PAPER XIII

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Maypoles and Morris dancing – which traditional May festival are you most likely to embrace?
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Nicola Moulton

is a beauty journalist who spent nine years as beauty director at British Vogue. She is now creative director at SEEN group, an expert beauty communications agency in London.

"I’d be maypoles all the way. Ribbons, braids, flowers and fresh air – what’s not to like?"

David Annand

is a freelance editor and writer. He is a contributing editor to Condé Nast Traveller, and has been associate editor of GQ Style and Man About Town. He contributes to Mr & Mrs Smith and has written about all manner of things for The Telegraph, GQ, Literary Review and Time Out.

"If I had the time (or indeed the inclination to have any more children), I’d be joining the Wessex Morris Men as they dance their dawn fertility dance at the Cerne Abbas Giant in Dorset."

Kevin Braddock

is a writer-editor and founder of Torchlight System: Storytelling for Recovery. He is the author of Everything Begins With Asking for Help, a guide to depression and anxiety from rock-bottom to recovery, which is published in May 2019 by Kyle Books. He has previously written for titles including The Guardian, GQ, Esquire and The Face. www.torchlightsystem.com. Instagram: @torchlight_system

"I’d incline to the maypole but the way I like to celebrate is by lighting a fire. 1 May is also Beltane, an old Gaelic festival to mark the start of summer, traditionally celebrated with the lighting of bonfires and protective rituals."