Transition Zone


TGG is so proud to be the first to bring to the green events community a transition focused area to help support the momentum of this growing movement which is all about groups of people starting Transition Towns initiatives for the benefit of their local community and for the environment.


Under Transition Towns, these projects are united with the aim to start to prepare and raise awareness of the inevitable transition to a low energy future resulting from the effects on the environment and community of reaching peak oil and increasing carbon emissions.


Confirmed speakers in the first ever Transition Focused area include Dr Chris Busby on Fukushima, Jay Griffiths author of ‘Wild’ and ‘Pip Pip’ on Papua New Guinea, Transition Towns, UKuncut, 9/11 new evidence and Smallholdings for beginners.
We are busy putting together the event schedule and will publish more information soon.
We can tell you that the Green Gathering speaker’s forum opens on Friday 29th July at 11am through to Sunday 31st July at 5pm.



The Songlines of West Papua.

Jay Griffiths author of ‘Wild’ and ‘Pip Pip on either Friday 29 or Sunday 31
West Papua is a land of song, where the soul is the ‘seed of singing’. With hundreds of different languages, and biodiversity to match its beauty, the land is sometimes called the Bird of Paradise, and the paths of the mountains are sung by people who extemporise part-songs around the firesides at night. Meanwhile, in our lifetimes, our governments and corporations are conniving in the annihilation of this nation of singers.
Benny Wenda, a leader from Papua, living in exile in Oxford, will play music of his lands, and talk about his own extraordinary story. John Saltford will speak about the international politics of the issue. Filmmaker Dominic Brown will introduce a screening of his undercover film ‘Forgotten Bird of Paradise’, a brilliant, evocative portrait of a resplendent people. Award-winning writer Jay Griffiths will talk about her visit to Papua, its Songlines and the dream-shrines of the mountains, and how singing can be a political act.



The Green Gathering 2011 will be a family, camping event, for approximately 5,000 people for a period of 4 days.

This year the event will be held at a traditional farming estate in West Berkshire, from July 28th to July 31st.

The Green Gathering 2011 will be part of a long tradition of Green Gathering events over the last 20 years, which have an established brand presence in the events calendar with a support base of participants and customers drawn largely from the environmental and emerging Transition communities