It’s mid September!
Time has flown by, and we’ve all been super busy getting organised for this year’s event. We are still working our way through the documentation required from us by Parks Victoria, and should have it sorted soon. We have been overwhelmed and inspired by the number of emails, calls and messages we have received with offers of help.
While we are getting on top of the paperwork side of things, there are plenty of other ways people can lend a hand:
Marquee setup/packdown: The communal marquee goes up on Friday afternoon and comes down on Sunday. This year we are in need of a few people to assist in putting it together and taking it apart.
Workshops: Many thanks to those people who have already offered their time to run a workshop over the weekend! We still have some workshop times available for anybody who’s interested.
Raffle: We are still on the lookout for prizes for the raffle. Individuals and businesses who donate a prize are advertised as “Friends of Mount Franklin” on our website.
If you are able to assist with any of these or if you would like more information, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Friday, 23rd October
2pm-4pm: Organiser arrival/Setup. Marquee setup
4pm onwards: Attendee arrival
5pm: Welcome to country, official opening, introduction of special guest in the centre crater
6pm: Mummers’ play by The Australian Stage Co, followed by Bardic Circle in the centre crater
7pm: Dusk swap/barter market at the communal marquee
Saturday, 24th October
10am: Incense Workshop with Ryan in the centre crater
12:30pm: Sausage Sizzle at the Organisers’ camp
1pm: Workshop with Drum (Vice Arch Druid, ADF) in the centre crater
3pm: Hexencraft Workshop with Linda in the centre crater
4pm: Building the bonfire
Time TBC: Ritual Workshop/Rehearsal including Spiral Dance Workshop
Dusk: Beltane Ritual in the ritual space
Sunday, 25th October
10am: Workshops in the centre crater (TBC)
10am: Pancake breakfast at the Organisers’ camp (TBC)
11am: Maypole, followed by kids’ maypole in the centre crater
11:30am: Raffle draw
12pm: Moot, official close
12:30pm-3pm: Pack up, clean up, depart
At the 2014 Gathering. Photo courtesy of Kylie Moroney.