S1E6 – Andreas Kornevall – Our Grieving Hearts

31st March 2017

Andreas Kornevall

Good day fine folk of the world and welcome to Episode #6 of The Lumieres Podcast! Thanks for dialing in.

In this edition I begin by rambling on a little about my love of foraging, particularly at this time of year. I also get very excited about the frankly mind-blowing Manu Delago gig I went to this week in Brghton town. Tru Thoughts (his record label) were kind enough to let me include a track from his new album Metromonk so I do hope you enjoy that, it’s quite a monster!

So I met up with the incredibly lovely Andreas Kornevall recently and we had a great time chatting about a wide range of topics that span Andreas’ work – ecology, grief, travel, rewilding, storytelling, mythology, music and the myserious runes being key areas of subject matter. I do hope you enjoy this one everyone, we had a great time recording it and it’s a real honour to bring it to you. I want to thank Andreas warmly once again for being a sweet and gracious host, for his wise words and  lastly, for his time. The man is quite an inspiration so do go and check him out telling stories, or engage with the Earth Restoration Srrvice and the Life Cairn movement if you feel to. All the links are down below.

As ever, thanks for listening, have a fantastic couple of weeks and I’ll see you again very soon,


[Image: Andreas Kornevall taken by Vicky Kornevall and used with permission]


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Andreas Kornevall grew up in South America, Sweden and Switzerland. He spent several years volunteering with charities around the world, after which he co-founded workingabroad.com – a non-profit volunteering and travelling site. He also directs the Earth Restoration Service Charity, which aims to enhance ecological integrity, by planting new woodlands around the world.

In response to the sixth mass extinction he co-founded the Life Cairn movement: memorials for species rendered extinct at human hands.

As a writer, he was the winner, 3rd prize, of the wordhut.com short story competition, winter 2015 and has appeared in various magazines and publications such as the Dark Mountain Books, Resurgence Magazine, Permaculture Magazine, Yellow Medicine Review, Earth Lines, Positive News, Spiritual Ecology, The Barefoot Dairies, Kindred Spirits, The Ecologist, and more.  The work of Workingabroad.com has appeared in both the BBC and the Guardian.

As a storyteller, he works with old myths and fairytales that shine a torchlight on life’s journey; his stories tend to gravitate around the Northern and Greek mythological landscapes.

You may find him telling a story on a hillside, by a fire, in a woodland somewhere, at a festival, or in a school.


Earth Restoration Service
The Life Cairn on Facebook
Working Abroad


Fyonna Cambell’s Wild Food Walks
Robin Harford – EatWeeds
The Life Cairn


Manu Delago
Tru Thoughts Records
Six Organs of Admittance
Drag City Records

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