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The Colours of Fall:

Walking tours and storytelling in Brocéliande, France

Go in search of the little people (fairies, goblins, dragons …) with a guide storyteller and discover the beautiful fall colours through the woods and moors of Brocéliande, France. Daily departure at 14:30 from the Tourist Office in the Country of Mauron Brocéliande and return around 17:00.
Reservation (subject to availability). Stroll 4 to 5 km in the forest of Brocéliande. Visit the website here: http://broceliande.valsansretour.com



Story-telling, dance and puppetry inspired by Rackham’s drawings and paintings of faeries. An evacuee gets lost in Kensington Park Gardens where she meets Fippery and Gluck, Anak, Drone, helps them fight the evil faerie Dolour and recovers the mysterious golden coffin.

10 December 2010 to 2 January 2011
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‘Enter Cælia, the Fairy Queen in her night attire’:
Shakespeare and the Fairies

The 2010 British Academy Shakespeare Lecture,
given by Professor Michael Hattaway
6.00pm, Thursday, 22 April 2010
Royal Society, 6-9 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1

Do you believe in fairies? We all remember the fraught declaration made in Peter Pan (1904): ‘Every time a child says “I don’t believe in fairies,” there’s a little fairy somewhere that falls down dead.’ When we turn further back, to the age of Shakespeare, perhaps the beginning of an age of disenchantment, can we ascertain either whether Shakespeare and other writers ‘believed in’ fairies, or what they thought about them? The problem turns out to be unsolvable, but we can examine how both writers of the English Renaissance and Reformations and also modern theatre directors have thought with fairies, used them to explore many aspects of life then and now. Fairy-lore was woven into cultural debates over the proper roles for women, over masculine and feminine sexuality – and fairies served as border-land figures in domestic and rural life. InRomeo and Juliet (Mercutio’s Queen Mab speech) and A Midsummer Night’s Dream the fairies may serve rather to signal mental states and power the machinery of the play than as figures of supernatural agency. We shall also consider the ways in which the textual descriptions of the smallness of fairies can be matched with theatrical images in selected productions.

Visit the event website for further information on this fascinating lecture

Planning permission has been refused for Fairy Bridge gift shop and tea rooms on the Isle of Man.

The owner of Fairy Bridge, Sonya Bowness, has been refused planning permission for a gift shop and tearooms. When FAE Magazine first featured this story Sonya told us, “It’s traditional for people who pass by the bridge say hello to the ‘Little People’. Read the full story here: www.iomtoday.co.im

First produced in 2004, ETO’s hugely successful production of the Britten/Shakespeare masterpiece returns. In a fairy-haunted wood, lovers’ knots are tangled, and strange dreams create monstrous romances.

Only in an hilarious play performed by working men are all the opera’s tensions and enchantments eased. Michael Rosewell conduct’s Britten’s eerie, highly theatrical score, with a cast led by Jonathan Peter Kenny and Andrew Slater.

Visit the website for more details on where to see ‘A Midsummer night’s Dream’

George Lucas is to produce his first musical, a CGI animation about fairies.

A shroud of secrecy surrounds the currently untitled CGI-animated film that is in pre-production at Lucas’ Skywalker Ranch in Marin County.

Read more on this story at Hollywood Reporter

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