The conference follows on from A Day for Doreen Valiente in 2009. Speakers will include Join Lois Bourne, Zach Cox, Philip Heselton, Professor Ronald Hutton and Fred Lamond in a celebration of the life and work of Gerald Brosseau Gardner, the founder of Wicca. There will also be an exhibition of his belongings and artifacts.
The conference organisers said:
"What started out as a promise of inclusion for those people that could not be at Doreen Valiente’s funeral, and because so many people asked ‘who are we going to honour next?’, the one off event has now turned into an annual day celebrating the life and work of our Pagan Elders. It is also a way of raising much-needed finances to help fund the transfer of Doreen’s famous collection of artifacts into a public trust and a museum so that we can all share them. Please be aware that last year's conference sold out in advance. For this year’s conference about Gerald Gardner which includes those that knew him, tickets are going to sell very quickly. Before today’s launch date for tickets, we already have over 140 reservations for tickets.To book a ticket, call the hotline on 07733 581504 or buy online using Paypal at http://centre-for-pagan-studies.doreenvaliente.com/
"The atmosphere at last years event was so intimate and special, we decided to stay with a limit of just 500 people. Our advice is, if you wish to be included, book very early to avoid disappointment."
You can see my review of A Day for Doreen at: http://www.badwitch.co.uk/2009/09/day-for-doreen-valiente.html
The picture above shows Conway Halls.