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
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.
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
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 Leicester.
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.
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 be called.
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