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Apr
28
Fri
Cloud 10 V’s Pixel
Apr 28 @ 7:30 pm – Apr 29 @ 1:00 am

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OUR FIRST COLLABORATION NIGHT

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Apr
29
Sat
2017 Dragon Conference
Apr 29 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
BIG BELTANE BASH
Apr 29 @ 7:30 pm – 11:45 pm

beltane-bashThe Big Beltane Bash..pans,goddesses,centaurs,beasts of the wood,fire,maidens..all..come celebrate..dance,play,frolik,and get down and dirty..gypsy,celtic,dirt kickin roof raisin pan step..

More info here – www.facebook.com/events/409805179411572/

Apr
30
Sun
Beltane Eve Magic Hat Celebration
Apr 30 @ 8:00 pm – 11:45 pm

beltaneLet’s gather together this Beltane Eve, after the Dragon Fayre and the night before the Mayday Celebrations to share music poetry and song.

May
2
Tue
Bardic Trials
May 2 @ 7:30 pm – 11:45 pm
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The Bardic Chair of Ynys Witrin

The Bardic Chair of Ynys WitrinEvery year we hold a  competition to choose the next Bard of Glastonbury and hold an Open Gorsedh ceremony to celebrate creativity and bring new Bards into the College.

Each chaired Bard holds the post for one year and a day, before setting up a competition to elect a successor. The Chair refers to the position but, in some cases, as in Glastonbury and Bath, there is a physical ceremonial chair which is passed down from bard to bard. We also have a blue ceremonial robe and the ceremonial Silver Branch of Ynys Witrin, which are passed on with the title.

 

The Rhapsody
Taliesin’s Rhapsody is read to the newly chaired bard.

The contest is open to Poets, Storytellers and Songwriters who compose on a given theme each year. We meet up over the third week in May to celebrate local arts & culture and share in creativity, performances & ceremony. The new Bard is Chaired at the Finals, which are held on St Dunstan’s Day (May 19th) every year.

The Institution of the Bardic Chair of Glastonbury is independent and belongs first and foremost to the people of Glastonbury, regardless of faith, background or politics. The position of Bard of Glastonbury is open to anyone who lives within walking distance of the Tor. We trust that anyone wishing to join us will be sympathetic to the Celtic Tradition from which it claims its heritage. See Rules of the Bardic Trials

Some previous years’ entries can be read in our Poetry archive.

Performers who wish to enter the contest for the Bardic Chair of Ynys Witrin this year must fill in an Official Entry Form, which is usually available from the Library of Avalon, Glastonbury High Street, Somerset. This year’s Open Gorsedh is being organised by the Gorsedh Committee of the Bardic Council of Ynys Witrin.

May
19
Fri
Bardic Finals
May 19 @ 7:30 pm – 11:45 pm
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