Sent: Sunday, March 12, 2006 12:15 PM
Subject: ARevents AR2006 dates: 23rd - 26th June

AR2006 dates: 23rd - 26th June

Just to confirm that this year's International Animal Rights Gathering will now take place from Friday 23rd to Monday 26th June in South East England.
More details will be announced very soon, or keep an eye on the website.


Welcome to AR 2006! This year's gathering will take place between Friday 23rd and Monday26th June in South East England. Further details, directions and guidelines will be announced shortly.

Last year's event, AR2005, was a milestone in history of the animal rights/liberation movement. Over 500 activists
attended the four day gathering, from at least 25 countries, there was a full program of workshops, speeches and
lectures, great vegan food at low prices, as well as lots of entertainment and opportunities for socialising and
networking, for a report see last year's gathering page.

Activists went away from AR2005 inspired and informed, and throughout the world the movement has continued to
grow and thrive.

We expect even more activists from more countries to attend this year's event. There will be a full programme
of activities over all 4 days.

Whilst we will repeat some of the popular features of last year's gathering, and to improve some others, we
are very keen to approach this year's gathering with a fresh and innovative outlook. We have some ideas
ourselves but we would welcome ideas from activists planning to attend, especially from outside the UK, after all it is your gathering so let us know the things you want to see included, and how we can improve on recent years.
See the contact page for details.

Accommodation on site will be camping which will be free. There will be a quiet area set aside for those who
want to get an early night. If you don't like camping, please contact us and we will send you a list of
Hotel and Bed &Breakfast accommodation in the area.

once again, three vegan meals will be provided every day for a reasonable sum, about 5.

Activist volunteers are very welcome to stay at the site for up to two weeks before the gathering in order to help prepare the site, erect the marquees etc, as well as for a few days afterwards to help clean and tidy up the site and take down the marquees.

Also during the gathering, there will be plenty of volunteering jobs for activists to help make the event a success, as well contributing to the success of the gathering it's a great way of meeting new people and making new contacts. A list of volunteering tasks will be on the website soon.

It would help us to plan the event if we know many are turning up and from which countries. If you are intending to fly, you can take a flight to any of the London airports, (Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted or Luton). Last year we were able to meet almost all the activists at the airports and take them directly to the site, and we intend to to do so again this year, so please give us as much advance notice as possible. The site will be about an hour's train journey from London.
More information will be posted over the next few months, If you have any questions, please feel free to email