Pagan Pride Community Area 2018
Pagan Pride is all about community, not just the local and wider Pagan community but also the place that Pagans take in the wider community. We've created a special area of the festival to celebrate and explore these community relationships where there will be information, people to talk to, talks to listen to and some community stalls, both Pagan and interesting to Pagans.
This year's Community Area is hosted by David Hames of the Pagan Federation.
Talks & Speakers
We'll be putting on short talks during the day to briefly introduce different Pagan faiths, and to give an overview of the work done by some Pagan organisations. These may be of particular interest to newcomers in the Pagan community, the Pagan-curious, and members of the public who'd like to know a little more about modern Paganism.
Here's the programme for the Community Area. Remember that you're welcome to head up there at any point to visit the stalls and talk to members of community organisations. It's also an ideal place to arrange to meet other moot members.
12:30 - An Introduction to Shamanism with Taz Thornton
13:00 - Interfaith: Building Bridges, not Walls with Matt Arnold
13:30 - An Introduction to Heathenry with Dean Kirkland
14:00 - Rural Animism and Pagan Practices with Paul Pearson
14:30 - An Introduction to Wicca with Jay Anderson
15:00 - The Defence Pagan Network with Daniel Coultas
15:20 - What's a Moot? with Ashley Mortimer
15:40 - Deaf Awareness and Accessiblity with Sue Womer
16:00 - Druidry and Spirits of Place with Nimue Brown
16:30 - Pagan LGBTQIA+ 101 with Alex Bear
17:00 - An Introduction to the Pagan Federation with Jay Anderson
Elsewhere, we'll be hosting longer talks on all kinds of topics of interest to Pagans, the Pagan-curious, and the general public. These talks, along with others talks and workshops willl be held in our Speakers' Forums, the Green Man Tree and at the Rose Garden! Find out more here.
We'll have representatives from local and national Pagan organisations on hand to talk about their groups and answer your questions. Pagan Pride UK is part of the Symposium initiative we'll be inviting other members and local moots organisers to take part.
If you're new to paganism, this is the best opportunity you'll get to make contact with others and find out what's going on in the region and further afield.
Stalls & Representatives
We'll have stalls with info and goodies from a variety of pagan and wider community organisations.
Non-profit and community organisations and charities can still book a community stall here.
So come and find us on the day and find out much more about Pagans, Paganism and the Pagan community! Pagan Pride UK 2018 will be on the 5th of August at the Arboretum in Nottingham. We can't wait to meet you all and please do get involved if you feel able, and lets make this our best festival yet!
This year, the following organisations will have stalls in the community area:
East Midlands Pagan Federation
The British Druid Order
The Dolmen Grove
Pagan Police Association
Bras not Bombs
Frack Free Nottinghamshire
(Stalls, representatives and talks may be subject to change.)