Saturday 4th February 2017 – Southwick Community Centre, Southwick, West Sussex.
AnderidaFest is back for another year to bring warmth and joy to the cold of Winter.
Online sales have now closed. There will be a few tickets available on the door – £25
Timothy Freke – My life mission is to take the philosophy of awakening out of the mystical ghetto, where it has been kept alive over the centuries, and into mainstream culture. I want to make these deep ideas accessible by showing that changing how we think transforms how we feel. I want to make it fashionable to be Deep Awake.
That’s why I started calling myself a ‘stand-up philosopher’. I decided to reinvigorate the ancient tradition in which philosophers were performers who went from place to place, challenging people’s ‘common sense’ assumptions and opening their minds to new ways of seeing the world.
These days philosophy is seen as dry and academic, but to me philosophy is big fun. After all, what could be more entertaining than to have someone so utterly transform your understanding of life that you find yourself experiencing a completely new reality? Now, that’s magic!
I’ve performed stand-up philosophy around the world, including London, New York, San Francisco, Las Vegas, New Orleans, Mexico City, Tokyo, Zagreb, Prague, Amsterdam, Johannesburg, Maui … and now at AnderidaFest!
Marian Green – a British author who has been working in the fields of magic, witchcraft and the Western Mysteries since the early 1960s. She founded and continues to organise the Quest Conference held every year in the UK and has edited the magazine Quest since founding it in 1970. She created the Green Circle, a network of pagans and magicians, in 1982. She was previously a council member of the Pagan Federation and the editor of Pagan Dawn.
Born in London in 1944 but raised in a rural area, Green met other pagans after entering university at 29. As of 2002 she had worked in publishing for most of her career.
Marian rejects the idea, dominant in the period after the revival of pagan witchcraft by Gerald Gardner, that witchcraft needs to be coven-based and organised around formal initiations conferred by coven leaders. She teaches that the old divinities can be encountered in the natural world, alone and without prescribed ritual forms. She teaches visualisation as a means to self-transformation which will make effecting change possible: “By changing our point of view, by developing our own inner skills, each of us can learn to shape the world into the perfect planet everyone yearns for.”
Marian runs residential and non-residential weekends and correspondence courses, under the aegis of The Invisible College, which she founded. These activities are advertised in Quest. She is also a frequent speaker at other venues in the UK and the Netherlands. She is the author of over twenty books. Her manuals are widely used in the witchcraft community, and she has been influential in the development of the solitary movement in English witchcraft.
Kristoffer Hughes – Chief of the Anglesey Druid Order, a Mount Haemus Scholar, and a member of the Order of Bards Ovates and Druids. He is a teacher, writer, workshop leader, and guest speaker at Pagan conferences, camps, and festivals throughout the United Kingdom and Europe. Hughes has also contributed to Welsh and English television and radio.
Levannah Morgan – Levannah has been working as a witch for over thirty years and for most of that time has lived in Devon, in the south west of England with a wealth of magical traditions which are still observed in some of the more rural areas, it has shaped her witchcraft over the years and made it what it is. Magic is something that should be lived.
On the Lawn:
The Pentacle Drummers – Pentacle Drummers were founded in Eastbourne, East Sussex in 2001. Since then we have grown from a small group, in to the premier Drumming troupe in Sussex. We perform at over 40 events a year all over the UK. We always seek new avenues where we can share our contagious, powerful, tribal-esque rhythms and entertain the masses.
Touch the Earth – Touch The Earth are a Pagan Tribal Folk Band who make music that touch the heart and our inspiration flows from our Celtic Heritage of this land. Web: http://www.touchtheearthuk.com
Blanche Rowen and Mike Gulston – Acoustic duo Blanche Rowen and Mike Gulston: traditional and contemporary songs, with two voices in harmony accompanied by guitar, octave mandola, laùd and bowed psaltery. Web: http://www.rowengulston.co.uk
Plus – Real Ale and Mead Bar – Stalls – Good food
Doors open at 10.30am and event closes at 10.30pm