Dozens of pagans descend on Stroud for conference

Stroud News and Journal: A stallholder who calls himself Borrage the Elf, house builder to the faeries, at the Pagan Federation Wessex event held at Lansdown Hall and Gallery in Stroud on Saturday A stallholder who calls himself Borrage the Elf, house builder to the faeries, at the Pagan Federation Wessex event held at Lansdown Hall and Gallery in Stroud on Saturday

MORE than 100 pagans attended a conference held in Stroud for the first time.


The Pagan Federation Wessex Conference is normally held in Glastonbury but this year it was staged at Lansdown Hall and Gallery.


Pagan and craft goods were on sale in the gallery area while talks and ceremonies took place throughout the day in the conference upstairs.


Stroud storyteller and author Kevan Manwaring was among those attending on Saturday and spoke about his writing.


Anna Franklin, founder of the Mercian Gathering, Kristoffer Hughes, chief of the Anglesey Druid Order, and Cabbalist Rob Hardy also attended.


Although the purpose of the conference was for members of the pagan community to meet up, it was also aimed at educating non-pagans about the myths and truths about paganism and Druidism.

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