We start the camp on Friday evening at about 7(ish) with a welcoming circle — a time to meet friends both old and new. We organise any extra workshops and talks that people can offer to fit around any already arranged.
At every camp the most structured event is the evening music.
New performers are always welcome. Spontaneous music occurs all over the field, especially around the main fire.
The days are filled with lots of workshops and talks, ranging from a shamanic journey to a fun percussion workshop. Everyone can join in with as much as they wish. We have a daily craft workshop just for the kids (any missing children are usually found here).
On Saturday evening, we have a wonderful ritual, organised by people of the camp, followed by the fire labyrinth.
On Sunday afternoon at about 4(ish) we have the raffle. All the money raised goes to Dorset Wildlife Rescue.
Later that evening we have a bardic cabaret. This is a great chance for you to showcase your songs, stories, poems and jokes (just keep them cleanish until the kids are asleep).
The evenings always end at the main fire for drumming, tales and singing (including Phil's annual performance of the wonderful story of Jumping Mouse).
Of course, you need not attend anything. Spending the days amongst friends, relaxing around campfires, sharing stories, mead, music and laughter. For those that want space and silence, or walk their dogs, there are wonderful woods next to the campsite and ancient monuments nearby .