Earth First! Summer Gathering 2018

Summer Gathering 2018

Weds 15th - Mon 20th Aug

West Sussex

Five days of skill-sharing for grassroots ecological direct action - make links, share ideas, and get involved in the struggles against fracking, new roads and more

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Earth First! Summer Gathering 2018

The EF! Summer Gathering is a chance for people and groups from across the country and beyond to get together to network, share practical skills, ideas and inspiration to help our actions and campaigns be as strategic and effective as possible. This is an annual gathering for grassroots ecological direct action, this year focusing on welcoming people from impacted communities.

This year the Summer Gathering will be held at a rural site (accessible by public transport). Last couple of years gatherings have been the largest and most dynamic for many years, with over 100 workshops and more than 400 people attending over the five days of skill-sharing, networking and planning. Contact us with offers of help or if you have any specific accessibility needs via .

Previous Gatherings

The first British Earth First! Gathering was held on a beautiful rural site near Brighton in February 1992. Details of some of the more recent gatherings are below:

Gathering Date Location Online Programme Workshops Spaces Length
2017 9th-14th Aug Hertfordshire Website Programme 110+ 5 inc cinema 5 days
2016 17th-22nd Aug Northampton-
Website Programme 120+ 5 inc cinema 5 days
2015 19th-24th Aug Peak District Website Programme 170+ 8 + cinema 5 days
2014 28th-31st Aug Somerset Website Programme 30 3 + cinema 4 days
2013 7-11th Aug Sussex Website Programme 55 5 5 days
2012 1st-5th Aug Shropshire Website Programme 50 5 5 days
2011 10-15th Aug Norfolk Website Programme 70 5 days
2010 4-9th Aug Derbyshire Info Programme 95 7 5 days
2009 19-24th Aug Cumbria Website Programme 75 5 5 days
2008 27th Aug-1st Sep Norfolk Website Programme 96 5 days
2006 16-20th Aug Wales Website 90+ 5 days
2005 17th-21st Aug Peak District Website
2004 4-9th Aug East Midlands Website Programme 92 5 days
2003 14-16th Aug Yorkshire Website Programme 51 7 3 days
2002 10-14th Jul Westcountry Info 100+ 5 days