Join Clan-Kind and STTLMNT artists for a unique Winter Solstice celebration

Dec 16, 2020

People are being given a rare opportunity to join in a Winter Solstice celebration with storytelling, rituals and connections to nature.

On Monday 21 December, the two largest planets in the solar system - Jupiter and Saturn - will appear to merge in the night's sky, creating a spectacular Christmas star.

Join the Clan-Kind artists (sister project to 'Settlement') and special guests in a Winter Solstice celebration to honour this special time of year.

The last time this phenomena occurred, Genghis Khan was conquering large swathes of Asia and Europe.

This special and rare moment heralds a time of new beginnings and rebirth to be acknowledged through ritual and contemplation.

The free 90-minute Winter Solstice Special includes the story-telling talents of Lisa Schneidau, author of Botanical Folk Tales of Britain and Ireland, and Woodland Folk Tales of Britain and Ireland.

Dartmoor-based writer, performer and celebrant Jackie Juno will guide participants to find a connection to self and nature, through Celtic shamanic journeying, oracle work and ceremony.

Dakota Camancho, a multi-disciplinary artist/researcher working in spaces of Indigenous life, performance, musical composition and community engagement, will be live from Seattle, USA, to lead in ritual.

How to attend

Register for a free ticket on Eventbrite here and receive a zoom link to access the event.

Please bring a candle, a lighter and a pencil and paper.

Children are welcome for the storytelling session at the beginning of the programme with Lisa Schneidau.

This Solstice event is a collaboration between STTLMNT and Clan-Kind.

More about STTLMNT

STTLMNT is an online digital occupation for Mayflower 400 by 30 Indigenous and Native American artists from across North America and the Pacific and Clan-Kind, a Plymouth-based project connecting people to nature and lost landscapes.

Find out more about the STTLMNT winter programme here.

Clan-Kind is funded by Mayflower 400 and the National Lottery Heritage Fund.

STTLMNT is funded by Arts Council England, Mayflower 400 and Plymouth Culture.

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