Check out this gorgeous time-lapse photography video of Beltane 2013 by BoydGPhotography on YouTube!
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.
Thousands of people turned out to Calton Hill for the annual colourful extravaganza. The festival channels Celtic traditions to welcome the season.
Lovely interviews with Zander Bruce and Katie Johnson.