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Cauldron of Plenty
Community Gathering 

tribal festival in wild nature

22th - 26th August 2024 

 A longstanding small and family-friendly festival that has been going strong for 30 years at Spirit Horse.

Adult: £175  / Youth: 14 to 18 yrs £95 / Kids: 5 to 14 yrs  £75 / Under 5's: Free / Family Ticket: £320

ABOUT 

 Cauldron of Plenty is an intimate and magical gathering in our wild valley is a sweet and relaxed time after a busy August season of running deep end retreats, workshops and rituals. For one weekend a year, an ancient village is born as we gather and live together and remember what is means to be human.

A huge ceremonial welcome leads into four days of a tribal overflowing cornucopia of exuberance with every kind of performance and expression to entertain you. Drumming, dancing, singing, storytelling together with fiercely humorous encouragement to live on the earth in a sacred way. There are peaceful wild nooks in all directions to wander off and dream in. 

At this wild festival no commerce is exchanged. Your ticket includes all meals and we all eat together from same Cauldron. 

If you have never been to Spirit Horse before, this is the perfect time to come check us out. This festival is for anyone who wants to celebrate their wildness and experience what it truly means to be a natural human as we come together in fellowship and community. Welcome to the village that faces up to the sky!  
 

Your Ticket is All Inclusive

 

Three delicious meals a day and unlimited teas/coffees. No booking fee, no parking charge, no camping charge. An Independent community gathering of free people where no commerce is exchanged.

 

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The seeds of sacred community are being wildly sown,
whoever you are; bring your face to the feast and the light.
Walk into the Company of Lovers while there is still time.

Expect the usual intoxicating brew of teachers, workshops, occasional divine appearances and the often hugely unexpected gesture from you, yourself. 

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What To Expect?

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Spontaneous workshops, performances, bonfires and a lot of drumming and acoustic improvisation.

We do not hire bands, acts or traders like most festivals, we all take from the same cauldron and are proud to say we are an entirely acoustic event with drumming and live performances. 

There will be an extravagant masked ball on the first evening. You are encouraged to make or bring you mask and dress up. 

The Ceilidh: A Celtic word for cabaret this is an open stage to encourage the performer in YOU!

A Community Ritual bringing all the generations together, in a fun, easy yet profound and moving way that feeds the Spirit of the Earth Goddess.

There is a welcome circle on the Friday morning and a leaving circle on the Monday morning.

At this tribal festival, children are very much a welcome and central part of the tribe. At our children's circle, the aim is to encourage children in a sensitive and supportive way to have a unique experience with their own age group.  You can find out more about the children's circle here.

Food

Our happy kitchen will be serving delicious, wholesome meals throughout the weekend.  We cater for vegans & gluten-free. 

The meal ticket is included in the price and there will be generous portions of food to enjoy, but feel free to bring your favourite snacks you just can't be without! 

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Price Breakdown

(Includes meal ticket)

Adult ticket: Ticket £100 + Food  £75
Youth ticket: £50 + Food  £45
Kids: £50 + Food £25

Under 5s - Free 

Practicalities

 

Arrival Time: Thursday 3 pm - 7:30 pm AND Friday 3 pm - 7:30 pm. Opening circle will be at 11 am Friday morning.

Please make sure to arrive on site at the arrival time. We will ferry you and all your gear in our four wheel drive vehicles down the steep mountain road to the village (if you don't fancy the spectacular mountain footpath). This takes only a few minutes to drive but you will have to load everything into our vehicles with our help. Welcome to the Bhutan of Wales. You can have the full Himalayan adventure without ever leaving Britain.

 

Spirit Horse Mountain Retreat is set amidst 200 acres of wildest Wales, allowed through the Forest of Dreams (registered charity) to return to its natural original face.

Bookings and Cancellations Policy

 

It is really helpful for us when running courses and events if you book in advance.

If we have to cancel an event, we will provide you a full refund without question.
If you need to cancel your booking, you can carry the value of your booking over to another event (subject to availability) or pay £100 admin fee, unless exceptional circumstances.

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