Common Ground will be a fabulous international festival of ideas, education and games for social change. The theme is International Friendship and Solidarity.

Programme at Common Ground will take place in a central area and 3 – 5 “Commons” spread around the campsite. Each Common will have at least a cafe and an activity area. The central area will be split into centres; each with a different theme.

Some great people have volunteered to run tents on a wide variety of themes. They all have particular skills and experiences that make them great choices for their centres.

Every centre will also run a number of sessions based around children’s rights, sustainability and activism.

Get involved

There are many ways to contribute to the programme, and more volunteers are extremely welcome. If you have suggestions, or want to contact any of these teams, please email Volunteers with bushcraft or arts skills are particularly welcome.

Why not join our discussions in the Common Ground 2020 Facebook group here.

We are currently also looking for people to run the commons and the evening programme areas, closing date 9th December 2019. Read more here.

Programme Centres


Hands On

Conflict and Peace

Media Centre


Environment and Migration



Anti-Racism and Anti-Fascism

Patrick Farrell – Woodcraft Folk

the view through a tent door at dawn across the field
It’s a programme dawn…

Heading to 100 group

Nadia Asri – Woodcraft Folk

Sarah Kerton – Woodcraft Folk
Sophie Lojka – Rote Falken Österreich
Cecilia Aranda – Esplac
Cinta Olivella – Non IFM-SEI member
Sinead Dolan – Non IFM-SEI member

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