Events Program

These are some of the exciting courses that we offer at the Gathering, keeping checking back we add more.

2021 Workshops, Activities & Demonstrations

FRIDAY Activities

Instructor guided projects

These projects will be facilitated for you to get involved in. Although started and mentored by instructors these are all opportunities for you to get your hands dirty and experience some larger Bushcraft and Wilderness Living Skills Projects.

  • Basket Weaving - Wyldwood Willow
  • Bowmaking  - Field Farm Project
  • Broom Making - Seasons of the Wild
  • Bowl & Spoon Carving - Central Somerset Woodland Crafts
  • Basketry - Field Farm Project
  • Bow Making - Central Somerset Woodland Crafts
  • Children's Activities - Central Somerset Woodland Crafts
  • Cordage Making - Down in the Woods
  • Corn Crowns - Seasons of the Wild
  • Coyote Kids Activities - Wild Woodcraft
  • Deer Gralloch - Bison Bushcraft
  • Fletching Arrows - Down in the Woods
  • Fire Transportation - Survival School
  • Fur Tanning - Theresa Kamper
  • Forgework - Dave Budd
  • Game Preparation - Bushcraft Magazine
  • Green Woodworking - Central Somerset Woodland Crafts
  • Herb Walks - Hurst Cottage Herbal Clinic
  • Hand Making a Leather Tent  - Primitive Ways
  • Handcarving Techniques - Giles Newman
  • Make your own Charcoal Pencil  - Pippin & Gile
  • Make your own Willow Tension Tray - Woodland Ways
  • Make a stool, 3-legged split log - IOL Bushcraft
  • Make Your Own Cream from Wild Plants - Battle Clinic of Herbal Medicine
  • Preparing, preserving & smoking fish/shellfish - Coastal Survival
  • Primitive Skills and Technology - Backwoods Survival
  • Water Purification Demonstrations - Tom Linden Survival
  • Willow Basket Making - Wyldwood Willow
  • Rustic Recliner Chairs - Woodland Survival Crafts
  • Sewing with Bone Tool & Sinew - Theresa Kamper

storytelling on friday nighT

Storytelling for Coyote Kids (11 and under) @ 6pm in Classroom 4 (Roundhouse) with Lizzy from Pippin & Gile

FRIDAY GIG NIGHT (available to whole event tickets holders only)

Musicians to play for us: Tara Crank at 7pm followed by Dave Gibb at 8pm

 

Saturday & Sunday Activities

Throughout Saturday and Sunday there are one hour workshops and demonstrations running concurrently on a comprehensive range of Bushcraft and related subjects including:

 

  • ARROW, QUIVER & EEL TRAPS (on request) - Wyldwood Willow - Demonstration
  • ARCHERY RANGE - Nick Hitchens - Activity
  • AXE THROWING AREA - Kane Saull-Hunt - Activity
  • BOW MAKING - Central Somerset Outdoor Learning - Activity
  • BLACKSMITHING - Dave Budd - Demonstration
  • BONE HARPOON HEADS - Survival School - Workshop
  • BOW MAKING - Central Somerset Outdoor Learning - Demonstration
  • CARVING A SPOON - Down in the Woods - Workshop
  • CELESTIAL/SOLAR NAVIGATION - Serious Outdoor Skills - Workshop
  • DEALING WITH INCIDENTS IN THE OUTDOORS - Jack Hendry - Workshop
  • DEER CARCASE PREPARATION - Bison Bushcraft - Demonstration
  • FIRE TRANSPORTATION - Survival School - Workshop
  • FORGING - Have a Go - Long Dog Smithy - Activity
  • FORGING IN A GROUND LEVEL FORGE - Dave Budd - Demonstration
  • FORAGING FOR WILD MEDICINE - Ruth Weaver - Workshop
  • FIRELIGHTING - Dave Watson - Workshop
  • GREEN WOODWORKING - Central Somerset Outdoor Learning - Demonstration
  • GREENWOOD CRAFTS - Ben Orford - Demonstration
  • HISTORICAL WEAPONS & HOW TO MAKE THEM - IOL Bushcraft
  • HANDCRAFTING LEATHER POUCHES - Paul Pomfrey Leathercraft - Demonstration
  • HANDCARVING TECNIQUES - Giles Newman - Demonstration & Interactive
  • HERBAL WALK - Jackie the Herbalist
  • HOW TO MAKE A FAST BOW - IOL Bushcraft - Workshop
  • JERKY MAKING - Cowleys Fine Foods - Demonstration
  • KNOTS & ROPEWORK - Richard Hopkins - Demonstration
  • LEATHERWORK - Journeyman Handcrafts - Demonstration
  • LEATHERWORK - Lois Orford - Demonstration
  • LEATHERCRAFT - Tibor Eperjessy - Demonstration
  • MAGNETIC POLE REVERSAL - Tom Linden Survival - Presentation
  • MAKING LEATHER BELT KEY CLIPS - Journeyman Handcrafts - Demonstration
  • MAKE YOUR OWN TRADITIONAL FIRE KIT - Woodland Ways - Workshop
  • MAKE WHEEL OF THE YEAR WREATHES - Seasons of the Wild - Workshop
  • MAKING A TINDER POUCH - Journeyman Handcrafts - Demonstration
  • MAKING CORN DOLLIES - Seasons of the Wild - Workshop
  • MAKING & USING A COASTAL GILL NET - Coastal Survival
  • MAKING & USING A BAMBOO FISHING SPEAR- Coastal Survival
  • MAKING BONE NEEDLES - Woodland Ways - Workshop
  • MEAT SMOKING - Cowleys Fine Foods - Demonstration
  • MEDICINE MAKING - Jackie Saull-Hunt - Activity
  • NATURAL CORDAGE IN CONTEXT - Woodland Survival Crafts - Workshop
  • PADDLE CARVING - Axe & Paddle Bushcraft - Demonstration
  • PEMMICAN MAKING - Cowleys Fine Foods - Demonstration
  • PRIMITIVE FIBRECRAFT - Backwoods Survival
  • PRIMITIVE HUNTING TOOLS _ Beyond the bow - IOL Bushcraft - Workshop
  • PRACTICAL TRACKING SKILLS - Woodland Ways Stand - Workshop
  • RUDIGER FIRE ROLL - Tony Deacon - Workshop
  • SCIENCE THROUGH BUSHCRAFT - Dave Watson - Workshop
  • SCULPTURE WORKSHOPS FOR ADULT & CHILDREN - Wyldwood Willow - Demonstration
  • SHARPENING - Ben & Lois Orford - Demonstration
  • SHARPENING DEMONSTRSATIONS - Sean Hellman - Demonstration
  • SHARPENING SERVICES - Dave Budd Stand - Demonstration
  • SPOON CARVING FOR BEGINNERS - Down in the Woods - Workshop
  • SPOON/MAKING AN OWL - Down in the Woods - Workshop
  • SURVIVAL FISHING TECHNIQUES - modern - Tony Deacon
  • THE FIBRES OF LIFE - Patrick McGlinchey - Workshop
  • TOOL SHARPENING - Ben Orford - Demonstration
  • TRACKING SKILLS - SPOOR IDENTIFICATION - Woodland Ways - Workshop
  • TRADITIONAL BOWMAKING - Steve Munn - Demonstration
  • URBAN PREPPING & SURVIVAL - Tom Linden - Presentation
  • WHITTLING AN OWL - Down in the Woods
  • WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHY - Martin - Workshop
  • WILLOW BASKET MAKING - Wyldwood Willow - Demonstration
  • YOGA - Lucinda Drabik - Activity

Saturday Gig night (available to whole event tickets holders only)

Musicians to play for us: Josie Field at 7pm followed by Go Commando at 8.30pm and 10pm

Masterclasses

Masterclass timetable, bookable in advance:

  • NAVIGATION WITH MAP & COMPASS with Jack Hendry - Friday 20th August 2021 starting @ 9am
  • WORKING WITH RAWHIDE with Steve LeSay - Friday 20th August 2021 starting @ 11am
  • HAND DRILL with Dave Watson - Friday 20th August 2021 starting @ 12 midday
  • MAKE A LEATHER BELT SCABBARD with Paul Bradley - Friday 20th August starting @ 3pm
  • BREAD MAKING IN THE WILDERNESS with Chris Pryke - Saturday 21st August 2021 starting @ 9am
  • THREADS FROM NATURE with Dr Theresa Emmerich Kamper - Saturday 21st August 2021 starting @ 10am
  • A SENSORY & INTUITIVE HERBAL MEDICINE WORKSHOP with Ruth Weaver - Saturday 21st August 2021 starting @ 12 midday
  • WOODLAND WILD FEAST EXPERIENCE with Fraser Christian - Saturday 21st August 2021 starting @ 4pm
  • PLANK BASKETRY with Jason Ingamells - Sunday 22nd August 2021 starting @ 9am
  • LEARN TO BELLY DANCE with Yara - split over 3 one hour sessions - women only