Welcome to The Northern Green Gathering
18th-21st August Scholey Park, Lincolnshire, LN4 4PD
A fabulous long weekend of music, sustainability, learning and sharing.
We started in 1997 with a small green gathering. At the time there were very few festivals in the North, everyone went South. We wanted to help build up a Northern network of festival providers. We chose to keep our events small enough to allow community and friendships to develop. We try to keep ticket prices and stall fees low so as to be as inclusive as possible, however we run on mutual aid, so if you can’t pay but have a skill to share you can still gather with us. We have always had an open door policy so as many people as possible could feel empowered to take part.
Until 2002 we ran events annually. We always covered our costs (without grant aid) and provided a successful place to meet, learn and enjoy. From 2002-08 we took a few breaks and allowed things to scale down in size but went on the road, contributing a ‘Green Festival’ space to other events. We then ran at Lime Tree Farm in North Yorkshire 2008 -10, then Fell Edge Farm, an organic farm near Skipton in 2011 and 2012.
In 2014 we moved south, to Bradley Nook Farm, an organic livestock farm in the Derbyshire Dales. The farmers, Jay and Katja, after meeting and connecting with the Vegan Society at NGG 2015, established a plan to divest from the meat industry and move to organic vegetable farming. In 2016 they decided to give away their herd of beef cattle to Hillside Animal Sanctuary, a move which gained significant media coverage after the documentary 73 Cows won BAFTA Best Short Film. Sadly, the stresses of the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020 sped up their conversion to vegetable producing, and we were forced to move on to make way for their new greenhouses.
We now have a wonderful new home in Scholey Park, Lincolnshire – a delightful site with wooded areas, bordered by a canal and with a little grassy knoll that makes the perfect spot to get on your soapbox! So come join us to celebrate the next great adventure!
Tickets available here: http://nggonline.org.uk/wordpress/tickets/
Three stages powered by renewable energy bring the acts that trumpet our core message of sustainability and fun.
Community is born in the field and consolidates around the campfire!
Cloth Cat Stage:
Grab a local real ale and dance your socks off to an eclectic mix of folk, rock, hip-hop, ska, world, punk, folk and more inspired sounds at the Resource Living solar powered main stage and bar.
Line up here http://nggonline.org.uk/wordpress/nggstage/
Reaction Sound System:
Be a part of the energy revolution at the dance tent – our fantastic DJs will keep your energies revving while you hop on the bikes to generate the electricity to power the speakers and keep the party going till late!
The Campaigns Soapbox:
“Be the Change You Wish to See in the World” at the Soapbox stage we amplify the voices of grass roots organisations, charities, community groups and individuals working for social and ecological justice. We host conversations between differing opinions in the green movement and try to forge common understanding and recognition of mutual needs.
Our Art and Mind approach recognises the value of art in communication outwards and in healing inwards, and that campaigning is most effective when it takes a multi-disciplinary approach. Our solar powered stage showcases music, spoken word poetry and the odd jam session, as well as campaign talks.
Line up here http://nggonline.org.uk/wordpress/campaigns-area/
The Healing Area:
We invite you to turn your focus inwards, compassionately listening to mind, body and spirit. Guided by our expert practitioners and teachers, we reclaim the power to heal ourselves with yoga, massage, reiki, palmistry, gong baths and much, much more.
More about us http://nggonline.org.uk/wordpress/healing-area/
The Crafts Area:
We focus on sharing the skills you need to help upcycle, recycle, build your own and make and do and mend. Here especially, we recognise the importance of creative expression to well-being, and we encourage you to join in and have a go. Your art is sold in our Sunday auction and is great fun for the whole family.
More about us http://nggonline.org.uk/wordpress/crafts/
The Permaculture Area:
We aim to have a new permaculture area! Representing permaculture, rewinding and homesteading (including indigenous practices and survival crafts). We are actively seeking more talks, workshops or demonstrations for this area, so if you have any relevant expertise please get in touch!
The Children’s Area:
We welcome you and all your family to come and learn and play in an ecologically responsible way. We host a wide range of workshops and activities including wood-working, crafts, music and a dedicated toddler space. we aim to ensure all families feel welcome and safe and able to enjoy the festival as a whole.
The Teen Tent:
A safe space for teens to have fun and express themselves, separate to the children’s area. Expect music jams, games and more….
Our accessible camping area is physically close to the main festival site, with an accessible toilet. Please specify when booking if you require space in this area.
A range of cuisines from around the globe catering for all diets hand-picked with out ethical food policy in mind.
Provides warm showers and a wood fired sauna. Close to camping for your morning sanitation. Please being your own towels and eco-friendly toiletries.
Where am I? We missed you out? So sorry! If you feel your community, ecological vision or values are not yet represented, please do get in touch!
Together we are stronger.