Pagan Performing Arts Convention

Finding the Old Gods through the magic of words and music.

What is it?

Is fhearr na 'n t-or sgeul innse air choir.

Better than gold is a tale well told (Gaelic proverb).


Welcome Word-weavers and Tale-spinners! Welcome Myth-smiths and Song-wrights!


 (Last updated ~ November 7th 2020)

Pooka's Pageant is an annual Performing Arts event celebrating ancient mythology, folklore, and magic through poetry, storytelling, music, song, drama etc.

Our gathering for 2020 will be held virtually via YouTube, with recordings made by individual performers and uploaded to a playlist which can be seen anytime from 10am on Saturday 7th November onwards.

This virtual event will not be ticketed (being a bear of little brain I could not work out how to do that), so instead we are asking viewers to make a donation of however much they see fit directly to the charities involved - details of their websites are included at the bottom of the videos and the programme page.  If you have any suggestions for performers/workshops in 2021 please contact me.

The Pageant continues to be organised by me, Robin Herne (winner of the title of the first Chief Bard of the Fens in 2008, and MC and a judge for it in 2009, and have coordinated Suffolk's annual Eisteddfod from 2010 to 2017, author of Old Gods, New Druids, Bard Song, and A Dangerous Place, and the forthcoming Pantheon - The Egyptians... and yes, I am bragging), with support from various local volunteers. This helps to simplify the practical and financial side of things until the event becomes more autonomous. Ownership of/responsibility for the Pageant may shift (to a collective effort) in future years, as the event becomes increasingly successful.

If you would like to proffer your skills, reserve a ticket, or book a stall pitch for 2021 (rates currently £10, which includes entry for one person to run the stall) ~ contact me at A form for stallholders can be found in the links section above. The Hall is relatively small, and stalls are available at the organiser's discretion (preference given to those stalls retailing items of use to performers).