Learn and Share Practical Skills

Radical Bakers Gatherings are friendly weekend camping events that give you a chance to learn, connect and empower yourself with practical skills. By day, participate in engaging, focused workshops, and by night, party to quality music on the Green Dragon Solar Stage. Treat yourself with fully catered tickets. Our pop-up pub is The Baker’s Arms offering local ales, ciders and craft gins.

Radical Bakers Summer Gathering 2023, Tickets on sale now.

People enjoying practical workshops in small marquees in a beautiful field.

Full details of past workshops on our workshops page. Check the event pages for details of confirmed workshops and entertainment for this year.

Basic practical skills

We believe in personal responsibility and self-empowerment. We have Hope for the future and our goal is to live in a more sustainable way. Our gatherings are focused on learning basic skills with full days of practical workshops. Join our temporary community and get involved in fun group activities. Sell your hand-made or second-hand stuff in our Camp Market.

Hi, I just wanted to send a note to say thank you so much for hosting radical bakers. My family had an amazing time and for me it was great that someone else catered healthy amazing tasty food for us! I’ve come away inspired and energised to get on with projects and believe anything is possible now with a little research. It was so good to meet people with a similar out look on life and listen to their stories and what they have achieved. Thank you to everyone who worked in the kitchens, behind the scenes organising everything and running the workshops as well as my fellow campers for being good people to spend a summer weekend with!

iain stewarts workshop a woman labels and weighs small bottles

Pingle Kid’s Space

Our Kid’s Space crew hold court in the Pingle. There is stuff to do all day, hidden in the trees. We have 2 x 3hr sessions of organised children’s activities each day in the Pingle, a glade in the center of the events space. In addition there is a Baking Session where we will be organising a Kid’s team for the Bake-Off.

Hello All, thank you, once again, for a really good festival. This one seemed especially needed and joyful. It brought a great deal of much needed energy to my soul and hope going forward. Please extend all my thanks to everyone who made it so special.

Solar powered Live Music and entertainment

Our events are totally solar powered, this includes the stage and workshop spaces as well as the kitchen appliances and site lighting. We are committed to recycling everything we can. There are clean, working composting toilets and clean drinking water. There is a hot shower and a hot water washing up station.

green dragon solar stage at PV

We are proud to host the Green Dragon Solar Stage. Quality live bands each evening – professional acts with a modern PA system powered from the sun. Take a look at past bands in our Music Archive.

stellas popular dyeing workshop radical bakers 2018

Textiles, Crafts and Baking

In our beautiful, creative Textiles Tent we have things like: Up-cycling textiles with Julie Henderson and Spinning, Dyeing and Textile sovereignty with Stella Berg. We also have several crafts awnings and workshop spaces with things like Green Woodworking, Upcycling, Herbalism, Paper Weaving, Fermenting and more. Please check the list of confirmed workshops on the event pages.

People baking in a marquee on catering surfaces at radical bakers 2022

At the heart of our gathering is The Bakery, equipped with catering surfaces, organic flours, proving cupboard, and gas-fired and wood-fired ovens. Here, you can join our dedicated team to bake bread for the café or create sweet treats for the afternoon tea during the Radical Bake-Off.

smiling caterers serving healthy tasty food to people from a nice canvas marquee at radical bakers

Practical skills for sustainable living

The ticket price includes all the workshops and entertainment, booking fees, camping and parking from Thursday to Monday. There are no hidden costs. If you have any questions not covered on our Info Page, or want to offer a workshop or skill-share, please email us on hello@radicalbakers.org. Check out all the pics from previous years events on our Facebook Page, or join our Mailing List for a seasonal newsletter. Come along, bring your family and friends, and join our Gathering. Rediscover your passions, forge new friendships, and leave feeling energised and ready to tackle your projects with a newfound sense of possibility.

Radical Bakers Summer Gathering 2023, Tickets on sale now.

three women discussing planting a forest garden surrounded by green plants at Crabapple Community