A Feast of Lights
Finding Light and Hope in the Midst of Darkness
February 2 – 4, 2018
A Feast of Lights is a time to gather to rekindle our fires at the season of the Celtic festival of Imbolg or midwinter, when the cold is deepest. It is a time to find warmth in community and tap into the strength of the returning light. This winter, more than ever, we need the promise of that small flame in the darkness, and so we will stir together a rich community with a wonderful collection of teachers, performers, artists, and merchants. Together, we will kindle the fire within to nourish our spirits and minds through the dark of winter and the challenges to come.
This very special weekend is a time to celebrate with and learn from each other, a time to find power – in the old traditions, in creative and artistic expression, and in vibrant discussion and planning direction for the coming year. Come to make music, listen, learn, dance, shop, laugh, reflect, and enjoy warm company. Come to look toward the future, to think and to make plans. As we share with one another, and support one another, we can feel the spark of life, hidden deep beneath the snows of winter, begin to glow warm within our hearts.
Features include: The Art Salon, rituals, merchants, workshops, a clothing swap, Saturday’s plenary session and The Stag King’s Masque – a masquerade feast with ritual theater and dancing,
(The full schedule and list of presenters will be posted when it is available.)
Scheduled programs begin midday on Friday, February 2 and continue until late afternoon on Sunday, February 4.
Friday night features an Art Salon a ritual and a concert
Saturday night we celebrate midwinter with a feast, ritual, and dancing at the Stag King’s Masque.
With these special events alongside the workshops, crafting, discussions and performances during the days it will be a full weekend!
We are accepting program proposals HERE ( http://earthspirit.rowantree.org/proposal.html ) until December 15.
Sturbridge Host Hotel and Conference Center
The hotel is a wonderful space for us, and one in which we can grow over time. It is on a lake and has outdoor space, including a firepit, that we can use. There is an indoor pool and hot tub, many accommodating meeting spaces, restaurants, and a great Merchant Room.
Please book your room there using this code for a discounted rate and to help us meet the minimum room requirement that keeps the registration rate low: 1802AFEAST
The Stag King’s Masque
The Stag King’s Masque is a celebratory journey into another realm.
With a masquerade dance and ritual, we travel into the forest at night to the court of the Stag King, where we join the creatures of the Otherworld at midwinter to revel and celebrate the darkest time of the year.
Please come in a wintry costume to immerse yourself in the magic of the Stag King’s court.
The night’s dancing is preceded by a Feast. This delicious meal will include vegetarian and gluten-free options. A cash bar will be available.
A Feast of Lights full weekend registration includes the Feast and the Masque.
A Feast of Lights Application Information
A full weekend registration for A Feast of Lights includes admission to daily programs and performances and the Community Room throughout the weekend, beginning at noon on Friday and ending at 4:00pm on Sunday, including a ticket to the Feast and the Stag King’s Masque.
(a Feast opt-out due to dietary restrictions may be available by special request. Email email@example.com)
Single day registration is available each day, providing admission to the Merchant Hall, social activities, and workshops for that day only. Single day registration does not include a ticket for the Masque and Feast.
Tickets for the full evening of Feast and Masque together are available in advance either online or by mail.
Tickets will be available at the door for only the Masque. You do not have to be attending the weekend to attend the Masque.
We ask for your awareness that A Feast of Lights registration is not just about attending workshops, but is about connecting with the community that grows around the gathering as well. Please register for the event if you intend to be on site for all or part of the weekend, and suggest the same to your friends.
If you can’t register for the whole weekend, consider coming for just Saturday and then participating in the Feast and the Stag King’s Masque, or coming for the Feast and the Stag king’s Masque and then registering for the day on Sunday.
We ask for your awareness that A Feast of Lights registration is not just about attending workshops, but is about connecting with the community that grows around the gathering as well. Please register for the event if you intend to be on site for all or part of the weekend, and suggest the same to your friends. If you can’t register for the whole weekend, consider coming for just Saturday and then participating in the Feast and the Stag King’s Masque, or coming for the Feast and the Stag king’s Masque and then registering for the day on Sunday.
Advance Registration Rates:
- Full Weekend, including the Stag King’s Masque and Feast $145
- Saturday single day (evening events not included): $75
- Friday or Sunday single day: $45
- Children (ages 6-16): half price of the above rates with an adult registration. Under 6 yrs. are free.
- Ticket to Saturday night’s Stag King’s Masque and Feast only: $60
- Separate tickets for the Masque without the Feast are $20 ($17 in costume) and are available only at the door.
The deadline for pre-registration by mail, on-line, phone or fax is January 24, 2018.
After this time registrations will be accepted at the door at the rate of $130. These will include the Masque, but cannot include the Feast.
Refund Policy: 50% refund for requests received in writing before January 20, 2018.
NO refunds after that date
Online Registration Instructions:
Please complete a separate registration form for each adult attending.
You will receive a confirmation e-mail with your registration number.
Online payment options are: credit card (via PayPal), check, or money order. If you choose PayPal, you’ll be taken to the secure PayPal site at the appropriate time in the registration process.
You may also mail in your registration using this mail in application form. A Feast of Lights Mail In Form 2018
If you registered on line and are mailing in your payment, please include your registration number with your check or money order.
To pay for more than one registration:
- With PayPal, make a separate payment with each registration form.
- With check or money order, you may combine payments. Please write all relevant registration numbers on the check.
All registrations and full payment must be received by January 24 to:
P.O. Box 340
Williamsburg, MA 01096
phone: 413-238-4240, fax: 413-238-7785
Where to contact us about A Feast of Lights:
By phone: 413-238-4240
By fax: 413-238-7785
By email about A Feast of Lights: firstname.lastname@example.org
By email about other matters: email@example.com
By postal mail:
Tamelin Productions; PO Box 340, Williamsburg, MA 01096
Please call our office if you have questions. Our website will be updated with program information as it becomes available.
We look forward to seeing you at this midwinter celebration of spirit, hope, community, and the arts