Group Organisers wanted for Samhuinn 2014

Winter Riders at Samhuinn 2013 by Mark Taylor
The Winter Riders at Samhuinn 2013, photo by Mark Taylor.

Midsummer may have barely past but preparations for Samhuinn are beginning. Beltane Fire Society is looking for driven group organisers to help bring together a vision of Summer’s waning or Winter’s waxing…depending on your perspective! We want to know your plans for a group – it could be the return of an old character or aspect of our story, something completely new, or a re-imagining of the old into the new.

We’re looking for those of you that can commit time, effort and ideas to shaping this year’s festival, to bring your plans for this event to the table, and help lead and guide others in celebrating this festival. Your role will involve organising volunteers, developing your story and key moments with the rest of the organisers, making props and costumes, choreography, music or rhythms, and giving a body and voice to our event. In return, we can offer you an opportunity to learn new skills, meet new people, and make a difference to others by inspiring them on their journey to celebrate the start of Winter.

The application can be downloaded via the links at the bottom of this blog entry, along with some guidelines on filling it in, and an example. But don’t let the paperwork put you off – the questions are straightforward and there are no tricks – we just want to know as much about you and your plans so that we can get a feel for how the festival will fit together this year. You don’t have to have been an organiser for a BFS event before to apply, but we do want to know you’ve thought out your plans!

The deadline for applications is MIDNIGHT, SUNDAY 3RD AUGUST.
Applications should be sent to

We will be having an informal gathering in the coming weeks for anyone who is interested in organising and wants to ask questions, try out their ideas or needs help applying. The Blues, past Group Organisers and Board Members will be there to help you along. Details to follow soon.

We look forward to seeing your applications!

Samhuinn 2014 Group Organiser Guidance
Samhuinn 2014 Group Organiser example form
Samhuinn 2014 Group Organiser Application Form

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