The Wicker Man: director-introduced screening, with real wicker man burning

May 02 2015 12:00 - May 03 2015 00:00

The Verulam Arms, 41 Lower Dagnall Street, AL3 4QE St Albans


On 2nd May we'll be celebrating the onset of Spring in true pagan fashion - there'll be feasting and fun all day, with special beer flavoured with foraged woodruff (a traditional May delicacy in Germanic cultures). We'll have Morris Dancers, a visit from the mythical Green Man (the personification of greenery returning to the fields and forests), and, finally, taking California's burning man festival back to its English historical roots, the ceremonial burning of a wicker man. Yes, really.

Then, to top it all off, we're screening the restored final cut of The Wicker Man, introduced for us by our guest of honour, Robin Hardy, the director of the film!

There'll also be music from The Princes in the Tower, who are quickly becoming our resident medieval troubadors.

Midday - 6pm: Feasting and fun, games and music
6pm: Princes in the Tower play first set of medieval tunes.
8pm: The lighting of the wicker man, evocatively accompanied by more music from the Princes.
9pm: Screening of The Final Cut of The Wicker Man, introduced by Robin Hardy, the director of the film!

Free Entrance

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