We're banning non-compostable plastics straws and cups at Together 2018

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We’ve seen your concerns (and the planets!) about plastic packaging and we are banning plastic straws and non-compostable plastic cups at Together 2018.

We’re very aware of Together’s beautiful surroundings and we’re constantly looking for ways to reduce impact on the environment - eco toilets, eco spa, reusing your cups, compostable packaging and using local suppliers and services where possible.

This year we are going a step further to reduce plastic on site, we’re banning plastic straws and non-compostable plastic cups.

  • There will be a 10p (compostable) plastic cup tax if you don’t have your own cup.
  • We’ll waive the 10p if you bring back your previous cup to reuse
  • We’ll pay 5p per cup for any returned for composting
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We hope you are all behind this decision. 

You can bring your own cup or order one of our beautiful steel Together cups that you can use again and again on site and for years afterwards.

Lots of you have told us cold drinks taste better in them, they keep your pint colder for longer, are made from 90% recycled steel, support skills, jobs and industry in Sheffield.

Plus they’re a little cheaper to order in advance so if you haven’t already.

You can order yours from our ticket page to collect when you arrive here.

We’ll be supplying eco washing up liquid at the sink in the camping field.

 

We're recruiting volunteers for Together 2018!

Together just wouldn't be possible without a team of amazing volunteers. 

Fancy joining our all volunteer crew to help make it another unforgettable party at Together 2018 (3rd-5th August 2018)?

We need support with box office, welcoming, bar and café work and there are also opportunities to help us set up in advance of the event if you can spare a weekend in the run up wich means you could have the whole of your Together weekend free!  

In exchange for your shifts and hardwork you'll get free entry to our mega party.

On top of that, you'll get to work alongside a group of the loveliest folk known to humanity.

Already got a ticket but fancy rolling up your sleeves? We can find you much smaller (but equally as vital) jobs to do.

 Get in touch with Steve or Emma ASAP if you fancy getting involved.

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We need your help - what's the theme for 2018?

Together has raised over £35,000 for Awamu's work in Kampala - thank you. We're hoping to smash all expectations by laying on even more fun, frolicking and fund-raving next August at Together 2018.

But we need your help! We know many of you love an excuse to dress up and enjoy a theme to inspire your outfits.

We’ve been loving look back at the pictures of ‘When I grow up’ in 2016 and ‘Safari’ last years – what shall we have this year?

Share your theme suggestions on our facebook post, the only criteria is that it is suitable for all the family.

Inevitably the best suggestions will come from our younger party goers so please ask them for their suggestions. We'll put them to the vote and the winning theme will get an age appropriate prize. 

See all the photos and videos from the last two years here.

Awamu Radio Kampala Ep.2: A Kampala Christmas tale

Click to listen to Ep.2 

Click to listen to Ep.2 

Here is a festive gift to thank you for all the support you given us. An extra special Christmas bonus episode from Awamu Radio freshly made for you by our team of young reporters in Kampala.

In the second episode of our new podcast series, Brandon, Tonny, Ibra and Latif talk about what Christmas means for children in their community:

from the excitement of preparing Christmas lunch, to the presents and treats they share and enjoy on Christmas Day. Then Tonny interviews Joshua about his big plan to rear pigs so he can buy a red bicycle.

Enjoy the show!

Your support through being part of Together makes a huge difference to the lives of children living in the poorest slum areas of Kampala, Uganda, including those whose voices you will hear in this show. Thank you. 

Awamu Radio Kampala Ep.1: Welcome to Kampala

Click to listen to Ep.1 

Click to listen to Ep.1 

❤ Episode one: Welcome to Kampala

This is the first in a series designed to bring the voices of the incredible young people we work with in Bwaise and Kikoni, the poorest slums areas of Kampala, Uganda, to the world.

In this episode Daphine explains why she loves dancing and music. Marvin talks about his education – you might be surprised at the duties of a prefect in a Ugandan high school! And Hope and Matovu Ian tell you about where they live.

❤ Share and tell the world

The radio teams greatest hope is that their stories and interviews will be heard by people all over the world, so please subscribe and share with as many friends and family as you can this Christmas.

We hope you’ll enjoy the show and tell the world!

Together 2017 photos

Thank you to everyone who shared their photos with us....a sweet reminder of sunny, summer fun.. and don't you all look lovely. 

Do join us again for more of this sort thing next year.

Satta Mann (Real Roots) Together Mix

It's looking biblical out there this afternoon - we recommended you stay in, put the kettle on, listen to this and dream of sunnier times.

There are only four early bird tickets left for Together 2018 grab a little bit of slightly discounted heaven whilst you can..

Heres a special mix from Satta Mann//Sattamann - Real Roots who performed at the Together in 2016 made esspecially for you: 

Recorded in advance for Together 2017 but due to technical issues we're only releasing now... seems like the perfect afternoon for it. Thank you bro.

Photo booth images and tickets for Together 2018 on sale

A big thank you to all of you for making Together 2017 such a success!

❤ Photo booth pictures are ready!

We’ve finally sifted through all the evidence from last years party (thousands and thousands of photos!) and, after a little light editing for decency, you can see them all in this film

We've saved all the individual photos for you here.

A massive thanks to our friend at Hoi Polloi for bringing the photo-booth (not to mention their gorgeous marquee and tons of other good stuff) that helped to make the party so special.

❤ Tickets for 2018

The time has come! Tickets for next year's party are avallable now.
 
There are early-bird tickets available for those that need them but please remember if you miss out that every penny we make goes straight to where it's needed most, making sure our little friends in Kampala get a decent start in life.

❤ Finally, THANK YOU again!

Without your friendship, love, support snd contributions Together just would be able to happen.

We're already looking to dancing with you again in August 2018.