explicit content this event is not for you. Please be aware that the CoB ‘Service’ will try to persuade you to burn some money. There is no obligation for you to do so. However, we do expect all members of our congregation to show respect and consideration for those who make sacrament.

Friday 23 to Sunday 25 July.