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.


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