ACE presents
 Winterstar 2003 - A Feast for the Senses
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Registration for the Twentieth annual WinterStar Symposium opens Thursday at 6PM in the Hospitality House (Cottage 17), followed at 7:30 with the Welcome Wagon Pot-Luck Party, where we’ll be drummin’ and jammin’ late into the night and greeting the late-night arrivals. A great opportunity to make connections early in the program!

Merchant set-up begins at noon on Friday, and the Opening Circle is held at 1:30, with classes running from 2:00 - 6:15. At 7:00 ACE will host a banquet in the main hall, a multi-cultural feast to delight the palate, drawing on Middle-Eastern, Indian and New Age cuisines ($25 all you can eat). Afterwards, Revelry and Awen will perform in the main hall at 8:00, then host the WinterStar Community Concert where YOU help weave the fabric of our musical tapestry. (Please limit offerings to 10 minutes; sign up at the Registration Table.).

Classes continue Saturday from 9:30 AM until the 6:15 Dinner break. Then on Saturday night Ian Corrigan and Liafal present Stars, Earth And Sun - an Equinox of the Spirit. In the turning year there comes a moment of balance, when the rising light is poised with waning night. In infinite stars shines the sun, our one star. It holds our island home in its embrace, and from that embrace our land grows green again. On this day the wise can seek to rise and grow with the waxing light of spring. We will work a participatory performance - a ritual - to bring these great symbols from nature into our hearts. We’ll transform the ballroom into our temple of lights and inspiration, and with art and vision, poetry and rhythm we will keep the revel of spring! (garb appropriate, hellenic/renaissance theme, or whatever...)

Sunday at 11 AM we’ll have a couple more classes, then break for lunch (and Cabin checkout), attend the Closing Circle at 1:30, and take our last opportunity to visit our merchants and for warm farewells.

There’s nothing quite like the late-night activities at WinterStar, the perfect indoor festival to break up those long winter months. We’ve set up cottages to host parties of different styles:

The Acoustic-Jam Cabin with Awen, Revelry and misc. "formerly known as Bardos" serving up songs and stories, ribald and sublime, and whatever else they and their friends bring with them.

The Space-Jam Cabin with Einstein’s Stardust Outlaws and Ron Slabe
ESO is a Cleveland-based ensemble capable of everything from sonic soundscaping to tribal world-beat to balls-out rock&roll, and has developed a strong reputation among pagan gatherings, psychedelic happenings, space-rock festivals and big city rock clubs alike. Dances with Rockets and members of the Stardust Outlaws joining techno forces with Ron Slabe to supply ya'all with foot stompin', body wigglin', bootie boppin' good rockin' all night long to rock your world, whichever one that may be.

The Drum-Jam Cabin with Dave Hope, Halim El-Dabh and Dennis & Linda Murphy with the usual suspects. Don't forget to dress in layers, it gets hot in there!

Blessed Be!

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