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An AMAZING opportunity to win tickets to see “Lessons Learned” the award-winning short film by Toby Froud! AND… watch cult classic movie ‘Labyrinth’ in the company of the Froud’s!  Win tickets (worth £15 each) to a sensational Froud evening at the Chagford Film Festival!

FAE Magazine has been given a pair of tickets to give away to one lucky newsletter subscriber!

Or buy tickets here

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The lucky winner and a friend/partner will:

– be one of the first in the UK to see “Lessons Learned” the award-winning short film by Toby Froud
– Witness Toby’s puppets first-hand in a unique puppet interview
– Enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to watch cult classic ‘Labyrinth‘ in the company of Wendy and Brian Froud.
– Hear personal insights about the making of the film from Brian and Toby.

To be in with a chance of winning, just reply to this newsletter saying ‘YES please!” 

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.

About WENDY FROUD:

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.

About BRIAN FROUD:

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.

This summer, beginning in July, some of the finest artists dabbling in the realms of Faerie and the fantastic shall gather together in Brittany and England to show their work at the European INTEREG IV “Shared Legends Project”. These twenty-six English and French artists represent some of the best known and most beloved artists working today, including Alan Lee, Brian and Wendy Froud, Linda Ravenscroft, Terri Windling, Virginie Ropars, David Thiérrée, and Olivier Ledroit. The exhibitions shall take place at Comper Castle, Rennes, and Exeter.
The event was inspired by the tale of “Lanval”, attributed to the twelfth century writer known as Marie de France. Lanval is a knight of King Arthur’s court, who finds himself attracting the attentions of a beautiful and mysterious woman. The woman offers him her love, her wealth, and herself, under the condition that Lanval must never speak of her. A fifty-two minute film based upon “Lanval” by the Chagford Filmmaking group shall be presented at the exhibition. Alan Lee has described director Elizabeth-Jane Baldry’s films as “imaginative and refreshing, a new storyteller from the green heart of Devon.”  Elizabeth-Jane is also an accomplished harpist, and Brian Froud has likened her

This summer, beginning in July, some of the finest artists dabbling in the realms of Faerie and the fantastic shall gather together in Brittany and England to show their work at the European INTEREG IV “Shared Legends Project”. These twenty-six English and French artists represent some of the best known and most beloved artists working today, including Alan Lee, Brian and Wendy Froud, Linda Ravenscroft, Terri Windling, Virginie Ropars, David Thiérrée, and Olivier Ledroit. The exhibitions shall take place at Comper Castle, Rennes, and Exeter.
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