Monday 23 May 2022

Pagan Eye: A Big Group Hug at the Faerie Festival

Isn't it wonderful that we can hug strangers again? Yeah, I know we've been able to hug strangers for a few months, but this is the first time since the pandemic I've been invited to take part in a big group hug.

I spent the weekend at the Faerie Festival in Alfriston in the Sussex Downs -  a lovely pagan-friendly music festival in gorgeous countryside at a campsite with hot showers. I genuinely believe some magic happened there too as despite the weather forecast being uninspiring, after rain early on Friday the skies cleared and we had gorgeous sunshine and blue skies. I also believe that magic was made possible by the people there and the performers such as Damh the Bard. You can see him on stage in the photo after he invited the audience to hug each other and sing along. 

This was just one photo I took at the event. Although it doesn't show those blue skies and beautiful countryside, it summed up for me what makes the Faerie Festival so special. I intend to be back next year - but tomorrow I'll be sharing more photos and memories from this May's event so you can see the views I enjoyed. 

On each Pagan Eye post, I show a photo that I find interesting, with a few words about it. It can be a seasonal image, a pagan site, an event, or just a pretty picture. If you want to send me a photo for a Pagan Eye post, please email it to Let me know what the photo shows and whether you want your name mentioned or not. For copyright reasons, the photo must be one you have taken yourself and you must confirm that you are submitting it for A Bad Witch's Blog.


Anonymous said...

I thoroughly enjoyed your poppet making workshop (as did my little boy). Your talk was fascinating and we really enjoyed doing the workshop together. I have been interested in Wicca for a while, well your workshop has prompted me to start taking that interest seriously. Thankyou!

Badwitch said...

I'm so pleased you enjoyed the workshop. Good luck on your journey with Wicca!