Fire and Moon are a powerful combination. There is no doubting the importance both had in the past, both moon and fire were clearly incorporated into rituals and ceremonies for thousands of years. What may be less apparent is the power of groups of people building together, a communal effort to create not only structures but more importantly lasting memories of striking events.
of figures and festivities, fire and moon blended,
The BuildNBurn approach has been developed with Kenny Brophy and Corinna Goeckeritz. For some partial insights into other BuildNBurn events, please look at:
Please contact me, if you have any ideas for other BuildNBurn events, we are happy to collaborate.
The BuildNBurn presented above was produced as part of the Joseph Anderson 150 Festival organised in collaboration by the University of Glasgow, Cardiff University, Northlight Heritage, the Yarrows Heritage Trust, Venture North and Northshore Pottery. The Joseph Anderson 150 Festival was supported with funding from the E.ON Camster Community Fund, supported by Foundation Scotland and by Eneco and Venture North.
The BuildNBurn performance ‘Joseph Anderson Presents The Mysteries of Prehistories’ could not have happened without the support, hardwork and creative efforts of: Tom (Performance and Build); Andrew Baines (Performance); Cara Berger (Technical Advice); Nan Bethune (Storytelling); Alex Carnes (Performance and Build); James Dilley (Performance); Helen Green (Performance and Build); Steve (the sound man) Mills (Audio); and Brianna Robertson (Song and Technical Advice). Thanks also to Ian Giles for providing two carved oak plaques for carbonisation. Many thanks to Islay MacLeod and Catherine MacLeod for providing copious quantities of wood and putting their faith in the BuildNBurn team. A special thanks to Amelia Pannett who made Joseph Anderson 150 Festival happen and dealt with too many challenges during the week : but we got there in the end !