This is the website for the annual Leaping Hare convention, which is held every spring in Colchester, Essex, Britain. We will update this site with information about each forthcoming convention, as well as featuring reviews of previous years.
The 2015 convention went very well and I think those attending will agree that the quality of talks and workshops was high this year. We'd like to thank Karen, Jo, the Morrighan's Path band, Adrienne, Terry, Sam, Sai & Ranbir, Nimue & Tom, and Clan Ogma for all their sterling performances. Our thanks go to all the volunteers on the day ~ particularly Di for coordinating everything, John for manning the door, Terry for emceeing and booking the stalls, Barry for opening the day, and Venetia for advertising the event. Without the volunteers from the Colchester Pagan Network, this event could simply not happen. We would also like to thank the stallholders, readers, and of course the people who attended on the day for making the whole event so enjoyable.
If you would like to book a stall (please note they tend to sell out quite a few months in advance) contact stalls, offer your skills as a speaker/performer for the 2016 event on April 2nd, or purchase a ticket then please email the address below.
This site was last updated on 1st January 2016
Tickets are also available from Philipa on 07564 28823807564 288238 or via firstname.lastname@example.org
Ticket prices are £6.50 in advance, or £8 on the door. Disabled people bringing non-pagan carers can request a free ticket for one carer.
Subject to change, our programme will include...
Derek Starkswood's talk ~ Paganism in the Old Testament. Biblical and historical evidence that the triumph of monotheism never really happened.
Robin Herne's talk ~ Celtic Poetry & Magic. Unfortunately poet Matthew Plumb has had to drop out, but a similar talk will be given by local druid and author Robin Herne on the uses of poetry in magic and ritual (including some readings) in Welsh, Irish, and other Celtic metrical styles.
Nick Ford's talk ~ On the Death of Gods. The gods are mostly dead, like most people, but that need not stop us interacting to our mutual benefit.
Oscar Kolkowski's talk ~ The Kalevala. An introduction to the Finnish Kalevala exploring shamanism, magic and culture through storytelling, poetry, and music.
Matthew Plumb's workshop ~ writing nature poetry
Gill Macdonald's workshop ~ creating your own tree talisman
Sam Marks' workshop ~ please bring your own drum to take part in the popular rhythm workshop.