It is very different from where we have come, there yes they celebrated many things but it was a bit of a split community. Here everyone knows everyone. Before we had even finished unpacking I could tell you the names of all our neighbours. I didn't know the names of my old neighbours, even though they had been there for the 13 years I'd lived there!
So we turned the calender over yesterday and started the countdown to Litha/Summer Solstice and had a look around in the area to see what they do for it. And boy are we spoilt for choice. After looking through it all we have decided to go and join our friends the Pentacle Drummers at their celebration a few miles over in the next town.
Here be a few things from their site about it all:
This Summer Solstice come and Join Eastbournes most popular drumming group, The Pentacle Drummers, Lords of Earthen Drums at their spectacular Summer Solstice event in their home town.
A fun filled day for all the family, with Ceremony, Drumming, Morris Dancing, Bouncy castles and slides, Sand pits, Fancy dress, Stoneage games, Belly dancers and much more, followed by an evening of Great music and dancing under the stars.
FREE PARKING & FREE CHILDRENS ACTIVITIES
This event will be held on secure private enclosed grounds, so the whole family can play in a safe private environment.
The Line up so far.
Evening Entertainment:Emma Harrop
Daytime entertainment will be from:Devilstick Peat
Emma HarropThe Sea Gypsies
More to be announced.
For the Kids there will be a free Bouncy Castle and Bouncy Slide, plus FREE professional Face Painting (not just for the kids though)
Other traditional summer fayre entertainment will include:
Have a Go Archery run by the Herstmonceux Archers, Hook A Duck, Splat The Rat, Kids Coconut Shy, Pick a Straw, Penny Roller, Tin Can Ally, Teddy Tombola, Bottle Tombola, Water Splat Stocks (filled with your favourite Pentacle Drummer!), Toy Stall, Bric'a'Brac, Books.
There will also be stalls selling magnificent items and crafts.
This event will also be supporting WRAS, a local wild life ambulance service.
Please do click on the photo above for a link jump to their Facebook event page.
So mixed up with our personal celebrations and family gathering, we are looking forward to it all.