We invite all humanists - members or supporters - to a picnic to celebrate the change of season from Spring to Summer.
Celebration is an important part of life. People who leave religious communities find that they have lost the celebrations that were part of those communities. People who have never been religious often feel there's a gap in their lives and are drawn to some form of celebration.
Humanism already provides non-religious celebrations for big life events, such as births, deaths and partnerships. But there isn’t really anything to celebrate our passage through the year. The seasons shape our lives, so let’s celebrate them too.
This celebration will be created by those present. Anyone who wishes to can share poems, readings, thoughts, memories and music that have meaning for them at this time of year. Bring something along that you would like to share with the group. Bear in mind that we will be in an open and public space.
It will also be an opportunity to eat together. Please bring some food and/or drink to share, suitable for a picnic and preferably vegetarian so that everyone can share it.
This celebration will be held in Hyde Park starting at 1pm on Saturday 29th June. We plan to meet at the large café with the modernist roof at the end of the Serpentine near Hyde Park Corner, which is marked on Google maps as “Serpentine Bar & Kitchen”. We’ll go from there as a group to the picnic spot which will be nearby.
The location to meet is here:
It would be helpful to others if you say in the comments what you plan to bring, both your contribution and to eat.
We will invite our usual voluntary donation of £3 to help cover the costs of our speaker meetings, annual Meetup fees, and the group’s membership of various national and international humanist bodies.