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Events arranged by groups of members in their home town for other members who may come from nearby or from anywhere in the world.

They have ranged from one day to six weeks, but more usually last three to five days. Programmes include visits to places of interest, special projects, theatres, museums, walks – but always time for talking, sharing meals and just being together.

Those attending Gatherings make their own travel arrangements but accommodation, usually with local members, is arranged by the organisers.

Each Gathering is different, having its own character and flavour, depending on organisers and location. To give you a flavour of the kind of events currently on offer Click Here

Attending a Gathering is a good way for new members to learn about the spirit of 5W and for longer-standing members to meet up again with old friends.

Since the first Gathering in Belgium in 1986, these events have taken place all over the world, including Iceland, Russia, Ukraine, Germany, USA, Australia, Romania, Austria, Switzerland, Japan, India, Ghana, Hungary, Sweden, Italy, Czech Republic, Canada and the UK.


Read what members had to say about their 5W Gathering experiences!

Discovering Japan, October 2008

Belgium 2009

World Heritage Town of Cologne, June 2011

Hidden Gems of Andalucia

Amsterdam, April 2012

Chicago, May/June 2012

Ypres, Belgium September 2012

Australia, October 2012

Japan 2013



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