I am so looking forward to the summer. Planning events helps me get through a dark, potentially depressing winter. I just don’t enjoy this season as much as the others and need some sun on my skin and being in the great outdoors without freezing my bits off. If you feel the same, how about looking ahead to a festival with a difference, the Green Gathering in Chepstow in August? Even better, Shoestring Cottage readers can get 10% off!
Powered by wind and sun
The Green Gathering Festival is billed as a “festival powered by wind, sun and people, with hundreds of talks and skill-shares, four stages for music and spoken word, crafts and permaculture, health and healing, fabulous food, a huge interactive kids’ area and so much more”. In other words, it is right up my street! And what’s more, if you use the affinity code below before 30th June you can get 10% off.
We can’t wait for this festival. It is so refreshing to find a festival that has a policy to keep waste and fossil fuel use to an absolute minimum. There are strict rules that traders must adhere to regarding their energy use and the types of disposables allowed. No plastic bottles or polystyrene food containers will be found here. They must be recyclable or compostable.
The line up will include some festival favourites, up and coming talent, solo artists, a bit of punk, politically conscious acts and protest banks, folk tunes, reggae, cabaret, comedy and more.
The craft area will showcase blacksmithing, carpentry, weaving, pottery, upcycling and more. You can join in too, as there is a programme of short workshops.
You can also take part in activities such as chi gung and yoga, or have a reiki or reflexology session, find out about permaculture principles or listen to talks on sustainability and climate change.
A family event
Children haven’t been forgotten at the Green Gathering. They will have the best time! Whether they fancy singing, making costumes, story telling, tie-dying or making musical instruments, there will be loads for them to do. For little ones there is a sandpit, bell tent baby space and a messy play area. You can even take toys they have outgrown to the toy swap shop.
There will be food stalls full of ethical and organic vegetarian and vegan offerings. You can visit the green market too, where you will find hand-made, upcycled and one-off items to buy.
Bars include the Glad Apple Cider Bar and the Brimmon Oak, where you can purchase beers and ciders, ‘dark & stormy’ rum and ginger, organic wine and more.
Get your 10% discount here!
I have teamed up with the organisers of the Green Gathering to offer you 10% off advance tickets if they are purchased before 30th June. So come along and immerse yourself in four glorious days of sustainable fun and frolics!
Your discount code is SSCB19 . To get the 10% discount head to the Green Gathering affinity code page here. Look forward to seeing some of you there!
The Green Gathering is at Piercefield Park, Chepstow from 1st to the 4th August 2019. More information is on the Green Gathering’s website here.
“A place to feed your soul and colour your imagination” – Permaculture Association
“I don’t think we’ve ever been to an event as welcoming and warm as this one” – Festival Kidz
“Inspiring and modern with a refreshing old school edge […] one of the most interesting festival experiences to be had” – eFestivals
“By the time we left we were refreshed, rejuvenated and ready to change the world” – Inspire, Create, Educate
Disclaimer: I have been gifted tickets by the organisers and I am delighted to promote this event in return. All views are my own.