News and stories

6 months of co-operative leadership

Thursday, 4 April 2019

We (Debs McCahon and Sarah Welsh) are celebrating six months together as joint General Secretary and we thought it about time we wrote to all members giving them an insight into our work, the challenges, successes and demands.


Lockerbrook activity weekends book now

Tuesday, 2 April 2019

We have been busy over the winter getting the Centre ready for our groups this year and wanted to share some of the big news and upcoming events with you all!  

In the first 3 months of this year we have had double the number of Woodcraft Folk groups coming to us compared the same time last year.  And we ran our first ever retreat for women in the Folk which had a great response. 

CommonGround Poetry Workshops with Helen Mort

Tuesday, 2 April 2019

#CommonGround group poetry workshops

We are really excited to be working with Helen Mort (http://www.helenmort.com/)one of the most exciting women poets in the UK.  She is going to lead 4 interlinked workshops accessible for all ages but we particularly want to encourage DFs and Venturers  to come together to create a group collaborative poem which responds to the world we live in together.  We hope you will be then able to perform this at #CommonGround in 2020!

Common Ground Video Update

Monday, 1 April 2019

Check out Common Ground's video update for March 2019!! 

Venturer Camp Update March 2019

Sunday, 31 March 2019

With the early booking deadline passed and many of you now booked on to enjoy Biblins with us in August, the VCamp team and Venturer Committee are continuing to work hard to make sure this summer’s event is the best yet! If you have booked and not received an invoice for your deposit make sure you check your junk/let us know, as they’ve all been sent out. And

Help Us Evaluate The #WelcomeToWoodcraftFolk Campaign!

Friday, 29 March 2019

Over the last three months we've been saying #WelcomeToWoodcraftFolk to lots of new volunteers all across the country through our new campaign and resources. Now we'd love your help to evaulate the campaign and work out how to further improve our volunteer recruitment going forwards. 

Get involved with the StopDSEI Campaign

Thursday, 28 March 2019

Plans for stopping DSEI are being progressed and the opportunities for Woodcraft to contribute are becoming much clearer.

The weeks of action will be the first two weeks of September. The intention of the first week will be to disrupt the setup of the Arms Fair. During the second week tyrants and bombers from all over the world will be descending on East London for their evil trade.

General Council update from the Chair

Thursday, 28 March 2019

Pip Sayers the Chair of General Council has put together this great video to update you on what's going on in the movement right now.

Highgate & Holloway 25th celebrations

Thursday, 28 March 2019

Highgate & Holloway District are celebrating 25 years of 'education for social change' and 'spanning the world with friendship'. That's 25 years of camps, clans, peafairs, protests, crafting, co-operative games, hikes, fires and friends.

So we're having a party!

Glasgow Southside take part in Window Wanderland

Tuesday, 26 March 2019

Pioneers from Glasgow Southside took part in the local event of Window Wanderland this February.

This is an event that sees a neighbourhood put on a fantastic evening display of creative window design transforming everyday streets into magical, outdoor galleries.

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