January 31- February 2, 2014
Held at the ancient Celtic midwinter festival of Imbolg, A Feast of Lights is a festival of Earth spirituality and the arts, of community and hope, of tradition and creativity.
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, Jan 31 with some in-depth workshops and continue until late-afternoon on Sunday, February 2.
We hold a rich Bardic Circle on Friday night, and celebrate midwinter with ritual and dancing at the Stag King's Masque on Saturday night. It will be a full weekend!
We are accepting program proposals until December 15 at: http://earthspirit.rowantree.org/proposal.html
Presenters already confirmed for this year include:
Whispering Deer, Billy Bardo, Steve Trombulak, Suzanne Tribe, Ulf, Andras Corban Arthen, Orion Foxwood, Chris LaFond, Juniper Talbot, Joss Price, Jane Sibley, Duncan Eagleson, Liz Porter, Martin Bridge and more
The Art Salon:
Is an exhibition and discussion featuring visual artwork connected to the artists' spirituality. Pieces by several well-known artists including Martin and Carl Bridge, Kate Greenough and Jesse Massaro will be shown in addition to participant contributions.
is a masquerade dance and ritual performance on Saturday night. Come in wintry costume for this journey into another realm. A cash bar and complimentary snacks will be available.
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 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. This will give you the opportunity to take advantage of our discounted room rate which includes a continental breakfast for two with each room.