Radical Bakers Summer Gathering

Summer Gathering, Thursday 7 July 2022 until Sunday 10 July 2022, Crabapple Community, Shrewsbury, Shropshire.

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 a couple of great bands each night on the Green Dragon Solar Stage. We run a café bar and offer fully catered tickets.

Thank you All for an amazing Gathering. We were so lucky with the weather!

Tickets for 2023 available in September after our Harvest Camp.

ed revill stoking his biochar gasification stove

Workshops 2022

Download a PDF timetable: Summer Gathering Timetable 2022

Neil Hopkinson from Forgeways and Mike Craig from MC Woodcrafts – Green Woodworking and Bushcraft under the Crafts Awning.
Edwina Hodgekinson – Wild Plant Cordage and a Herb Walk.
Andy Alder – Cold Smoking and Self-reliance.
Annie Levy – Fermenting and Pickling.
Clara and Jay Abrahams (Biologic Design) – WET systems. WET Systems can purify a wide range of wastewater types Greywater/blackwater (sewage), brewery/cider and food processing wastewaters as well as cheese making effluent. In fact anything that is biodegradable can be treated in a WET System. Clara will talk about the cultivation of the plants for these waste stream treatment systems.
Julie Henderson and Sally Redman-Davies – Upcycling,
Sara from SMPtree – Paper Weaving.
Sami – Effective Activism.
Zee-Zee Heine – Home Heating and Insulation Retrofit.
Knight-Fox Wild about Learning – Herbal First-aid. Ryan will also be running a Tool Sharpening session.
Tammi Dallaston – Basic Introduction to Permaculture.
Merched Y Berllan – Orchard Management with Orchard Daughters.
Dave Hayhurst – Basic Auto Mechanics and Maintenance.
Vaughan Dagnell – Yoga, Mindfulness and Breathwork. Vaughan will be leading a session each morning from 8am.
Fern Elias-Stagg – Local Food and Community Supported Agriculture, Foraging.
Jayne Segeran – Haybox Retained Heat Cooking
Seggy Segeran – Small Scale Solar Chargers
Jinny Sanders – Baking.
Lucy – Diet and Nutrition “Why we eat what we eat”, plus a performance of Raise the Roof – radical diet poetry
Sam from Scruff Stuff – Bird Language and Fantastic Mammals
Bethany Rivers- Nature Poetry
Sylvia von Hahn – Singing
Christine Conroy – Mental Resilience.

The Radical Bake-off is back by popular demand in 2022! There will be a competition to see who can bake the best sweet treats for the afternoon. Sign up on arrival.

Our Kid’s Space is hidden in the Pingle. We have 2 sessions of organised children’s activities each day, a Kid’s Baking Session and the Camp Games. Come and find Nat in the Pingle on Friday when you arrive.

kids at summer camp

As well as a full timetable of scheduled workshops, we have the Baking Area, Camp Market, Bands, a Quiz, tours of Crabapple and a games session. 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.

Music at Radical Bakers Summer Gathering 2022

The fabulous Weirdstring Band are our Friday Night Headliners supported by Birds and Beasts and Joe Strouzer. Birds and Beasts are also running an Animal-Themed Quiz on the Saturday. The Clay Bottom Jug Busters headline on Saturday Evening, supported by the Mikey Kenney Duo.

Stylish band members standing in the street with good hats.

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.

Radical Bakers Summer Gathering Timetable 2022

Download a PDF timetable: Summer Gathering Timetable 2022

Most things apart from the baking and woodworking sessions 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!

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

Radical Bakers workshops start at 6pm on Friday with crafts and a few scheduled sessions including a tour of Crabapple. The Gathering Introduction is at Friday 7.30pm 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 5.30pm with a quiz from 6.30pm, live music from 8, 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.

Buy tickets for Radical Bakers Summer Gathering 2022.

Radical Bakers Summer Gathering, 7-10th July 2022 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 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.

Summer Gathering 2022 tickets are sold out!

There are currently 2 people in the Facebook group wanting to resell their tickets facebook.com/groups/radicalbakers.
Radical Bakers Summer Gathering 2023 Tickets will be available from September.
Buy tickets now for our Harvest Camp in September.