BarnCamp at Highbury Farm - Set-up

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Setting up BarnCamp at Highbury Farm

Contents

Summary of Areas

  • Barn
    • Bar
    • Stage
    • Washing up area
    • Breakfast area
    • Tea/coffee area
    • Kitchen area
    • Welcome desk
    • Information board
    • Workshop/plenary area
    • Power
    • Network
  • Marquee
      • Power
      • Network
      • Workshop facilities
  • Kids space
  • Eco-wash
  • Top field

Barn

Bar

The bar needs to be erected, if not already so and then the following:

  • Beer barrels need to be placed horizontally in their permanent position on a suitable stand, spiled (hard cork hammered into them) and left to settle for 24-36 hours.
  • Cider needs stacking on and under bar (but not so that liquid will pour onto boxes).
  • Soft drinks need to be stacked under bar.
  • Also need to be located in bar area:
    • Cashbox
    • Pad and pen (for tab)
    • Bar snacks
  • Power needs to be fed here with suitable light for visibility at night.

Stage

  • PA
  • Power
  • Mic stands, mics, cabling
  • Mixing desk
  • Suitable cables and connectors for different equipment
  • Stack all audio equipment here to be sorted out
  • Store tools on/behind stage area

Washing up area

This can be build using hay/straw bales and doors or other wood for tops. A good location is on the right-hand side facing in between bar and kitchen area. It needs space for 2-3 bowls, 2 racks, and for stacking dirty and clean stuff. Kit required:

  • 2 x drying rack
  • 3 x washing up bowls
  • Crockery - plates, cups and bowls
  • Cutlery - knives, forks, spoons
  • Washing up liquid
  • Anti-bac handwash
  • Teatowels
  • Dishcloths, brushes and scourers
  • Light useful here

Breakfast area

  • Table
  • Margarine (vitalite or other vegan equivalent)
  • Knives, spoons, crockery
  • 2 x toaster
  • Power
  • Stack bread and other breakfast stuff here (food MUST be stored off the floor or in boxes (use empty boxes used to transport electrical cabling)) to keep away from rats).
  • Light useful here

Tea/coffee area

  • Table
  • 1-2 coffee makers
  • Kettle or tea-urn
  • Stack all teas, coffees, soya and other milks here
  • Power required
  • Light useful here

Kitchen area

Exact details to be completed, but essentials are:

  • Tables
  • Gas bottles and regulators
  • Power + cable cover to run power to there
  • Lighting
  • Stack any pots and pans here

Welcome desk

  • Table
  • 2 x Chair
  • Computer for sign up
  • VoIP phone (if provided)
  • Cashbox
  • Paper and pens
  • Store stationary here

Information board

  • Flip chart paper
  • Method of fixing paper (staple gun may be good)
  • Suitable pens

Workshop/main/plenary area

  • Projector screen, projector and speakers (possibly stage PA) + associated leads for connection
  • Need cable cover to run over the track
  • Power-line Ethernet adaptors at both ends to provide networking to Wireless AP
  • Flipchart stand and paper
  • Pens
  • Tables and chairs (can use actual tables of hay/straw bales with doors and bits of wood)

Power

The power comes from a 32 amp c-form supply on one of the columns. Power needs to be fed to anything in the Barn that heats things and also the Marquee, suggest the following:

  • Stage (though can use normal barn electrics)
  • Breakfast area
  • Bar (though can use normal barn electrics)
  • Main space, including workshop tables and Welcome Desk
  • Kitchen area
  • Tea/coffee area
  • Washing up area (if possible) though barn electrics will be fine
  • Production van parking area
  • Marquee

Cable covers/protectors should be used anywhere the cable crosses an access way, or alternative make the cable run be off ground. Any connections (plug-socket) outdoors or near water should be wrapped in a plastic bag, taped and off ground. In general all sockets should be kept off the ground.

  • Place boxes containing power and network cabling on the stage ready to set up.

Network

Ethernet run to house for Internet (should be now already installed). Further Ethernet runs required for: LTSP suite, VoIP phone on Welcome desk and Powerline Ethernet run to Marquee. A switch may be useful. There's a "Barn" wireless access point to plug into this.

Marquee

  • Erect marquee - 8 people ideally for this with 2 x sledhammer
  • Hay/straw bales for seats
  • Projector screen, projector and speakers + associated leads for connection
  • "Marquee" wireless access point
  • Power provided by long mains cable run from barn, ensure cable run is not over main walking space
  • Need cable cover to run over the track
  • Power-line Ethernet adaptors at both ends to provide networking to Wireless AP
  • Flipchart stand and paper
  • Pens
  • Lighting

Kids space

  • Erect party tent, place spare bits in box in corner - 2 x sledgehammer, ratchet straps and 4-6 people needed for this.
  • Green carpeting (HF should have this?)
  • Place kids space stuff here

Eco-wash

Located in bottom field requires:

  • 2 x medium sized tarps
  • Heavy-duty crocodile clips
  • Solar light
  • 2 x bowl
  • Table or hay/straw bales to place bowls on
  • Anti-bac handwash
  • Sign saying what it is

Top field

  • Solar lighting (or candles in jars) on track, near slope down to barn door, by field gate and near marquee help people find their way around the site.
  • A light outside the bar can be helpful.
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