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.

  • Atlatl Throwing - Bushcraft Magazine
  • Basket Weaving - Wyldwood Willow
  • British Wild Deer - Behaviour and Identification - Woodland Ways
  • Cordage Making - Down in the Woods
  • Deer Gralloch - Bison Bushcraft
  • Fletching Arrows - Down in the Woods
  • Foraging - Bushcraft Magazine
  • Forgework - Dave Budd
  • Game Preparation - Bushcraft Magazine
  • Hedgerow Baskets - Central Somerset Outdoor Learning
  • Herb Walks - Hurst Cottage Herbal Clinic
  • Handcarving Techniques - Giles Newman
  • Kuksa Carving Demonstrations - Jon Mac
  • Make Your Own Cream from Wild Plants - Battle Clinic of Herbal Medicine
  • Off Grid Skills - Meadow Forge
  • Prehistoric Arts & Crafts - Smilodon Prehistoric Arts & Crafts
  • Prehistoric Cave Art Workshop - Smilodon Prehistoric Arts & Crafts - 10am Sat & Sun
  • Preparing, preserving & smoking fish/shellfish - Coastal Survival
  • Principles of Bow design & Tillering - Chosen Paths Bushcraft
  • Water Purification Demonstrations - Tom Linden Survival
  • Wild Cooking - Bushcraft Magazine
  • Willow Basket Making - Wyldwood Willow
  • Whistle Making - Woodland Survival Crafts

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

Walk With Trees will providing Storytelling in the Roundhouse at 6pm

 

PRESENTATIONS ON MAIN STAGE (Friday, saturday & sunday)

 

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
  • ART OF EXPLORATION - Nearly Wild - Presentation
  • AXECRAFT - Rowland Jones - Demonstration
  • AXE THROWING AREA - Kane Saull-Hunt - Activity
  • BOW MAKING - Central Somerset Outdoor Learning - Activity
  • BLACKSMITHING - Dave Budd - Demonstration
  • BLACKSMITH DEMOS - Meadow Forge - Demonstration
  • BONE HARPOON HEADS - Survival School - Workshop
  • BOW MAKING - Central Somerset Outdoor Learning - Demonstration
  • CANOE CONSTRUCTION, CLINKER & SKIN ON - Fudge the Boat Builder - Demonstration
  • CARVING A SPOON - Down in the Woods - Workshop
  • COPPER BANGLES - Oak Clan Forge - Demonstration
  • DEER CARCASE PREPARATION - Bison Bushcraft - Demonstration
  • FELT MAKING - an introduction & basic techniques - Amanda Critchlow - Workshop
  • FORGING IN A GROUND LEVEL FORGE - Dave Budd - Demonstration
  • FORGE WORK - Meadow Forge - Demonstration
  • 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
  • HIDE WORK - Woodland Ways - Demonstration
  • JERKY MAKING - Cowleys Fine Foods - Demonstration
  • KNOT TYING INSTRUCTION - Richard Hopkins - Demonstration
  • LEARN HOW TO MAKE BONE NEEDLES - Woodland Ways - Workshop
  • 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 WHEEL OF THE YEAR WREATHES - Seasons of the Wild - Workshop
  • MAKIONG A TINDER POUCH - Journeyman Handcrafts - Demonstration
  • MAKING CORN DOLLIES - Seasons of the Wild - Workshop
  • MAKING YOUR OWN QUALITY BOWDRILL KIT - Dave Watson - Workshop
  • MAKING NATURAL TOOTHPASTE - Green Wyse Stand - Demonstration
  • 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 - Woodland Survival Crafts - Workshop
  • NATURAL BOTANICAL SKIN CARE PRODUCTS - Green Wyse - Demonstration
  • NATURAL TOOTHPASTE - Green Wyse - Demonstration
  • OFF GRID SOCK MAKING - Meadow Forge - Demonstration
  • PADDLE CARVING - Axe & Paddle Bushcraft - Demonstration
  • PEMMICAN MAKING - Cowleys Fine Foods - Demonstration
  • POLE LATHE TURNING - BodgerJohn - Demonstration
  • PRINCIPLES OF BOW DESIGN & TILLERING - Chosen Paths Bushcraft
  • PRIMITIVE FIBRECRAFT - Backwoods Survival
  • PRACTICAL TRACKING SKILLS - Woodland Ways Stand - Workshop
  • RUDIGER FIRE ROLL - Tony Deacon - Workshop
  • ROCKET STOVING - Meadow Forge - Demonstration
  • SCULPTURE WORKSHOPS FOR ADULT & CHILDREN - Wyldwood Willow - Demonstration
  • SHARPENING - Ben & Lois Orford - 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
  • STORIES FROM THE BUSH - from Alaska to Tanzania - Nearly Wild - Presentation
  • SURVIVAL FISHING TECHNIQUES - modern - Tony Deacon
  • THE FIBRES OF LIFE - Patrick McGlinchey - Workshop
  • THE GREEDY GOBLIN - Annie Ward - Puppet Show
  • TOOL SHARPENING - Ben Orford - Demonstration
  • TRAPS & SNARES - JP Lamoureux - Workshop
  • TRUG MAKING AND WOVEN DISHES - Pole Lathe Turners - Demonstration
  • URBAN PREPPING & SURVIVAL - Tom Linden - Presentation
  • WHITTLING AN OWL - Down in the Woods
  • WILD & WACKY WOODWORK - Fudge the Boat Builder - Demonstration
  • WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHY - JP & Martin - Workshop
  • WILLOW BASKET MAKING - Wyldwood Willow - Demonstration
  • WOODEN FLOWERS,SHUTTLE DARTS,FEATHER STICKS - Woodland Survival Crafts
  • WOOD CARVING - Mark Collict - 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

Walk With Trees will providing Storytelling in the main field at 6pm

Masterclasses

Masterclass timetable, bookable in advance:

  • NAVIGATION WITH MAP & COMPASS with Jack Hendry - Friday 20th August 2021 starting @ 9am
  • 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