Friday, October 21, 2005

The Halloween of Cross Bones VIII

From John Constable:

Southwark Mysteries presents the eighth annual ritual to honour the outcast dead of Cross Bones graveyard.

Halloween Night, Monday 31st October 2005 from 6pm

Upstairs @ The Ship, corner of Borough Road and Borough High Street, SE1
(5 minutes walk from Borough or Elephant and Castle tubes)

admission: £7 (after 7pm); £5 members (anyone attending the AGM: 6-7pm)
Numbers limited to 70. Please come early to avoid disappointment. All attending the AGM (6-7pm) become members and pay only the £5 concession price.

No admission after 7.30. Those arriving later are welcome to have a drink downstairs at the bar and then join us for the procession at 8.30.

6pm Southwark Mysteries AGM – become a member of Southwark Mysteries, hear the full story of Cross Bones graveyard and join the campaign to reclaim part of the site as a memorial garden and people’s park.

7pm Southwark Mysteries Network – meet old friends, make new ones, make your offerings at the altar to the ancestors, and enjoy a drink or a bowl of soup.
7.30 The Halloween of Cross Bones – performance of The Southwark Mysteries by John Constable aka John Crow, with Niall McDevitt and friends. Samhain ritual blessing by Priestess Jacqui. Tantric blessing by Jahnet de Light.
8.30 Procession to Cross Bones graveyard - to honour the outcast dead with blessings, songs, candles, flowers, ribbons and other totemic offerings.

On admission, you will be given a ribbon bearing the name of someone buried in Cross Bones graveyard. Please take care of their spirit for the evening, releasing it when you tie the ribbon to the gates of Cross Bones graveyard.

You are also invited to bring your own totems and offerings, including mementoes of loved ones you’d like to remember, for the altar to the ancestors and for the people’s shrine at the gates to Cross Bones. Halloween dress encouraged!

For more details, please contact:

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