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Voy­ages to Imag­i­na­tion: A Car­ni­val Mas­quer­ade
Sat­ur­day Jan 5, Noon – 6pm

The Cale­don Library announces a gala event to mark the open­ing of its newest branch, the H.G. Wells Memo­r­i­al Branch Library in Cale­don Well­sian. A masked street par­ty on Jan­u­ary 5 will cel­e­brate the open­ing of the Library and its inau­gur­al exhib­it on the New Orleans Car­ni­val.

The road­way along the north­ern shore of Cale­don Well­sian will be host to a fes­ti­val of mask­ing, mum­ming, music and dance from 12 noon to 6 pm SLT on Jan­u­ary 5th, 2008, a date tra­di­tion­al­ly observed as the fes­ti­val of Twelfth Night.

Mark­ing the end of the Christ­mas sea­son and the start of the Car­ni­val sea­son, Twelfth Night, the eve of the Feast of the Epiphany in the Chris­t­ian litur­gi­cal cal­en­dar, has tra­di­tion­al­ly been a time of mer­ri­ment and mis­chief-mak­ing befit­ting the brief and top­sy-turvy reign of the Lord of Mis­rule. The Library is pleased to invite all of Cale­don’s cit­i­zens and friends to our Twelfth Night fes­tiv­i­ties; a most hearty invi­ta­tion is extend­ed to those for whom Cale­don is yet unknown, that they might dis­cov­er the plea­sures of this fabled land.

Mask­ing is most cour­te­ous­ly and hearti­ly encour­aged for this event. Appro­pri­ate­ly fes­tive music will be sup­plied by the musi­cal con­jur­ers of Radio Riel – a Renais­sance Rave from noon to 3pm with Elrik Mer­lin, fol­lowed by a Car­ni­val Extrav­a­gan­za with Gabrielle Riel – and an assort­ment of sea­son­al refresh­ments will be offered. Oppor­tu­ni­ties will be avail­able for pub­lic danc­ing, as well as more pri­vate forms of enter­tain­ment, equal­ly tra­di­tion­al in this sea­son of mis­rule and upend­ing, as the spir­its move.

The open­ing exhi­bi­tion at the Well­sian Branch of the Cale­don Library is on the New Orleans Car­ni­val. An arti­cle on the exhib­it may be found here.

Can’t be there? You can still tune in! Lis­ten to the Main Stream on http://music.radioriel.org/

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