From midday Saturday January 29th – Sunday 30th 2022
Stonehenge Road, Amesbury
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UPDATE (December ’21):
“We’re sorry to say that the anarchist bookfair this weekend is postponed… We are obviously hoping to reschedule…and are devastated to have to postpone. Looking forward to welcoming you all to a plague free bookfair soon. Love and solidarity, Stonehenge camp”
UPDATE (January ’22):
All the info you need for Stonehenge camp’s anarchist bookfair and imbolc celebration!
Preparations are in full swing and we can’t wait to welcome everyone to our little piece of paradise!
Bookfair (29th-30th Jan)- You are all invited to bring something you are part of or passionate about! – We have broad themes of radical & inclusive education, transformative justice, and dismantling rape culture that we want to explore but welcome whatever you want to share: struggles and successes, politics and passions, rad things we are part of- Slots are ~45 min and can take any format you like – structured workshop, friendly chat about what you/your group are up to, read a short text/listen to a recording together and discuss it, etc – if you want support (such as a co-facilitator) to help you step into what can be a scary thing, let us know! We can support each other in building skills and autonomy- after workshops during the day we will spend the evenings doing fun stuff together depending on the weather and energy: fire spinning, an anti-talent show (bring your silliness and get involved!), a documentary screening…
Imbolc: (31st Jan – 1st Feb)- we will build up to celebrating imbolc through the weekend, with skarobics, a decolonising ceremony discussion, FINT and MINT spaces, a ceremony, live music from the legendary Boom Boom Raccoon, and dancing toons into the night!
Camp stuff:- everyone is crew, and is expected to do at least one role for the camp each day. This is part of living our politics and part of the radical learning of living communally! – please be mindful this is a FINT-led space. We welcome all genders and reject patriarchal and other oppressive behaviours- we have a camp agreement that anyone who comes agrees to stick to
Covid:- with rising cases and new strains, we want to take precautions to keep ourselves, each other, and vulnerable folks we might be in contact with as safe as possible and prevent folks needing to isolate on camp. This is anarchism in action! – everyone will need to do lateral flow tests on arrival (bring some with you if you can) – please bring a mask and be willing to wear one if asked to, and wear one on public transport on the way here- be mindful of risks you are taking – the biggest risk of transmission is sharing enclosed spaces- obviously, if you have come into contact with covid in the last 10 days please dont come, even with a negative LFT- if you have any symptoms that might be covid (any common cold & flu symptoms and more covid specific ones like loss of smell), please don’t come, even with a negative LFT
Travel: – train stations nearby are Salisbury or Pewsey (Pewsey has no barriers), if you need a lift please arrive by lunchtime each day and let us know in advance. Buses run from both to Amesbury, and then camp is a 20 min walk up the hill. We are at the very top of Stonehenge road, right before it meets the A303. The buses into amesbury are the X4, X5 and activ8.- Berrys coaches run to Amesbury from London, Glastonbury, & other SW towns.
Logistical stuff:- we have a communal sleeping space and bedding but not enough for everyone, so bring what you can- power down is at 10pm on Sat and midnight on Sun- please do not enter personal spaces without consent – for covid and all the other reasons! – there is parking space for both cars and live ins, but it will get crowded in camp & on the verge (all wheels off the road on the verge pls!) – if you need to get in & out please park elsewhere (the drove and woodhenge are free parkup places half an hour walk from camp) – we cook vegan communal meals but are a freegan site. Let us know of any dietary needs
Things to bring:-lateral flow tests-firewood-food (raid bins on your way here!) -cool books and zines to share & chat about-sleeping stuff, incl earplugs and hot water bottles -charged battery packs, headtorches etc (solar is obviously very limited right now!)
Contact us with any questions and accessibility needs! Love and solidarity, Stonehenge camp