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Sat, 23 May


Dinas Powys Post Roman British Hillfort

Earth Vigil

A chance to share community, songs, stories, poetry and a vigil for the Earth within the embrace of trees, beneath a canopy of stars. An opportunity to be surrounded by the glory of the dawn chorus. Event in aid of World Wildlife Fund.

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Earth Vigil
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Time & Location

23 May 2020, 19:30 – 24 May 2020, 07:30

Dinas Powys Post Roman British Hillfort, Unnamed Road, Dinas Powys CF64, UK


About the event

Join us for a vigil in the woods to honour the earth and our natural world. We'll gather just before sundown to build a fire, put out our mats and sleeping bags before sharing stories, poetry and songs in celebration of the plant, bird and animal kingdoms, and dance around the fire to honour the earth. When the time feels right, we'll spend time in silent vigil around the fire before resting among the living woods as we wait for our planet's finest choir to begin their exquisite song - the dawn chorus.

As with so many other elements of our natural world, Britain's dawn chorus is changing as species dwindle and in some cases fall silent - permanently. Across the world, climate change is forcing the extinction of species at an unprecedented rate. This is an opportunity to gather, share our grief for and wonder at nature, and importantly to share a sense of the sacred as a community and express our deep humanity.

Dinas Powys Hillfort is an Early Medieval fortified feasting site in the Vale of Glamorgan. Now heavily wooded and surrounded by woodland, it provides the perfect spot to spend a night beneath the tree canopy and the stars. If the weather is kind, being just after the full moon, we should be treated to the glory of the stars at night.

£10 donation per person secures your place. Every penny will be donated to the World Wildlife Fund for their work supporting endangered wildlife across the globe.

This event is weather dependent and will be confirmed a few days ahead of our gathering. In the event of cancellation, your donations of £10 will be reimbursed.

Please bring food to share as breakfast on the morning of 24th. No alcohol is permitted at this event. Meeting points etc will be sent to participants ahead of the event. For your comfort, we suggest you bring a sleeping mat / ground sheet, good quality sleeping bag,  and if possible a bivy bag or at least a second groundsheet/ tarp / plastic sheet to throw over your sleeping bag to guard against the dampness of dew. Layers of clothing are also recommended as it will get chilly deep in the night.

Places limited to 23 people.


  • Donation for World Wildlife Fu

    This is a donation to World Wildlife fund which secures your place for this Earth Vigil event.

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