Deadline reminder for Event Coordinator, Kings, Group Organisers and poster artwork

If you’re considering applying for the Event Coordinator job, Summer or Winter King roles or a Group Organiser position, or submitting artwork for the Samhuinn 2014 promotional poster, now is the time to put the finishing touches on your application or design and get ready to send it! Deadlines and further info as follows…

Event Coordinator
Deadline: 7pm on Friday 1st August 2014
More information here

Summer King and Winter King
Deadline: 7pm on Sunday 3rd August 2014
More information here

Group Organisers
Deadline: Midnight on Sunday 3rd August 2014
More information here

Poster Artwork
Deadline: Saturday 16th August 2014
More information here

Last Sunday, Edinburgh enjoyed glorious weather and a giant party in the centre of town at the Jazz and Blues Festival Carnival. BFS is proud to have taken part in the parade with other theatre, music and dance groups and communities from Scotland and beyond. We don’t always perform during daylight hours, but when we do it looks like this!Thank you to Winpenny Media for the beautiful photographs. To see more, visit this album on Facebook.
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Last Sunday, Edinburgh enjoyed glorious weather and a giant party in the centre of town at the Jazz and Blues Festival Carnival. BFS is proud to have taken part in the parade with other theatre, music and dance groups and communities from Scotland and beyond. We don’t always perform during daylight hours, but when we do it looks like this!Thank you to Winpenny Media for the beautiful photographs. To see more, visit this album on Facebook.
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Last Sunday, Edinburgh enjoyed glorious weather and a giant party in the centre of town at the Jazz and Blues Festival Carnival. BFS is proud to have taken part in the parade with other theatre, music and dance groups and communities from Scotland and beyond. We don’t always perform during daylight hours, but when we do it looks like this!Thank you to Winpenny Media for the beautiful photographs. To see more, visit this album on Facebook.
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Last Sunday, Edinburgh enjoyed glorious weather and a giant party in the centre of town at the Jazz and Blues Festival Carnival. BFS is proud to have taken part in the parade with other theatre, music and dance groups and communities from Scotland and beyond. We don’t always perform during daylight hours, but when we do it looks like this!Thank you to Winpenny Media for the beautiful photographs. To see more, visit this album on Facebook.
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Last Sunday, Edinburgh enjoyed glorious weather and a giant party in the centre of town at the Jazz and Blues Festival Carnival. BFS is proud to have taken part in the parade with other theatre, music and dance groups and communities from Scotland and beyond. We don’t always perform during daylight hours, but when we do it looks like this!Thank you to Winpenny Media for the beautiful photographs. To see more, visit this album on Facebook.
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Last Sunday, Edinburgh enjoyed glorious weather and a giant party in the centre of town at the Jazz and Blues Festival Carnival. BFS is proud to have taken part in the parade with other theatre, music and dance groups and communities from Scotland and beyond. We don’t always perform during daylight hours, but when we do it looks like this!Thank you to Winpenny Media for the beautiful photographs. To see more, visit this album on Facebook.
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Last Sunday, Edinburgh enjoyed glorious weather and a giant party in the centre of town at the Jazz and Blues Festival Carnival. BFS is proud to have taken part in the parade with other theatre, music and dance groups and communities from Scotland and beyond. We don’t always perform during daylight hours, but when we do it looks like this!Thank you to Winpenny Media for the beautiful photographs. To see more, visit this album on Facebook.
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Last Sunday, Edinburgh enjoyed glorious weather and a giant party in the centre of town at the Jazz and Blues Festival Carnival. BFS is proud to have taken part in the parade with other theatre, music and dance groups and communities from Scotland and beyond. We don’t always perform during daylight hours, but when we do it looks like this!Thank you to Winpenny Media for the beautiful photographs. To see more, visit this album on Facebook.
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Last Sunday, Edinburgh enjoyed glorious weather and a giant party in the centre of town at the Jazz and Blues Festival Carnival. BFS is proud to have taken part in the parade with other theatre, music and dance groups and communities from Scotland and beyond. We don’t always perform during daylight hours, but when we do it looks like this!Thank you to Winpenny Media for the beautiful photographs. To see more, visit this album on Facebook.
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Last Sunday, Edinburgh enjoyed glorious weather and a giant party in the centre of town at the Jazz and Blues Festival Carnival. BFS is proud to have taken part in the parade with other theatre, music and dance groups and communities from Scotland and beyond. We don’t always perform during daylight hours, but when we do it looks like this!Thank you to Winpenny Media for the beautiful photographs. To see more, visit this album on Facebook.
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Last Sunday, Edinburgh enjoyed glorious weather and a giant party in the centre of town at the Jazz and Blues Festival Carnival. BFS is proud to have taken part in the parade with other theatre, music and dance groups and communities from Scotland and beyond. We don’t always perform during daylight hours, but when we do it looks like this!

Thank you to Winpenny Media for the beautiful photographs. To see more, visit this album on Facebook.

7pm on Monday 21st July White Horse Bar (266 Canongate, Edinburgh, EH8 8AA) Attention BFS volunteers thinking of applying to run a group at Samhuinn 2014! This is a chance to meet with Board members, Blues, experienced and prospective Group Organisers (GOs) in a friendly and open setting. You are welcome to discuss your ideas in advance (if you want to) and ask for support and advice to help progress your concept into a fully-fledged application. It presents a great opportunity to find a collaborative partner if you have a fantastic idea and are looking for a second GO to work with. If you’ve never GO’d before and are considering applying to run a group, come along and have a chat with people who have been there, done that. If you’ve run a group before but aren’t planning to put in an application for this festival, you’re still very welcome to come along as your experience is extremely valuable and you could provide support and advice to others by sharing your knowledge. See you there!Photo of No Point at Samhuinn 2013 by Stephen Yu.

7pm on Monday 21st July
White Horse Bar (266 Canongate, Edinburgh, EH8 8AA)


Attention BFS volunteers thinking of applying to run a group at Samhuinn 2014! This is a chance to meet with Board members, Blues, experienced and prospective Group Organisers (GOs) in a friendly and open setting. You are welcome to discuss your ideas in advance (if you want to) and ask for support and advice to help progress your concept into a fully-fledged application.

It presents a great opportunity to find a collaborative partner if you have a fantastic idea and are looking for a second GO to work with. If you’ve never GO’d before and are considering applying to run a group, come along and have a chat with people who have been there, done that.

If you’ve run a group before but aren’t planning to put in an application for this festival, you’re still very welcome to come along as your experience is extremely valuable and you could provide support and advice to others by sharing your knowledge.

See you there!

Photo of No Point at Samhuinn 2013 by Stephen Yu.

Samhuinn Fire Festival is requesting that its Summer and Winter Kings make themselves known.
More info on our website.
Winter King (left) and Summer King (right) at Samhuinn 2013, photo by Richard Winpenny.

Samhuinn Fire Festival is requesting that its Summer and Winter Kings make themselves known.

More info on our website.

Winter King (left) and Summer King (right) at Samhuinn 2013, photo by Richard Winpenny.

Introducing the new Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees for 2014 - 2015, elected at the recent AGM, is as follows…

Chair
Alun Evans

Finance
Doreen Hall

BFS Secretary
Kat Kane

Festival Secretary
Lila O’Leary
Judy Fordham

Volunteers Coordinator
Liza Stolton

Health and Safety
Alan Howse

Membership
Tom Gibson

Other Board Members
Dani Jakwerth
Ian Stuart

In other AGM news, all items for voting (which you can see here) were carried by majority vote. Congratulations to the new Trustees and those who are returning for another term, and thank you to everyone who took the time to come along and vote.

From a spark, a fire starts…
October might seem like the distant future but preparations for Samhuinn 2014 are already underway, with our ever-industrious Trustees and year-round volunteers working behind the scenes to kick start the process of welcoming the dark of the year with the brightest of fires. Over the next few weeks, you can expect to see the following things making an appearance on our website, Beltane.org, waiting for you to get involved (in no particular order)…
An invitation to submit your beautiful artwork for the Samhuinn 2014 poster contest.
Information about applying to run a performance or production group.
A shout-out for this year’s Summer and Winter Kings.
A request for applications for the role of Production Manager.
Plans for the Samhuinn Open Meeting, where you can find out about all the different groups to join.
Whether you’re working your way through the summer months, taking a break from studying or off having adventures, now is the time to start thinking about how you can contribute to making this year’s Samhuinn bigger, brighter and blisteringly hot.If you’ve been thinking about volunteering to run a group, designing a poster, putting your event management skills to good use by applying to be our Production Manager, or feeling a calling from your kingly side (remember, the roles of the Kings are not gender-specific), this could be YOUR year!
Photo of Torchbearers lighting the Neid Fire at Samhuinn 2013, by Stephen Yu.

From a spark, a fire starts…

October might seem like the distant future but preparations for Samhuinn 2014 are already underway, with our ever-industrious Trustees and year-round volunteers working behind the scenes to kick start the process of welcoming the dark of the year with the brightest of fires. Over the next few weeks, you can expect to see the following things making an appearance on our website, Beltane.org, waiting for you to get involved (in no particular order)…

  • An invitation to submit your beautiful artwork for the Samhuinn 2014 poster contest.
  • Information about applying to run a performance or production group.
  • A shout-out for this year’s Summer and Winter Kings.
  • A request for applications for the role of Production Manager.
  • Plans for the Samhuinn Open Meeting, where you can find out about all the different groups to join.


Whether you’re working your way through the summer months, taking a break from studying or off having adventures, now is the time to start thinking about how you can contribute to making this year’s Samhuinn bigger, brighter and blisteringly hot.

If you’ve been thinking about volunteering to run a group, designing a poster, putting your event management skills to good use by applying to be our Production Manager, or feeling a calling from your kingly side (remember, the roles of the Kings are not gender-specific), this could be YOUR year!

Photo of Torchbearers lighting the Neid Fire at Samhuinn 2013, by Stephen Yu.

If you were in the Old Town in the early afternoon of Saturday 21st June, it would’ve been pretty difficult to miss the loud and proud Pride Scotia parade. Accompanied by beats from BFS drum crews – the Processionals, Beasties and Anansi – members of the Torchbearers and Contact Point marched with Beltaners in other community groups including the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence and Gay Men’s Health, as well as Pride Stewards.As a Society, BFS promotes diversity and inclusion so we were super excited to take part in and support such an incredible celebration of LGBT people and allies!
Photos by Marie Murphy (1-6 from top) and Sarah Louise (bottom right)
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If you were in the Old Town in the early afternoon of Saturday 21st June, it would’ve been pretty difficult to miss the loud and proud Pride Scotia parade. Accompanied by beats from BFS drum crews – the Processionals, Beasties and Anansi – members of the Torchbearers and Contact Point marched with Beltaners in other community groups including the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence and Gay Men’s Health, as well as Pride Stewards.As a Society, BFS promotes diversity and inclusion so we were super excited to take part in and support such an incredible celebration of LGBT people and allies!
Photos by Marie Murphy (1-6 from top) and Sarah Louise (bottom right)
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If you were in the Old Town in the early afternoon of Saturday 21st June, it would’ve been pretty difficult to miss the loud and proud Pride Scotia parade. Accompanied by beats from BFS drum crews – the Processionals, Beasties and Anansi – members of the Torchbearers and Contact Point marched with Beltaners in other community groups including the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence and Gay Men’s Health, as well as Pride Stewards.As a Society, BFS promotes diversity and inclusion so we were super excited to take part in and support such an incredible celebration of LGBT people and allies!
Photos by Marie Murphy (1-6 from top) and Sarah Louise (bottom right)
Zoom Info
If you were in the Old Town in the early afternoon of Saturday 21st June, it would’ve been pretty difficult to miss the loud and proud Pride Scotia parade. Accompanied by beats from BFS drum crews – the Processionals, Beasties and Anansi – members of the Torchbearers and Contact Point marched with Beltaners in other community groups including the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence and Gay Men’s Health, as well as Pride Stewards.As a Society, BFS promotes diversity and inclusion so we were super excited to take part in and support such an incredible celebration of LGBT people and allies!
Photos by Marie Murphy (1-6 from top) and Sarah Louise (bottom right)
Zoom Info
If you were in the Old Town in the early afternoon of Saturday 21st June, it would’ve been pretty difficult to miss the loud and proud Pride Scotia parade. Accompanied by beats from BFS drum crews – the Processionals, Beasties and Anansi – members of the Torchbearers and Contact Point marched with Beltaners in other community groups including the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence and Gay Men’s Health, as well as Pride Stewards.As a Society, BFS promotes diversity and inclusion so we were super excited to take part in and support such an incredible celebration of LGBT people and allies!
Photos by Marie Murphy (1-6 from top) and Sarah Louise (bottom right)
Zoom Info
If you were in the Old Town in the early afternoon of Saturday 21st June, it would’ve been pretty difficult to miss the loud and proud Pride Scotia parade. Accompanied by beats from BFS drum crews – the Processionals, Beasties and Anansi – members of the Torchbearers and Contact Point marched with Beltaners in other community groups including the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence and Gay Men’s Health, as well as Pride Stewards.As a Society, BFS promotes diversity and inclusion so we were super excited to take part in and support such an incredible celebration of LGBT people and allies!
Photos by Marie Murphy (1-6 from top) and Sarah Louise (bottom right)
Zoom Info
If you were in the Old Town in the early afternoon of Saturday 21st June, it would’ve been pretty difficult to miss the loud and proud Pride Scotia parade. Accompanied by beats from BFS drum crews – the Processionals, Beasties and Anansi – members of the Torchbearers and Contact Point marched with Beltaners in other community groups including the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence and Gay Men’s Health, as well as Pride Stewards.As a Society, BFS promotes diversity and inclusion so we were super excited to take part in and support such an incredible celebration of LGBT people and allies!
Photos by Marie Murphy (1-6 from top) and Sarah Louise (bottom right)
Zoom Info

If you were in the Old Town in the early afternoon of Saturday 21st June, it would’ve been pretty difficult to miss the loud and proud Pride Scotia parade. Accompanied by beats from BFS drum crews – the Processionals, Beasties and Anansi – members of the Torchbearers and Contact Point marched with Beltaners in other community groups including the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence and Gay Men’s Health, as well as Pride Stewards.

As a Society, BFS promotes diversity and inclusion so we were super excited to take part in and support such an incredible celebration of LGBT people and allies!

Photos by Marie Murphy (1-6 from top) and Sarah Louise (bottom right)