Harvest procession through town centre and river ritual and fire finale at Denis Burke Park
This year’s celebration of harvest will include a percussion band facilitated by David ‘Noise’ Boyd, several performers, including the Fresh Air Collective and fire dancers Stevie Wicks and Ro Hall. It will also include the large Wisdom Salmon, made specially this year by Lynn Kirkham of the Greenmantle carrying messages of care and wisdom. The joyful band of revellers will be walking through town past the Main Guard, past the Gashouse bridge to Denis Burke Park for a thanksgiving ritual, collective singsong and finale Fire performance with the fantastic Rogù fire artists.
The public are invited to come early to grab an outfit and/or jazz up their own with the help of a costume designer, or make a last-minute headdress with Elke Wilson and get face-painted. Expect to warm up with the band and be handed a musical instrument or practice a bit of chanting to get into the mood. If you have them at home, bring a long cloak in green or Autumn colours and warm up those vocal chords!
There will be delicious fresh food on site all day up to the procession start with picnic tables to meet and chat!