Tuesday, April 05, 2011

May Day in London

Next Thursday (April 14th) at South East London Folklore Society is a May Day special:

'May Day in London: Jack-in-the-Green and beyond - The night will be a celebration of all things May Day which will lead into a discussion on the proposed removal of the May Day bank holiday by the present government and what we can do about it. Soon to be ex-SELFS host Scott Wood will speak briefly on May Day superstitions and folklore. Neil Transpontine will speak on May Day and Beltane from the Roman era to the present day, concentrating on celebrations and festivals in South London. Rediscovering Urban Rituals show their film on their Jack-in-the-Green procession in Deptford with the Fowlers Troop with a live musical re-enactment'.

8 pm start at The Old Kings Head, 47-49 Borough High Street, SE1.

This will be the last SELFS hosted by sometime Transpontine contributor Scott - but fear not, plans are in place for somebody else to step into his shoes. Also if everything goes according to plan with the printers, I will be launching a new pamphlet on the history of May Day in South London.

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