Where is the gathering?
Coldwell Activity Centre.
Is it accessible?
Coldwell activity centre is a wheelchair accessible venue with wheelchair ramps and lift to the first floor.
We can arrange BSL interpretation.
Please contact us with any specific access needs and we will do our best to meet them.
How do I travel there?
Burnley (Manchester Road station) (fastest connection)
or Nelson station (a little closer but takes longer by train)
To get from either station to Coldwell Activity Centre it is best to take a taxi.
Coldwell Activity Centre, BB10 3RD should be recognised by Sat Nav:
Can I turn up on the day or do I need to buy tickets in advance?
To secure your place at the gathering you need to first register…….
The gathering was at full capacity last year so we are sorry tickets will not be available on the day
What is the accommodation?
Coldwell Activity Centre includes:
Accommodation is in shared bedrooms and dormitories with between 2 to 8 single beds. Bed linen is provided. There are a number of bathrooms. You will just need to bring your personal effects and a towel.
Accommodation and meals are included in the price of the gathering.
What should I bring?
Is it women only?
All women are welcome.
Can I bring my dog?
Sorry, no dogs on site unless they are support animals.
Is there car parking on site?
Can I bring a camper van/live-in vehicle/Can I sleep somewhere else?
It is possible to do this but it won’t reduce the registration fee and we cannot provide transportation to and from Coldwell Activity Centre.
Can I volunteer instead of paying?
This is a grassroots gathering and we ask that everyone who comes contributes to the running of the event. We cannot offer free entry in return for volunteering.
What food is there/can I bring my own?
Meals are included in the price of the ticket. We will be providing ingredients and recipes to create delicious fresh cooked vegetarian food with a vegan option. Each meal will be prepared by a small number of volunteers, working on a rotating basis.
Meals include a self-service breakfast, hot soup and salad for lunch and a hot evening meal. You are welcome to bring any extra treats you like. Hot drinks and snacks are also provided
What happens if I can’t make it after buying a ticket?
There will be strictly no refunds given after 1 October 2017.
Any cancellations made after this date will not be refunded.
If the gathering is sold out can I still get a ticket?
We will hold a waiting list for those unable to get tickets in the first instance.
How will the gathering work?
Arrival, schedule and departure details are as follows:-
Monday 27 November
Tuesday 28 November – Sunday 3 December
Invited speakers, self-organised sessions, activities, walks
Monday 4 December
A daily schedule of speakers and activities will be shared once your booking is confirmed, and invited speakers will be confirmed on the website in early autumn.
Can I just attend for part of the event?
There are very limited spaces and we will give priority to women who can join the whole or most of the event. There will be some day tickets available, but please contact us directly to enquire.
Will there be any kids’ space/activities?
shifting loyalties is not a children’s event and we are sorry but we aren't able to make a special provision for them. Women with parenting and other care commitments can arrange day tickets for the gathering or contact us to make specific arrangements.
Sliding scale pricing system
The registration price includes food, on site accommodation and access to all the workshops and evening programme.
Tickets are charged on a sliding scale basis which means that you choose which ticket price to pay based on your income level. All the tickets cover the entire gathering and events. We do not request proof of income.
A sliding scale is a fee system that is used worldwide to aim for equal accessibility to services. Paying according to one’s available resources creates a more equitable system for pricing of products and services. If a sliding scale is implemented effectively, everyone pays a similar percentage of their income for the same services.
What do tickets cost?
Minimum price: £100.00
Basic price: £210.00
Supporter price: £280.00
The registration fee covers just part of the cost of the gathering. We strongly encourage you to pay the Basic or Supporter fee if you can afford it.
How do I register?
1. Complete the online registration form
If you have difficulty with online technology, email us your phone number and we will call you to assist, or post you the paper form if needed.
Within a few weeks we will email or write with confirmation of your place and payment details. You can pay by BACS transfer, PayPal or cheque.
After payment you will receive an email or letter confirming your place and giving you details of the programme and travel/transport with useful contact numbers.