Education for The Alternative


Welcome to the homepage for Education for The Alternative, Woodcraft Folk's presence at the March for The Alternative in London on Saturday 26th March.  This will be a very large, peaceful march that will bring together people from all sectors of society - trade unionists, public sector workers, students, unemployed people, and ordinary families.

At the March Woodcraft Folk volunteers are creating a moving safe space with a family friendly atmosphere where children and young people will be able to join the demostration while remaining safe. We’re also teaming up with the TUC to run a lost kids space and an activities marquee  in Hyde Park with political crafts and co-operative games.

  • Click HERE for the latest full details of the plan for Saturday 26th
  • Download the flyer for Woodcraft Folk's presence at the March
  • Click HERE to help spread the word about the Woodcraft Folk meeting point through Facebook
  • Click HERE to go to the Facebook homepage for Woodcraft Folk @ The March for The Alternative
  • Click HERE to visit the TUC's website about The March for The Alternative
  • Click HERE for a press release about Woodcraft Folk at the March
  • Tips on banners and placards HERE

Download The Flyer

If you are attending the Demonstration or want to help spread the word to Friends, Family, local Woodcraft Folk groups or anyone you think may be interested click the image bellow to download the flyer for Woodcraft Folk's presence at the March, Education for The Alternative.

The Full Details For Saturday

Venteran Woodcraft Folk leader from Exeter Ghee Bowman is helping co-ordinate the Woodcraft Folk Education for The Alternative presence at The March. Below he explains exactly what will be going on at the March but if you have any questions please don't hesitate to get in touch:

What will we be doing

Marching, singing, chanting, enjoying the march in the beautiful sunshine! There will be Woodcraft Folk volunteer stewards who will ensure that we are safe and know where to go.

The march will start on Victoria Embankment, go along the river towards Westminster Bridge, through Parliament Square, up Whitehall to Trafalgar Square, then Piccadilly Circus, along Piccadilly and finishing with a rally in Hyde Park. It’s about 3 miles in all. In Hyde Park there will be a rally with speeches - 4 lots of 40 minutes, with music in between. Woodcraft Folk will be running children’s activities in an official TUC marquee - crafts, singing, stories, games, parachute games. These activities will be open to all children.


Getting to the Meeting Point

View Google Map (It's the Green Arrow)

We will meet up at 11.30 at Lincoln's Inn Fields, which is a green area about 10 minutes walk from the official starting place (Victoria Embankment between Temple and Blackfriars). The nearest tube station is Holborn - less than 5 min walk and there are plenty of buses that run nearby, including the 8,11, and 25. The postcode is WC2A


Getting to London

There will be coaches coming to the demo from all over the country, organised by trade unions and anti-cuts groups. There’s a handy map of coaches & contacts HERE

or contact Carly Walker-Dawson on  07407 226 782

What to bring

  • raincoat/umbrella

  • water, snacks, Kendal mint cake, packed lunch

  • something to wear! - we're trying to have a theme of green and red colours

  • Woodcraft Folk songbook if you have one although we will be printing song sheets of traditional protest and worker's songs

  • banners & placards with your messages on

  • we're producing a limited range of t-shirt for the march that will be available for a minimum donation of £5

Facebook Profile Banners

Please help us spread the word about where families and young people who want to march with Woodcraft Folk can meet on the day of the march by making one of these 4 images your profile picture on Facebook.

(To view a larger version just click on the image you want)


Placards and Banners

There's nothing like have a great placard or banner to wave at a protest! Woodcraft Folk are producing a few large fabric banners that tie in with the special t-shirts but to really make your point its always most fun to make your own. Below are just a few of the banners that were featured in the Woodcraft Folk's 16-20 age group's Zine after the waves of large protests before Christmas.

Or if you want somthing a little more connected to the Woodcraft Folk brand to inspire click the image below to see the artwork we're using for some new 3m x 3m acrylic banners.


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