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Calling Out

Once more, I find myself recruiting from the locals on my flist.

Beltane Fire Society's 19th torchlit procession is gearing up for this Beltane. Most of the groups are filling up nicely, and everything's full steam ahead.

Only one problem: We need more stewards, because without them we can't have the procession. The event itself is on Beltane night (30th April), processing around Calton Hill from the Acropolis. Stewards help keep the crowd safe, make sure that everyone has a good view (incidentally getting a great view thmselves), and make sure that the procession runs smoothly.

Why would you want to be a steward?
  • Front-row seats for all the fun stuff
  • Basic training in non-physical crowd control — no experience required (also helps getting through crowds on Princes St.)
  • You can find out what it's like to be on the other side of the fence, without investing the same amount of time as many performers need
  • It's a chance to get to know people who can introduce you to the other groups, so you have an in for the next Beltane
  • It's a hell of a lot of fun
What do you need in order to be a steward?
  • You need a grand total of no experience
  • You have to be able to talk to the public
  • You have to attend some meetings/training sessions (Sunday afternoons: 2-4, Wednesday nights: 7-9). These are usually on Calton Hill, followed by some discussion in a nearby hostelry.
  • You have to attend a health and safety briefing, and two dry-runs of the event (one a week before, one on the day)
Interested? E-mail digitalraven{at}gmail{dot}com and I'll be in touch.

[crossposted to my own journal/edinburgers/alt_edinburgh]

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the_seraph
Mar. 19th, 2006 11:35 pm (UTC)
Man, I'd love to help out... cept I'm on the other side of the friggin Atlantic.


So, if you can swing airfare, I'll find me a place to sleep! *L*
fenland
Mar. 20th, 2006 11:17 am (UTC)
Have friend who will on Wednesday night be coming with me (I hope) to Calton Hill.
legless123
Mar. 20th, 2006 08:20 pm (UTC)
I'd Love To
Seeing that it's just over the border from me. But, sadly, work and social commitments (GF comming over from Oz) get in the way means that I can't help.

But I wish you all the best and, if I can possibly make it up for the night, I'll be there - mainly becuase it sounds fascinating..

Joe
digitalraven
Mar. 21st, 2006 01:46 pm (UTC)
Re: I'd Love To
Come on up for it if you at all can. It's a fantastic night.
feste9784
Mar. 22nd, 2006 02:01 pm (UTC)
I wish I lived closer, because I've read up on this and really want to go. *sighs* Maybe next year.
(Anonymous)
Mar. 22nd, 2006 06:23 pm (UTC)
I wanted to be involved because I enjoyed being a steward at samhuinn but i've been really ill past few months so doubt ill be any better in a few weeks enough to stand as long as it would require. Im going to try and make it along to watch though if i can on the day, good luck!
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luckylove
Mar. 22nd, 2006 11:38 pm (UTC)
I'm still interested. Where would I need to be on Sunday? Is it easy to find?
grendelsmere
Mar. 23rd, 2006 09:30 am (UTC)
On top of Calton Hill at 2pm. Very easy - just head toward the big group of People What You Know TM. (Any bother finding us, just let me know and I'll fetch out the pigeon suit)
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