January 30- February 1, 2015
Held at mid-winter and the ancient Celtic festival of Imbolg, A Feast of Lights is weekend of warmth at the coldest time of the year - a festival of of community and hope, of tradition and creativity, 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 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.
Presenters confirmed for this year include:
Special guest - Vivianne Crowley
Martin Bridge, Andras Corban Arthen, Orion Foxwood, Will and Lynn Rowan, Chris LaFond, Juniper Talbot, Michael Dunning, Joss Price, Morwen Two-Feathers and Jane Sibley. Keep your eye on this web site for updates!
Scheduled programs begin midday on Friday, Jan 30 with some in-depth workshops and continue until late-afternoon on Sunday, February 1.
On Friday night, choose drumming and dancing with the Ritual Arts Collective or have a quieter evening at the Bardic Circle. On Saturday celebrate midwinter with ritual and dancing at the Stag King's Masque. With these special events alongside the workshops and performances all day it will be a full weekend!
We are accepting program proposals until December 15 at: http://earthspirit.rowantree.org/proposal.html
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.
Community Clothing Swap:
This Saturday afternoon event has become a real favorite. Bring the nice things you no longer wear and watch someone's excitement when they find it. Discover something wonderful for yourself or a friend!
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.