Radical Bakers Summer Gathering

Radical Bakers Summer Gathering 2022 will be 7-10th July at Crabapple.

Radical Bakers Gathering is our main event of the year, held at Crabapple Community, Shrewsbury, one of the oldest housing co-ops in the UK. The stream that runs through our workshops is that they involve practical tasks we can do together to achieve a greater goal. There are nice canvas spaces with practical workshops along with live music on the Green Dragon Solar Stage. We run a café bar and offer fully catered tickets. We sold out in 2018, 2019 and 2021.

Tickets on-sale for 2022 at the bottom of this page.

There will be full days of workshops and activities and a decent band or two each night. As usual we will have the Baking area, Camp Market, Green Woodworking and Textiles as well as Wild Plant walks and tours of the Crabapple grounds and gardens. In 2022 the Team Bake-off will be replaced by smaller sessions making sweet treats for Tiffin.

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

Workshops 2022

Workshops for 2022 TBC. Check out our workshops archive.

Radical Bakers Timetable

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

Radical Bakers workshops start at 5pm on Friday with crafts and a few scheduled sessions including a tour of Crabapple. The Gathering Introduction is at Friday 8.30pm with live music and a bar. It would be great if you could make it to this opening session.

Saturday workshops start at 9am with a few early morning baking and yoga sessions before this. They finish at 6pm with live music from 8, a bar until midnight, a communal fire and acoustic music til 1am.

The workshops on Sunday start at 9am and finish at 4pm with wood-fired pizza, a bar and music on Sunday evening.

You are welcome to stay until midday Monday.

Our 2022 event will remain Covid-Secure. We will have social-distancing measures in place like limited workshop sizes and an enhanced cleaning regime.

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.

The Bakery

The Bakery has a prep area with catering surfaces, organic flours, proving cupboard, gas-fired and wood-fired ovens and a dedicated team. We will be baking the bread for the café and making Sweet Treats for afternoon tea.

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

Textiles and Crafts

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. 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. Please check the list of confirmed workshops for this year.

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

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

Music at Radical Bakers

Music for 2022 TBC

The Green Dragon 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.

Buy tickets here for Radical Bakers Summer Gathering 2022.

Radical Bakers Summer Gathering, 7-10th July 2022 in 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 doggos at our events. Details of the meal tickets Here. Please read the Terms and Conditions, Covid response & Safer Spaces policy before buying tickets and be sure you can agree to them.

There are only 100 adult places in 2022. 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.

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

Early-bird Tickets on sale until the 30th November (30/11/21).

  • Adult Weekend (18+) 2022 Summer Gathering

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  • Adult Meals 2022 Summer Gathering

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  • Child Weekend (Under 18) 2022 Summer Gathering

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  • Child Meals 2022 Summer Gathering

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