Juri Iida famous for her Oriental and mystical Fairies has just made a short visit to the United Kingdom to fulfil her artistic and creative desire and to begin to understand first hand the Celtic and Faerie folklore traditions that this country is steeped in.
Taking in Edinburgh, the Lake District for Beatrix Potter she then worked to and fro along St Michaels Ley line that stretches from Penzance across England to the East Coast.
It was in the beautiful village of Broadway in the Cotswolds, in the old hostlery now a famed hotel called the Lygon Arms that Juri met up with fairy artist Myrea Pettit and author David Riche. They were able to show her the historic rooms in the building where Oliver Cromwell stayed the night before the battle of Worcester 1651 and also the room that King Charles the first stayed. Its connection is with the English Civil War, for which the two main characters Oliver Cromwell and King Charles I it is most historically famous, such is the wonderment of centuries of English history for her to add to the stories of her travels.
Myrea Pettit champions environmental and conservation issues, her Last Dodo’s Ball painting has the same warning to the assembled company as voiced by Prince Charles who is now using the power of the internet to “inform and challenge” people’s thinking to tackle the world’s environmental problems.
The Prince of Wales is also planning to stage an open-air green extravaganza, it was revealed. Charles, who has warned that climate change is the greatest challenge facing man, is hoping to host the environmental event in 2010.
It is designed to rival Prince Albert’s Great Exhibition of 1851, London’s Evening Standard newspaper reported.
Hyde Park – where Charles’s great-great-great grandfather’s exhibition was held – is a possible venue
Norway wins the Eurovision Song Contest held in Moscow. Singer and violinist Alexander Rybak smashed the record for the most points awarded during the competition for the song ‘Fairytale’. Iceland came second, followed by Azerbaijan in third place. The UK’s entry Jade Ewen, singing a song composed by Lord Lloyd Webber came fifth.
Fairies have been urging the Virgin for some time now to serve a cocktail made famous by Artists which includes Absinthe a liqueur which was banned in the USA until 2007.
Fly with the Fairies drink absinthe on board Virgin America .
The Rites of Spring, the rebirth of natures cycle of life, are celebrated at the end of April and the beginning of May with Floraila festivals of dancing and drinking and in many countries children dancing around the Maypole.