Pagan Pride UK is the work of many! Every year dozens of marshals, performers, traders, vendors and contractors come together (along with the organisation team!) to make an incredible event happen. Here we would like to offer thanks.
(Photo by Sandra Franklin)
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Firstly, THANK YOU to our amazing marshal team
The festival literally could not run without the incredible hard-working people who don the purple shirt, give their time and enegry to marshal the morning muster, run venues, facepaint, work on stage, set up and pack down tents, give out programmes, sell merchandise, litterpick and do a hundred other jobs vital to the event. You are all amazing people and we were so lucky to have you this year!
And to our brilliant Media Team
Our volunteer media team work hard, not only during the festival but afterwards, editing photos and videos and delivering a polished product to provide wonderful memories of the event.
Adnd thank you of course to the guests who kindly let us use their photos!
Here are these year's amazing photographers; you can find their photos on our Facebook page.
And an extra thank you to Chris Collin, who filmed footage at the festival and then created the amazing official video that so beautifully showcases the wonderful diversity of the Pagan community. It'll be available very soon on our YouTube channel.
THANK YOU to our incredible performers!
Giving a performance at a festival means more than just showing up on the day. It means hours of practice, sometimes writing a new talk or workshop, choreography or set especially. It means travel time and last minute rehearshals and readying costumes and props. Our performers are not only skilled and dedicated, but wonderful human beings, who share their time and talent at the festival freely, to support and celebrate with the UK Pagan community.
A huge THANKS to our rocking bands & musicians!
At the Main Stage were...
(Photo by John Jowett)
At the Acoustic Stage were...
CORVUS hosted the Acoustic Stage this year! Performing along with them were:
and at the Aftershow Party were . . .
THANK YOU to our amazing Speakers and Workshop Leaders!
Sean Woodward, Shani Oates, Awen Clement, Suzanne and Jake Tummus, Taz Thornton, Mike Stygal, Sam Pearson, Alex Bear, Pagan Federation Disabilities Team, Karen Roberts, Tony Rotherham, Cat Treadwell, Esme Knight, Ashley Mortimer, Diane Narraway, Cheryl Waldron, DK Leather, Lyn Balis, Katherine Bellchambers-Wilson, Lesley-ann Brewster
(Photo by AJ)
And giving introductory talks at our community area were:
THANK YOU to our wonderful Dancers and Dance Workshop Leaders
This year our dance arena was hosted by the wonderful Ami Carter of Black Velvet Dance.
Queen Cobra, Cherry Twirls, Sisters of Tribellica, Lady Viper, Pandora's Charms, Florence Moonlight, The Yoga Fae, Nenedhel Absynthium, Pandora's Pearls, Capoeira Nottingham, Steamhooper, Hoochie Kuchi, Moonhare Tribal Bellydance, The Diamond Dancers, Pure Bellydance, Gaynor Fairweather, Nyxie, Clare Jennings, Ohana Tribal, Chelsea, Way of the Wyrd
(Photo by Chris Collins)
We'd also like to thank our wonderful volunteers and performers at the family area!
Entertaining our younger guests were...
Madeline Walker as the Sea Princess
THANK YOU to our talented traders!
As well as bringing their beautiful wares to share with guests, and creating a vibrant marketplace, our traders help us cover the costs of the festival and to keep it free!
You can find the names and links to the fifty plus traders who attended the festival here.
(Photo by Tania Dron)
THANK YOU to our fantastic Food Vendors!
A huge thank you to our long-time sponsor, Castle Rock, for bringing their award-winning real ale to the festival.
Our food vendors provide an array of food to suit all palettes at the festival! This year we were lucky to have a variety of smaller local traders, as well as bigger companies, catering for vegans, vegetarians and meat-eaters alike.
THANK YOU to our dedicated Community Stallholders!
(Photo by Chris Collins)
And last, but so importantly, THANK YOU to YOU! Our incredible community!
You are the reason Pagan Pride UK happens. You are the reason it keeps happening every year. You motivate us and inspire us and make all this happen.
Thank you SO much everyone, we'll see you again in 2019
(Photo by Nigel Ball)
Be always be Pagan and Proud!
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