The AIA held its second Candlemas Supper on Sunday in Dreel Halls. Candlemas was originally called Imbolc and was celebrated with different customs all over Celtic Britain welcoming the halfway point between the darkest day and the days of even light and darkness. We celebrated with mulled wine and lots of comfort food. There were readings and poetry from America, Wales, Cornwall, England, Scotland and Orkney. These were stories of ancient customs and changes in the landscape as Spring approaches. We finished with lighting our candles in the darkness and having young Sophie Palmer read a poem she had just been given. The Hall looked lovely with its daffodils, greenery and candles. There was fine gathering of folks originating from all over Britain and South America.
Our next event is our Anster Nicht on Thursday 19th February when our speakers are the joint husband and wife team called Fife Architects.
Elizabeth Gordon, President