Message from the organisers:
Hi guys, thanks for all the wonderful comments. It really has been lovely reading all the positive feedback and makes all the effort worthwhile.
Thanks to all of you that came and gave your fantastic energy and special thanks to Dougal and Tess from Resource event services for the solar fridge/freezer to provide the much needed ice to cool us down.
Thanks to Roly, Blake, Buzzy beats, Vamos arts, Labrynth arts, Creative Intentions, Space Invaders, Veggies, Beetroot, Green Goddess and all the other traders, Jay and Katja, and Gary, to name but a few for helping us both physically and financially, you are friends of NGG old and new and you have more than contributed to the success this year.
My highlights of the weekend – Wonky Olympics at Creative Intentions – unbridled fun for an hour; Dressing up all the blokes in Fancy dress, i cant believe there isn’t a picture of Pirate bar wench Martin on here yet; and the lovely stand in act on the main stage, was it sat or sunday i don’t know, but that pre teen brother and sister had everyone in awe.
Now to the difficult bit – even with all the support to date we are still about £2000 short of covering our costs, to enable the event to happen next year we need to raise some funds. We are a not for profit organisation and we all work for free. If you feel able to donate a small amount to support us being able to run an event next year any and all contributions to the funds would be welcome. We will be running some fundraising events, and are looking into crowd funding, any ideas of what kind of rewards you would like would be welcome. In the meanwhile our paypal account is always open to donations: email@example.com
Thanks once again for your beautiful, positive energy.
NGG 2015 will be held over 4 days in July, on a beautiful Organic farm in the Derbyshire Dales. We are a family friendly gathering devoted to ecological themes and sustainable living. There will be music over 3 Solar and Bike powered stages, a large program of workshops, speakers, Kid’s stuff, healing, good food, ale and hope.
What makes Northern Green Gathering different?
Northern Green Gathering has a unique appeal and character and is very different from the average festival. We involve everyone in being an active participant. Not a passive spectator who comes along to consume what is on offer. We will be structuring all kinds of workshops and activities so that people of all ages and interests have the chance to enjoy, learn and contribute. Northern Green is about hope and belief in working together to make a positive change in our own lives and those of future generations.
There will be all sorts of interesting things to do.
- Make useful things and learn to mend and re-use with Labyrinth Arts and Small Axe Green Woodcraft and a variety of other workshops.
- Go wild and explore our Kid’s activities including Buzzy Beatz, and the Wonky Olympics.
- Dance to Solar and bicycle powered bands and djs on 3 stages.
- Eat in cafes and small music venues. A variety of organic vegan and vegetarian caterers including the NGG Cafe and the Beatroot Cafe.
- Relax in our Healing area including Aermed’s Garden.
- Inform yourself about issues around the environment and social justice in our campaigns area.
- Sing and be merry around the communal fire.
- Drink Real Ale in the main stage bar.
All this and much, much more. Join us and be part of a positive change for ourselves and the world.