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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

Popular portal to Faerie ‘Fae Nation‘ celebrates 6 years since its’ inception, and FAE Magazine talks to the founder of Fae Nation, Bryony Whistlecraft.

FAE: What inspired you to start Fae Nation?

Bryony: As dull as it sounds, my bookmarks folder was getting a little out of hand! I had amassed a huge list of links to faerie sites and decided I needed to organise them. A blog seemed like the most practical way to do this, but it also filled what I thought was an important gap – while there were many, many sites dealing with faeries no one site brought everything together. With this idea of inclusiveness I created the site and have always tried to show as wide a variety of faerie-inspired greatness as I could find. Obviously it is biased towards the things I like, but fortunately I have quite eclectic and far ranging tastes!

Woodland Wild stall at the Avalon Faery Fayre

FAE: Are you surprised at how much this no.1 online Fae resource has grown over the past 6 years?

Bryony: Mostly I am surprised that I stuck at it. Apart from a short break while I was on maternity leave I’ve posted something new several times a week (in the beginning it was every day!) for that entire time. I recently passed the 1000th post which was quite a landmark. I’ve often referred to it as a labour of love and truly, it is. But it is my way of supporting and promoting the faerie world, a community that has really felt like home for me all these years.

FAE: Where do you see yourself and Fae Nation in the next 6 years? And do you have any special plans for the future?

Bryony: At the moment I’ve no plans other than continuing doing what I do. So long as there are people out there still creating faerie art, music, fashion, film, events and so on, I’ll keep writing about them!

FAE: As well as being the founder of Fae Nation, the Assistant Editor of FAE Mag, you’re also a full time mum, AND you’ve launched Woodland Wild and are selling the sought after Elflocks! How do you fit it all in?

Bryony: Very little sleep and a steady supply of chocolate to keep my strength up! Plus boundless enthusiasm for all things Fae 🙂

FAE: Is there anything else you’d like to share?

Bryony: I want to say thank you to everyone who reads Fae Nation, or who takes the time to send me their emails and comments. And to all the people who’s work I feature, for allowing me to share with our awesome community.

Visit : www.faenation.com

Karen Kay, Editor in Chief of FAE Magazine says “We would like to wish Bryony every success in the continuation of Fae Nation and the joy and magic she brings to her site visitors.’

BRIAN & WENDY FROUD will be special guests at the Spring Avalon Faery Ball and Fayre in Glastonbury on 10th and 11th March 2012 ♥ http://www.faeryevents.com/faery-events/spring-avalon-faery-fayre

Brian and Wendy Froud will be sharing their knowledge and skills in talks and workshops throughout the course of the weekend, and will also be special guests at the Avalon Faery Ball. for more details join the free newsletter on the Faery Events website.


Wendy Froud was born in Detroit, Michigan in 1954. She graduated with a BFA in Fine Art (concentrating on fabric design and ceramics) from The Center For Creative Studies College of Art and Design in Detroit.

Wendy moved to New York where after receiving one of her puppets as Christmas gift from the Muppet’s art director, Jim Henson asked her to come and work on their newest project, “The Dark Crystal” where she met her husband to be, Brian Froud. Wendy worked not only on The Dark Crystal but on the Muppet Show, Muppet Movie, The Empire Strikes Back (as fabricator of Yoda) and Labyrinth as well.

Since moving permanently to Dartmoor, England, Wendy has concentrated on making models and mythic figures. She has illustrating three books – “A Midsummer Night’s Faerytale”, “The Winter Child”, and “The Faeries of Spring Cottage” – with author Terri Windling.

Wendy has recently published (published by Imaginosis) a book of her own writings illustrated with her dolls and figures -The Art of Wendy Froud. She also writes for magazines and has had her fiction writing included in two anthologies – “Sirens and Other Demon Lovers” and “Trolls Eye View”.

Wendy teaches sculpting, doll and model making and mask making workshops incorporating mythic and faery imagery and meditation. Her latest project is The Heart of Faerie Oracle – a deck of oracle cards with book, illustrated by Brian Froud and written by Wendy Froud. This was published in March of this year (2010).

Wendy has exhibited in Museums and galleries in the U.S., U.K., Europe and Japan and her work is in private collections throughout the world. She is an Academician of the British SouthWest Academy of Fine and Applied Arts.


Brian Froud was born in Winchester, England in 1947. He grew up in Kent and graduated with a first class honors degree from Maidstone College of Art.

He began his career by illustrating book covers and quickly went on to illustrating many books including “The Land Of Froud’, The award winning “Faeries” with Alan Lee and more recently “Lady Cottington’s Pressed Faery Book” and “Good Faeries, Bad Faeries”.

Brian also designed the award winning and cult films “The Dark Crystal” and “Labyrinth” for Jim Henson.

Brian’s most recent books are “The Faery Oracle” with Jessica Macbeth and “Lady Cottington’s Faery Album”, the republished classic “The World of The Dark Crystal” “The Runes Of Elfland” , “Goblins! “ , “Brian Froud’s Secret sketchbook” , “Lady Cottington’s Pressed Faery Letters” , “Brian Froud’s World of Faerie” – “ The Heart of Faerie Oracle” with Wendy Froud.
Brian’s most recent book is “How To See Faeries” created with author John Matthews.

Brian has exhibited in Museums and galleries throughout the U.S, U.K. , Europe and Japan and his work is represented in private collections throughout the world. He is an Academician of The British SouthWest Academy of Fine and Applied Arts.

Brian has worked with many distinguished authors including:
Terry Jones, Ari Berk, John Matthews, Terri Windling, Charles Delint and Jessica Macbeth.

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