Summer Solstice beard will flourish say campaigners

In Uncategorized on June 20, 2016 by kmflett

Beard Liberation Front

press release                                                  19th June

Contact keith flett                                            07803 167266




The Beard Liberation Front, the informal network of beard wearers, has said that a beard started on Midsummer’s Day will flourish according to folk tradition

The campaigners say that based on Shakespeare’s play a Midsummer Night’s Dream a beard started on the summer solstice can have magic properties that will allow it to grow unimpeded.

In the play Bottom urges ‘good strings to your beards, new ribbons to your pumps..’

The line refers to the need to find fastenings for the false beards the actors, notably Bottom himself, are to wear for the play they are presenting.

However the campaigners say that while organic knitted beards to celebrate the longest day in reality growing a real beard, where appropriate, is an excellent way to mark midsummer.

BLF Organiser Keith Flett said Midsummer’s Day is one of the best times of year to start growing a beard coming as it does just before the start of national Beard Week


Beard Week 2016

Mon 27 June: Hirsute Personality 2016 announced: the hirsute person who has made the positive impact in public life during the year

Tues 28 June: Beard Friendly Sandwich 2016 announced: the sandwich where the mayo & salad doesn’t get caught in the beard

Wed 29 June: Hirsute Broadcaster 2016 announced: will there be a TV news reporter this year for the first time?

Thurs 30 June: Pogonophobe of the Year: we name the biggest beard hater of the year.

Fri 1 July: Beard Friendly Employer 2016 announced: are there more than ever to choose from?

Sat 2 July: Beard of Summer 2016 announced. The third of the four quarterly seasonal Awards leading up to Beard of the Year in December


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