BarnCamp 2015

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BarnCamp 2015 will be taking place on the 19th, 20th and 21st June. Watch this space for more details soon.

BarnCamp is a low-cost rural DIY skillsharing event open to everyone, including UK activists, campaigners, people involved in social and community groups, and anybody else with an interest in technology and how to subvert it to put it to good use. All skill levels are invited and we promise that workshops are not too geeky due to our infamous nerd gag (though sometimes things slip under the radar).

Workshop planning for BarnCamp 2015 is organic and done on-site based on the current workshops proposed at this page . If you've got an idea for a workshop for BarnCamp 2015 drop us an email at barncamp2015 [at] hacktionlab [dot] org.

BarnCamp 2015 low-down



Fri 19th, Sat 20th and Sun 21st June 2015
(staying on site available between 17th to 22nd, production crew from Wednesday 17th)
Venue and how to get there
BarnCamp is at Highbury Farm, Redbrook, Lower Wye Valley. Visit this page for details of how to get there.
£40 (on the gate), £35 (in advance if you pay book and pay before 1st June), concessions available upon request.
four nights camping included
breakfast, lunch and dinner from Thursday evening to Sunday afternoon included (9 meals). Food is primarily vegan with some dairy as optional extras.
Will be open mid-April at the BarnCamp on-line booking web site.
If you're coming, then check out the BarnCamp 2013 Contact page for useful contact information.
buses from Chepstow and Monmouth, parking in Redbrook village, and on-site for live-in vehicles, hiking. Lots more information on our page about Highbury Farm.
Excitement Factor
Top Notch. Go here for more info on workshops
To get involved in planning and organising drop us an email at barncamp2015 [at] hacktionlab [dot] order. We're looking for site crew, facilitators, meeters and greeters, kitchen help, ents organisations and performers

BarnCamp 2015 Programme

More in-depth details and notes about the current proposed workshops can be found at BarnCamp 2015 ideas scratchpad page.

Wednesday 17th June

  • Forward crew arrive on site and begin to set site up.

Thursday 18th June

  • Continue setting site up.
  • Arrive in the afternoon/evening (see getting to BarnCamp) for evening meal and campfire gathering and plenary. The bar will also be open.
  • 9pm - Evening Plenary
  • Campfire

Friday 19th June

  • 09.30-10.30 breakfast
  • 10.30-11.00 morning plenary
  • 11.15-13.30 workshops
  • 13.30-14.45 lunch
  • 15.00-19.00 workshops
  • 19.30-21.00 dinner
  • 22.00 evening film screenings and more time around the camp fire.

Saturday 20th June

  • 09.30-10.30 breakfast
  • 10.30-11.00 morning plenary
  • 11.15-13.30 workshops
  • 13.30-14.45 lunch
  • 15.00-19.00 workshops
  • 19.30-21.00 dinner
  • 22.00-late party - open mic, DJs, films, camp fire, shananigans

Sunday 21st June

  • 10.30-11.00 breakfast
  • 11.00 morning circle
  • 11.15-13.30 workshops
  • 13.30-14.45 lunch
  • 15.00-17.00 workshops
  • 17.00 onwards taking down equipment and tents and finishing cider.

Monday 22nd June

  • Infrastructure crew: site take-down and leave (by around lunchtime)

Previous BarnCamps

There have been five BarnCamps so far:

BarnCamp 2013 - the fifth BarnCamp took place between 5 - 7 June 2013 in the Wye Valley. Check out the Barncamp 2013 Media Page to find out what happened. Here's some further documentation from the event:

BarnCamp 2011 - the fourth edition of our summer outing took place between 9 - 12 June 2011 in the Wye Valley. We built upon the success of the previous year, keeping the tech turned down, but also consolidating some of the new projects that hacktionlabbers are involved in, such as Be The Media and This year incorporated more off-grid technology with a repeat of the Wild Food Walk, a workshop of knot making and tools for open collaboration. Here's some photos from the event.

BarnCamp 2010 - the third edition of our summer outing took place between 11 - 13 June 2010 in the Wye Valley. Retitled BarnCamp we focused on a turning down the tech to make it an event accessible to all with workshops including how to forage for food, how to make a slingshot and the ubiquitous how to encrypt your life. Photos, video and audio from BarnCamp 2010.

BarnCamp 2009 took place between 11 - 14 June 2009 in the Wye Valley on the Wales - England border.

BarnCamp 2008 took place between 13 - 15 June 2008, click here to view a slide-show of photos from the weekend. There are more photos posted here and this exciting short video too.

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