Be part of our Cailleach’s Costume


Our Samhuinn 2016 Cailleach, Diana, has a very special invitation for you…

I would love to incorporate into my costume as Cailleach on Samhuinn night, squares of fabric from anyone near or far who feels a resonance with my personal ideas I will be holding on the night, of Winter being a time when we may be more likely to come face-to-face with our inner demons and that by befriending them, when ready, with support, we can transform them via an empowered and loving curiosity so they can become part of our strength – a strength that is all the more resilient for incorporationg our vulnerabilities and daring to show them.

For safety near fire and for other design reasons, I need the fabric squares to be:

PURE NATURAL FIBRES ONLY (wool, cotton, silk, linen etc.)
10CM SQUARE (approximately)

They could be knitted, crocheted, embroidered, spun and woven, or simply cut from an old t-shirt. I suggest one per person.

My invitation extends to all those involved in this year’s Samhuinn festival; anyone involved in a previous Beltane Fire Society festival; their friends and family; and on outwards to even include anyone with no direct connection to BFS. I will endeavour to incorporate them all, within reason, and am very open to reading any included notes with great care, though no note is required, and I would be unable to commit for sure to replying.

Please post them to:

Diana Calthrop c/o Beltane Fire Society
Room 1.01
St Margaret’s House
151 London Road

To arrive ideally before the end of September, to have the best chance to be included.

With love and thanks,

The Samhuinn Fire Festival 2016 is at 9pm on Monday 31st October on Edinburgh’s Royal Mile. Find out all about it here.

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