From The Ground Up: The Gathering

16 Jul 2022

Regular hours

Sat, 16 Jul
11:00 – 19:00

Cost of entry

Free - £30, with pay-what-you-can tickets.

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Wysing Arts Centre

Cambridge, United Kingdom


Travel Information

  • 18 or 18A from City Centre to Bourn
  • BR Cambridge Station ( 8 miles)
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‘From the Ground Up: The Gathering’ is an exploration of how to shape our collective future from where we are.


This day long programme takes Wysing’s rural context, abundant land and neighbouring Fenland (at risk due to climate change, and rich in histories of land-based struggle) as a rich context for thought and action about topics including land rights, ownership and access, sustainability, environmental time and crip time, growing, wildness and racial justice.

The day will bring together a range of practitioners and thinkers for a mini-festival of talks, walks, workshops, screenings, informal conversations over lunch, readings and tastings. There will also be an expanded digital programme unfolding in the weeks before and after the event. Selected highlights will be presented via the Wysing Broadcasts website throughout the day.

The expanded programme for ‘From The Ground Up’ will include contributions from historian James Boyce; poet, writer and artist Victoria Adukwei Bulley; artist, educator and community developer, Jo Capper; Director of Studies for Geography at Queens College, Cambridge, Elsa Noterman; artist Rosanna Greaves; curator and writer, Taylor Le Melle; artist and writer, Bella Milroy; historian, writer, printmaker and founder of CAMP books, Brooke Palmieri; organic food grower and writer, Claire RatinonRESOLVE Collective; broadcaster, writer and DJ Zakia Sewell; artist Caroline Wendling; and more to be announced...

Ticket Options:

  • Event Ticket - £22 or pay-what-you-can
  • Event Ticket With Cambridge Transport - £30 or pay-what-you-can
  • Companion Ticket - free
  • Online Ticket - free

The event is open to all with transport available from Cambridge provided if needed.

Tickets are available with pay-what-you-can options (minimum is £1). Pay-what-you-can tickets gives you the option to pay as little or as much as you can. If you are able to pay more, this allows us to continue offering cheaper tickets for those who need them.

Please note: to book more than 1 x pay-what-you-can option for the same ticket, please place separate orders for each ticket. Unfortunately it is not possible to book multiple pay-what-you-can tickets for the same ticket on Eventbrite.

The online ticket gives you access to the digital programme for ‘From The Ground Up’. The digital programme will consist of selected highlights from the onsite programme streamed on 16 July and an expanded programme taking place in the weeks before and after the onsite event.

Onsite event tickets also include access to the digital programme.

Transport Information:

Transport for the event will depart Cambridge train station at 10.15am; arrive Wysing 10.45am; depart Wysing 7pm; arrive back in Cambridge at 7.30pm.

We will send an email prior to the event with details on travel, Covid safety and what to expect on the day.

Ticket sales for transport tickets close at 12 midday on Wednesday 13 July.

Access Information:

The onsite programme for ‘From The Ground Up’ will include moments where the audience can choose between different activities. These activities will take place in a number of locations across Wysing’s site, but there will always be a wheelchair accessible option and an option with live-captions.

Selected highlights from the Onsite programme will be streamed live on our Wysing Broadcasts site and will include opportunities to ask questions. Streamed highlights will be live-captioned.

Wheelchair accessible transport - we can offer wheelchair accessible transport from Cambridge. If you require wheelchair accessible transport, please tick the box on the ticket checkout page and we will be in touch by email to confirm arrangements with you. Please let us know by 12 midday on Monday 11 July so we can make arrangements.

A calm decompression space is available onsite.

Accessible parking and toilets are available.

Free Companion Tickets are available for anyone who needs them.

If you have access requirements that you would like to check with us before attending, please get in touch with Ceri Littlechild, our Deputy Director, at ceri.littlechild@wysingartscentre.org and we will be happy to help.


All tickets for the onsite event include lunch and refreshments throughout the day. Vegetarian, vegan and gluten free options will be available.

Covid Safety:

Sanitiser points and spare masks are available around the site.

Toilets will be available in our buildings with antibacterial wipes and spray.

If the event is cancelled, tickets will be fully refunded.

We kindly ask guests to test before travelling to Wysing and not to attend if you test positive or display symptoms.


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