Big blether about Samhuinn – 5 July 2018

  • WHAT: BFS Big Blether about this year’s Samhuinn (discussion for members only)
  • WHEN: 7pm, Thurs 5 July 2018
  • WHERE: City of Edinburgh Methodist Church, 25 Nicolson Square, Edinburgh EH8 9BX

PLEASE NOTE: THIS IS NOT AN OPEN MEETING. This is a community discussion for current BFS members/volunteers only. If you’ve volunteered at one of our festivals in the past three years, do come along – but if not, the best way to get involved for the first time is to join the Samhuinn 2018 Open Meeting, which we’ll be holding later in the year. We’ll post details here as soon as we have them. Thanks!

This year Samhuinn Fire Festival won’t take place on the Royal Mile, as we’ve outgrown the space there. But don’t worry, we’re in the process of finalising an interesting alternative! Join us on 5 July to hear more about the change and to get thinking about how the event can take shape in a new venue. All members welcome, and if you’re considering applying to take on a GO or other key role this festival, we’d definitely recommend coming along.

We know it’s early in the year for this kind of thing, but as new venues can have a big impact on how we tell our story, perform, use space and put on the festival, we really wanted to make sure everyone has chance to start thinking and talking about it before all the usual preparations begin.

Blethers are discussion sessions for BFS members (anyone who has volunteered at our festivals within the last three years). We’re hoping as wide a range of voices and opinions from across the community as possible will join. Please pass these details on to other BFS members, and you can register your attendance via the Facebook event if you like.

If you’ve got any questions about the blether, or if you’d prefer to email your thoughts than attend, do just let us know – email board [at] beltane [dot] org. And if you have anything in particular you’d like to be discussed as part of the session, please let us know about that too.

We hope to see you there!

On venue accessibility: The venue has a shallow ramp at the entrance and the interior and toilets are accessible (a wide-door lift operates to the floor with the main hall). Limited parking for Blue Badge holders is available outside the venue by prior arrangement with the church, and several Lothian buses stop immediately outside the venue entrance.

Featured image by Mark S Taylor for Beltane Fire Society.

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