Date: Saturday 23rd & Sunday 24th September
Time: 10:00 - 17.00
Location: Adventure Zone

Ever thought about creating your own ceremony  to mark a special rite of passage? A unique and  personal Naming Ceremony to welcome your child? Inside this beautiful arbour Dead Good Guides and fellow artists invite you to think about ideas for the future and show how you can create ceremonies yourself to mark milestones in your life.

A group of specially trained artists will be on hand to discuss alternative ways to welcome a new child into the family.

Thrifty Ceremonies, a project by the award-winning Cumbrian arts company Dead Good Guides, aims to engage Festival visitors in thinking about the potential for creating their own naming ceremonies.


A first for a festival, visitors will be able to visit a beautifully dressed arbour to get ideas, confidence and inspiration to create their own ceremony.

They are not expecting to lead actual naming ceremonies impromptu at the Festival, but who knows!

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