The Campaigns Field is the centre of politics and protest at the Gathering – bringing together activists and academics, and raising awareness around diverse social and environmental justice issues. Every day is jam packed with discussions and workshops, with up to six sessions happening at once.
The Speakers’ Forum & Radical Cinema occupy a corner of the field, offering in-depth info, inspiration and debate.
The Co-operators’ Camp next door offers insight into how we can organise housing, work and other necessities in fairer, more fun ways with radical co-operatives.
In 2018 the field will be hosting a Workshop Dome with packed programme, a Women’s Tent, Travellerspace, ‘Make Things Out Of Stuff’ with the Campaign For Real Events, South West Against Nuclear (SWAN), Earth First!, Radical Parenting and a variety of campaign stalls.
Cal’s Garden, the recycling-upcycling-waste-minimising Resource Centre, Tat 4 Tibet‘s general store and Veggies Catering Campaign (with the BEST veggie burgers!) are also based here.
The evenings are owned by the solar-powered Radical Wales DIY open mic stage: come along, have a go!
Topics covered in the Campaigns Field include:
Environment: climate change, fracking, GM
Civil liberties: undercover policing, big data, surveillance
International relations: Palestine, the war on terror and the refugee crisis
Animal rights: hunting, badger culls, vivisection, veganism
Infrastructure: nuclear power, renewable energy, sustainable development
… and a whole heap more besides.
Check out the 2017 Campaigns Field programme; & watch this space for 2018 announcements