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The event will create a sense of wonder in the everyday and re-enchant the local landscape after the confines of lockdown and the pandemic. The event is developed around the themes of folklore, fungi, enchantment and the gothic. It celebrates a unique collaboration between the Open Graves, Open Minds research group at the University of Hertfordshire and the newly launched Centre for Folklore, Myth and Magic in Todmorden, West Yorkshire.

Attendees will find out about ‘botanical gothic’ and can take part in a range of activities including:

Suitable for families
10.00-11.00 - Storytelling Fungi and Wildflower Walk
10.00-13.00 - Build a Mushroom Forest, Drop-in family craft activity
11.00-11.30 - Tea and Fungi-Themed Cakes
11.30-12.00 - Gothic Flash Fiction Writing Workshop

Suitable for adults and children over 12
14.00-15.00 - Fungi Identification Activity 
15.00-15.30 - Tea and Fungi-Themed Cakes 
15.30-16.15 - Fungi Photography Exhibition 
16.15-17.00 - Botanical Gothic Illustrated Talks

All activities require booking as numbers are limited per activity. Please note: this event is now fully booked. Some returns may be available closer to the time, please contact the organiser to find out more.