Wednesday 1st August 2012 to Monday 6th August
EF Summer Gathering
1st August 2012
Ecological Direct Action without Compromise|
Workshops, skill sharing and planning action, plus low-impact living without leaders. Meet people, learn skills, take action.
The Earth First! Summer Gathering is the place where people involved in radical ecological direct action - or those who want to be involved - get together for five days of time and space to talk, walk, share skills, learn, play, rant, find out what's going on, find out what's next, live outside, strategise, hang out, incite, laugh and conspire.
The 2012 Earth First Summer Gathering will be held on the first weekend of August. As ever Veggies will be co-ordinating the d-i-y cafe space and holding cake baking workshops. (2011 details)
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Earth First Summer Gathering 2012
The Earth First! Summer Gathering begins soon . Five days of workshops, info sharing and learning new skills.
Discussions around the importance of community building in inner cities,
the state of the anarchist movement and patriarchy in activism.
Skill shares including women's self-defense, researching corporations and
Campaign round ups from Frack Off! Smash Edo and Luddites 2000 amongst
If you have workshops you like to run or discussions you'd like to
facilitate then email us at email@example.com
Full programme is at http://earthfirstgathering.weebly.com/programme.html
Camping is on a sliding scale of £30 to £15, pay what is genuinely
Food will be from Anarchist Teapot and meal tickets will be £5 a day.
Kids can have separate meals if they want for £3 a day.
There will be a couple of kids spaces, and special workshops being ran for
kids. If you’d like to run any kids workshops get in touch at
If you want you dog to come along then you’re going to have to email us at
And of course there will be entertainment and a bar open in the evenings.
The camp is ½ mile from the Berrington village, and 1 mile from the larger
village of Cross Houses.
We encourage non-cycling campers to use public transport if possible as
Cross Houses is on a bus route.
The nearest train station is Shrewsbury. You can then get the bus to Cross Houses (see below). If coming from a long distance it can sometimes be
cheaper to get a ticket to a large station such as Birmingham,
Wolverhampton, Manchester or Crewe and then a separate ticket on to
Shrewsbury. Check national rail for train times and prices. If coming from
the London direction, it’s generally cheaper to buy a Super Offpeak
Return, specifying “London Midland & Arriva only”.
See here for directions and a map to the camp from Shrewsbury for cyclists
When you arrive at Shrewsbury train station, ask someone to point you to
the bus station. It’s only a few minutes walk from the train station. The
bus service that runs from town to within a mile of Crabapple is the 436
towards Bridgnorth. It runs every hour from 7.40am to 5.40pm with a “late”
one at 7.40pm. The journey to Cross Houses is approx 15 mins. You will
need to press the stop button when you see the sign for Cross Houses. Some
of the services on this route are low-floor accessible buses. Please note
that the last bus leaves Shrewsbury at 7.40pm, Monday to Saturday and
there are no Sunday bus services. For the bus timetable see http://shropshire.gov.uk/bustimes/timetable.jsc?timetable=436mfi0412.
The camp itself is about 1 mile from the bus stop. From the bus stop at
Cross Houses, walk back towards Shrewsbury past the petrol station (on
your right) and take the first left turn signed “Berrington”. After about
½ mile, the road forks at the edge of the village. Take the right turn
signposted “Betton Abbots” and we’re about ¼ mile up the road on the
If you intend to come by bus but need help getting to and from the bus
stop, you can arrange a pick up with us: details will be available nearer
There is also a taxi rank just outside Shrewsbury train station.
Accessible taxis can be got from here.- but it is MUCH cheaper to book a
cab from a local company – Comet Cabs 01743 344444, or Vincent Cabs 01743
367777. Vincents also have a booking office just across the road from the
station, which is handy if you don’t have a phone to book a cab in
See here directions and a map to the camp from Shrewsbury for cyclists and
See a map of where the site is here
See the bus timetable
Directions from places other than Shrewsbury
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