Check out Beltane as part of TradFest 2013!
Just a reminder, the deadline for applications for the BFS Board of Directors is THIS SATURDAY 25th May. For more details, and the relevant paperwork, follow the link…
Check out this gorgeous time-lapse photography video of Beltane 2013 by BoydGPhotography on YouTube!
The BFS Social Circle is a weekly between-festivals meet-up and you’re all welcome :-)
Having Beltane withdrawals? Then why not come along to the social circle and relive how fantastic it was? It will run weekly starting next Thursday (23rd) in room 1:24 (formerly 1:22) at Arts Complex (151 London Road). Most weeks it will be from 6pm but for the first two weeks it will be starting at 7pm. Come along, there will be tea and cake and sofas and a chance to chat and catch up following Beltane. Got friends who loved Beltane and want to get involved? Bring them too!
Find the Social Circle on Facebook.
Last week Sylwia and I photographed Beltane, the ancient Celtic festival welcoming the onset of summer (or spring, depending on your point of view Â - anyway, the relatively warm part of the year) as part of a project that we are working on at the moment. We photographed some of the preparations as…
This year’s AGM will be at 2pm on Sunday 9th June in Arts Complex. Due to the currently-being-renovated state of G25, we haven’t yet chosen a room for the AGM but signs will be left on the Ground F…
A crew (and celebrity hairdressers!) from the BBC’s One Show joined us at Beltane Fire Festival this year to film part of the event, interview some people and chop some locks!
As I type this, I’m sitting in my flat surrounded by the shadowy figures of numerous black Torchbearers’ cloaks, freshly laundered spectres of festivals past, draped like happy memories around the days following The Night.
Post-Beltane laundry is no small task, as anyone currently attempting to return their home to its former state, before it became a temporary storage locker/prop factory/wardrobe department for the weeks leading up to 30th April, will tell you.
Part of the epic task of packing everything up involves the laundering of numerous Tech overalls, their work done until Samhuinn preparation begins. After a trip to a very busy launderette, the overalls lurk in room 1.24 of Arts Complex, drying before being put away for the summer.
Thanks to Daniel at Arts Complex for the pictures.
Beltane 2013 Acropolis sequence footage by shade19752000 on YouTube.
Beltane Fire Festival footage by Sylwia K on YouTube.
Rowan Tree Story by Tellers of Bel’s Fire from Gary Alexander on YouTube.
The Beltane Toast by Krapatoa on YouTube
A selection of photos from BFS Contact Point photographer Heidi Korkala. See more on Flickr.
A selection of photos from BFS Contact Point photographer Maciej/MacDor Photography. See more on Flickr.