What is a faerie gathering?
A faerie gathering is simply that: a gathering of those persons who identify as or have interest in the Radical Faeries. Every gathering is different: sometimes gatherings are very large and active, sometimes small and quiet, and everything in between.
Gatherings are exactly what we feel; we co-create them together. Gatherings are a true expression of faerie community and culture. Gatherings are experimentations and learning. Gatherings are open and welcome to all, unless specified otherwise in the gathering call. Gatherings are great times to make contact with others persons with interest or identification with the radical faeries.
The first international gathering of faeries in Europe happened during the summer of 1995, on the Dutch island of Terschelling. Since then, the movement has grown both in number of faeries and in number of nationalities, thus melting the North American traditions into a uniquely European movement, with its own international culture and sensibilities.
Spaces & Communities
Currently, the EuroFaeries who live in various parts of Europe organise meetings, parties, circles, workshops and a few large international gatherings each year.
Although most activities take place in our Sanctuary in Folleterre, France, the Albion Faeries also organise numerous gatherings in the UK. There are active circles and quite a few events in various parts of Germany, Spain, The Netherlands (especially around Amsterdam), France (especially in Paris), and Austria (centred around Vienna with its heart opened to the East), and among newly active circles in Belgium and Denmark.
Navigate to the online sites by clicking on the links above. Connect to other faeries and find out more about faerie groups and spaces around Europe!
Events in 2023
Here is a list of gatherings that will take place in Europe organised by groups and individuals close to the Radical Faerie identity and groups:
Roots’n Fruits Gathering, 12-19 March, Folleterre, France
Ostara Spring Gathering, 14-23 March, Featherstone Castle, UK
Spring Witches Gathering, 01-10 April, Valley de Sensationes, Yator, Andalusia, Spain
Great Circle of Hadas del Sol, 11-15 April, Valley de Sensationes, Yator, Andalusia, Spain
Green Man Gathering, 07-14 April, Vianden, Luxemburg
Magic Gathering, 15-19 April, Storridge, UK
Spring Community Week, 18-26 April, Folleterre, France
Gaia Gatherette, 20-23 April, Herbeumont, Belgium
C’est Beltane, 28 April – 08 May, Folleterre, France
Spring Love Awakening Gathering, 04-14 May, Glastonbury, UK
Summer Solstice Gathering, 16-26 June, Folleterre, France
Sussex Summer Solstice Gathering, 17-24 June, Sussex, UK
Summer Solstice Gathering, 20-25 June, De Kluut Island, The Netherlands
A Summer in Berlin Faerie City Gathering, 28 June- 01 July, Berlin, Germany
Summer Community Week, 21 July – 02 August, Folleterre, France
4th Global Gathering, 26 July – 03 August, Estonia
Hearts & Minds Gathering, 03-09 August, Folleterre, France
Being Alive Gathering, 05-12 August, Krakow, Poland
Gurlz Just Wanna Harvest!, 11-20 August, Folleterre, France
Radical Rest, 22-31 August, Folleterre, France
Samhain Gathering, 17-26 October, Featherstone Castle, UK
Hecate Gathering, 27 November – 3 December, Mettet, BE
Please consult the email contacts in the gathering call documents or online sites for more information about the events. Please let us know in case you think a gathering should (not) be listed here.