Over the coming days, we’re going to be sharing some information from Beltane groups which are still open to new members and would love to meet you! Today it’s the turn of Stewards and Bonfire Point…
Group Organisers: Nick Toth and Anthony McKale
Next meeting: 2pm, Sunday 8th March, Calton Hill (view the Facebook event)
The Stewards are the friendly human face of the Beltane Fire Festival. We work with the production crew, emergency services, and the performing groups to make sure everyone has a safe and joyful Beltane. We are not a performing group, but we will interact heavily with the audience, telling them about the significance of the celebrations and about some of the things they will see, so that they can make the most of their experience.
Our regular training meetings will take place on Calton Hill from 2-5pm every Sunday starting Sunday 1st March. There will be no regular meeting on Sunday 29th March, and Sunday meetings in April will vary times and locations as we begin to practice more closely with other groups in the immediate lead up to the festival.
If you are keen to join us, but can’t make all the meetings, talk to us anyway. We are a flexible group, run by and for people with real-world responsibilities.
Group Organisers: Robert Lee and Dulcea Wind
Next Meeting: 7pm, Thursday 5th March, White Horse bar (Canongate, Edinburgh)
We are Bonfire Point. We entertain the public through dramatic storytelling. We are a costumed performance group and we build the bonfire on the Hill. We maintain the fire as the life force of the community; protectors of the fire. We have a strong focus on the bonfire and its space.
Our movements on the hill will be very limited and so we expect to be very suited to many people. Beginners are welcome. Must be willing to stand before a crowd of thousands and proclaim dramatically to them.
We rehearse on Sundays and Thursdays, times and locations to be confirmed.