Weʼve raised £1,487 to seed fund the upfront costs of a new Sark based May Day celebration event called 'La Beltane'.
- Funded on Thursday, 29th June 2023
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A team of enthusiasts are putting together a host of traditional May Day celebration events to kick off the season and welcome in the summer.
Our intention this spring is to host a modest event, which will bed in and grow for the future as a regular annual island wide festival that in a few years from now tourists will imagine we've been holding on Sark for hundreds of years.
There are twelve months in all the year, As I hear many folks say. But the merriest month in all the year , Is the merry month of May!
Our plan is this year in Sark, for the Bank Holiday weekend, we welcome in the magical month of May, celebrating the blossom, and the bluebells, the birds and the bees.
The Saturday fayre will include dressing the well, mummers players, maypole dancing, May Queens, and morris dancers, along with a host of crafts, workshops and other entertainments. The daytime activities will be entrance by donation to make it as accessible as possible.
Then the evening will be a ticketed event to come and watch the burning of a wickerman and a bedlam of bands. Full line up to be confirmed, but we've got some corkers in the pipeline. Watch this space!
Tickets will go on sale shortly and more information to follow. But in the meantime, we are looking to raise seed funding to help cover the up front costs of putting on the event.
The whole La Beltane event will be to raise money for the Professor Saint charity, who provide financial support for perscriptions to Sark residents.
- 9 months ago
Jolie Booth9 months ago
We are very excited to have all the bands confirmed and will be releasing the details of the line up over the coming days. At the same time the students at Sark School have been working on the Mummers Play and have begun to learn the dances, so we can all cut some capers together out in the field over bank holiday weekend. We've already hit 12% of our target on the crowdfunder, which is super exciting. All donations are gratefully received and we can't wait to celebrate the 'Merry Month of May' with you... Huzzah!
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Apr 16, 2023
The merriest month of all, is the month of May! Keep going my loves, this will be a wonderful achievement and I'm with you in spirit ❤️
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You’ll make it an awesome day!
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