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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!

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

Disenchanted! The sequel to Enchanted by Disney is coming in 2017, and we here at FAE are very very excited about this! So, what do we know? We know that it’s happening! Dates and things we are not 100% sure of yet, but we will let you know as soon as we hear….


The Disney sequel is to be directed by Adam Shankman

Fairy News! Keira Knightley to play Sugar Plum Fairy alongside Morgan Freeman in Disney’s Nutcracker Live action movie currently in pre-production – This is  soooooo exciting! Read more in the new autumn issue of FAE!


This photo is from FAE magazine issue 8 Autumn 2009 where we featured the independent short movie The Continuing and Lamentable Saga of the Suicide Brothers in which Keira plays the role of a Fairy Godmother – You can still pick up this back issue at www.thefaeshop.com


Renowned artist/author duo Brian and Wendy Froud present, for the first time, the backstory of Cottington Hall and its intriguing inhabitants: the Cottington family and the faeries living among them. The rise and fall of this eccentric British family gives us humorous, and sometimes tragic, glimpses into how the Cottingtons became inexorably entwined with the faeries during the late 19th and 20th centuries. When a descendant, Maddi, visits the Cottingtons’s dilapidated hall, she finds herself caught up in a story of intrigue and mystery. While reading the letters and journals of her ancestors and discovering a wealth of inventions aimed at allowing humans to visit the fairy realm unharmed, Maddi slowly becomes aware of the faeries and their world.

Published by Abrams Books on September 27, 2016 Visit: www.abramsbooks.com


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