February 1-3, 2013
A Feast of Lights is a festival of Earth spirituality and the arts, of community and hope, of tradition and creativity taking place at the ancient Celtic midwinter festival of Imbolg. It brings together a wide range of teachers, performers, artists and merchants who join with all of the gathering's participants to create a celebratory, stimulating and joyful weekend to kindle the fire within, during the dark of winter.
Come to make music, listen, learn, dance, shop, laugh, reflect and enjoy warm company. As we share with one another, we feel the spark of life, hidden deep beneath the snows of winter, begin to glow warm within our hearts.
Scheduled programs begin midday on Friday, February 1 with some in-depth workshops and continues until late-afternoon on Sunday, February 3. We coordinate with Ritual Arts’ Drum and Dance event on Friday night and celebrate the Stag King’s Masque on Saturday night. It will be a full weekend!
There are many features confirmed for this year including:
We are honored to welcome from Nigeria international leaders and teachers of the Yoruba religion, Wande Abimbola and Ifaboyede Abimbola .
Classes and Rituals:
Raven Grimassi and Stephanie Taylor, Orion Foxwood, Andras Corban Arthen, Juniper Talbot, Moira Ashleigh, Chris LaFond, Jane Sibley, Catherine Chapin-Bishop, Tchipakkan, Joss Pirce and more
Programs for Children
Myths, crafts, astrology, music and more
Honey and the Sting
Works by Martin Bridge, Kate Greenough, Moira Ashleigh and other well-known pagan artists.
A masquerade dance and ritual performance on Saturday night with DJAlkemi. Come in wintry costume for this journey into another realm.
A cash bar and complimentary light snacks will be available.
EarthSpirit Peace Jam, our teen service-learning group, hosts a bake sale to help fund their attendance at the regional Peace Jam conference this spring.
The Clarion Hotel and Conference Center
1 Atwood Dr.
Yes, we are back at the Clarion Hotel this year, a location just off of I-91, right in Northampton, MA.
This is a pet-friendly hotel with an indoor pool and a new full service restaurant, "The Loft" serving breakfast and dinner. When you make your room reservation (early is encouraged!) please say that you are attending A Feast of Lights to take advantage of our discounted room rate which includes a continental breakfast for two with each room.