Saturday August 27-29, we have our Solidarity Long Weekend and the opening of Camp Constant, a base which residents have encouraged us to build at Dale Farm.
Camp Constant is a mass gathering of national and international supporters of the Dale Farm community will commence on the ‘Big weekend’, Saturday, 27th, 11 am to Monday 29th August 5 pm, which is the final weekend before Travellers have been told they must abandon their homes or face the bulldozers. Residents of Dale Farm have invited supporters down for a long weekend of skill sharing and cultural celebration. Join us for:
* Training for legal observers and human rights monitors (Saturday & Sunday)
* Practical eviction resistance workshops
* Acoustic music on Saturday night
* Films on Sunday evening
* Media training (Saturday), independent media, photography, film making, reportage (Sunday)
* Traveller history & celebration
Sleeping space is available in caravans and residents homes or you can bring a tent, and you are welcome to sleep over on Friday August 26th. Please bring a sleeping bag if you can, and a roll mat is highly recommended especially since most of the tent space is on hard ground.
A vegan kitchen will be running, and there is a child’s space. We will be asking for donations to cover our costs.
A workshop timetable and welcome pack will be available here [in an hour!].
To contact the site office, call 07583621312
August 30-31 are our final days for site preparation, and you are encouraged to stay to help with this. From September 1st onwards, we need to maintain a constant presence at Dale Farm in case of eviction. Please sign up to spend a night or several at Dale Farm: https://smsalerts.tachanka.org/dalefarm/. Your long term presence is also encouraged.
For more information and updates, check : http://dalefarm.wordpress.com/activity and https://www.facebook.com/home.php?sk=group_124229427082
Dale Farm is about 40 minutes from London by Train, you can find directions and maps on the website here: http://dalefarm.wordpress.com/contact/. From Wickford Station, its a 15 minute cycle/45 minute walk from the station. To arrange a lift email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07757533380 or it’s less than a £10 cab ride. Or you can call the site phone: 07583621312
If you need a haircut before Camp Constant, http://thehaircutbeforetheparty.net/ is hosting a Dale Farm info session, 2 pm Thursday August 25th!