Radical Bakers Summer Gathering 2024

Thursday 4th July until Sunday 7th July 2024, at Crabapple Community near Shrewsbury, Shropshire, one of the UK’s oldest housing co-ops.

Summer Gathering is a weekend filled with focused activities, along with professional bands on the Green Dragon Solar Stage. The Baker’s Arms café bar offers a delicious fully catered option. We keep our gatherings small and friendly and sell no more than 100 adult tickets. Workshops are taught by experienced and knowledgeable people and all courses are included in the ticket price. Tickets are available only from the bottom of this page.

Workshops are first-come, first-served, and everything is included in the ticket price. A detailed timetable is available before the event, with an updated version posted on the chalkboard outside the Café.

Textile Area

Arrive from Thursday midday, the Gathering Introduction is Thursday at 8pm with live music, a bar and a relaxed atmosphere where you can meet people and unwind ready for the focused workshops. We really like people to come to this and stay for the weekend. The workshops begin on Friday morning, with live music from 9pm. Saturday workshops start at 9am and run until 4pm. In the evening, test your animal knowledge with a Animal Quiz, followed by live music, a bar until midnight, and a communal fire with acoustic tunes until 1am. Sunday workshops start at 10am, finishing at 5pm. Wind down with wood-fired pizza from 6-8pm and the RB Cabaret and Open-mic on Sunday evening. You’re welcome to stay until 2pm on Monday.

Our workshops cover a wide range of sustainable living topics, with an emphasis on practical skills. Some things fill up very quickly and only have limited spaces, our only advice is get here early! Streams include Green Technology, Textiles (lots of textiles workshops with a full timetable published separately), Crafts and Nature, Self-Care and Community.

Confirmed Workshops for 2024!

A full timetable will be available before the event.

Alongside scheduled workshops, enjoy the Baking Area, Camp Market, Bands, a Quiz and tours of Crabapple. We also offer two daily sessions of organised children’s activities with Precious Days Creative Entertainment, a Kid’s Baking Session, and the Camp Games, including the Lemon Jousting Tournament. Don’t miss the popular Radical Bake-Off competition for the best sweet treats!

Our workshops involve practical skills and provide useful information to enhance your life and the lives of those around you. The Radical Bakers Workshops Archive offers a glimpse into past workshops with photos and links.

Music at Radical Bakers Summer Gathering 2024

On the Green Dragon Stage, we are delighted to host talented musicians and entertainers who bring their professional skills and passionate performances to our event. Our Thursday and Friday feature quality live music in the evenings and we would love it if you could make it to these chances to meet everyone. Saturday evening starts with the Birds and Beasts Animal Quiz from 4pm and then live music til 12pm. Watch this space for 2024!

Thursday night on the Green Dragon Solar Stage features Beggar’s Buttons: a rousing modern folk band singing songs of the Land and Community with lots of stirring 3-part harmonies.

Our Friday Night’s Entertainment at Summer Gathering 2024 will include The Weirdstring Band! They will be leading Not-A-Ceilidh as they did in 2021…Opening for the Weirdstrings will be an acoustic set from Leo Brazil.

weirdstring band posing

Saturday Night features Tarantism! Folk-fuelled dancing music from Mel & Magnus. Starting off the evening will be the Birds and Beasts Animal Quiz followed by feel-good original music from Launderette.

Sunday evening’s entertainment will be provided by Mel and Magnus performing an Acoustic Disco set, followed by the Open Mic and RB Cabaret with John Hodge.

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

With your ticket, you will have access to camping facilities in our beautiful meadow surrounded by trees. There is a designated quiet camping area for those who prefer a more peaceful environment, as well as a more accessible camping area. Clean, working composting toilets, and a shower, will be available on-site, but please do not expect Glamping, the field can be muddy and uneven.

Campervans are welcome, with no restrictions on vehicle or awning size. However, there are no hookups (go solar) and nowhere to empty chemical toilets.

Please consider your travel options and car-share if possible. You can find our lift-sharing facebook group HERE.


Buy tickets for Radical Bakers Summer Gathering 2024.

Radical Bakers Summer Gathering, 4-7th July 2024, Shrewsbury, Shropshire. Securely purchase your tickets using credit or debit cards via PayPal. Ticket prices cover booking fees, car parking, camping, and access to all workshops and entertainment. If you have any questions not addressed on our Info page, please feel free to email us at radicalbakersgathering@gmail.com. For details about our fully catered option, click Here. Prior to purchasing tickets, kindly review our Terms and Conditions & Safer Spaces policies to ensure you can adhere to them. We have decided to allow a limited number of dogs with a bond. Dog Ticket conditions here. Please note that we do not offer day tickets or tickets on the gate. If the ticket you seek is not listed below, it is either sold out or not yet available for sale. Dog tickets are sold out for 2024.

There are only 100 adult places in 2024. Click ‘add to basket’ once for each ticket required and then click ‘view basket‘ to checkout.

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