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Midwinter Fires: A Seasonal Feast and Celebration

Sunday 13 Jan 6pm–9pm, 2019

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This event is now fully booked; To join the waiting list please email Alice Maddicott: [email protected].
Priority will be given to local families with children.

The event is free, but donations on the evening - towards cost of food - would be hugely appreciated.

If you are if you are vegetarian, vegan, or have any food allergies / intolerances please let us know your dietary requirements in advance.

This event is now fully booked.
To join the waiting list please email Alice Maddicott: creative@halswaymanor.org.uk.
Priority will be given to local families with children.

Join us for a seasonal celebration led by Tim Hill, families welcome!

Share food, stories, customs, songs and more at this special New Year time of fire, food, rituals and renewal. The evening offers a chance to discover fascinating facts and stories linked to this time of year in the folklore calendar in the informal setting of a delicious supper.

Your host Tim Hill is fascinated by the stories and rituals we use to connect us to where we live, with the seasons, the land and our communities. He loves hearing people’s tales, history and ideas. Whilst tucking into a spread of seasonal food, there will be open fires, a talk about seasonal celebrations, a space to share stories and songs and a procession; we will be looking back into the past, celebrating now and looking to the future.

All ages are welcome, especially children.

Part of the evening will be spent outside (weather permitting), so please bring warm clothing. Places are free, (though donations towards the cost of the food would be hugely appreciated), however places are limited so must be booked in advance.

Tim Hill is a musician and researcher based in Somerset. Much of his work is outdoors, creating music for shows, celebrations and festivals. He also researches outdoor music and processions and how we use sound in ritual and celebration. He plays in the Mellstock band, recreating the music of nineteenth century England.

This event is supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund.