Thursday 30th July 2015 to Monday 3rd August
Peace News Summer Camp 2015
30th July 2015
Peace News Summer Camp, is an annual five-day, family-friendly event that attempts to extol the virtues of a democratic, participatory, renewably-powered and environmentally sustainable society.|
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The 2015 Peace News Summer Camp will now be held at Crabapple Housing Co-op near Shrewsbury with local activists - top trainers - revolution - non-violence - learning from other movements - community - glorious countryside.
Field catering by Veggies Catering Campaign, with a Veggies Cafe, tuck shop and cake bakery! To help with the catering, please contact us.
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Field catering by Veggies Catering Campaign, with a Veggies Cafe, tuck shop and cake bakery!
Non-violence begins on your dinner plateTo help with the catering, please contact us
We've got to get ready!
Vegan Cake Baking skillsharing & 'Vegan catering for the masses' workshops - "Practical hands on skill share preparing meals for hundreds, informal discussions on setting up & running an action kitchen, with tips for running a catering cooperative for all kinds of events".
For for inspiration read our Peace News Camp 2010 Report
Peace News Summer Camp Website
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Peace News Summer Camp, is an annual five-day, family-friendly event that attempts to extol the virtues of a democratic, participatory, renewably-powered and environmentally sustainable society.
The event offers an opportunity for a broad spectrum of people, such as activists, community organisers and others who are working for and exploring radical social change, to come together and develop their intentions, priorities, knowledge, strategy, skills and networks in support of their different movements.
Examples of such movements might be anti-racist, environmental, global solidarity, anti-war, feminist, localisation, anti-cuts, counter-militarist, disability, LGBT, food sovereignty, and radical health.
At the event will be workshops and discussions, practical skills sessions, vegan food, music, film, participatory entertainment, a bar, a campfire, and activities and facilities for children and families.
See Peace News Summer Camp Website for more information.
“Whilst there are slaughterhouses, there will be battlefields” – Tolstoy.
Click here to read why War Kills Animals Too
To get to this event, 92 miles from our Sumac Centre base, Veggies may emit approx 120kg CO2.
However by helping 250 people Eat Vegan for 5 days we could “offset” 5000 kg CO2.
If ONE customer goes Vegan For Life, (as has happened at previous PN Camps), they will save 1.5 tonnes CO2 every year, as well as saving 4022 animals lives, and enabling all the world’s peoples to receive a Fair Share of the world’s resources. [carbon calculation references]
For directions, click here and replace our starting postcode with yours!
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 following travel information is from the time of the 2012 gathering at the same venue:
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.
The Shropshire interactive bus times website is no longer live.
To find a bus timetable or plan a journey by bus please visit the Traveline Midlands website.
For information about cycle routes in Shropshire, please visit the main Travel Shropshire website.
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
Whenever possible Veggies feature the publications of the Movement for Compassionate Living, which we print and distribute to promote simple living and vegan self-reliance as a remedy to the exploitation of humans, animals and the Earth.
We also support our nominated charity, Vegfam, ‘Feeding the hungry without exploiting animals’. If you can help us with either of these projects at this event, whilst we are busy with Veggies catering, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Postcode: SY5+6JE . Mapping websites: http://maps.google.co.uk . http://www.streetmap.co.uk . http://www.multimap.com (photo)
Public Transport details may be available from http://www.traveline.org.uk/
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