Story Telling, Talks and Entertainment

We will be having story telling from Cath Little, Kestrel and David Ambrose, plus Mario’s magical Wizardry, plus a few key talks in the barn about community, the history of Coed, open discussions on sustainability and land based living. Also we are bringing you our new Hyphae and Harmony stage in addition to the Main Live Acts in the barn.


Photo Credit: Noel Dacey

This year we will have a three story tellings throughout the weekend from Kestrel Morton, Cath Little and David Ambrose.

Cath was with us last year telling stories from the land, and this year we are welcoming in our two story tellers Kestrel and David who have been long term friends of Coed, and also came to perform at the first Coed Wassail back in the end of January 2024.

Expect enchanting stories to take you into the world of of the mythical and magical.

COMMUNITY: How do we create and maintain it?

Last year Rawley and Stevie ran a talk on the Coed Community which has been running for over 25 years. It has had many ups and downs. This is a questions and answers session for anyone who is interested in joining a community or setting one up. We invite you to share your thoughts and questions, and to learn from our lessons!

This talk will be in the Main Barn.


Rawley Clay, Son of Bill and Gill Clay, was born at Coed and has spent most of his life living in and around Coed Hills. He is the founder of Coed Rural Art Space, and the main driver behind the entire vision of Coed. Without Rawley there would simply be no Coed! He will be giving a bit of history behind the establishment of Coed and opening up to questions and answers.


John Whitehead, long term friend and part time resident of Coed will be sharing his visions of The bottgea project.

The Bottega Project aims to generate a model for change to a sustainable, compassionate way of life at a city scale.

It works on a joined up thinking, whole systems basis, , driven by conversations and collaboration at a community level.

Find out more about the Bottega Project

Forest garden Talks

There will be a variety of talks and workshops happening in the forest garden area: read about it here and check out our land based offerings here


Friday afternoon Magic Wizardry show

Mario Morris opening Magical Wizard show is one for the whole family and will have you both in fits of laughter and spellbound. His Magic Wizardry show is full of audience participation, magical moments and a guaranteed high energy finish!

Saturday evening fireside storytelling

Experience enchantment with Mario Morris, a gifted storyteller who transports you to another time and place with his captivating tales. With his dynamic storytelling style, Mario Morris will captivate all ages and leave them spellbound. 

For more magical entertainment, head over to Lady Vee in the children’s area!

Find out a bit more about Mario and Veronica