Learn and Share Practical Skills

Radical Bakers is a weekend camping event with a chance to learn and share practical skills. Focused discussions and hands-on workshops during the day along with quality live music on the Green Dragon Solar Stage in the evenings. We offer fully catered tickets from our amazing caterer. Our pop-up pub is The Baker’s Arms selling local ales, cider and craft gin. There are organised Kid’s activities with Precious Days. Our beautiful site is at Crabapple Community, one of the oldest housing co-ops in the country. Full details of all the workshops below. Click the links for more info.

Focused, practical workshops

We are a sustainable living gathering with a full programme of practical workshops. Get involved in group activities and join our temporary community.

Our focus is on food and sustainability: Brewing with Scott from the Rewild Project, Nutrition and Women’s health, Cooking foraged wild food with Chris Phyto, Cold smoking, Wild meat and Medieval cookery with Kerstin. In the fermenting area we have an intro to Fermented food and drinks with Emma from Wild Pickle making Sauerkraut and Kombucha, making yoghurt with Dynamic fermentation, Lacto-fermenting wild food with Chris and more tba.

The Bakery has a prep area with catering surfaces, organic flours, grains, grain mills, proving cupboard, 4 different ovens and a dedicated team. It is open all weekend with baking sessions including the Team Bake-Off, Bulk baking with Andy’s Bread, Sourdough Baking sessions including one for beginners, Making cakes, Healthy cakes, Young bakers and Milling grains.

In our beautiful, creative Textiles Tent there will be Up-cycling textiles with Julie; Spinning, Dyeing and Textile sovereignty with Stella; Knitting with Cat, Crochet with Audrey and Textile arts with Bev Alder. Under our crafts awnings there is Green woodworking, Willow crafts and Raku pottery. Ed Revill brings his charcoal oven, makes simple no-knead sourdough and talks about Soil building, Biochar and Smallholding.

For children we have organised activities with Precious Days, Kids crafts with Idle Beaver and a Kid’s baking session.

There are loads of other nice canvas spaces with workshops including: Mushroom Growing, Seed Saving, Orchards and forestry, Crafts businesses, Basic auto mechanics, Thermo-electrics, Solar power and batteries, Green Architecture. Herbalism at Radical Bakers includes: Ointments and salves and Colds and flu with Iain Stewart and a herb walk.

Other activities include a tour of Crabapple Community and a morning choir. More to come. Click the links for more details.

Radical Bakers Gathering
Crabapple Community, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY5 6HA
13-16th of June 2019.
Buy tickets on our Tickets Page
Contact us by email: hello@radicalbakers.org.

Quality Live Music

The Green Dragon Stage is host to some great live acts and DJs. Our Saturday night band are The Undercover Hippy and for your Friday night dancing we have The Bedrock Bullets. Our resident DJs are Rubberduck Disco.

Undercover Hippy

Solar powered and Sustainable

The whole event is totally solar powered, including the stage and workshop spaces as well as the kitchen appliances and site lighting. We are committed to recycling everything we can. We encourage people to use public transport and will be running a free shuttle service from Shrewsbury train station.

stellas popular dyeing workshop radical bakers 2018

The ticket price includes all the workshops and entertainment, booking fees, camping and parking from Thursday to Monday. There are no hidden costs. Concessionary tickets are available if you are on a low income. 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 monthly newsletter.

Practical skills for sustainable living

Radical Bakers is a small, friendly gathering with a focus on learning and sharing skills. There are a total of 150 Adult places. Tickets available now.