It is indeed sad news that the Dark Gathering has to be cancelled for the second year running. I had been working on trying to create a viable and manageable version that might go ahead for this year, and had been up until now, cautiously optimistic that we might be able to have a some sort of event at Boscastle this year.
However, I have now heard from the National Trust, via the Museum and Boscastle Chamber of Commerce, that they are unable to grant the appropriate licences for events this year due to the strain on their resources as a result of the pandemic. They hope that this will be a temporary measure only and that by next year their resources will improve enough to give permission to go ahead as before.
Obviously this is a huge disappointment, but the matter is out of my hands as the Dark Gathering completely relies upon the goodwill and co-operation of all concerned within Boscastle.
Let’s hope that very soon the global pandemic that is effecting so many will eventually run it’s course and be manageable enough for people to return to some degree of freedom with the return of our much loved community events and festivals.
So, for now the next Dark Gathering will be:
Saturday 29th October 2022
Stay well and stay safe!
I am delighted to confirm that we will be able to have the same line up of Morris sides as previously advertised. In other words, Beltane Border Morris, Mythago Morris and special Guest Side, Boggart’s Breakfast!
Here’s some footage of next year’s performers just to whet your appetite.