The Pagan Federation (England and Wales) Disabilities Team is inviting people to join them on Facebook for an online festival.
“Here at the Pagan Federation we’re trying to combat the loneliness and isolation that the disabled in our community feel,” says the team’s Debi Gregory. “Too large a number of our brothers and sisters are finding it increasingly difficult to make it to moots and events. So, we’ve decided that if we can’t take them to the gatherings, we’ll bring the gatherings to them.”
The ides is that throughout the week of 1st May – 8th May the event’s Facebook page will be open to one and all to come, talk and share pictures of any events they’ve been to or any solitary or small group celebrations or rituals that have been going on to honour the day.
“If you are going to a group gathering we would love it if you could light a candle or raise a glass (or anything you feel appropriate) and take us a picture or video to post here on the wall to show your support of our disabled and restricted,” Debi adds.
Events lined up for the week include talks from authors and bloggers, live performances (including one from the wonderful Inkubus Sukkubus), giveaways, and even a Q&A with Mike Stygal, the PF President.
It’s an awesome initiative and a good reminder that the whole idea of social networks is just that, to be social. Follow the link to find out more: Online Beltane Festival.