Rapidly becoming an important fixture on the calendar, the Pagan Federation Devon, Cornwall & Isles’ scintillating and speaker-studded Spring Conference takes place in Bude on Saturday 5th March with tickets starting at £18.
Featuring music from recent PD musical alumni Damh the Bard and Kate & Corwen, not to mention featuring the rapidly becoming infamous Friday Night Fiendish Quiz for locals or those down for the weekend at its Penstowe Holiday Park venue, the day-long Conference has a packed bill of interesting talks.
It kicks off with a session from Minerva on “Magic, Mysticism and Food”; features the latest update from the always fascinating Museum of Witchcraft; has an in-depth talk from Druid author, speaker and celebrant Penny Billington on “Cauldrons, kettles and our cultural resonance”; features the English Heritage Trust’s Win Scutt on “Place-Names, Landscape and Language in Prehistoric Britain” (which, given that it’s billed as offering “a challenging alternative view on the languages of prehistoric Britain” could well be packed); and concludes with a presentation from Professor Ronald Hutton on “Medea: The Most Famous Ancient Witch”.
Concludes? Not a bit of it. There then follows a closing ritual followed by a circle dance with Merv and Alison Davey, the aforementioned Damh the Bard and Kate & Corwen, plus dancing until what is simply referred to as ‘late’.
It promises to be an excellent event and we hope to carry a report on proceedings in the near future.
For full details and to buy tickets, head to http://www.paganfederationdevonandcornwall.co.uk/pages/conference2016.htm