The Summer Gathering is a week-long event set in a rural area during August with a mixture of practical workshops and discussions on many issues around animal rights, animal liberation, veganism, the environment and on sustainable living.

If you would like to get involved in giving or organising workshops please contact

For up-to-date information on dates and location of the gathering visit

How the gatherings work:

    THE BASICS. Bring a tent, sleeping bag, torch, etc. - it’s rural and off grid; vegan meals available from communal kitchen (approximately £7-8 donation per person per day); no cameras or tablets; no journalism; no alcohol till 7pm; quiet from midnight onwards. There are significant costs and we ask everyone to make a donation of about £15-50 depending on length of stay and what you can afford. No one will be turned away for lack of funds just make sure you get involved in jobs on camp.

    EVERYONE IS CREW. This is a DIY event, there’s no paid staff, no organising hierarchy, no big budget, everyone’s a volunteer. Please join the spirit and take the initiative to help, or offer to help with whatever you see that needs doing.

    OPPRESSIVE BEHAVIOUR. We have a philosophy of achieving Total Liberation for all human and non-human animals through Direct Action. A Safer Spaces Agreement is operated by a mediation team to manage oppressive behaviours. Racism, ageism, homophobia, sexism, transphobia, ableism or prejudice based on ethnicity, nationality, class, gender, gender presentation, language ability, sexuality, asylum status or religious affiliation is unacceptable. A safer spaces policy will be posted here closer to the event.

We believe that all UK Animal Rights Groups should always have a policy of inclusion, welcoming anyone into the ranks regardless of race, creed, gender, religion or sexuality. Our movement has been forced over the years to confront and exclude people who have been proved to be Racist or Fascist but now numerous groups are refusing to do this, which has made meetings and events unsafe for all minority and oppressed groups of people. We declare that our group and all events, activities and demonstrations will be Safe Spaces, free from Racism, Homophobia, Transphobia, Sexism, Ableism, Islamophobia, Anti-Semitism and bigotry in all of its forms. We are calling on all other animal rights groups to step up against Racism and Fascism like we have done to show what a UK Animal Rights Organization is prepared to stand for! Promote a more ethical attitude to both humans and animals and join us in collaboration with our policy against Racism and Fascism within the Animal Rights & Vegan Movement!