2
2

Marsden Imbolc Fire Festival 2016

£695 of £4,000 goal

Raised by 50 people in 18 months
Marsden Imbolc Fire Festival 2016
An event for the community by the community.

Marsden Imbolc Fire Festival will take place on Saturday 6th February 2016, following weeks of free workshops in and around the schools and village of Marsden.

This is a community celebration, based around the Celtic festival of Imbolc, marking the time when the earth begins to wake up after its winter sleep.
MIFF was started by Kirklees Countryside Volunteers 22 years ago, primarily for the people of Marsden to come together at a quiet time of the year, to explore the environment around them and to share an awareness of the changing seasonal cycle.
The festival has evolved over the years and now draws from a larger, more diverse community in terms of participants, performers and audience.

In the evening, the event starts near Marsden Railway Station, with a procession led by "fiery druids", mixed bands, dancers, stilt walkers and people carrying fire lanterns made at the workshops.

It terminates at Standedge Visitor Centre (Tunnel End), where Jack Frost and the Green Man battle for the spring.  We welcome in the sun with a firework finale.

Evidence of this can be found at:

http://merryjackdaw.blogspot.co.uk/2013/08/the-marsden-imbolc-fire-festival-miff_25.html 

https://www.facebook.com/Nondesigner59/media_set?set=a.10152145451084277.1073741841.826854276

http://www.garyjsphotography.co.uk/gallery/events/


This event is run by, organised and stewarded with volunteers.

We need to raise funds for
* workshop venues
   (not the community-minded visitor centre)
* performers
* hire of equipment
* temporary fencing
* fireworks and sculptures
* insurance
and so on. 
We thank you very much for your generosity, and hope you can make the show.

If you would rather send a cheque (we get to keep it all then as we won't pay admin fees) please make it payable to IMBOLC.  You can send/give it to any of us that you know, Angie, Penny, Paddy, Chris' either of them :) Tony, Fran, Duggs, Keith, etc.

or post it to:

Paddy Clarkson
617 Leeds Rd
Huddersfield
HD2 1YS

(cheeky bit)
If you would like to help as a volunteer for workshops or stewarding as well, please do get in touch via the FB page https://www.facebook.com/groups/28897413498/

Thank you very much
Paddy and the Marsden Imbolc Team.
+ Read More
Be the first to leave a comment on this campaign.

£695 of £4,000 goal

Raised by 50 people in 18 months
Created September 29, 2015
Paddy Clarkson  
£10
Christopher Parkes-Nield
13 months ago
£10
Anonymous
13 months ago
JB
£10
john burkinshaw
13 months ago

We visited this year as a family of 4 and thought it was really good. Hope it continues !

KD
£10
Karen Downham
13 months ago

Fantastic event as always!

£10
Gemma Gilleard
13 months ago

First experience tonight - absolutely loved it!

£10
Anonymous
13 months ago
MM
£10
Marie-Claire Micuta
13 months ago
ED
£20
Eileen Daysh
13 months ago

If everyone who attended gave £4 it would fun it.... will be our first time.... looking forward to a great evening despite the rain

DA
£20
Darren Ainsworth
13 months ago
MO
£30
Mark O'Reilly
13 months ago

Looking forward to Saturday night. Thanks for all your efforts

Be the first to leave a comment on this campaign.
or
Or, use your email…
Use My Email Address
By continuing, you agree with the GoFundMe
terms and privacy policy
There's an issue with this Campaign Organizer's account. Our team has contacted them with the solution! Please ask them to sign in to GoFundMe and check their account. Return to Campaign

Are you ready for the next step?
Even a £5 donation can help!
Donate Now

Pledge now, give later.

Pledge Now
You won't be charged for this pledge. We'll let Paddy know that you have pledged support.
Thank you!
Connect on Facebook to keep track of how many donations your share brings.
We will never post on Facebook without your permission.