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Woodcraft Folk: The first 90 years

Thursday, 11 February 2016

Woodcraft Folk: The first 90 years

Pictures and artefacts from Woodcraft's 90th anniversary exhibition are now on display at the Rochdale Pioneers Museum - until Saturday 16 April 2016

Children and Socialism

Tuesday, 2 February 2016

Children & Socialism 

A series of lectures and discussions held on Thursdays examining radical and socialist children's educational organisations, with a concluding session on young adult fiction 

All start at 7pm; £3; @ Marx Memorial Library, 37a Clerkenwell Green, London EC1R 0DU 

3 March: Fred Reid Socialist Sunday Schools, 1892-1960 in Retrospect. 

New Online Resources

Wednesday, 27 January 2016

Throughout the whole of 2015 we had been working to develop a range of online resources based on feedback from the membership including modules and webinars.

Final training opportunities from the New Groups Project

Tuesday, 19 January 2016


In the last three months of the New Groups Project, we're providing training to support group leaders, helpers and district officers. So whatever your role, why not join us and make the most of the chance to get support, swap ideas and meet other volunteers?


These weekend courses for group volunteers, at Woodcraft's own outdoor centres in the Pennines, including an introduction to programme planning, safeguarding and risk assessment, as well as providing practical ideas for activities and games to run with your group

Burning the Clocks Event, Brighton

Thursday, 14 January 2016

 Burning the Clocks Event – Brighton 21st December 2015

Woodcraft groups from all over Brighton and Hove, came together for this Annual Lantern Parade, which has been held for the last 22 years to celebrate the Winter Solstice, and the ending of the old year and the beginning of the new.

Kibbo Kift talks 2016

Tuesday, 12 January 2016

Brighton Folk member Dr Annabella Pollen will be giving a number of talks in the next couple of months on the Kibbo Kift  - to which members are very welcome!

Hands In 2016

Friday, 18 December 2015

Hands In 2016

Hands In was created in 2011 by young members of the TREE Steering Group. The idea was simple, as a movement we would all try to engage in similar activities to celebrate our shared values at a similar time of year. Hands In has seen groups across the UK participate in quilt making, geocaching and poetry writing.

In 2016, Woodcraft Folk would like groups to build on the many 90th anniversary celebrations by exploring Woodcraft Folk’s heritage and discussing aspirations for its future as part of the Hands In month.

Woodcraft Folk ends 90th year with record growth, thanks to support from Youth United

Monday, 14 December 2015


From its beginnings in 1925 to today, Woodcraft Folk has always been dedicated to growing the confidence and social awareness of young people. Support from the Youth United Foundation’s Social Action Fund has enabled Woodcraft Folk’s most ambitious programme of growth for a generation, making 2015 not just a year for reflecting on the organisation’s past, but also looking forward to its future.


Woodcraft Folk PhD opportunity!

Thursday, 10 December 2015

Would you like to undertake a PhD on Woodcraft Folk?

The University of Brighton is inviting applications for funded PhD studentship topics to commence in September 2016.

Happy 90th at City Hall, London

Tuesday, 8 December 2015

Ninetieth anniversary celebrations continued in style last week when Greater London Assembly member Fiona Twycross hosted a Woodcraft Folk reception at City Hall.

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