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Pagan Federation – Devon, Cornwall & Isles

20th Anniversary

Spring Conference and Ball

Saturday 10th March 2018, Penstowe Manor, Bude


Ronald Hutton « Marian Green « Julian Vayne « Rae Beth & Suzanne Rance

Closing Ritual
Saturday Evening
Disabled Access



Doors open (note early start)


Opening attunement


Julian Vayne


Rae Beth




Marian Green

13.00- 14.15



Suzanne Rance

15.00- 16.00

Question Time with all speakers, chaired by Levannah Morgan.
“How have we grown and developed over the last 20 years and where are we headed next”.

16.00- 16.45

break and raffle

16.45 -17.30

Ronald Hutton


Closing ritual followed by Merv and Alison Davey circle dance

20.00 - midnight

Music with Damh the Bard, Kate and Corwen
Disco until late with DJ Phil

A copy of the programme can be downloaded here


A range of stalls are available through Saturday and feature local crafts and supplies of Pagan interest.



This year’s raffle will be in aid of the RNLI (Royal National Lifeboat Institute), as it was twenty years ago.  Raffle tickets will be on sale during the conference on Saturday


Closing ritual and Cornish Piper:

We traditionally close the formal conference with a ‘closing ritual’, this year’s ritual will be performed by the Liskeard Moot. 
Following the ritual, we meet Merv Davy (Grand Bard of Cornwall and Cornish Piper) and Alison (his Drummer) into the traditional Spiral Dance. Help to bring the energy of Spring into your hearts and add to the spirit of Penstowe.


Saturday evening music:

Music for the Twentieth Anniversary Ball will be provided by Damh the Bard & Kate and Corwen.DJ Phil will continue until midnight. The theme for the Ball will be announced closer the date but keep your gowns and special outfits at the ready.


Friday night events:

Many choose to arrive the evening before the conference. Therefore, the Friday night (9th March) will feature the legendary Fiendish Quiz & Social with music from Arthur Billington.



Advance tickets £18 (PF members) £22 (non-members).   Door tickets £25
Advance tickets on sale between 1st November 2017 and 28th February 2018.  Tickets can only be purchased at the door after this date.
Tickets online via PayPal (charges apply)


Members' Tickets

Number of Tickets
Membership Number



Non Members' Tickets

Number of Tickets

“PF DCI (Regional Conference)
1 Richmond Street, Penzance, Cornwall, TR18 2PP
Please make cheques payable to ‘Pagan Federation Devon & Cornwall’.
Please state PF Membership numbers where applicable.
For updates see the Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/DCISpringConference/)
For further detail please contact -  dci.dm@paganfederation.co.uk.



The conference is held at Penstowe Manor, Kilkhampton, Bude EX23 9QY (www.penstoweholidays.co.uk). Check their website for directions.
Lunch can be purchased from Penstowe Manor.  Hot drinks can be purchased from the fully licensed bar.



Chalets are available on site at Penstowe Manor – contact the site directly: Penstowe Holiday Park, Penstowe Road, Kilkhampton, Bude, Cornwall. EX23 9QY. Tel: +44 1288 321354. Email: info@penstoweleisure.co.uk. http://www.penstoweholidays.co.uk.
Other accommodation is available locally.

The Pagan Federation Devon, Cornwall & Isles Conference Team really hope you enjoy your conference. Feedback and suggestions are always sincerely welcomed.  Speak directly to the Conference Organiser, the District Manager or one of the team at the conference. Or email: dm.dci@paganfederation.co.uk
For District information see http://www.paganfederationdevonandcornwall.co.uk
Join the Pagan Federation online at www.paganfed.org

Speakers bios


Ronald Hutton

Professor Ronald Hutton is Head of School of Humanities and Professor of History at the University of Bristol.  He is a leading authority on history of the British Isles in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, on ancient and medieval paganism and magic, and on the global context of witchcraft beliefs.  Hutton is also a leading historian of the ritual year in Britain and of modern paganism.  His latest book, released in August 2017, called The Witch: A History of Fear, from Ancient Times to the Present, traces witchcraft from the ancient world and sets the notorious European witch trials in the widest possible perspective.


Marian Green

Marian Green is an author who has been working in the field of ceremonial and folk magic since the early 1960s. She has also organized a conference every March since 1968 to bring together writers and their readers, the Quest Conference.  She has written more than a dozen books on ceremonial magic and aspects of witchcraft as well as editing QUEST magazine since 1970.  She is a council member of the Pagan Federation and has been editor of Pagan Dawn.


Julian Vayne

Julian Vayne has been involved with the magickal world for over 20 years.  He has published numerous articles, led a variety of esoteric workshops and courses and is a prominent figure in contemporary British occultism.  His interests include drugs and magick, permaculture and the politics of sustainability, teaching and graphic art.

Rae Beth

Rae Beth is a hedge witch and wildwood mystic and the author of several books, including Hedge Witch: A Guide to Solitary Witchcraft, The Hedge Witch's Way, Lamp of the Goddess, Spellcraft for Hedge Witches, and The Wiccan Way.  In her new book The Way into Faeri, published February 2017, she suggests ways in which we might understand Otherworldly realities without abandoning common sense.  Drawing upon her knowledge of traditional faerie lore, she shows how fae perceptions and psychic skills can serve and enhance life. http://www.knibbworld.com/


Suzanne Rance

Suzanne Rance has been a traditional Sussex Witch for over 30 years and is also a member of the Anglesey Druid Order and the Order of Bards, Ovates and Druids.  Living in Wales during the 1990’s she learned to speak Welsh and became involved in the culture of the land, developing a deep connection with its history and myths. Returning to Sussex at the beginning of the new millennium Suzanne began researching the ancient British landscape of Anderida and through that the Early English and the Old English Language.  Her book The English Runes: Secrets of Magic, Spells and Divination was released in February 2017.  http://www.suzannerance.co.uk


Disability Access and Support at the DCI Spring Conference

If you have a disability we would like to assure you that you are very welcome at the conference and that we will do everything we can to make your visit a happy one. We should like to reassure you that some members of the conference organising team are either disabled themselves or have friends and family members who are, so we hope that we have a good level of disability awareness. We will support you as much as we can and this support is not specifically for members of the Pagan Federation but offered to all conference attendees



Our conference is held at Penstowe Manor. We recognise that disabled access at Penstowe is reasonable but not perfect, so we take additional measures to support you.
Access to the main entrance at Penstowe is ramped and blue badge holders can park immediately outside (see below). Inside the building, there is level access to the main conference room and to the restaurant, bars and toilets. Inside the conference room itself, there are two seating areas for the audience. The lower one (immediately in front of the stage) provides a dance floor and seating, and has a three- step access. Our stewards can help with access.
The upper area on two sides of the ‘stalls’ seating, which has both chairs and tables, has level access from the conference room itself. The upper market stalls area, which houses 50% of the stalls has a three-step access. Our stewards can help with this if required.


Support for you:
There are some specific ways in which we will support you at the conference:

  • If you are unable to attend the conference without the help of a carer or assistant then we will provide you with two conference tickets for the price of one. Just let us know when you book your tickets in advance.

  • We can provide dedicated parking spaces immediately outside the front entrance for blue badge holders. It is essential to notify us in advance so we can reserve a space for you.

  • We provide two stewards to support people with disabilities, again, please request this from us in advance and inform us of your arrival so we can action this support without delay.

  • We can provide reserved seating for you and your party throughout the day, including a table if you wish, in the upper seating area, again with advance notice.

If there is any other specific support which you need, please discuss this with us and we will do our very best to provide it. You can advise us about this when you book your tickets or email us on: dci.dm@paganfederation.co.uk.


Frequently Asked Questions

How much does a ticket cost?
Tickets purchased before 28th February 2018 are £18 for PF members and £22 for non-members.  After the 28th of February (midnight), tickets are only available on the door of the venue on the Saturday and cost £25.


How can I purchase a ticket?
Tickets can be purchased online via PayPal (charges apply) at [add URL to ticket sales]
Tickets can also be purchased by post. Send a SSAE to:
PFDCI (Regional Conference), 1 Richmond Street, Penzance, Cornwall, TR18 2PP
Please make cheques payable to ‘Pagan Federation Devon & Cornwall’ and remember to state your PF membership number(s) where applicable.


When are tickets available from?
Advance tickets on sale between 1st November 2017 and 28th February 2018.  After this date, tickets can only be purchased at the door (see above also).


Why do I need a PF membership no.?
If you are a PF member you can get discount on the advance tickets.  If you do not know your membership number please contact your local Regional Coordinator.


Where is the venue?

The full postal address is: Penstowe Manor, Kilkhampton, Bude, Cornwall EX23 9QY. 
The venue can be contacted by telephone on 01288 321 354.
Follow this link to their website for a map.  http://penstoweholidays.co.uk/contact/


Where can I get food and refreshments?

Penstowe Manor provides a range of meals to suit different tastes and budgets in the lounge.  Hot drinks can be purchased from the fully licensed bar. Lunches can be ordered at the bar on Saturday.


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