Sunday, June 02, 2013

Summer Solstice in Telegraph Hill Park 2013

For the third year running, the Summer Solstice will be celebrated in Telegraph Hill Park following a parade around nearby New Cross streets. Last year was great, complete with marching band and plenty of sunshine!

'A revival of an old tradition in SE14, a summer solstice parade between New Cross and Telegraph Hill. A marriage between the Garlick Man (of Plow Garlick Hill) and the Green Woman of New Cross.

A celebration of our diverse community now and its past heritage as a place of food production, orchards and market gardens. Come to play and perform themes about green growth, local food, fertility, pollinating insects, fruit trees etc etc. Musicians, dancers, costume makers, declaimers of words, sharers of food... and all others are welcome. Let us know on this wall what you can do.

There will be drop in sessions beforehand so you can make a parade item:

We'll be making pollinating insects and flowers (on sticks) in the Telegraph Hill community centre on June 15th 12-4.00 pm. Grow Wild will also run seed bomb making, and the Craft Collective will be running a range of craft activities.

New Cross Learning are hosting a making session led by Jess Easter on afternoon of the 19th, inviting children from Childeric school to help make the woman figure and more.

On 21st June, parade meeting points at New Cross Learning (TBC 4.30 ish) and the Telegraph pub (5.00 ish), ending with a picnic on Telegraph Hill. Grow Wild is setting up a field kitchen and providing garlic-inspired vegetarian and vegan food.  Rumour has it that the evening will carry on with a music knees up in the Narthex/Community Centre - watch for more details'

From Delores' slide show

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