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We are Wight Druids

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THE Isle of Wight is a small but beautiful and sunny Island just off the south coast of England where the ancestral torch has been re-kindled after many hundreds of years so its inhabitants may once again celebrate the turning of the wheel of the year in harmony with their roots and with their natural surroundings.
Wight Druids, or the Grove of Ynys Wyth, was established at Midsummer 2004 to celebrate the eight Druid festivals at the key nodal points of each year in open rite and to provide a nurturing ‘home’ for all those in search of their true inner selves, their wellspring of inspiration.
All are welcome who approach with an open heart and mind, and embrace the spirit of mutual respect that is central to the Wight Druids ethic.
May your spiritual journeying be Blessed. /|\

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September 2012 Moot

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The September, 2012, moot will be held on Thursday, September 13, at The Castle Inn, High Street, Newport. Great atmosphere, real ale, excellent food in Newport’s oldest pub … and all the spirit presences you can sense!

Do come and join us.

BB /|\

* Meanwhile, if you’re heading for this year’s Bestival, you will be welcome to join in Wight Druids’ opening ceremony on Thursday, September 6. If you would like more info, get in touch via pfwightrc@gmail.com

September moot

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The September, 2012, moot will be held on Thursday, September 13, at The Castle Inn, High Street, Newport. Great atmosphere, real ale, excellent food in Newport’s oldest pub … and all the spirit presences you can sense!

Do come and join us.

BB /|\

* Meanwhile, if you’re heading for this year’s Bestival, you will be welcome to join in Wight Druids’ opening ceremony on Thursday, September 6. If you would like more info, get in touch via pfwightrc@gmail.com

MOOT

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MERRY MOOT AGAIN MERRY MOOTERS

THURSDAY 10TH NOVEMBER AT THE 8 BELLS CARISBROOKE

FROM 8PM ONWARDS. ALL ARE WELCOME

Winds of change

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VISITORS to this blog – and to our long-running website at http://www.wightdruids.co.uk – might already have noticed a fairly radical change.

For a little while now, we have been working on a completely new kind of website to combine all the old ‘static’ site offered with some new interactive features to give Grove members and friends some fresh options for showcasing their own work and sharing inspiration – or just a bit of chat – directly on the site.

In particular, the Eisteddfod section has been opened out to give more space for offerings of pictures, videos, poetry and more.

But we have also now added a built-in blog, a forum for exchanging ideas and a ‘Shoutbox’ for more direct chat, among the raft of new features.

Although still under constant development, we are now consolidating the new site as our main online presence and as a result, have suspended the original wightdruids.co.uk site, with traffic automatically redirected to our new ‘home’ on the web.

We do hope you will come on over and join us.

Bendithion Llawen/|\Bright Blessings

Alban Hefin – Summer Solstice, 2010

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IT IS planned to offer an open public midsummer celebration at The Longstone, Mottistone, from around noon on Monday, June 21, 2010.

As ever, all are welcome who approach in the spirit of mutual respect that is the Druid ethic.

Bendithion Llawen/|\Bright Blessings

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Changing places on the web

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As many of you will know, no sooner had we launched the new and instantly popular Wight Druids Network website than Ning – the social networking platform on which it was built – announced it was withdrawing its free services, profoundly irritating for a vast number of people who had put countless hours into building some good interactive sites this way.

Feeling rather unhappy at the ethics of this sudden move, we decided to develop a new version through another provider, and this is now up and running at http://wightdruids.spruz.com/.

If you haven’t come over and joined us so far, please do so as soon as you can. There is now a ‘button’ link on the front page of the Ning site that allows you to jump straight into the new site without having to fill in most of your details again.

Meanwhile, a longer-term aim is to completely redevelop the main Wight Druids website, making it much wider-ranging and far more interactive, as well as making it simpler for anyone signing up for the free membership to add their own content. This work is just getting under way now on our new server space at http://wightdruids.com. You can visit this embryonic site now if you’d like to see how we’re getting on with this and keep an eye on the construction work as it progresses. It’s already even possible to register as a member of the site, although content is still sparse at the moment.

As ever, we would welcome your comments on either or both of the new sites.

Bendithion Llawen/|\Bright Blessings

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