Gary Breinholt presents
Mythic Tales and Magic Tunes: Myths, legends and traditional
folk-lore of the British Isles; telling tales of Green-men, Wild-men,
Faerie Folk, Forest Folk and other worthies, all to the sound of the
Wire-strung Harp, Whistle and Flute.
Gary has been telling tales
for so long that his siblings grew up calling him 'The Grimm
He has been frequently sighted at local and national
storytelling events and pagan gatherings (being dubbed 'The Green
Bard' by Phillip Shallcrass). He is also co-owner of the original
Nottingham Ghost Walk.
1pm - 2pm, Oak Room
Chris, Annie and Tony and we have been performing together for more
than 10 years.
We were the organisers of and
resident performers at Swan Folk in Loughborough for many years.
Our songs and music come from
the English Tradition and 'anywhere else that takes our ears',
including singer songwriters from UK and elsewhere.
‘’All Change’’ sets
are a mixture of unaccompanied singing and songs accompanied by Chris
and Tony on guitar and concertina.
11am - 11.30am and 12.30pm - 1pm, Oak Room
History and Practice of Wicca", Professor
Ronald Hutton describes Wicca
as the only religion that England has given the World.
talk is about the beginnings of Wicca, it's early practice, some of the
leading lights of the path and how it has spread throughout the
is a 2nd degree Gardnerian Wiccan High Priestess and has been following
the path for over 20 years. She is also an Astrologer and Tarot card
reader of many years, for which she has given talks and facilitated
workshops and writes a blog on the subjects.
Talk by Clare Cartwright of Cosmic Crystal: "Crystals & the
element of FIRE" - delve into the magic of crystals.
how to work with crystals to incorporate the element of fire into your
life. Especially with the Beltane fire and its qualities of creation,
fertility, inspiration, happiness and sunshine. Plus a chance to attune
to a Beltane fire mandala.
I am going to create the mandala
and programme some quartz for people to attune to the mandala, so they
can take the quartz away for contemplation.
- 11am, Oak Room
and Rhona Kingett
and Rhona are actors and
entertainers, in demand all over the country. They have been friends of
the Beltane Spring Fayre for
many years, since they appeared at our first festival in 2005.
will be leading the Maypole dancing at 11am and 1pm. As
experienced entertainers the fun should continue all
11am and 1pm, Outside
with the Fool" by Rainbow Roo.
the heart of Swithland Wood comes Roo and Swithers to take you on a
magical journey to meet your fool, and how with small personal changes,
can enhance and inspire your life. Swithers says Roo is an exceptional
Tarot reader with years of experience and teaching in many fascinating
areas. Swithers describes himself as the strongest most handsome oak
- 4pm, Oak Room
Chez is an Artist and Crafts person. She graduated from DeMontfort
University in 2009 with a BA Hons Degree in Fine Art.
She also has a HND in Design Crafts. Chez had been an active
member of the Leicestershire Pagan / Druid community for nearly 20
years. She ran the Leicester Pub Moots from 2000 - 2005. Chez
has used her skills and knowledge to create the installation for the
Sacred Space. Meditate in a quiet space and be inspired , be creative.
Queen of the May can be found in the Park and House telling tales of
the season with her friends Mary and Swithers.
12.30pm - 1pm, Outside
I am technically a Heathen and follow the Norse tradition. I am researching the Seidr style of
shamanism and also runic divination and majik.
I also run the
Pagan moot in Leicester and I am the Pagan Federation Regional
Co-ordinator for Leicestershire and Rutland. I also try and take part
in as many of Leicester's interfaith activities as I can.
For more than 100 years, the 19th Leicester (Evington)
Scout Group has been providing fun, friendship, life skills and
adventure for young people in the Evington area. We are open to boys and
girls between the ages of 6 and 18, and we meet in our own HQ on
Davenport Road, Evington, LE5 6SE. For more information, please see our
website - www.evingtonscouts.org.uk and follow the 'contact us' link for enquiries.
Fay is a world-renowned artist who specialises in make-up &
concept artistry, hair and beauty, and bespoke design. Her fine art
is inspired by evolution, origins and mind sets, with illusion and
symbolic expression throughout her pieces.
will be opening the Fayre and crowning the Queen of the May at 10am at
the House. She will be available for questions and advice.
work has appeared in The Guardian, Daily Telegraph, Daily Mail, Daily
Mirror, Leicester Mercury, Manchester Evening News, and Metro
th UK, and in various foreign papers such as Der Spiegel(Germany),
Heute(Austria), The New York Post(US), and Paris Match(France), as well
as on numerous websites.
Bobba Cass is a gay, grey poet. He organises a monthly poetry event called, Pinggg…K! The group meets at The Red Tent for an evening of metrosexual 'open mic' verse and a performance by a featured poet.
Bobba grew up in the United States and was in the Peace Corps in Nigeria
in the 1960s. Once a married man, he came out in his late forties
following a police entrapment arrest. An academic whose advanced degrees
were in English literature and Cultural Studies, he has been an
activist in struggles against apartheid, racism in schools, nuclear
weapons and nuclear energy as well as for HIV/AIDS provision and Pride.
2.30pm onwards, Main Hall
an award winning writer, a published poet, and playwright broadcast on
as well as singer/songwriter, musician
(percussion & keyboards) and vocals tutor with Sheehans Music
Carol’s wide and varied interests include ancient and
cultures. In particular exploring different paths of spirituality and
Look out for her at various events.
are at Gorse Hill City Farm
in Leicester most weekends between March to
September where you can for a small fee get up close and
owl or a
hawk (you must be 5 or over).
why not come along and meet Dudley the hawk and all of his friends -
they can't wait to meet you.
of Evington is a charity that was set up in August 2012 to provide the
umbrella organisation that will help newly forming clubs, societies and
projects get started, if they need this help. It is difficult
for new groups to open a bank account, deal with new people, work out
aims and get going all at the same time. Groups often prefer
to start informally and make decisions as contingencies arise, rather
than be forced into any one particular route too early.
aims of Friends of Evington are about community capacity building,
sustainable development and helping socially and economically
of Evington support ‘not for profit’ organisations
that welcome all people regardless of their beliefs, age, ethnic
background, lifestyle, sex or gender identity.
have a wide network of supporters and in the future we will be
developing membership forms for groups that agree with our aims and
wish to affiliate with us.
centre is run by the people for the people. The umbrella
charity, Friends of Evington, provides the organisational structure and
support for a Neighbourhood Centre committee. Regular
activities include art, quilling, keep fit, embroidery, yoga and
various social clubs.
Saturdays, the House is open from 11.30am to 2pm as a
‘Drop In’. Maybe you have some skills you could
offer to help run a vibrant Neighbourhood Centre that is welcoming to