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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!

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It’s fairy fashion heaven at the The Museum at FIT, accredited by the American Alliance of Museums at Seventh Avenue at 27 Street, New York City, NYC, USA. The Fairy Tale Fashion exhibition runs from 15th January through until 16th April 2016.

 

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According the the FIT website, Fairy Tale Fashion is a unique and imaginative exhibition that examines fairy tales through the lens of high fashion. In versions of numerous fairy tales by authors such as Charles Perrault, the Brothers Grimm, and Hans Christian Andersen, it is evident that dress is often used to symbolize a character’s transformation, vanity, power, or privilege. The importance of Cinderella’s glass slippers is widely known, for example, yet these shoes represent only a fraction of the many references to clothing in fairy tales.

Here at FAE Magazine – Faeries and enchantment, if you are a regular reader, you ail know that we simply adore faerie fashion, so this unique and exciting exhibition is right up our fairy street! the exhibition is being organised by Colleen Hill, and contains 80 plus items. You’ll find the creations of several high profile designers including, Thom Browne, Dolce and Gabbana, Tom Ford, Giles, Mary Katrantzou, Marchesa, Alexander McQueen, Rick Owens, Prada, Rodarte, and Walter Van Beirendonck, and more.

 

for further infomraitpon on this magical faerie exhibition see fitnyc.edu/museum/exhibitions/fairy-tale-fashion.php

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Wendy Froud, is to receive the  lifetime achievement award at the  Portland Film Festival this September. Wendy fabricated the infamous ‘Yoda’ in the movie, Star Wars, a character that has truly stood the test of time for his zen-like wisdom and ability to use the ‘force’!

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Wendy will be present at a special screening of  the Dark Crystal on Wednesday 2nd September as a part of the festival schedule.

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You can also catch Wendy and husband, Brian Froud at the Avalon Faery weekend on 24th and 25th October at Glastonbury Town Hall. See www.faeryevents.com for details or follow the Facebook event page.

FAE NEWS: Angelina Jolie and Elle Fanning looking very happy at the European Press Conference for Disney’s ‘Maleficent’ on May 9, 2014 in London.

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Photo by David Dettmann

More enchantment than you can shake a faery wand at!FAE Magazine – Faeries and Enchantment

A new series with Warwick Davis ‘Weekend Escapes’ is starting on 11th April on ITV at 8pm – AND the Willow Appreciation Society peeps are appearing in the first episode!!!

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…..The family’s first stop is the middle of an enchanted wood in Launceston where they meet a group of locals dressed up as fairies, pixies, wood elves, merfaes (half mermaid and half fairy) and other woodland creatures. The Willow Appreciation Society  meet up regularly in costume to keep the area’s legends and mystical stories alive.

Warwick says: “Cornwall isn’t all about cream teas and scrumpy it’s a county brimming with magic, mystery and plenty of strange surprises if you scratch beneath the surface.”

You’ll find FAE magazine‘s Editor Karen Kay in the woods with Warwick Davis and his family.

The existence of fairies has long been dismissed and resigned to the realm of children’s books and Disney films.

However Manchester Metropolitan University lecturer John Hyatt claims he now has proof the creatures are real and are residing in the Rossendale Valley.

And he is on a mission to get more adults to believe and ‘bring a bit of magic into their lives.’

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John Hyatt, Director of Manchester Institute for Research and Innovation in Art and Design (MIRIAD) at Manchester Metropolitan University snapped images of what he claims are the tiny winged creatures whilst out photographing the Lancashire landscape over the last two years.

Source: Manchester Evening News

As part of the Frome Festival (SW UK), Students of all local schools, their families, friends and everyone in Frome are invited by The Frome Times, Kumon Frome Study Centre and Absolutely Fabulous Costume Hire to attempt the Guinness World Record for the Greatest Number of People Dressed as Characters from the Wizard of Oz.

The attempt to beat the current record of 446 will take place on Sunday 13th July 2014.

The registration fee is only £1 per participant and all money raised will be used to buy books for participating schools.  A free assembly with local author, David Gatward, on the theme of the Wizard of Oz is available for all schools taking part. At these sessions characters from the book will also appear! These will be great events to tie in with World Book day in March 2014. Schools will be provided with flyers and a poster to help promote the event.  A number of other events to promote this Guinness World Record attempt will also be running in Frome, including art sessions, reading sessions and the showing of the original film at the Westway Cinema after the record attempt.

Visit www.funtodressup.co.uk for updates and details

Part of Karen Kay’s Faery Events: Avalon Faery weekend in Glastonbury, UK

 There will be TWO DEBUT UK performances with RAPALJE 


For the first time one of Holland’s finest musical exports ‘RAPALJE’ will be performing in the heart of Avalon. Celtic folk band Rapalje are to play on Friday 25th October at the Glastonbury Assembly Rooms, plus GOBLIN MARKET:  With Elizabeth-Jane Baldry & Maxine Fone ‘Goblin Market’ is a performance for spoken voice and golden harp of Christina Rossetti’s celebrated and disturbing narrative poem – a unique combination in British literature of the grotesque, the fairytale, the erotic and the moral. A night of faery culture.

Their second gig will be at the infamous Avalon Faery Ball on Saturday 26th October at Glastonbury town Hall, this time they will be playing with their UK friends, The Dolmen! So that will be TWO amazing headline acts on the same night! A night of real faery delight!!!

Tickets for Friday 25th October cost £15.

Tickets for Saturday 26th October cost £25

Or get a special discount and buy tickets for both nights for £35 from www.thefaeshop.com

Sign up for the free newsletter at www.faeryevents.com for further details

Both events are sponsored by FAE Magazine

FAE Magazine would like to share some very happy and joyous news, and give a very warm faery welcome to new faery baby, Sebastian Froud! and huge congratulations to Mother Sarah and father Toby Froud, and of course the very proud Grandparents Brian and Wendy Froud, and Sarah’s parents too.

As reported on Facebook today by close friend of the Froud’s, Terri Windling-Gayton:

“There’s a brand new Froud amongst us! Hooray! Welcome to our beautiful, maddening, inspiring and amazing world, Sebastian Froud. And congratulations to parents Sarah and Toby, to grandparents Wendy and Brian, and to his other grandparents and relatives too. He is certainly a baby surrounded by deep magic and love. (The picture here, by the way, was painted by Brian, before Toby was born.)” – Terri Windling-Gayton via Facebook.

Fairies will flutter into Bury St Edmunds this Christmastime to attempt to break a world record for charity.

Bid4Bury, the town centre improvement organisation, is inviting everyone who comes into town for late-night shopping on Thursday, December 13, to take part in the challenge to achieve a gathering of the largest number of people dressed as a fairy.

The event will support Breakthrough Breast Cancer and will also help raise awareness of the town.

for more details CLICK HERE

 


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