CERES Yule Celebration – Winter Solstice 2009
Posted in Events by Virginia on June 11th, 2009
Celebrate the return of the light from the darkest night at CERES Winter Solstice.
Brighten up your winter’s night and discover the beauty of darkness and light with shadow puppetry, a traditional Yule ritual, fire sculpture, poetry and a stellar musical line up.
What: CERES Yule Celebration
Where: CERES Community Park. Cnr of Roberts and Stewarts St, Brunswick East, Victoria
Price: Tickets at the Gate. $15 full $10 members /concession, $ 5 kids, $20 passionate – $5 of ticket price is donated to CERES Environment Fund
For more information please contact Sandra Castro Sandra@ ceres.org.au
03 9387 2609
Renowned shadow puppeteers “Stories from the Ground” have created a special solstice piece “The Longest Shadow”.
The audience will create a spiral dance, at the precise moment of the solstice, mimicking the movement of the sun and the completion of the cycle of the seasons as part of the Yule (wheel) ritual.
“In many cultures fire is thought of as the little brother to the sun, and on the darkest night we honor fire and light. Let your creative sparks fly and join in the celebration, whilst you warm up with delicious organic food, mulled wine and merriment at CERES CafÃ©.” Deborah Hatton Event Producer Yule Celebration Program:
From 3pm – activities including wreath making for kids
Solstice ritual and spiral dance – led by Seline (Celebrant & Ritualist)
Lighting of Fires and fire sculpture behind the CafÃ© marquee
Jayden Lillyist – Indigenous singer songwriter
Stories from the Ground – “The Longest Shadow”
Broni – acoustic pop artist
Poetry by Jill Sutton – Melbourne writer
Rosie Burgess Trio – “Burgess gave off more energy than an illegally sparked firecracker. Her band was awesome, the violin was go-faster red, and the polka she finished on was enough to make the artists preceding her eat humble pie” – Donne Restom, Drum Media, Sydney, June 2008.
Mladen will play the Ud – a traditional Arabic lute