October Plenty Autumn Harvest Festival in photos

October Plenty is an autumn harvest festival which is held each October in Southwark. A colourful procession of medieval pageantry weaves its way through the ancient cobbled streets of the Thames walkway to Borough market.   Led by the formidable Green Man, the procession is a joyful celebration of the passing seasons and the abundance of the harvest.

close up of the Green Man at the October Plenty Autumn Harvest Festival

The October Plenty Autumn Harvest Festival

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Mini break to the Beltane Fire Festival

As daylight commutes, lunch breaks al-fresco and post-work Pimms make a welcome return, we’ve finally made it through winter. But while we’re dusting off our sandals down south, in the harsher Scottish climes where winters are frequently a feat of endurance, spring is celebrated with far more pomp and ceremony.   Edinburgh’s Beltane Fire Festival is a mystical night of Pagan pageantry crammed with stirring twilight creatures, fire dancers, flame throwers and giant, glowing toadstools.

May Queen at the Beltane Festival, Edinburgh

Daniel Rannoch Beltane Fire Festival 2013

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