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Event Cancellation: Harvest Moon 2017

posted 13 Sep 2017, 09:49 by Emily Frampton

It is with deep sadness and regret that we announce that Harvest Moon 2017 will not go ahead. Due to lower than expected advance ticket sales we cannot guarantee to cover the costs of this unique and wonderful event.

We would like to thank our speakers, stall holders and volunteers past and present for their support.
We hope to return in the not so distant future with new and fresh ideas.

Electronic tickets will be refunded automatically
If you have bought paper tickets please go back to your original seller for a full refund. If you are unable to do this or have any other queries please email info@harvestmoonfestival.co.uk

Speakers and stallholders will be contacted separately.

Harvest Moon 2017 supporting Leeway

posted 29 Aug 2017, 14:16 by Stacy Cosham

This year Harvest Moon conference will be supporting local charity, Leeway.

Leeway provide a free, safe and confidential service designed to empower those who are experiencing domestic abuse and give them the confidence needed in order to make independent choices about their life.  They achieve this by providing a range of one-on-one and community based services, not only for adults and children of Norfolk, but also those from other areas of the country who require a place of safety.

The emotional and practical advice Leeway offers enables people to get the support and protection they need. We work in a non-judgemental way with people to empower them to make independent decisions about their life and their future.

  • Helpline - 0300 561 0077

  • Sexual Violence service

  • Community services

  • Children and young people service

  • Safe houses

  • Advocacy

  • Male victim service

  • Adolescent to parental abuse service

  • Rural communities service

  • Training and consultancy

To learn more you can visit their website www.leewaysupport.org

We will be hosting a workshop witch and stitch to make a blanket that will be donated to one of their refuge centres.

Harvest Moon 2017 welcomes Marian Green

posted 29 Aug 2017, 13:39 by Stacy Cosham

Marian Green is a british author who has been working in the fields of magic, witchcraft and the Western Mysteries since the early 1960s.  She founded and continues to organise the Quest Conference held every year in the UK and has edited the magazine Quest since founding it in 1970. She created the Green Circle, a network of pagans and magicians, in 1982. She was previously a council member of the Pagan Federation and the editor of Pagan Dawn.

Born in London in 1944 but raised in a rural area, Green met other pagans after entering university at 29. As of 2002 she had worked in publishing for most of her career. Her latest book is A Witch Alone


We will be receiving a special talk from Marian at the conference, that ties in nicely with our workshops. Her talk will centre around woodland and field witchcraft. Looking at how to practice on a practical level using what is around you, regardless of whether you are deep in the forest or in an inner city park

Experience something a little different with Geraldine Beskin

posted 29 Aug 2017, 11:14 by Stacy Cosham   [ updated 29 Aug 2017, 12:05 ]

Geraldine is the owner of the oldest occult bookshop in the world, Atlantis Bookshop, one of London’s unchanging landmarks and the pre-eminent supplier of esoteric literature established in 1922. Her father acquired the shop in 1962 and Geraldine herself took over in 1972 after working there since she was 19 years old. She now runs it with her daughter, Bali.

Geraldine, an occultist herself, gives talks on a range of subjects and we will be welcoming her at Harvest Moon to talk about how the tarot is reflected in London.

We are very excited to welcome Geraldine to Harvest Moon and hope you will find her talk as fascinating as we will.

Harvest Moon welcomes Joanne van der Hoeven

posted 21 Aug 2017, 09:11 by Stacy Cosham   [ updated 29 Aug 2017, 12:04 ]

Joanna is a Druid priestess and best-selling author. She was born in Quebec, Canada and moved to the UK in 1998, where she now lives with her husband in a small village in Suffolk, near the coast of the North Sea.

Joanna is a singer, poet, dancer and teacher.  She has studied with Emma Restall Orr and the Order of Bards, Ovates and Druids.  She has a BA Hons English Language and Literature degree and also has an NVQ with the British Horse Society in Riding and Stable Management. She is currently the Media Co-Ordinator for The Druid Network and is also the Director of Druid College UK

Visit her website to discover more about her and download her audio guides.


Harvest Moon 2017 welcomes Pete Jennings

posted 13 Aug 2017, 11:10 by Stacy Cosham

A seasoned speaker at Harvest Moon Conferences, Pete was born in Ipswich now residing in Essex with his partner. Pete has had careers in both the private and public sector, qualified as a counsellor and psychotherapist.

Pete has published over a dozen books related to paganism folklore and frequently lectures to conferences and societies.  A Pagan of the Heathen tradition, and High Gothi of Odinshof as well as retired President of the Pagan Federation.

We are looking forward to welcoming Pete back to Harvest Moon to talk about Corvids.

How excited are you about seeing Pete's talk?  

Harvest Moon Conference 2017

posted 23 Jul 2017, 08:46 by Stacy Cosham

We are really excited to be getting ready for the 2017 Conference.  Speakers have been announced on the homepage; tickets are available to buy online now or from one of our friendly team at the following locations:
Keep checking back here for latest news and announcements ahead of the event, including speaker updates, workshop plans and more. 

Don't forget you can join the conversation by joining our Facebook Group or Twitter @HarvestMoonNfk or following our hashtag #HarvestMoon17

If you want any information not on this website, just ask! 

Getting to Number 47 St Giles

posted 7 Sep 2016, 14:50 by Harvest Moon Festival   [ updated 7 Sep 2016, 14:58 ]

As we are moving to a brand new location this year we wanted to let you all know exactly where we are going to be and how to get there.

No 47 St Giles in in the heart of Norwich in a beautiful Georgian building.  This Grade 2 listed building hosts conferences, weddings, dinners and celebrations.  We have the whole building on September 24th from the beautiful rose garden to the Le Strange room.

St Giles is just west of Norwich Market Place, on foot you walk up the hill past Tescos Metro and the Guildhall.

By Train, come to Norwich train station, walk up Prince of Whales Road, cross the market and walk up the hill past the Guildhall.

Parking.  I would recommend you use one of Norwich's Park and Ride schemes as you will be in the city all day.  If you need to be closer there is a Multi Storey car park quite close on St Giles as well as car parks at St Andrews, the Forum and Chapelfields Mall.  There is lots of information here to help you get here.

Don't forget you can get your tickets from our online ticket partner here

Accessibility at No 47 St Giles

posted 19 Jul 2016, 05:32 by Harvest Moon Festival


Those of us who frequent historic buildings know that they can be rather interesting to move around; with their extensions and additions they can be tricky to navigate. 

With this in mind I wanted to talk about how the Harvest Moon Conference is accessible to everyone, whatever their physical mobility is.  The staff at No47 are very used to hosting large events with a wide range of guests and the building and staff are set up to make sure their guests can get where they need to.  There are a series of stair lifts to help access as well as ramps to get you up and down but unfortunately no lift.

As in previous years, if you are coming or planning to come to Harvest Moon and do have mobility or physical difference, please do contact us so we can make sure you day is as full and enjoyable as possible.


 

A Brand New Venue

posted 5 Apr 2016, 14:47 by Harvest Moon Festival

I was very excited to visit our brand new venue recently.  The beautiful, historic and, quite frankly, spectacular No 47 St Giles is home to the Norwich Masonic Association.  They open up this enormous building to weddings, events and now to Harvest Moon and we are very lucky to have access to both temples, the Garden Room, Rose Garden and the venue staff will be offering hot and cold food throughout the day in the bar.

Will we be hosting our new communities area in the very room that my good friends Hannah & Dan celebrated their wedding over 10 years ago.  Our talks will be taking place in the main temple which can seat about 100 people and is full of history and masonic symbology.  The Norfolk Goddess Temple will be creating a temple space within the Le Strange Temple for quiet meditation and worship.  This is an amazing room that has a serenity about it that makes it perfect for a temple space.

To have a sneaky look at the building before September you can have a look on their web site.

 

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