Sunday, 29 July 2012
Pictures from Eastbourne Lammas Festival 2012
Eastbourne Lammas Festival over the weekend just gone. This festival takes place on Eastbourne seafront each summer and offers music and other entertainment as well as stalls, a beer tent and a ritual to celebrate the start of the harvest.
What I like about this festival is that it has a really friendly atmosphere and is enjoyed by pagans and non-pagans alike - parents with children, the young and the elderly. Mind you, I did overhear one witty 20-something say to her boyfriend: "This isn't so much a New Age festival as an old age festival." Well, it is Eastbourne - the town where, or so I am told, more pensioners get given Asbos than teenagers.
The photo on this post show, from the top: giant effigies of the Lord of the Wheat and the Lady of the Moon; amusing witchy mugs on the Cheeky Witch stall; beautiful garlands and wands on the Fallen Moon stall; the crowd sitting on the grass in front of the music stage; the Pentacle Drummers with Eastbourne Pier in the distance.
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