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"The Pagan Federation warmly supports Pagan Pride
and congratulates the organisers for bringing the
community together once more for this great event."

- President Pagan Federation

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The Rose Garden

The Rose Garden is a little way from the bustle of the festival, set next to the Arboretum's beautiful flower gardens. It's the perfect space to learn new skills, meditate, or to discuss a subject dear to your heart.


13:00- Beware the Bubble with Taz Thornton

How can we hold onto our diversity without separating ourselves from the whole, at a time when All Our Relations need to stand together as a force for good? Join Taz Thornton for a discussion on the interconnectedness of all things and how we might tap into the power of unity and oneness when the world needs it most.

Taz is a shamanic healer and workshop leader, as well as a crafter of sacred ceremonial and medicine pieces. Her talks and workshops have a light-hearted and down to earth feel, despite their powerful messages, and have always proven popular at Pagan Pride UK.

Taz is a member of the Society of Shamanic Practitioners and has presented at the UK shamanic conference many times. Beyond shamanism, she is also trained in Reiki and Neuro Linguistic Programming, as well as being a FIRE Certified Firewalking Instructor. She is a member of the Society of Shamanic Practitioners (SSP) and the International Business and Personal Development Association (IBPDA). 

Find out more about her on her website or find her on Facebook!


14:00 - Meditation Walk with Jen Skuse of Eve's Temple

Meet Jen Skuse of Eve's Temple at the Rose Garden for a meditation walk!

Jen is a spiritual coach and tarot card reader whose mission is to show the world how dazzling it truly is. We will walk together mindfully, contemplating the beauty around us in a gentle walking meditation.

Find out more on her website or find her on Facebook!


15:00 - Crowning the Crone with Katherine Bellchambers-Wilson

A talk about positive expressions of women as they age, followed by a facilitated discussion.

 Katherine Bellchambers is a Herbalist trained to degree level and certified as a GAPS practitioner by Dr Natasha Campbell McBride. As well as being a practicing herbalist she also writes on health, beauty and fertility and serves as a director of the National Institute of Medical Herbalists the largest and oldest professional association of herbalists in the country and possibly the world.

Based in Nottingham she aims to bring the best of scientific research and traditional herbal medicine together in a patient centred practice. You can find out more on her website or find her on Facebook.


16:00  - Magical Meditation Workshop with Sam Pearson

In this introduction to magical meditation you'll get hands on experience in a number of different techniques. Learn simple and effective methods for grounding, centering, visualisation, and self protection in magic making. Take part in creating an energy ball and putting it to good use!


17:00 - Body Positivity and the Goddess with Charlotte Thomson-Morley

A friendly open discussion about the way the Goddess is represented in visual art. In this discussion, we consider how we feel about images we see of the Goddess, how diversely and inclusively the Goddess is depicted, how She visually reflects or represents us as diverse pagans and if there are new ways we would like to see her depicted.

The talk will be guided by Artist Charlotte Thomson-Morley, whose own art explores the beauty of plus sized women. Find out more on her website or find her on Facebook.

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