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Get to know about some of our venue's at The Land Skills Fair 2023...
More venue's to be announced!
This year our community kitchen will be hosted once again by our friends at @twotreescateringbris. We have been working with two trees for a few years now, building a beautiful relationship and are so happy to continue this journey together. They will be back this year serving delicious, locally sourced, seasonal and affordable food throughout the event.
"Our love of food has led to us cooking for many people in many different settings, and for many years. As Two Trees Catering, we have cooked for a range of events over the last 10 years; from wedding feasts for up to 200 people to full festival catering for 500 people and conference buffets for 150. As Pitchfork Cafe we have hosted more than 20 multi-course feasts, fed more than 1000 people and raised thousands of pounds for grassroots causes. In previous years our cooking took us to protest camps such as Climate Camp where we fed thousands of hungry activists, as well as restaurants such as Bells Diner where we developed our appreciation for food and flavour." Two Trees Catering
@rewildproject will be curating our craft area again this year. Rewild are a local social and land-focused project based in the forest of Deane. They strive to create an inspirational working model of equal opportunities and a supportive and solution-minded community of land-based workers. They run multiple strands of work, including natural building, practising traditional land skills and crafts and living with the land within the natural cycles of the year.
We are so excited to be working with them again this year and can't wait to share with you the exciting lineup of practical workshops, crafts and skill shares, including green woodwork, charcoal making, pottery firing, black smithery, yurt making, bowl making, spinning, weaving, natural dying, cordage making and processing natural fibres, natural building and much much more! We hope to see you there!
The Green Room
Tucked away near the Abbey Home Farm shop, the Green Room 💚 is our secondary talks space at the Land Skills Fair. Come here to explore a wide range of topics such as seed sovereignty, reclaiming urban land and creative ways to use your vegetable waste! We are also planning on showing a couple of movies in the Green Room this year. Watch this space
We are growing the Healing Space at this year's Land Skills Fair 2023. We were thrilled with how popular this space was in 2022 and we can't wait to expand our offering this year.
Expect yoga, singing, meditation, herbal medicine workshops and more...
This year's Land Skills Fair's Social Justice which will feature a huge selection of speeches and workshops in a welcoming environment. You may expect to see discussions Social & Land Justice, envisioning a BPOC food system, access to land, the commons, and shared resources, as well as ways to decolonize the food system.
Old Tree Brewery
@OldTreeBrewery will be running the Landworkers Arms again for the Land Skills Fair in 2023! 🍻
As well as fermenting Kombucha and bringing a mix of organic soft bevs, foraging craft ale, Elderflower wine & Mead, Old Tree will be teaming up with the LWA team this time around to source craft beer and local cider...
Together we learnt so much from running the bar last year, and whilst supporting local and organic producers, we also want to make sure that drinks are affordable for land workers. This is no easy feat, but we have been searching and strategising and are pleased to announce:
THIS YEAR WE ARE INTRODUCING A £4.00 PER PINT LANDWORKERS MENU for organic local ciders and beers!!!!
5% of Old Tree's revenue from their drink production and supply are invested into initiatives supporting living soil regeneration and education.
Meet The Speakers
Meet the speakers that have been announced so far...
Peace-pilgrim, life-long activist and former monk who has inspired global change for over 50 years.
Satish will join us at the Land Skills Fair this summer with his talk 'Land is life' to speak about the crucial role farming and working the land plays in a spiritual context. Satish will also offer a guided meditation in our healing area and support @emeliabrumpton with her workshop on 'regenerative wellbeing for regenerative land workers.' Keep an eye out for them both on Saturday!
We are thrilled to announce that the wonderful Muji -Pharmacist, Medical Herbalist and Forest Ecologist- will be joining us again this year at The Land Skills Fair 2023!
This year Muji will be running two Herbal Medicine Workshops and giving a talk on 'How Mythology, Medicine and Ecology Can Help us to Heal Ourselves and the Land.'
Emily May Armstrong
This year we are join by plant focused interdisciplinary researcher and teacher Emily May Armstrong. @emayarmstrong will be talking about queer ecologies and fostering non- human kinship in landwork, with beautiful input from their foliar co-conspirator @rowanlear.
Join us to embrace plants, people and place - all through a lens of queer joy and exploration, we will decompose & deconstruct oppressive heterosexual assumptions in ecology & use genetics to embrace & explore new ways of being with our green siblings 🌿💚
Isla Macleod is a ceremonialist, ritual designer and companion at thresholds, dedicated to restoring the Sacred and inspiring a loving, reciprocal relationship with the natural world.
At the Land Skills Fair, Isla will be running a workshop 'Rituals for Life', inspired by her book of the same name. This workshop will explore the potential of life-honouring ritual and the joy at the heart of crafting our prayers, with an introduction to seasonal community ceremony. Come together to create a collective prayer for the future, alongside wisdom-sharing, songs and story.
At the Land Skills Fair to be held in Cirencester, July 20-23, Rima will be showing her work and giving a talk which will introduce her working methods and her ways of navigating the creative life, as well looking at the importance of the magical as a vital counterbalance to the practicality of land-based skills.
Her talk will also explore the importance of re-honing our recognition skills to be able to find the art that has authenticity and meaning and skill amid our current empty and untrustworthy visual culture. And moreover, why this is vital to us if we desire access to the rich seam of old magic within the bedrock of a soulful and meaningful life.
Meet The Music Makers
Meet the music makers that have been announced so far...
The Menstrual Cramps
Formed in a broken bedroom in Bristol, on the verge of homelessness, and rife with anger, The Menstrual Cramps are a DIY, loud, queer, anti-fascist, anti-racist, pro-choice, intersectional, and feminist. "They are the true embodiment of the spirit of punk in both their performance and lyrical content!"
Guess what?... They are one of the radical mix of bands and musicians we have joining The Land Skills Fair 2023! 🎪
Check out their Instagram and website for more info, or just come see them at the fair!