Beltain 2022

Welcoming in the summer!

It’s Beltain! Also known as Beltane (or Beltaine, Belltane, Bealtaine… the list goes on!) this is the original May Day festival celebrated in the Iron Age, and our biggest event of the year!

Join us as we look back on an incredible festival — dare we say, the best yet? — complete with live music performances, morris dancing, incredible drumming, and of course the burning of a 30ft wickerman.

To everyone who joined us, thank you for making this event so special. And if you couldn’t make it, here’s something to whet your appetite for next year!

We’ve put together a video highlighting some of the best moments from the festival, as well as a complete, uncut view of the wickerman burn!

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Our commemorative video!
Complete footage of the burn!
A blog post on how we built the wickerman!

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