Easter week April 9th - 17th 2004
Brithdir Mawr, Newport, Pembrokeshire, Wales
Constant attempts over the last five years have failed to gain permission for this roundhouse to remain standing. (The full story in the rest of this site).
You are therefore invited to participate in a unique event - a week long camp whose physical focus will be the careful unbuilding of our roundhouse. The work will mainly involve pulling out of nails and staples, carrying components to form neat piles, and quite a bit of turfin'. If you don't want to do at least a bit of this, don't come - wait for the video. The rest of the time will be spent in camping in circles around fires on this beautiful site, singing, circle dancing, and some talking to holders of cameras and microphones.
If you want to come with one child or more, please be clear that no children will be allowed near the unbuilding, and please be willing to assist with child care rotas.
The camp will be free, but we will welcome any donations to cover costs of this whole operation.
There will be plenty of camping space in a motor-vehicle-free field, and up to 20 sheltered sleeping spaces indoors. Please bring stuff to eat, cook and share, and a couple of simple tools like claw hammers if you have any. Don't wear your best clothes.
Public transport is train to Fishguard or Haverfordwest, then bus to Newport. By car it is 1 mile south of Newport, on the road to Cilgwyn.
This will be a memorable event, and a useful opportunity to see how a simple roundhouse is built, and to test the 'reversibility' of the low-impact cobwood design.
If you will be coming, please let me know in writing to Tony Wrench, Brithdir Mawr, Newport, Pembs. SA42 0QJ, or email (subject: April Camp) here.
Please include a telephone contact number, so that in the event of a miraculous reprieve, we can let you know. Oh yes, and bring your voice and a drum if you have one.
Please copy this and forward it to anyone and to any networks who might be interested. Thanks.
"Better to burn out / than to fade away / My my, hey hey..."(Discuss)
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