Landworkers' Alliance Winter Shindig & AGM 19 - November

Ladles and gentlefarmers! 

Roll up, roll up for the annual LWA winter shindig and AGM.

We have an inspiring, thought-provoking, cheering line-up for you set in the beautiful hills of the Lake District National Park.

VENUE: Castle Head Field Studies Centre, Grange over Sands, Cumbria, LA11 6QT

DATES: Fri 22nd Nov - Mon 25th Nov



Fri 22nd Nov

 - 16:00 Start arriving on site, dinner & Friday night film

Sat 23rd Nov

- 10:00 AGM business

- 14:00 Regional Assembly - Sharing successes, challenges & updates from across the country, break out groups to plan future activity

- 16:30 New arrivals can come along and find out more about LWA.

- 17:00 Debate time!

Protecting assets of community value - how do we protect assets that are vital to a thriving land-based economy

The future of the uplands with so many competing priorities -  rewilding to peatland management, what does a future vision look like? 

- 20:30 Super band Diddley Squat will be joining us to rock the party with their energetic style of dub, ska, reggae, folk, psychedelic (whatever you call it) dance stuff.

- DJ No Diggidy & DJ Manglewurzel s into the night + late night BBQ

Sun 24th Nov

- 09:30 Member workshops: Fibres, Co-ops, Social Justice, Festival, climate and land-use, helpful tips to run your farm and more!

- 12:00 LBTQIA+ Gathering 

- 14:00 Sector sessions: how to organise and upcoming challenges in your sector.

- 17:00 AGM Elections and closing ceremony

- 20:00 Local storyteller Malcolm Green and son Joshua Green, will be weaving the tale of the Cuckoo with story and song. 

Mon 25th Nov

- 10:30am Visits to Growing Well - Sizergh Barn Farm, Gowbarrow Hall Farm and the Coppice Co-op

FOOD: All weekend we will be serving you the freshest, seasonal, local, scrummy food, sourced from local farmers, courtesy of The Larder, all tickets include food.

DRINK:There will of course be a bar, stocking the finest local beers, ciders and beverages we can find.

KIDS: Children are welcome, we have a kids area, where they will be entertained by Forest School leaders. "A well organised and creatively held kids space with a fab staff team" (says Clare one of last year's parents) 

Limited numbers only.  Please get in touch with Helen to chat about your needs if you are bringing kids.

BURSERIES:  We have a limited number of bursary places for half-price tickets, please get in touch if you would otherwise not be able to go.

LIFTSHARE:  Check out our spreadsheet here to offer or look for a lift.


However, if you are a supporter member you can email to get put on the waiting list and we will let you know nearer the time if we have space.

If you are a landworker and are not yet a member of the LWA it is easy to sign-up and then you can buy your ticket. Go to

If you are local and considering becoming a member, you are welcome to join us for the Saturday night entertainment from 5pm.

Please email Helen on if you have any questions or any particular needs.



Ticket Type Price Quantity
Standard Weekend with Bed £79.00
You are up for the whole weekend, with a nice comfy bed inside
Standard Weekend without Bed £65.00
You are up for the whole weekend, but live nearby or are sorting out your own accommodation
Child Weekend with Bed £39.00
Your child needs to come and they need their own bed
Child Weekend without Bed £0.00
Your child is small and will sleep in the bed with you or in their own cot
Day Ticket - Sat £34.00
You are up for coming just for the day and don't need to stay over
Day Ticket - Sun £34.00
You are up for coming just for the day, but you don't want to stay over
Sat Evening Ticket £19.00
You want to come and join us for the Sat evening debates & celebration with dinner & band
Sun Evening Ticket £14.00
You would like to join us for storytelling on Sunday night only
Tickets: £0.00
Service Charge: £0.00
TOTAL: £0.00
For more information on this event contact the organiser:
You are buying your eTicket from:
Landworkers' Alliance
c/o Fivepenny Farm, Spence Lane, Wootton Fitzpaine, Dorset, DT6 6DF

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