May 4, 2021By adminUncategorized

The SM Board have recently taken the decision to plan for a DAY EVENT style of Summer Madness this year. We are excited and hopeful that we will be able to host a non-residential programme on July 2 / 3 / 4th at the Ulster University in Coleraine! It may be a slightly stripped back … Read More

SM 2021….

October 7, 2020By adminUncategorized

WE HAVE MADE A DECISION… Our theme for this year tells us not to stop praying – so we won’t! We have however come to the conclusion that this year we will be praying with out tents! In the current situation we must recognise that it will not be possible to hold the Festival in … Read More

‘Big Top’ video not meant to be a hoax!

June 15, 2020By adminUncategorized

Hi all I posted the video below on our Facebook – out of a bit of naustalgia really! I quipped that I wished it was always ‘this’ easy and what I meant was that this year it has been rather ‘easy’ not having the tent to put up!. Really didn’t mean to confuse anyone 🙂  … Read More

Summer Madness 2020 – the one that got away!

March 23, 2020By adminUncategorized

With a very heavy heart the Directors have come to the conclusion that Summer Madness, scheduled for June 26-30th must be cancelled. For the first time in 33 years we have found it impossible to continue with preparations for Summer Madness due to the Covid 19 crisis. This is very disappointing news for us all … Read More

SM Youth Leader mailout – Sept ’19

September 22, 2019By adminNews

Feedback from this year’s festival: Very many of you kindly joined in with the online response forms and have already spoken with some of us and I want to thank you for taking the time to help us learn from your comments, observations and stories. Some of you have even noticed that we do indeed … Read More

SM 2019 festival feedback

September 19, 2019By adminNews

  Over the years we’ve gradually learned how to interpret the ‘festival feedback’ from our online sources etc. It’s never easy to extract yourself from the myriad of  ‘confirmation bias traps’ that you can fall into, so we thought that it might be a good thing to publish at least some of the material to … Read More