March of the Mermaids is an annual seaside event organised by Hannah Chilton and friends – now in its 5th year. It is a not- for-profit event that aims to raise awareness and money for sea life and marine conservation. People dress up as mermaids, pirates and other sea-related characters / creatures from myths and stories…for a fine summer day by the sea (Brighton, UK)..and to raise funds.
This video was filmed in July 2015 by Vathani Navasothy and edited by Mani Navasothy.
Earth Hour 2015 approaches..in 2+ months time. But back in 2014, during Earth Hour 2014, I gathered some of my eco-friends on the banks of river Thames, between St.Pauls Cathedral & Tate Modern Gallery, for a special ceremony. And shortly afterwards, I made an appeal to all magical Communities – to all magical practitioners, Pagans, witches, Wizards, Shamans all.
“Please make Eco-Magic part of your rituals, Ceremonies, festivals and magical events! We have the power and the energy ..and we can change the World.. by making this conscious decision to give a tiny part of our magical practices towards Eco-Magic!”
Here’s an informal (and spur of the moment) video of that moment.. woven with a bit of friendly chaos from my fiends.
This year, (2015), we’ll be gathering again in a central venue in London.. to mark Earth Hour 2015 (takes place on saturday 28th March 2015…8.30pm to 9.30pm). Am drawing up plans, so watch this blog.. or better still, join my Meet-up group and participate.
On 30th October 2014, my friends and I drove up to Windsor Town – yes, same place where Royal Windsor Castle is! It was for filming scenes of one of our fan DrWho video stories – previously called `CyberGenesis’ (I;ll come to that in a bit). The story involves `our’ Doctor suddenly appearing (No TARDIS) in Windsor, and getting caught up in a plot by a mysterious villain called The Shaman – who seems to have found the perfect way to blackmail the Doctor – and force him to steal an artefact from Windsor Castle itself!!
We filmed outside the castle, and then went to the Windsor Great Park – that’s a great big forest! To do more location shots.. Filming continued few days later in another woods..
Here’s a short fun video that my sister filmed of us (cast and crew) on that day in Windsor. 🙂
And now here’s the exciting bit.. We are almost close to wrapping up the filming for `this’ series…(7 stories)..and will soon start editing and uploading online- where you can watch it for free (from late November onwards!)
That’s not all.. We start pre-production on the `next series’ to be filmed from Spring 2015 onwards and shown from early Summer 2015. I say `series’ but to be honest, it’s a rolling schedule.. We’ll fil, edit and show..and film..and onwards.. As and when our stories are complete. We are entirely dependant on friends’ and fellow fans’ support, participation and even creative contributions..
WE are Looking for YOU to join us!!
So contact me.. via our website e-mail, or comments in our youtube channel, or by liking our facebook page..
ps. The story we are filming is no longer to be titled as `CyberGenesis’. This is due to the shocking discovery that the BBC’s own Doctor Who story `Dark Water/ Death in Heaven’ starring Peter Capaldi as The Doctor – showed very similar concepts to our original version (which we had been writing/ working on since December 2013!!! If we carried on the same ideas, fans would be bored, or might say, they copied the BBC’.. So we have had a rethink and are changing some of the concepts.. and removing the emphasis on The Cyberman..and putting it on…Hern.. a horned God/ mythological figure that roams Windsor Great PArk..
In honour of the Birthday of Goddess Isis (which was historically celebrated on 17th July), we did river Thames based a ceremony last year (2013). Here is a short video of that event which took place by Embankment, Central London (at the base of Cleopatra’s Needle!).
This year (2014) we are doing this ceremony & social by the river Thames in the Richmond area.. on saturday 19th July’14, for ease of every one to make it.
The Isis-Boat that was begun and briefly used in the Isis-Navigatum (Blessing of the Fleet) ceremony in March’14, has been developed further. It will be briefly floated in the river Thames at the end of the Ceremony.
This is a song that people were singing on the steps of London’s St.Paul’s Cathedral, back in November 20111, during the `Occupy London’ activities. Hundreds of people were singing this and it really touched my heart my partner’s.
I recorded the song, and later added a sequence of natural photos I had collected to it.. to tell a story… Look carefully to the sequence of photos and you’ll get it… What begins well goes wrong.. but the Earth regenerates..and the video imagery ends on a positive note.