Thursday, December 13, 2007

Firebird Festival and Live Nativity this weekend!

Here is the info on two annual events which take place this weekend.

Saturday, December 15, 2007 marks the 4th Annual Firebird Festival here in Phoenixville, and the festivities kick off at 4 p.m. on Bridge Street.

The following schedule is from the website.


Colonial Theatre - 227 Bridge Street

4-5pm Theater of the Stars, holiday marionette show with Peter Bruckner
6-6:20 Storytelling Irma tells the Phoenix myth

6:20-7pm Firebird Improv Orchestra with roving conductors

Phoenix Village Art Center - 207 Bridge Street

5-6:30pm Paul Wentworth- folk/fusion guitar


7:15 Procession from the Colonial Theatre to the Justice Building led by Drumming for Sanity Percussion Ensemble


Firebird Site - 300 block of Bridge Street

Master of Ceremonies - Barry Lee from Spirit Wing

4:00 The Crafts Bazaar opens - be sure to come and enjoy the food, street performers, firespinners, music, entertainment and more throughout the event

5:00 Eric Reinhardt - playing live music on stage

7:00 Peace birds - giant puppets parade through the crowd

7:40 Firespinners - dancers perform with live fire.

7:45 The Great Quintini - performance artist

Mia Bosna - invocation

7:50 Raffle draw - find out if you're the one to light the Firebird

7:55 Didgeredo, Singing Bowl ensemble

Lighting of the Firebird - 8:00

On stage - Music by Spirit Wing and Mystic Song

All performances are free.

The street performers up and down Bridge street, called buskers, are performing for tips. Please support local artists on the street and at the craft bazaar.

Small clay birds made by the community have been placed beneath the Firebird. As it burns, the Firebird acts as giant kiln firing the clay birds below, thus reenacting the Myth of the Phoenix that is consumed in flame and reborn from its own ashes.

Come to the Phoenix Village Art Center in February for a Firebird photo and clay bird display. This is your chance to purchase one of the birds fired inside the burning Phoenix.

After the Festival

The Firebird Festval is organized and built by a group of local artists. The Firebird Committee members will be displaying their art work at the Phoenix Village Art Center for the February show opening the 1st of the month. Also on display will be the clay birds fired inside the Firebird.

At the Gallery

Charles Segal, Bill Milnazik, Mia Bosna, Lynn Miller, Lisa Mueller, Paul Michaels, Dagmar Holl and Henrik Stubbe Teglbjaerg.

We are all looking forward to seeing you there!


The Jaycees will hold their Live Nativity on Sunday, December 16, 2007, at 6 p.m., in Reeves Park.

If you visit their link provided below, you can download and print the Christmas Carols and text of the program.

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