The Horsedrawn Camp, (THC), now a well-established Traveller-run festival &
events organisation, first came together in the early 1990's.
Like-minded Travellers and non-travellers, meeting at various festivals,
drew upon their experiences of helping to run them, by setting up
their own event organisation - thereafter known as
THE HORSEDRAWN CAMP.
THC is a professional, experienced organisation, with Traveller -
from Gypsy to Rom,Irish to New Age - and non-traveller members
At all events you will see many a painted wagon (vardo)which are a delight
to see and give a colourful landscape to each event.
Their organisation is not only family orientated, their events are all risk-assessed
and have the appropriate licenses, which gives them a civil rappor with
the local and regional governmental departments and Police.
Solar powered Sanger Stage show - Dave Sanger is a descent of the famous Sanger, who invented the Big top, which that is now synonymous with the circus and showfolk that travel around entertanining us). He runs a solar powered, horse drawn stage - a unique tribute to the all the traveling entertainers gone before.
and celebration of the travelling way of life through music and entertainment.
But also, and as important to the organizers, is to promotes a natural, healthy,
low-carbon footprint way of life.
To that end solar panels are used by many, from the smallest electrical item to
the stage, it's P.A. system and lighting!!
Enviromental concerns and taking care of natural fauna and flora are high on
the agenda of THC, so all those attending an event are made aware of the
ECO "rules" as they enter every event.
Re-cycling facilities are ALWAYS available, with independent facility for each
type of re-cycling, AND all personal general waste MUST be removed
by attendees when they leave.
At the end of each event organizers check the event location and remove all
re-cycling and their own general waste to the appropriate refuse facility.
Fires are allowed but are OFF THE GROUND, to avoid damage to
the grazing area.
Digging holes for toileting purposes ARE NOT ALLOWED
therefore portable toilets are provided, which are cleaned and emptied
frequently during the event.
Dogs are kept ON LEADS, not only to avoid scaring both human and
wild animals, but also to avoid defecation in unsuitable areas.
As you can see, all these rules, offer an eco friendly, safe and healthy environment for all -
WELL DONE THC!!
Whilst initially involved in THE BIG GREEN GATHERING, now the THC runs its own events throughout the year:
AUTUMN EVENT - SUMMER HOLIDAY/END OF THE WORLD
(And hopefully in the future) WINTER SOLSTICE -
still in discussion (aprox. 20th Dec)
PLEASE NOTE: Dates. Events and name of event ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE.
Camping is FREE at these events, HOWEVER there is a entrance fee
PER PERSON, this amount is SUBJECT TO CHANGE
and does depend on the outlay of the organizers.
Toilets are ALWAYS PROVIDED, and children's facilities and Food Outlets
are frequently available - though these are dependent on availability of facilitators
on event dates.
Music Entertainment is held for at least 2, if not 3 nights, dependent on license,
on stage in the main marquee.
PUBLIC CONSUMPTION OF ALCOHOL IS ALLOWED,
HOWEVER SALE OF ALCOHOL IS BY ORGANIZERS LICENSE,
DURING PERMITTED LICENSING TIMES ONLY.
KEEP AN EYE ON THIS BOX FOR FUTURE EVENTS!!!!