Home / What's On / Venues / THE GATHERING PLACE

This is the area to gather, ponder and learn. Big questions will be asked: Is veganism good for us? Should we be avoiding palm oil? How can we help the bees?  Through a series of talks from the makers of the hugely popular wildlife films: Our Planet which has been aired on Netflix, we will be asking how can we farm more efficiently to free up space for wildlife? Sustainable palm oil – is there such a thing? And if there is how do we demand it from manufacturers of the products we love?

There will be workshops galore from herbal tea-making to beat-boxing. The Community Farm will be running their famous tours and talks.  You can join a walk around the farm and see how they’ve been able to attract birds back to the farm.  You’ll also learn about wildlife and what you can do to create good habitats, which includes how to make a natural bird feeders.

We’ll also be asking questions about the much-talked-about term: mindfulness. What does is mean and how can we use it to make positive changes in our lives?

This is an alcohol-free zone. There will also be acoustic music, spoken word and performances from the fantastic Poetry Machine