Some of the last few pictures from the Assembly. On the Sunday morning the main hall and the smaller room at the front of the town Hall (OBOD central) were set up with tables and stalls which were manned by representatives from different parts of the Order. The idea being that you could mooch around and sit and talk with those that piqued your interest or find someone who could answer a question or concern. There were tables for Touchstone, the Office, Druidcast, the Mentors, the Mistletoe Foundation, Celebrants, the One Tree Gathering, OBOD overseas Offices, the White Horse Camps, the Druids Head Pub (online community) etc. there was even a ‘Meet the Chosen Chief’ table! These pictures were taken as the event was being set up.
The hall was lined with Grove and Seed Group banners. In the small room there was a table for authors selling their books – Kris Hughes, Brendan Howlin, Robin Herne among others. I believe there was a bit of light hearted jostling for the prime selling position! There was a stall stocked with anti fracking merchandise and an information point describing the threat the country is facing from the shale gas frenzy. Also in this room was the stall from one of the two local Groves The Appleseed Grove, who were very generously handing out apples!
Shaun who is in charge of looking after the Groves and Seed Groups had a huge map of the world in which you were invited to stick a pin to show where your group was located. Great Britain and Ireland had small pins (because there are so many Groves and Seed Groups) and the rest of the world larger ones.
There is a pin here – in Johannesburg!
I thought the this event was wonderful, it gave you an excuse to sit down and talk to all sorts of interesting people. At a weekend where the talks were taking places in small venues all over the Town, and there was always somewhere to get to next, it was good to have the opportunity to meet people in a relaxed atmosphere with plenty of time to chat. It was really well attended and the table I was helping on was pretty busy all morning.