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Offline jimbocz

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Real Life Wicker Man Burning in Hampshire
« on: April 29, 2017, 11:12:51 AM »
Beltain (or Beltane) is an ancient Celtic celebration of the beginning of summer, with music, dancing and the burning of the giant Wicker Man.

http://www.butserancientfarm.co.uk/beltain-festival-2017/

Hopefuly we'll be going.

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Re: Real Life Wicker Man Burning in Hampshire
« Reply #1 on: April 29, 2017, 12:06:28 PM »
Beltain (or Beltane) is an ancient Celtic celebration of the beginning of summer, with music, dancing and the burning of the giant Wicker Man.

http://www.butserancientfarm.co.uk/beltain-festival-2017/

Hopefuly we'll be going.

Sounds great!

But whatever you do....if they elect/choose you as "honoured guest".....pass on it.
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Offline jimbocz

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Re: Real Life Wicker Man Burning in Hampshire
« Reply #2 on: April 30, 2017, 08:01:47 PM »
I'll try to post some pictures - it was a pleasant afternoon with a real festival atmosphere.  It wasn't like fireworks where people just show up, watch, then leave.  It was a proper event with a bar and a stage and lots of hippies dancing. 

The one thing they had that was deeply disturbing - Morris Dancers!  These were not the Twee grandad Morris Dancers, these were like scary punk rock dancers with blacked faces, hitting each other with sticks. 

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Re: Real Life Wicker Man Burning in Hampshire
« Reply #3 on: May 03, 2017, 10:41:04 AM »
Here's some pictures , first the scary dancers


And the actual Wicker Man