Wednesday, April 06, 2005

Spring Rites!

The sap is rising, trees are unfurling, daffodils are swaying gently in the breeze as fat and furry bumble-bees buss by. Blossom, well, it's blossoming, isn't it? It's Spring and it is in my step.

In keeping with the season, my fellow Transpontinian, Mr Neil Gordon-Orr is speaking at the South East London Folklore Society (SELFS) on Spring Festivals in South London on Monday 11th April. Neil is a local historian particularly interested in forgotten and radical history. In the run-up to May Day and Beltane, he will discuss spring rites from Pagan times to the present day, concentrating on rituals and festivals in South London
SELFS meets every second Monday of the month upstairs at The Spanish Galleon, 48 Greenwich Church Street, SE10 9BL. Talks start at 8.00pm and costs £2.50 / £1.50 concessions.

Greenwich Mainline & DLR: Turn left from the main exit, walk about 5-10 minutes, the Galleon is on your right, at the cross-roads.

Cutty Sark DLR: Turn left from the station, right when you get to the road, the Spanish Galleon is across the road.
Buses: 177, 180, 188, 199, 286, 386.


Anonymous said...

For the Spring Equinox I went up to the top of Telegraph Hill park with four candles (fork handles?), a stormtrooper (star wars) toy, a Luke (skywalker) toy, to represent good and evil, some paper and pens and a guitar.
we then went to (great local Irish pub) Skehan's free house in Kitto Road, to drink and merry chatter-away- in the new spring.
The weather could've been beter couldn't it?
How was the SELF's day of ritual?
Did it go nicely?
Come to the Lost club tonight at the Montague Arms: playing are:
Anna Vincent
Known (of graffitti tag fame)
Realtime thrill.

Scott Wood said...

THe SELFS one went well, though yours soundsl ike it was more fun. Sorry I didn't come to the Lost Club, was in Bristol. I'm keen on the Lost Club.

Come to SELFS!