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EXCITING DARK CRYSTAL NEWS!!!

Friend of FAE, Armorel Hamilton has told FAE exclusively that she has worked on the new series of the Dark Crystal on Netflix alongside Toby, Brian and Wendy Froud and many more talented creatives!

Armorel said,
“I’m excited to announce that I have had the privilege of working on the much anticipated DARK CRYSTAL: Age of Resistance on Netflix. The release date is August 30th 2019! Super yay! That’s a childhood dream realised !!

She went on to tell us, “I can’t reveal any details for obvious reasons, so please don’t ask! … So everyone tune in and enjoy this spectacular treat !!! Xxx”

FAE will share more news on this story in forthcoming editions of FAE magazine (Faeries and Enchantment).

FAE magazine’s 7 Fairy Festivals in the UK. FAE looks at where fairies are celebrated within the UK festival scene.

3 Wishes Fairy Festival 2019

21st to 23rd June 2019

at Mount Edgcumbe Country Park, Cremyll, Torpoint, Cornwall (Near the Devon/Plymouth border)

3 Wishes Fairy Festival – is the UK’s first fairy festival with outdoor music stages and camping, this years festival celebrates thirteen years of fairy fun since it began in 2007! Time flies when you are having fairy Fun.

On the cards for this year is:

*Real mermaids, see them swim in the Merquarium!

*A Unicorn World Record 2019 Attempt

*Fairy Dog Show

*100+ FREE workshops (included in festival ticket price)

*Fairy School

*Fairy Circus Tent!

Further info from www.fairyfestival.co.uk 

 


Faeryfields Faery Festival

6th & 7th July 2019

Vicarage Farm, Woodmancott Lane, Woodmancott, Winchester SO21 3BL

 

Please note: This is a daytime festival open from 10.30am until 6pm daily.

Further info from www.faeryology.co.uk

 


The Legendary Llangollen Faery Festival

10th to 11th August 2019

at Llangollen Pavilion, Abbey Road, Llangollen, Denbighshire

Please note: This is a daytime festival open from 10am until 5pm daily, followed by a Grand Faery ball from 7pm. There is no camping on site. There are camp sites and B&B’s in the local area.

Further info from www.northwalesfaeryfestival.com

 


Away with the Fairies at Just So Festival

16th to 18th August 2019

at Cricket Ground Entrance, Rode Hall Estate, Scholar Green, Cheshire

 

Deep within the forest find Away with the Fairies, an enchanting secret fairyland. Spy sprites making mischief up in the trees, meet the Fairy Queen and make woodland crowns and all manner of other fairy craft.

Further info from www.justsofestival.org.uk

 


Brading Faerie Festival & Wood Fair

15th September 2019

Brading Down, Brading Down Road, Brading, Ryde UK

Brading Faerie Festival and Woodfair will be a day day of magical fun and discovery, designed for the whole family. With music and dancing, demonstrations of traditional skills, quests to complete and trails to follow, plus the fairy market place.
Refreshments available all day but feel free to bring your own picnic and relax in the delightful setting of Bulleys Pit at Brading Down.
In support of Gift to Nature.

Please note: This is a daytime festival opens from 12 noon until 4pm – one day only.

Further info from Thebradingfaeriefestival


Elf and Faery Festival

27th to 30th September 2019

Greenbank House and Garden, Greenbank Garden Flenders Road, Clarkston G768RB

Please note: This is a daytime festival opens from 11am until 4pm.  Tickets are £3 per child plus normal garden admission (members enjoy free admission).

Further info from www.elf-faery-festival


This is an indoor event but one worth visiting in Glastonbury UK

The Faery Lights Ball & Fairy Fayre

Saturday 19th and 20th October 2019

Glastonbury Town Hall, Somerset, UK

Please note: The daytime fairy fayre is FREE ENTRY and opens from 10.30am on Saturday 19th and from 11am on Sunday 20th Octovber. Fairy workshops are optional and cost extra from £5). The evening Faery Lights Ball is a ticketed event and costs £25 (this event usually sells out in advance).  Tickets from The FAE Shop

Visit www.faeryevents.com or see the Facebook event page HERE


So there you go, 7 UK Fairy Festivals for your fairy summer fun!
For UK and worldwide fairy events, festivals join our Facebook Fairy Festivals page!

Faeries, princes and princesses, knights, pixies and pirates, gather round!

The 4th Fairy Festival in Cyprus will be held again at Cyherbia in Avgorou, on APRIL 6th & 7th 2019.

Dress up as your favourite fairytale character and experience a day of adventure and enchantment in the natural surroundings of the botanical park. Games and activities in the Herb gardens, Labyrinth and Enchanted Forest for all the family include: Adventure in the Maze discover the Fairy village, Stilt-walking, Ring Tilting, Maypole dancing, Treasure hunt, Make a Magic Wand, Catch your Dreams, Steampunk Alchemy Show, Best costume competition for kids and adults. Open from 10.00 till 18:00. Event program: Activities: all day Storytelling times: English: 11.30, 14:30 (Greek:12:30, 15.30) Maypole Dancing: 13:30 Everyone can join in! Steampunk Alchemy Show: 14:00 Best costume competition (adults and children): 16:00

Entrance 6 euros p.p. adults and children. Ages 3 and under free. No booking required.Information: tel. 99915443Cyherbia Botanical Park is situated on the Ormidia-Avgorou Road, exit 63 from A3.

VISIT www.cyherbia.com

This winter goblins, fairies and witches are spreading mischief in a new exhibition celebrating the fantastical, mysterious and macabre illustrative world of Arthur Rackham at Standen House and Garden from Saturday 19th January until Sunday 31st March 2019.

Arthur Rackham was one of the leading artists in Britain’s ‘Golden Age of Illustration’. Nicknamed the ‘beloved enchanter’, he is best known for his illustrations of fables and fairytales. Producing over 3,300 individual books his illustrations adorned the pages of loved children’s books such as ‘Peter Pan’ and ‘Alice in Wonderland’. These now iconic illustrations are chilling, bewitching and provide a colourful contrast to the dark winter months.

The venue for the Arthur Rackham Exhibition is Standen House and Garden, West Hoathly Road, East Grinstead, West Sussex, RH19 4NE

Further details on the official National Trust website

They say picture speaks a thousand words!!!!

Netflix has revealed a first look at the Gelfling heroes from the forthcoming Dark Crystal series!

Two Cottingley Fairies photographs were recently put up for auction at Dominic Winter Auctioneers in Cirencester UK. They were expected to raise around two thousand pounds, but to the surprise of many (not FAE!) the pictures sold for more than £20,000!

The famous photographs were taken by Elsie Wright (aged 16) and her cousin Frances Griffiths (aged 9) in Cottingley, a small village near Bingley in Yorkshire in 1917.  Famously, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, the author of Sherlock Holmes was convinced of the photographs authenticity.

FAE magazine has featured Chris Lynch, the daughter of Frances Griffiths several times. She shared true life stories of faery encounters in an EXCLUSIVE series… Fae also exclusively revealed a rare photograph which was hand-tinted for Edward Gardner and Conan Doyle in 1920. This was given to Christine Lynch by the son of Edward Gardner, and appeared in FAE magazine issue 15

FAE magazine’s 6 Summer Fairy Festivals in the UK. FAE looks at how fairies are celebrated within the UK festival scene.

3 Wishes Fairy Festival

15th to 17th June 2018 at Mount Edgcumbe Country Park, Cremyll, Torpoint, Cornwall (Near the Devon/Plymouth border)

We start with 3 Wishes Fairy Festival – As the UK’s first fairy festival with outdoor music stages and camping, this years festival celebrates the twelfth year since it began! Time flies when you are having fairy Fun.

On the cards for this year is:

*A Unicorn World Record Attempt

*Fairy Dog Show

*100+ FREE workshops (included in festival ticket price)

*Fairy School

*Fairy Circus Tent!

Further info from www.fairyfestival.co.uk 

 


Away with the Fairies at Just So Festival

17th to 19th August 2018 at Cricket Ground Entrance, Rode Hall Estate, Scholar Green, Cheshire

Deep within the forest find Away with the Fairies, an enchanting secret fairyland. Spy sprites making mischief up in the trees, meet the Fairy Queen and make woodland crowns and all manner of other fairy craft.

Further info from www.justsofestival.org.uk

 


The Legendary Llangollen Faery Festival

11th to 12th August at Llangollen Pavilion, Abbey Road, Llangollen, Denbighshire

Please note: This is a daytime festival open from 10am until 5pm daily, followed by a Grand Faery ball from 7pm. There is no camping on site. There are camp sites and B&B’s in the local area.

Further info from www.northwalesfaeryfestival.com

 


New Forest Fairy Festival

11th to 12th August at Burley Park, Hampshire
An enchanting festival enhancing the essences of fairies, elves and pixie folk. Live Music, Workshops, Healing Area, Interactive walk rounds and much more!
Please note: This is a daytime festival open from 10am until 6pm daily with no camping on site. There are camp sites in the local area.

Sussex Faerie Festival

18th to 20th May at Alfriston Camping Park, Sussex
A mystical weekend in the beautiful Sussex countryside… with on site camping, live music and faery stalls, workshops etc.
Further info from Sussex Faerie Festival

The Fairyland Trust Fairy Fair

on 26th to 27th May at Primrose Woods, Norfolk

An award winning daytime event over two-dates. Please note this is now held at a new location. Aimed at children and education of the land, lots of activities and crafts etc for the little ones.

Further info from www.creativeorchardevents.com

 


Cumbrian Fairy Day

20th May at Kirklinton Hall, Carlisle, Cumbria 

Set in a mystical location with magic flying everywhere. Visit the Faerie Glen, the dragons and enjoy the gardens. Magical Mel and her team will be offering a range of craft activities to take part in along with much more sparkle. Stalls, workshops, fancy dress, food… plenty of fun for all the family. A daytime only event from 11am until 3pm.

Further info from Cumbrian Fairy Day

 


So there you go, 6 UK Fairy Festivals for your fairy summer fun!
For UK and worldwide fairy events, festivals join our Facebook Fairy Festivals page!


We are so excited to see Keira Knightly play the role of a fairy again!

THE NUTCRACKER AND THE FOUR REALMS
Keira Knightley as the Sugar Plum Fairy and Mackenzie Foy as Clara

Keira Knightley is a pink Sugar Plum Fairy in The Nutcracker and the Four Realms EXCLUSIVE first look in Entertainment Weekly.

We are very excited here at FAE magazine to see this movie which is due to be released in November 2018.


MORE about Keira!

As you may recall FAE magazine featured Keira Knightly on the cover of our Autumn 2009 edition. Where she played the part of a fairy godmother in an independent short movie. You can buy the edition HERE

Curiouser Creations opens in Cornwall – June 2017

You can expect 4ft mushrooms, a Cheshire cat hiding in a tree and even a smoking caterpillar (the “smoke” will smell like cake) at Cornwall’s first Alice in Wonderland themed café.

The Fore Street venue, which will be painted purple has a grand opening at 10.30am on Saturday, June 10.

The Mayor of Redruth will officially open the shop and a one metre tall 3D flamingo made of cake will take pride of place with everyone who visits receiving a slice.

Read more from Source  LeeTrewhela www.cornwalllive.com

 

HOLLYWOOD, California, May 18, 2017 – A beloved classic from the 80s marks its return as Netflix, the world’s leading internet entertainment network, will bring The Jim Henson Company’s The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance exclusively to members around the world. The 10-episode fantasy adventure series is a prequel to the groundbreaking 1982 fan favorite The Dark Crystal, and takes place many years before the events of the film. The series will be shot in the U.K., and will star an ensemble of fantastical, state-of-the-art creatures created by Jim Henson’s Creature Shop™ and Brian Froud, the original feature’s conceptual designer.

The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance returns to the world of Thra with an all new adventure. When three Gelfling discover the horrifying secret behind the Skeksis’ power, they set out on an epic journey to ignite the fires of rebellion and save their world.

Feature film director Louis Leterrier (Now You See MeThe Incredible Hulk) will executive produce the series and direct. The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance will be a Netflix original series produced by The Jim Henson Company and executive produced by Letterier, Lisa Henson and Halle Stanford. Longtime Henson collaborator Rita Peruggi will serve as producer and Henson’s Blanca Lista will serve as a co-executive producer. Leading the writing are co-executive producers Jeffrey Addiss and Will Matthews (Life in a Year), and Javier Grillo-Marxuach (LostThe 100).

The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance will combine the art of puppetry perfected by The Jim Henson Company, with Louis’ vision, powerful storytelling and a mix of cutting-edge digital imagery and visual effects,” said Cindy Holland, Vice President of Original Content at Netflix. “I can’t wait for families around the world to see how we bring these unique characters to life.”

“Louis Leterrier is passionate about the world of The Dark Crystal and has an incredible creative vision for the series. He brings this passion to every facet of the production as he leads the talented team of artists and writers that are bringing this entire universe to life,” said Lisa Henson, CEO of The Jim Henson Company. “Netflix has a deep respect for my father’s original work and the many people it inspired. They are the perfect partners to create this next epic chapter in The Dark Crystal story for new fans and the loyal fans who have waited so long for more adventures from this world.”

Source @Netflix 2017


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