Wednesday, January 02, 2013

Brighid Festival: February in Ontario!

The *Brighid Festival* will be held for the sixth year in Brescia University College, a women's college at the University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada. Running from 15 to 17 Feb, the theme this year is Wisdom, Wildness and Wonder.

The weekend festival is based on the Irish model developed by Woman Spirit Ireland in the early 1990s, and comprises music, dancing, drumming, singing, ritual, and presentations on Brighid and the wider Irish/European connections. Registration is open.

Rates from $265-$295.
Options to attend: Full Weekend or Saturday Only

http://www.brescia. /events/brighid_ festival. html

The Circle is also planning a major Brighid Conference in May 2015. What a wonderful opportunity for diverse Brigidines to gather together to learn, celebrate, and befriend one another!

Who, you may ask, is putting this festival on, year after year?

The Circle Women's Centre for Spirituality, Activism and the Earth

The Circle Women's Centre is a program and resource centre for for women in the London community and beyond, and for students, staff and faculty of Brescia University College, Western and King's and Huron University Colleges. 

We offer:

  • The opportunity for women to explore their spiritality on their own terms.
  • The opportunity to be a part of a spiritual community that is outside of any particular faith or denomination.
  • The opportunity for women to be enlightened and enlivened through experiential ritual, education and learning.
We do this through:
  • Open Circles - monthly rituals open to all women.
  • Public lectures through The Sophia Series at Brescia
  • Workshops
  • A resource library
  • Labyrinth
  • Brighid Festival
  • Ritual of Re-Membering, commemorating the Montreal Massacre and all women who have suffered due to gender violence.
  • MORE Than a Book Sale fundraiser- featuring gently-used books and over 20 local artisans and organisations selling their art, craft and wares.
  • Networking with our online community and other women's organizations within London and beyond.


Anonymous said...

That sounds so great, (and so near me) but i'm leaving on a trip the day before! Why am I always unable to go to nice things! Oh well. Thanks for the heads up though. Love the blog, keep it up!

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Mael Brigde said...

You are very welcome, Thorsvin. Too bad you can't go! I'm across the country so it doesn't look good for me, either. But wouldn't it be lovely?

I checked out your blog--congratulations on your new commitment to keeping Brigit's flame. Blessings on your path.