Monday, November 10, 2008

Bonfire 2008!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The Most Magnificent Celebration Yet!!!!!!!!!!!!

Guy is chaired
Sermon under the torches

Fire Spinners

Street going past and all...

Guy chaired leads the way.
Bill Cooke's Photos
effigy of Paulson "toxic debt"
Fire spinners by Michele Plehn
The Bonfire Sermon Video is delivered by Conrad Bladey Bishop of the Center for Fawkesian Pursuits

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

No tolerance or freedom for Mannequins- Guy Locked out of Catholic Prayer Garden in Baltimore November 5, 2008

Guy locked out- the Pope Statue look on....
Today I took Guy Fawkes Mannequin to the prayer garden in Baltimore to sit and pray. We were told that I could come in but guy could not. It was private property after all. We reminded the official that we were not an effigy, were quiet and prayerful, we were not a protest and we did not collect money. He told us that Guy was not welcome and there did not have to be any rules posted as it was private property and they were free do do what they wished there. So we quietly took Guy Outside. Ironic as the message from the Pope on the stone wall is about tolerance and freedom. I guess the church wants to be tolerated and free but they do not wish to extend those rights to others. I would have hoped that more had changed since 1605. I noted to the official who could not produce a business card, that Guy represented the defeat of terrorism via a great deliverance by God. He still could not respect our wish to sit prayerfully together on a park bench bothering no one. In order to create the 1.5 Million dollar park the church had to use a legal technicality (freedom to worship) to tear down an historic building which the city and officials wanted to preserve as low income housing- an apartment building. The building was torn down even though a prayer garden could have been created on the roof. A simple garden could have also been constructed with far less tax free money. -Conrad

Monday, October 27, 2008

Baltimore Wood goes on the Hastings England Bonfire!

Each year we exchange wood with the Hastings Borough Bonfire Society, Sussex, England.
Here is our wood just before going onto their magnificent bonfire.

This photo submitted by Paul Kelly

He does wonderful work! Check out his collection with the links above!

Thursday, October 09, 2008

Invitation 2008-Y'all Come-Free! Open to the Public

The Center for Fawkesian Pursuits

Guy Fawkes Day/Bonfire Night Celebration

2008 November 8

Remember, Remember the Fifth of November Gunpowder, Treason, and Plot

We see no reason why Gunpowder Treason should Ever Be Forgot!

Join us for a traditional celebration including flaming torches, fireworks, chants, effigies, bonfire, dinner

FREE Open to the public all are welcome especially children

Date: November 8, 2008 Saturday

Time: Gate opens at 4:30 celebration starts around 6

Place: Center For Fawkesian Pursuits, 402 Nancy Ave., Linthicum, Md. 21090

Contact: 410-789-0930 or RSVP appreciated….

Rain or shine, dress for outside activities….

Bring….sweet, salad, snack. Dinner and beverages provided. Fancy dress is encouraged-Make a Guy Effigy (scarecrow) and bring it to win a prize! (See the web pages below for examples) Illuminated artcars will be on display as it is also World Artcar Day-Artcars welcome!

For more information about the Gunpowder Plot, Guy Fawkes and the Celebration go to:

For information about the center for Fawkesian Pursuits Go to:

We are non-profit organization dedicated to the celebration of the failure of the Gunpowder Plot of November 5, 1605 and related research.