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Opening this autumn: a major exhibition on fantasy at the British Library in London!

I was on the Advisory Board for the exhibition (along with Neil Gaiman, Aliette de Bodard, and Roz Kaveney) and absolutely urge you to go see it if you can, as it was put together with a great deal of care and love by a great team of folks from the British Library and Matthew Sangster from the excellent Centre for Fantasy and the Fantastic.
Terri Windling will be there on 9 November for an event on fairy lore in fantasy and balladry, along with Ellen Kushner, Diane Purkiss, Jeannette Ng, and the amazing ballad singer/collector Sam Lee. More info here:
Terri will also be there on 9 December with book artists and film designers Brian Froud, Wendy Froud, and Alan Lee:
Terri Windling said, via her Facebook page: “This is the “secret project” I’ve been involved with for over a year now, but couldn’t publicly talk about until the BL’s official announcement. Now the word is finally out. If you’re in traveling distance of London from 27 Oct, 2023 to 25 Feb, 2024, please go see it if you possibly can. And if you can’t, there will be a book/catalog published alongside the exhibition containing essays on fantasy by all kinds of good people…including one from me”.


Fairy Dell construction commences at Fairytale Farm

Construction has started on a spectacular new Fairy Dell development. This will be a brand new, completely unique themed adventure play area, where you are the size of fairies, with giant mushrooms, raised walkways and bridges, crawl tunnel, clamber net, climbing wall and slides. It will also be wheelchair accessible and a sensory experience. The development is the largest investment since Fairytale Farm opened in 2013. They say, It will be the most magical play area ever! Find out more HERE

Fairytale Farm
Chipping Norton


Fae magazine is very excited to announce that production has commenced on the second season of Sky exclusive drama series, House of the Dragon, at Leavesden Studios in the United Kingdom. See first look image above!

Based on George R.R. Martin’s “Fire & Blood,” the series, set 200 years before the events of “Game of Thrones,” tells the story of House Targaryen.

Ryan Condal, Co-Creator/Showrunner/Executive Producer, says: “House of the Dragon has returned. We are thrilled to be shooting again with members of our original family as well as new talents on both sides of the camera. All your favourite characters will soon be conspiring at the council tables, marching with their armies, and riding their dragons into battle. We can’t wait to share what we have in store.”

Cast for season 2 includes Matt Smith, Olivia Cooke, Emma D’Arcy, Eve Best, Steve Toussaint, Fabien Frankel, Ewan Mitchell, Tom Glynn-Carney, Sonoya Mizuno, and Rhys Ifans. Additional returning cast includes Harry Collett, Bethany Antonia, Phoebe Campbell, Phia Saban, Jefferson Hall, and Matthew Needham.

Season 2 credits: Co-Creator/Executive Producer, George R.R. Martin; Co-Creator/Showrunner/Executive Producer, Ryan Condal; Executive Producers Sara Hess, Alan Taylor, Melissa Bernstein, Kevin de la Noy, Loni Peristere, Vince Gerardis. Based on George R.R. Martin’s “Fire & Blood.

Watch this FAE space for more House of the Dragon news!

FAE magazine’s 7 Summer Fairy Festivals in the UK 2022. FAE looks at where fairies are celebrated within the UK festival scene.

3 Wishes Fairy Festival 2022

17th to 19th June 2022 at Mount Edgcumbe Country Park, Cremyll, Torpoint, Cornwall (Near the Devon/Plymouth border)

We start with 3 Wishes Fairy Festival – Sponsored by FAE Magazine.

🧚🏻‍♀️3 days and nights in fairyland under the stars

🧚🏻‍♀️As featured on ITV’s This Morning
🧚🏻‍♀️100+ workshops, talks and performances

🧚🏻‍♀️Hosted by Karen Kay’s Faery Events (EST 2006)

🧚🏻‍♀️Family friendly Fairy Festival
🧚🏻‍♀️Join us in the Fairy Kingdom Arena
🧚🏻‍♀️Secret Faerie Garden, Fairy village + Fae Market

🧚🏻‍♀️Celebrating our sixteenth birthday!

🧚🏻‍♀️UK’s first fully vegan fairy festival
🧚🏻‍♀️UK’s first fairy festival with camping and live music
🧚🏻‍♀️Fairy Foraging!
🧚🏻‍♀️Special guests, meet and greets and more!
🧚🏻‍♀️Amazing musical line-up!
🧚🏻‍♀️ Faeries, Elves, Mermaids, Unicorns and Magical creatures!
🧚🏻‍♀️A REAL big top with circus shows and workshops!
🧚🏻‍♀️Held in the home of the fairies, Celtic Cornwall
🧚🏻‍♀️Gathering of the Celtic Faerie Clans in the UK
🧚🏻‍♀️More magic than you can shake a fairy wand at!
🧚🏻‍♀️Well behaved pets welcome, dogs must be on a lead.

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The Fairyland Trust Fairy Fair 2022

on 28th to 29th May 2022 at Bradmoor Woods, Norfolk UK

An award winning daytime event over two-days. Aimed at children and education of the land, lots of activities and crafts etc for the little ones.

The event starts at 10.30 am (same both days) and runs until 5.30pm.  Tickets are £10 per person (£11.37 with Eventbrite fees, which do not come to the Fairyland Trust). There are eight Bookable Workshops (book when buying tickets online) and nine Drop-in activities that cannot be booked in advance – just join on the day as space becomes available. Like a traditional country fair, the Fairy Fair also features live music, market stalls, a show, food and drink as well as festival style walkabouts, story telling and walks in the woods.

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Avebury Fairy Weekend 2022

27th to 28th August 2022 Bank Holiday Weekend at The Henge Shop, Secret Fairy Garden, Avebury, Wiltshire 

Please note: This is a daytime two-day event in association with The Henge Shop, it’s FREE to attend! Workshops cost extra. There is no camping on site. There are places to stay B&B’s in the local area.

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The Legendary Llangollen Faery Festival 2022 – Welsh Fairy Festival

13th to 14th August 2022 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.

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New Forest Fairy Festival 2022

13th to 14th August 2022 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 2022

20th – 22nd May 2022 at Alfriston, 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

Swanage Fairy Festival 2022

28th – 29th May 2022 at Sandpit Field, Swanage, Dorset UK
Mermaids, Fairies and mischievous Pixies will be appearing in Swanage bay this May Half term. Sprinkling fairy dust in the stunning gardens overlooking the turquoise sea.
Further info from Swanage Fairy Festival

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!


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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 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!

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!

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


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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