Radical Bakers June Gathering

I have been holding off from making this decision until things became clearer. It is obvious now that it will not be possible to hold our June Gathering in 2020. Although some people are keen, I have a duty of care that cannot be waivered. I have offered our paid crew and workshop providers an advance on the money they would have been getting in June if they are in financial need.

Our September Harvest Camp is being moved to Crabapple. This will be our main event this year with scheduled workshops and entertainment to be announced. There will be the usual areas including the Bakery (with flour…), workshop spaces, crafts and woodworking, the Green Dragon stage, bar and café. Tickets on sale here.

All June ticket holders should have received an email with further details on 01/05/2020. If you haven’t received this, please check your Spam folder and then email us on hello@radicalbakers.org

These are challenging times for everyone. Stick together folks! Love RB Team

Radical Bakers Gathering
Crabapple Community
Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY5 6HA
11-13th of June 2021.
Contact us by email: hello@radicalbakers.org.
Tickets for 2021 available below.

Radical Bakers Gathering in June is our main event of the year, held at Crabapple Community, one of the oldest housing co-ops in the UK. There are 150 adult places and we have sold out the last 2 years. We run a cafe bar and offer fully catered tickets. We have nice canvas spaces with areas devoted to different streams of practical workshops along with live music on the Green Dragon Solar Stage.

lots of empty plates after the team bake-off along with a sign announcing the radical bakers team bake-off winners 2018

Confirmed Workshops 2020

So far we have confirmed workshops from: Annie Levy – Fermenting, Rox Madeira – Kitchen medicines, Julie Dawson – Upcycled Jewellery, Kath Smycki – Bat Detection and Identification and Tofu Making, Rosalind Bacon – Intro to Permaculture and a fermenting session, Sara SmpTree – Paper weaving, Polly Wilde – Singing, Jane and Seggy – Haybox Cooking, Stewart Maclachlan – Solar Cooking, Julian Cowderoy – Thermo-electrics, Stella Berg – The Menopause, Ryan Knight-Fox – wild plant first aid, foraging and cooking, Edwina Staniforth – Cordage and Herbalism, Autumn Garner – Herbalism, Neil Hopkins – Green Woodwork, Mike Craig – Green Woodwork, Diane Holness – Seed saving, Mark Anson – Chestnut Gates, Jay Abrahams – Composting Toilets: WET water systems and treebogs, Monica Barlow – Natural Bee Keeping, Miranda Cowan – Foraging and cooking wild food, John Williamson – Green Architecture, Si – Basic auto mechanics, Blake – Solar Power, batteries and DC wiring. More to be announced. We have lots of new workshop providers this year. Click the links for a detailed article on each workshop.

The Bakery

The Bakery has a prep area with catering surfaces, organic Heritage flours, grains, grain mill, proving cupboard, 2 gas-fired and 2 wood-fired ovens and a dedicated team. It is open all weekend for baking sessions including The Team Bake-Off, Milling grains and Sourdough and a Young Bakers session.

People baking in a marquee on catering surfaces at radical bakers 2018

Textiles and Crafts

In our beautiful, creative Textiles Tent we have: Up-cycling textiles with Julie Henderson; Spinning, Dyeing and Textile sovereignty with Stella Berg, Beginner’s Crochet with Audrey. Under our crafts awnings: Green woodworking with Mike and Neil, Willow crafts with Ann and Raku pottery with Julian. Ed Revill brings his charcoal oven, makes simple no-knead sourdough and talks about Soil building, Biochar and Smallholding.

two people engrossed in making raku pottery with lots of finished pots ready to glaze

For children we have organised activities with Precious Days and a Kid’s baking session. Other activities include the Camp Market each lunchtime, Foraging walks and a tour of Crabapple Community.

Music at RB2020

Confirmed music for Radical Bakers Gathering 2020: On Friday evening we have Truckstop Honeymoon headlining the Green Dragon stage and our Saturday night headliners are The Weirdstring Band, supported by the Bayston Hillbillies. Our stage uses top-quality modern PA equipment and is powered from the sun. More music announcements soon, we have a headline and a support act on Friday and Saturday and acoustic music on Sunday eve.

Radical Bakers Timetable

You can arrive from Thursday midday and the bar is open Thursday night with music and pizza.

Radical Bakers workshops start at 5pm on Friday with crafts and a few scheduled sessions. The Gathering Introduction is from Friday 8pm with live music and a bar.

Saturday workshops start at 10am with a few early morning baking and yoga sessions before this. They finish at around 6pm with live music from 8, a bar until midnight and a fire pit and acoustic music til 1am.

The workshops on Sunday start at 10am and finish around 3.30pm, followed by the Team Bake-off, with wood-fired pizza, a bar and music on Sunday evening.

You are welcome to stay until midday Monday.

A detailed Timetable will be available to download before the event. (2019 timetable: Fri, Sat, Sun.)

Buy tickets here for Radical Bakers June Gathering.

Radical Bakers Gathering, 11-13th June 2021 in Shropshire. Pay securely with credit or debit cards through Paypal. Ticket prices include booking fees, car parking, camping and access to the workshops and entertainment. Sorry no dogs. Details of the meal tickets Here. Full Terms and Conditions inc. Safer Spaces and Privacy policy Here.

There are 150 adult places. There are no day tickets or tickets on the gate. We sold out 2018 and 2019.

Click ‘add to basket’ once for each ticket required and click ‘view basket‘ to checkout.

Tickets for 2021 below, our 2020 June gathering is cancelled.

  • Adult Weekend (18+) – 2021 June Gathering

    £80.00 Add to basket
    125 Remaining.
  • Child Weekend (under 18) – 2021 June Gathering

    £40.00 Add to basket
    25 Remaining.
  • Baby/toddler (under 5) – 2021 June Gathering

    £0.00 Add to basket
  • Meals – Child (under 12) – 2021 June Gathering

    £25.00 Add to basket
    20 Remaining.
  • Meals – Adult/Teen (12+) – 2021 June Gathering

    £40.00 Add to basket
    110 Remaining.
  • Campervan, Caravan, live-in vehicle – 2021 June Gathering

    £30.00 Add to basket
    35 Remaining.