Radical Bakers Summer Gathering

Thursday 6 July 2023 until Sunday 9 July 2023, Crabapple Community, Shrewsbury, Shropshire.

Tickets available only from the bottom of this page.

Summer Gathering is our main event of the year, held at Crabapple Community, one of the oldest housing co-ops in the UK. There are full days of activities along with great bands each night on the Green Dragon Solar Stage. We run The Baker’s Arms café bar and offer fully catered tickets. Details of the fully catered option Here.

You can arrive from Thursday midday and the The Baker’s Arms is open Thursday night with music and pizza. There are a few informal crafting and baking sessions in the afternoons on Thursday and Friday.

The Gathering Introduction is at Friday 8pm with live music and a bar. It would be great if you could make it to this session and our Friday Night Dance. It’s a chance to meet everyone in a relaxed environment and unwind ready for the focused workshops.

Saturday workshops start at 9am with a few early morning baking and yoga sessions before this. They finish at 5.30pm with a quiz from 7.30pm, live music from 9, a bar until midnight and a communal fire and acoustic music til 1am.

The workshops on Sunday start at 9am and finish at 5.30pm with wood-fired pizza from 6pm, a bar and music on Sunday evening. You are welcome to stay until midday Monday.

Workshops are first-come, first-served, with the workshop provider setting the numbers they are comfortable with. We do not offer pre-booked workshops and everything is included in the ticket price. A detailed Timetable will be available before the event. This is inevitably subject to change and an updated timetable will be kept on the chalk board outside the Café. There is lots to do!

Confirmed Workshops 2023

Watch this space…. A full timetable will be available for our 2023 Gathering. Download a PDF timetable for last year’s 2022 Gathering, this should give you an idea of the kind of things you can get involved with. So far we have confirmed workshops from:
Blake from Green dragon – Build a USB powerbank from reclaimed 18650 lithium cells. Blake will also be talking about Solar Power install and we will wire up a basic solar system – the safe proper way…
Sam from Scruff Stuff – Bird Language, Marvellous Mammals and a Wild Play session with the Kids.
Neil from Forgeways – Green woodwork and Bushcraft.
Dave Hayhurst – Basic Auto Mechanics, How engines work and diagnosing common faults.
Joey from Merched Y Berllan – Orchard Management and Summer Pruning.
Stella Berg – Spinning and Dyeing with local plants and a talk/discussion on Menopause.
Annie Levy – Creative Krauting, Kimchi, Fermentation.
Vaughan Dagnell – Morning Yoga sessions.
Andy Alder – Hydroponic, Sustainable Businesses, How to move towards a lower cost, lower impact life.
Christine Conroy – How to look after your Back and Body.
Hamilton Smith – Basket weaving from Willow
Eleri from Healing Earth Rituals – Herbal Medicine making and a foraging walk around Crabapple.
Janine from Resource CIC – identifying the different plastics and creating useful and long lasting products from recycled plastic.
Edwina Hodkinson – Herbalism and Cordage from foraged plants.
Sandra Padbury – Felted Bits and Bobs, Organic Soap Exfoliators. More details on her website www.padburys.co.uk.
Lisa Moomin – Crochet and Embroidery.
Steve Reed – Upcycled Cutlery with Cuttlefish Creations.
Pete Linnel – the One Planet Development Scheme in Wales, what it is and how to apply.
Many more to come…

As well as a full timetable of scheduled workshops, we have the Baking Area, Camp Market, Bands, a Quiz and tours of Crabapple. We have 2 sessions of organised children’s activities each day, a Kid’s Baking Session and the Camp Games inc Lemon Jousting Tournament. The Radical Bake-off is back by popular demand! There will be a competition to see who can bake the best sweet treats for the afternoon.

Our workshops involve practical tasks we can do together to achieve a concrete goal, or are there to give you information you can use to improve your life and the lives of those around you. The Radical Bakers Workshops Archive has lots of details, pictures and links to past workshops.

Summer Gathering Workshop spaces

Music at Radical Bakers 2023

The Majestic on the Green Dragon Stage!

The Majestic Reggae Band posing

We are pleased to announce the Headlining Act for our Friday Night Dance 2023 will be The Majestic roots rock reggae band.

Links to their videos and website HERE.

On Saturday we have another live band (tbc) and the Birds and Beasts Animal Quiz!

The Green Dragon Solar Stage uses top-quality modern PA equipment and is powered from the sun. There is a quiet camping area and the amplified music ends at midnight. Our music archive has links to lots of the past bands at RB.


Buy tickets for Radical Bakers Summer Gathering 2023.

Radical Bakers Summer Gathering, 6-9th July 2023 Shrewsbury, Shropshire. Pay securely with credit or debit cards through Paypal. Ticket prices include booking fees, car parking, camping and access to all the workshops and entertainment. Contact us by email: hello@radicalbakers.org if you have any questions not covered on our Info page. Unfortunately, we can’t ensure that everyone will be a responsible dog owner and so we can’t have dogs at our events. Details of the fully catered option Here. Please read the Terms and Conditions, Covid Response & Safer Spaces policies before buying tickets and be sure you can agree to them. There are no day tickets or tickets on the gate. If the ticket you require is not shown below, it is sold out or not yet on sale.

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