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Hands In 2020

Monday, 20 January 2020

It is 'Hands In' time again!


Each Spring term for the last 8 years groups have been encouraged to put their 'Hands In' and participate in similar activities across our network of groups. This year's theme is 'Span the World with Friendship' as we all begin to get ready for Common Ground, international camp August 2020.


Activities include:

  • Making welcome cards and posters
  • Crafting bunting
  • Learning about different countries
  • Linking up with international delegations


Weekend of Song, at Lockerbrook

Thursday, 16 January 2020

Early December is perhaps not the time when most of us want to be sat round a campfire for too long, but that makes the

London Region Gathering

Wednesday, 15 January 2020
  • London Region Woodcraft Folk AGM 2020
  • Sunday 9th February 10:30 – 16:00
  • Churchill Gardens Residents Association Hall, Pimlico, London, SW1V 3AL

Update from General Council

Monday, 13 January 2020

The following short film provides an update from Pip Sayers, Chair of General Council.

Resist the global climate divide

Monday, 13 January 2020

Throughout 2019 Woodcraft Folk young members took action to request that our politicions address the climate emergency. During 2020 Woodcraft Folk will be joining forces with other IFM-SEI member organisations to support both education and action to address the climate emergency. The Reists project will invovle sharing best practice, seminars, workshops and training.


The project is seeking feedback and suggestions from young people (under 30 years) as well as 'experts' in the field of sustainability, climate science or education.


ESC call for volunteers

Wednesday, 18 December 2019

 Österreichische Kinderfreunde, an Austrian member of IFM-SEI, are seeking to recruit a full-time volunteer as part of the European Solidarity Corp.


European Falcon Movement Network Meeting, 26-30 March in Belgium

Tuesday, 17 December 2019

Woodcraft Folk is excited to join other European IFM-SEI members at the next European Falcon Movement Network meeting i Brussels, 26th-30th March 2020.


IFM-SEI have successfully attracted funding to support the network to come together to share practice and support international solidarity. For Woodcraft Folk this will be a great opportunity to promote Common Ground and demonstrate international friendship.


The agenda has yet to be agreed: Do you have suggestions of topics for this European Network?


Feminists of the world unite

Tuesday, 17 December 2019

As a member of IFM-SEI, Woodcraft Folk have been invited to join the international project 'Feminists of the World Unite'.


Winter School - Last chance

Tuesday, 17 December 2019

The theme of this year's Winter School is "Living and loving diversity – Countering right wing populism and hate speech“

The seminar will take place in the youth Kurt Löwenstein Education Center, the SJD-Die Falken’s education center in Werftpfuhl, near Berlin, in Germany. This is both where the educational programme will take place and the accommodation is located.

Woodcraft StopDSEI Campaign News - December 2019

Saturday, 14 December 2019

A big thank you to Woodcraft and everyone who supported the 2019 StopDSEI campaign.

Woodcraft made a big impact at the StopDSEI campaign in September with a peace kitchen and support for the welfare tent.  We supported a large number of campaigners enabling them to continue their actions against the arms trade. 

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