The Beltane Spring Fayre Group is a diverse group of
pagan and non-pagan individuals involved in organising
and promoting an annual festival celebrating spring
with earth-based mysteries and traditional spirituality.
The group aims to promote, organise, and hold events
that will, by means of celebratory traditional festivals
and gatherings, further understanding of and co-operation
between the pagan community and the other diverse cultural
and spiritual communities of Leicester. Earth based,
traditional, pagan, new age and alternative spiritualities
will be represented at these events.
As a nature based spirituality Paganism celebrates
the seasons. Thus the events of our eight major festivals
will concentrate on celebratory rites. They will be
entertaining although they are primarily spiritual experiences
which can enrich the soul. The sense of companionship
and the act of co-operative worship, in public and private
spaces, are integral parts of the experience. They do
much to reclaim the position in the community so long
denied to Pagan people.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES STATEMENT
Membership of the steering committee is open to all,
regardless of gender, race, religion, sexuality or disability.
The Group endeavours to promote tolerance and understanding
between the diverse spiritual communities of Leicester,
and actively welcomes representatives of different faiths
at meetings and events.
The Beltane Spring Fayre is a public event and will
be advertised through public venues, local media and
directly to ethnic and religious community groups in
All efforts will be made to ensure that events organised
by the Beltane Spring Fayre Group are fully accessible
to people with disabilities, in order to comply with
the Disability Discrimination Act.
Discrimination against individuals or groups based
on gender, race, religion, sexuality or disability will
not be tolerated at any event organised by the Group,
and will be dealt with firmly. Where behaviour threatens
the safety or wellbeing of individuals or the public,
offenders will be asked to leave and the police may
The Beltane Spring Fayre Group is committed to the promotion
of equal opportunities and social inclusion and should
any member of the public wish to make an enquiry or
a complaint, they should contact Event Manager Lesley
Vann or Deputy Convener Jo Sennitt in the first instance.