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The Big Solar Gathering is our annual event for volunteers (current and would-like-to-be). Register here to join activists and community solar experts for a day of inspiration, practical learning and action:


We will be serving a nut-free vegetarian buffet with vegan options, tea and coffee and water throughout the day. Please let us know if you have any dietary requirements that we should know about.


The whole venue is on the ground floor with several different areas, all wheelchair accessible.


Please car share or use public transport if you can to access this event – there are some car parks nearby but spaces cannot be guaranteed. For cyclists, bike parking can be found nearby. The Gateway Education & Arts Centre is located in Shrewsbury, and is a five-minute walk from the train station.

Cancellations and no-shows

If you need to cancel – please let us know. It is much better that you do this and we can keep your tasty lunch out of landfill and possibly pass your ticket on to someone else rather than just not turn up on the day. Just drop us an email:


Our friendly film-maker Aaron Child, of Painted Life, will be wandering around throughout the day taking photographs, filming presentations and some short interviews and vox-pops. If you would prefer not to be included, just let us know and please avoid cameras on the day.


Feedback about the Big Solar Gathering would be very welcome and helps us to make future events as inclusive and relevant to as many people as possible. Please do let us know how you think it went and what we could improve – the good, the bad and the ugly: