Running from 1st – 4th August 2013, the Green Gathering returns to its lovely site near Chepstow for another year in the landscaped grounds of Piercefield Park bordered by the mighty river Wye. With the imposing ruin of Piercefield House as a backdrop and stunning views of the Severn bridges and estuary, some have said it is the most beautiful festival site in the country.
At the Green Gathering, you can rediscover ancient skills in our Crafts area and explore pathways to future sustainability with Permaculture and Transition. Talk with key speakers from the Green movement and engage in lively debate at the Green Forum venue; inform yourselves about current issues and causes with groups in the Campaigns area.
And of course, there is a lot of fun to be had! Follow this link to enjoy Seize the Day playing ‘Big Love’ at the 2011 Gathering, come and join us for happy summer days under an open sky.
The Green Gathering has always provided a excellent Kids’ area and we are one of the very few events to offer free entry to the under 11’s. Many families get their first taste of a greener lifestyle with us – one of the joys of organising the Green Gathering is seeing children running around with new friends in open fields!
As pioneers of solar powered stages, their entertainment is run entirely on renewable energy. They provide many small venues rather than loud, dominating arena stages. Ambient festival cafés host many acclaimed bands and musicians, and if you’re in the right place at the right time…… The occasional unscheduled performance by one of the mystery guests!
Four days of festival can be tiring, so they provide plenty of tranquil relaxation space as well. Visit the Healing area for a massage or for expertise in alternative therapies; discover faerie grottos, ancient wisdoms and divinations with the Earth Energies area and Avalon Rising. Or even drive out with ease from the hard-standing car park to explore the local area, famous for its natural beauty.
The long history of the event its roots go back to the early nineteen eighties, gives the Green Gathering a key role in networking among groups involved with sustainability. Representatives from many diverse projects come here to reconnect, exchange news and meet new people. Need some specific advice from experts? Or just a general introduction to off grid living in between having fun? Here’s where you should come!
A touch of old school magic, just the way a festival should be… was one of the many positive comments from attendees at the 2012 event. No corporate sponsorship logos obscuring the sunsets, no pressure to consume, lots of welcoming covered spaces to relax and chat to friends old and new….why not arrange to meet up with your Facebook contacts?
The Green Gathering as a whole has always been deeply committed to education for a sustainable and resilient lifestyle, and they are now proud to announce the forming of a charity to carry this work forward all year round. Any profits from this event will go to support this project. Join up as a member to follow its progress!
Advance ticket sales help them to plan ahead – so look out for special offers, especially if you are coming with a group. The price for a single adult ticket will rise as we get closer to the event, so buy now.