Each gathering is unique and a creation of the individuals that are there. The particular activities and experiences can vary from one gathering to the next (indeed, from one minute to the next sometimes!)
That said there are things that are quite likely to happen…
Heart circles – a special opportunity to share and listen from the heart. The profound openness that Heart Circle allows and the deep connections fostered there have made it one of the central and defining practices of Radical Faerie culture.
Food – each day we share delicious vegetarian meals prepared in the castles spacious kitchen. Different teams will take on the task of preparing lunch and dinner each day. If you would like to be the head chef for a meal, or just want to help chop the vegetables, there will be plenty of opportunities.
All of the food provided for the event is vegetarian, with vegan options where possible. If you have any special dietary needs we’ll do our best to accommodate them. Let us know about any dietary restrictions on the booking form and make sure your needs are listed on the board in the kitchen at the event itself. If you’d like to bring any special foods we’ll be happy to provide space to store them for you.
Various tasks that need to be done every day as well; washing dishes, setting tables, sweeping up, chopping wood etc. A great mantra is “if you see something that needs doing, why not be the one to do it!”
As well as that there will be an assortment of happenings… that may or may not include workshops, rituals, dancing, drumming, theatricality, music, art, sexuality, sensuality, card games, rumpuses, fancy dress and dresses, silence, solitude, serenity, chaos, noise, drama. Whatever else happens, we can guarantee that there will be magic!
Featherstone castle is a fun and magical place, but it’s also full of winding corridors, uneven floors and lots of stairs.
This can make it difficult for some people to get around safely and comfortably. If you have any concerns or particular needs regarding this (or any other issue) please let us know in advance. We’ll try to make sure that people who need them get rooms that best meet their requirements.
In general, beds are available on a first come first served basis. There are plenty of beds at the castle, so no one will end up sleeping on the floor (unless you want to!)
Please note that whilst the organisers of this event take reasonable care to provide a safe environment for you, the circumstances of the event and the nature of the activities is such that people will often try out new activities or take risks which the organisers can not foresee.
As a participant you assume responsibility for your own safety and should exercise due care. By choosing to attend this event we will assume you understand and accept this.
Most of all we look forward to a wonderful gathering of lovely people sharing talents and time, sharing and enjoying each others company.