Keynote speakers – Ed & Rowena Waghorn

We are so pleased to add Ed and Rowena Waghorn as keynote speakers for the Big Straw Bale Gathering. Their Episode of Grand Designs, which took over 10 years to complete, is a work of art. We are delighted they are coming to share their…

Emma Appleton – Speaker at the BSBG

Emma Appleton speaker at the BSBG

We are so pleased to announce Emma Appleton’s talk at the Big Straw Bale Gathering.  Emma is a very talented straw bale builder and heritage woodworker. Warm, bright and just enough is her design mantra. Tickets are on sale now for the reduced price (thanks…

James Shorten from Regenerative Settlement Trust

james_shorten speaker at BSBG

We are incredibly pleased to add James Shorten to our massive list of speakers for the Big Straw Bale Gathering. James was the main author on the Welsh Government’s One Planet Development guidance. He is a planning expert and will be talking about regenerative…

Peter Beresford and Henrik Saarinen speaking at the BSBG

We are very pleased to add Peter Beresford and Henrik Saarinen from Structural Solutions to the lineup for The Big Straw Bale Gathering. Structural Solutions were the engineers for the Down To Earth Roundhouse that is our venue for the weekend. Their tag team…

The Big Straw Bale Gathering Speakers List is out!

The majority of our speakers for the Big Straw Bale Gathering are below. We still have a few special guests in the pipeline which will be announced as they are confirmed. As you can see we have a broad spectrum of speakers lined up,…

Paul Jennings is speaking at the Big Straw Bale Gathering

Name: Paul Jennings Organisation: Criafolen Permaculture Lecture title: Permaculture Design for Builders Brief description: Permaculture design offers a whole site and beyond basis for builders looking to fit their projects sensitively and sustainably into the landscape and community. This lecture will provide a brief…

Barbara Jones will be speaking at the Big Straw Bale Gathering

Barbara Jones speaking at he Big Straw Bale Gathering

Very excited to announce that Barbara Jones of Straw Works and The School of Natural Building will be sharing her wealth of knowledge with you all at the Big Straw Bale Gathering. Speaker Name: Barbara Jones. Organisation: Straw Works and The School of Natural Building….

Judith Thornton from Aberystwyth University is giving a talk at the BSBG

How into bales is Judith? Well, she just bought her own baling machine to play with! Name: Judith Thornton Company: Aberystwyth University Talk title: What’s in a bale and why it matters Talk description: General discussion on what affects straw bale degradability, alternative straws, potential for bale…

Craig White is giving a talk at The Big Straw Bale Gathering

We are delighted to add Craig White to the lineup for The Big Straw Bale Gathering. Name: Craig White Company: White Design, ModCell Talk Title: We Can Make – Affordable Homes Renewable Materials Talk description: In a world where an affordable home is the…

Peter Schubert [RIBA] is giving a talk at the Big Straw Bale Gathering

Next up we have Peter Schubert who will be joining us from Vienna. Buy your tickets here Name: Peter Schubert Company: Capital [ A ] architects, Vienna Talk Title: Straw and other regrowing building materials for multi storey housing constructions. Talk description: Structural possibilities, thermal insulation…