Stewards are the friendly face of the Beltane Fire Festival, keeping the performance safe and the audience informed. They are still open for volunteers and they’re inviting you to join them! If you’d like to take part in the festival but don’t have a huge amount of time or aren’t into performance, Stewarding could be the perfect place for you. Group Organiser Lizzie says…
Our next meeting is Sunday 10th April at St Margaret’s House, 151 London Road. We’ll be gathering in the car park for some fire safety training (putting out tiny fires!), meeting some more of the volunteer crew and learning about what will be happening on the night of the festival. The meeting will be from 2pm – 4.30pm and it’s likely that a trip to the pub will be happening afterwards.
We ask volunteer Stewards to come along to one practice a week (Sundays), attend at least one of our walk throughs (17th and 24th April), and then perform duties at the festival on 30th April. We also have SIA licensed stewards in attendance so our volunteer crew are there to accompany the procession around the Hill and provide information to the crowd. We’re a lovely community and a very friendly bunch!
If you’re keen to get involved, you’re welcome to turn up to the meeting or get in touch with me by email at stewards[at]beltane[dot]org. We’ve got plenty or room so feel free to pass this information on to interested partners, friends, flatmates and family. No experience is required as full training will be given.
Want to come to Beltane Fire Festival 2016 on 30th April? Book your ticket HERE.
Photo of Stewards at Beltane 2014 by Stephen Yu