There’s a Workshop Tent, a Women’s Tent and Queer Dome, Radical Parenting and Radical Youth, Travellerspace, Cal’s Garden and South West Against Nuclear. Veggies catering van is here, and Tat 4 Tibet’s general store. The Speakers’ Forum sits on the corner opposite the Green Gathering Charity stall and Crock n Rock crockery hire.
Every day is jam packed with discussions and workshops, with up to six sessions happening at once. The evenings are owned by the solar-powered Radical Wales DIY open mic stage: come along, have a go!
The Campaigns Field is also home to the Radical Routes Co-operators’ Camp
Imagine housing without landlords, work without bosses, organising without hierarchy and taking financial control away from the banks… Radical Routes demonstrates that the co-operative movement is a positive force for change.
In the Co-ops’ Camp you’ll find a friendly community of people involved with housing, energy, land, media and workers’ co-operatives. There’s workshops in how to set up a successful co-op; discussions about how to organise for radical social change; examples from the international co-op movement; exhibition and chill-out space; and networking events for co-operators (with free food!).
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.
Co-ops supporting The Green Gathering festival and/or our Co-ops Camp in 2016 included:
Radical Routes; Sail Boat Project; Veggies Catering Campaign; Valley Organics; Cornerstone, Dryad, Out Of Town and Rose Howey houses; Envirolution; LEDfantastic; Weirdigans; Coffee Cranks and probably more! How many can you find in 2017?!