Midsummer Night's Dreaming is a digital theatre project from The Royal Shakespeare Company and Google+
Hundreds of years prior to the Protestant and Lutheran reformations in England, Midsummer’s Eve was celebrated with bonfires and all-night vigils to provide light and to ward off evil spirits. The festivities included dancing, feasting, and of course, drunken debauchery. Around this time period, the deeply superstitious also believed that ghosts could pass from the afterlife into the present world on this night. Other people participated in rituals, encouraging the most athletic revelers to leap over high-burning fires. Supposedly, the highest jump of the evening predicted the height of crops for the new harvest season.
This night tips
- Midsummer Fair – one of the oldest fairs in the UK, held on Midsummer Common in late June
- Jazz and brass in the parks – free performances by jazz and brass bands on selected Sundays from June to September
- Parade on Mazey Day
- The Big Weekend – three days of free live music and entertainment for all the family on Parker’s Piece in early July
A great event to meet serious deal people in a less formal setting.Thomas W. Janes - Managing Director, Lincolnshire Management Inc