Annual Gathering 2018

Please join us for the 2018 Annual Gathering - the democratic heart of Woodcraft Folk, where we celebrate our achievements over the past year, elect our General Council, discuss future plans for the movement, share skills & experiences, and enjoy each other’s company in true Woodcraft style.

This year we’ll be building on our recent experiments with different meeting format and bringing our formal and informal business together in one Gathering on the weekend of 22-24 June at our wonderful new campsite – Biblins – in the beautiful Wye Valley.

In addition to agreeing the strategic plan that will take us through to our centenary in 2025, there will be workshops and training as well as formal business using a combination of ‘open space’ and traditional motions. If you have something you think we should be discussing (whether as a motion or in a new way), please talk to your group or district co-ordinator.

All the details and deadlines are in the convening notice attached below.

Bookings open on Thursday 1 March and there will be discounted prices for those who book before 19 April, so please start discussing who will represent your Group and District.

Annual Gathering is also your chance to hear from your General Council, to hold them accountable and to elect new members. A nomination form for General Council and Standing Orders Committee (who run our internal democracy) is attached below.

We look forward to welcoming you to Biblins!


Key Dates and Deadlines

  • Thursday 1 March - Bookings Open
  • Thursday 15 March - Motions deadline (received in writing by 12 noon)
  • Thursday 12 April - Preliminary Agenda issued
  • Thursday 19 April - Earlybird bookings deadline (12 noon)
  • Thursday 17 May - Amendments to Motions (received in writing by 12 noon)
  • Thursday 17 May - Nominations deadline (12 noon)
  • Thursday 7 June - Bookings deadline (12 noon)
  • Friday 8 June - Final Agenda issued
  • Friday 22-Sunday 24 June - Annual Gathering
0 - Cover letter for convening notice AG18.pdf220.89 KB
1 - Convening notice - Annual Gathering 2018.pdf124.25 KB
2 - Nomination Form - Annual Gathering 2018.pdf137.31 KB
2 - Nomination Form - Annual Gathering 2018.docx666.04 KB