Because of all this rain, we are changing the date of our Wicker Man burning. This is mainly due to the weather causing delays to the renovation of the garden. We want everything to be perfect for the grand unveiling, so we’ve pushed the event back a week to Sunday 6th May. This does mean we can party on a bit later into the evening because the event now falls on the Sunday of the Bank Holiday Weekend. We hope you can all make it!
On Sunday 6th May we’ll be celebrating the onset of Spring in true pagan fashion – there’ll be feasting and fun all day, with special beer flavoured with foraged woodruff (a traditional May delicacy in Germanic cultures). We’ll have a visit from the mythical Green Man (the personification of greenery returning to the fields and forests), and, finally, taking California’s burning man festival back to its English historical roots, the ceremonial burning of a wicker man. Yes, really.
There’ll also be music from The Princes in the Tower, our resident medieval troubadors.
6pm: Princes in the Tower play first set of medieval tunes.
8pm: The lighting of the wicker man, evocatively accompanied by more music from the Princes.