Winter Gathering programme

Download the programme for the Winter Gathering here (pdf file 343kb) including practicalities, schedule and details of workshops and sessions.

Posted on: January 11, 2010

Highlights of the Peace News Winter Gathering

- A workshop with legendary ‘Food Not Bombs’ co-founder Keith McHenry
– Report backs from the Gaza Freedom March
- Building for the February blockade at Aldermaston
- Workshops with Seeds for Change
- No Borders reporting on recent immigrant solidarity campaigning in Calais
- George Farebrother on law, peace and applying pressure
- Afghanistan: Strategies to end the war
- Anti-war art, with PN co-editor Emily Johns
- Radical climate change activism after Copenhagen

The full schedule for the weekend will be available shortly.

Posted on: December 18, 2009

What people liked about the Peace News Summer Camp

 If you are undecided about whether to come to the Winter Gathering here are some quote from Summer campers to help you decide:

“The fascinating and engaging discussions, debates and conversations that seemed to be taking place all the time all over the camp. Fantastic networking amongst groups and individuals.”

“Camaraderie, challenge, ideas, stimulation, re-energising, contacts, space for input and importing information, wood collecting, tree climbing, tripod, all ages, relaxed feeling, lovely food, fire.”

“The spirit of the occasion. Also the chance to discuss in depth issues we have been campaigning for/support and of course meeting folk and getting to learn new ideas and about ‘them’ as people.”

“Discussions, relationships, people, depth of thought. LOVED IT!”

Posted on: December 17, 2009

Details of the gathering and online payment now available

See About the gathering for all kinds of useful practical details about the gathering such as where it is, how to get there and how much it costs etc. You can now pay online for entrance to the gathering – see more information here.

Posted on: December 3, 2009

Come to the Peace News Winter Gathering

Join people from across the spectrum of the British peace movement for a weekend of exploration, celebration and empowerment – learning from other movements, struggling with challenging issues, and creating greater cohesion and solidarity in a segmented peace movement.

Workshops will be reflective (learning from recent activist initiatives in Gaza, Copenhagen and Calais), strategic (for example, developing plans to counter the war in Afghanistan) and practical (planning for actions in  Nottingham itself, and at Aldermaston the following month). Decades of activist experience will be represented, along with fresh faces and newblood.

The Gathering will be followed on Monday 18 January by a mass nonviolent  direct action against the arms trade requested by and organised by  participants in the Gathering (not under the control or direction of Peace  News).

Peace News Winter Gathering 2010 has developed out of Peace News Summer Camp 2009, which created a real sense of liberation for participants. The Gathering is a space of mutual respect in which activists from different groups and movements, who hold diverse views on fundamental issues, can share experiences, information and insights, and can learn more about each other.

Posted on: November 18, 2008