This team will be attending the Festival Interceltique in Lorient, Brittany in France to meet people, hold spiritual conversations, and think creatively about future outreach opportunities at the festival.
9 July – 8 August 2022
The Festival Interceltique in Lorient, Brittany (France) is a large festival, which began in 1971. It is designed to to celebrate all things Celtic, and all the Celtic nations are represented at the event. Of course, the host nation/culture, the Bretons, feature prominently in these celebrations. There are numerous musical events, as well as Celtic art and traditions, including classes for the language (Breton) and other educational events.
The Festival Interceltique has grown over the years to attract many thousands of people from all over the world, but especially the Celtic nations themselves. This team would use the opportunity to develop relationships with those in attendance (with special emphasis on the Brezhonegerien, Breton-speaking Breton people) moving toward spiritual conversations. Additionally, as this is the first time that we’ve fielded a team to serve at the Festival Interceltique, we would ask this team to be very observant and think creatively about possible outreach options and ideas for future teams, who would come and make connections at the Festival Interceltique. These ideas/suggestions/observations will prove invaluable as we plan future projects of this nature in Brittany.
Some knowledge of French before arrival on field would be very much recommended, but not required (i.e., the more French is known, the more opportunities for interaction). If there is no knowledge of French before arrival, we would ask that students be willing to take our intensive French course before arrival (free and via distance learning).