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 ~ October 7th 2017)

Pooka's Pageant is an annual Pagan Performing Arts convention, to help polytheists (people who acknowledge many deities, see APT for a more detailed explanation) celebrate their traditions through poetry, storytelling, music, song, drama etc.

Our gathering for 2017 will be held on Saturday 18th November at the Oddfellows Hall, Ipswich from 10am till 5pm. 

This year we will also be holding a raffle of books and curios to help drum up a little extra funds for the charity ~ if you have an item to donate, please bring it along.  If you have any suggestions for performers/workshops in 2018 please contact me.

We are now looking for any additional pagan/polytheist* storytellers, poets, musicians etc. who would like to volunteer their skills (currently travel expenses only, though this may change) for 2018. 

* Druids, Heathens, Hindus, Taoists, Shintoists, Hellenics, Romuvans, Kemetics etc.

This year the Pageant will 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 since 2010, author of Old Gods, New Druids, Bard Song, and A Dangerous Place... 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 (rates currently £10, which includes entry for two people 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).