Sadly, there will be no actual Peace News Summer Camp in 2019. (But there may be a Peace News Summer Camp ‘neighbourhood’ within the Reclaim the Power camp in South East England, 26–31 July.)
This year, the organising team did not feel that we had the capacity to attract enough participants and to secure the funding the camp needed – in addition to creating a programme exciting and original enough to do both of these things.
Also, a number of other broadly-related events are happening during the same summer period, all competing for participants and funding.
This was a decision that we all took with some sadness. Personally I can’t stress enough how much PNSC has meant to me through this decade.
However, this is not the end of Peace News Gatherings.
The organising group are already working on plans for a Peace News Winter Gathering, running on a model similar to that which some of you may have been at in January 2010. (This will be in a building, not a field!) This might take place in January 2020.
We’d love to hear from you if you’d like to contribute to this, or to a summer camp later in 2020.