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Thank you to everyone for creating a wonderful space for all! 

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I had an amazing time at queer spirit. Would definitely return! 

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There is not a moment I would not relive..it was such a wonderful time... thank you all

Al Head

Al Head  [Founder]

I am a queer, genderqueer human.  I am a pagan and an energy-worker.  I have been leading rituals and running pagan workshops for over 30 years.  Currently I lead 'This Land Sex Magic' and other energy-related workshops.  I have been an lgbt activist and organiser since the early 1980s and am also a peace, environmental and inclusion activist. I am the author of 'Queer Deity, Sacred Slut

In all my work my emphasis is on humans reconnecting with the land and ending/healing the destruction that we have inflicted on it, and upon ourselves, through our disconnection.

I have been involved in 'camps' and festivals since 1990.  I was a main organiser in 'Spiral Womens Camps' and have been part of organising 'Queer Pagan Camps'(QPC) since 2002 and 'Albion Faerie' gatherings for the last few years.  I coordinated Site Crew at QPC for 2 years running. I have worked at many festivals: performing, working in children's areas and working in the Queer Dome, a space for lgbtq people.  I have worked at the Accessible Camping Area at Glastonbury Festival, and have coordinated the Accessible Camping Space at the Green Gathering.  I've been Access Coordinator at QPC and other spaces, including Re-evaluation Counselling (RC) events. I'm a certified RC teacher.

I am a performer in static trapeze, physical theatre, music and Fooling.  In 2011 I created and performed in a solo show, 'Are You Talking To Me'.  I teach theatre and static trapeze and have produced community circus shows of up to 60 (mainly young) people.  In 2006 and 2007 I produced and performed in cabaret-type shows, 'Tarquin's Closet' and 'Further Tales From The Closet' for 'QUIP' (QUeers Into Performance) in Plymouth.  I've also produced and compared cabarets at other events, including QPC and Quintasensual Festival in 2015.  I've been involved in many other 'not-for-profit' organisations and have been treasurer of two.

Blossom

Blossom  [Performance]

Heading up the Performance Team, and a veteran of every QSF, Blossom is a singer and songwriter (muggle name Marc Block), with Queer folk songs and generally pleasing vibes marcblock.co.uk

Buzzy Cnayl

Buzzy 🐌 Cnayl  [Technical]

I believe the energies and sounds that music and lighting bring are an incredibly healing and magical thing that really shine out at festivals. I really enjoy helping bring that magic to every Queer Spirit festival, with lights, lasers and sound systems. 

I also keep the website updated and running and look after the Sanctity of Sound streaming radio service.

In 2013 I founded the Quintasensual festival of queer/inclusive spirituality, sexuality and tantra, creating a special place where gays, bisexuals, straights, cross dressers, trans and more all mix in a safe and heart centred space. In 2015 I was honoured to be nominated for a Sexual freedom award for my work around the festival.

 

Daniel

Daniel  [Site]

Daniel has supported and held many workshops around queer sacred sexuality, conscious connection and consent. He's a writer, counsellor and non binary trans man from Wales.

 Gloria Gloria (Paul Rathbone)

Gloria Gayer (Paul Rathbone)  [Technical and DJ Performance]

The 2017 festival was a spiritual awakening for me. Having always appreciated creating events I recognised the importance of contributing here and in 2019 I was welcomed to help create Queer Spirit. I was studying an undergraduate degree in Audio Technology at the University of Derby from whom I was able to loan all the equipment we needed to conceive, construct and manage the audio requirements for the Big Top.

In 2024 I am organising DJ requirements across our two performance areas, which includes the pre-festival admin, sourcing audio and lighting equipment and get-in, build, stage management, take-down and get-out responsibilities. For future festivals I hope I can offer the skills I learn from studying an MA in Events Management to help an already strong team make Queer Spirit even more successful.

Miqhx

Miqhx  [Founder & Campaigns]

Miqhx has worked as a drama teacher, psychiatric nurse and housing support worker as well as being part of a co-operative working with wholefoods, radical books and community arts.

He is active within Albion Faeries, Helios charity in London, where he he co-ordinated the Healer Training School and specializes in JinShin Do.  This has roots in ancient daoist practice incorporating Ericksonian techniques with elements of Wilhelm Reich and developed by Iona Marsaa Teegarden.

Miqhx started practising meditation in the 1970's and qi gong since 1984 and started healer and psychic development with Maisie Besant in 1978.

Qweaver

Qweaver  [Village Hall & Energy Circle]

I’m a queer, non-binary, magical being. How wonderful to be able to say that out loud! Since the 90s I’ve been active in LGBTQ+ support and community-making, through groups like London Friend, Edward Carpenter Community, Radical Faeries of Albion and Loving Men +. In faeries I was part of the early visioning that helped birth Queer Spirit Festival, something that fills me with gratitude and joy as I see the festival grow and collective consciousness rising. 

I’ve run many workshops and activities in queer and festival spaces over a number of years to empower people and community.  I believe we queer people are, by nature, magical beings but, in many cases, have moved away or turned away from this understanding. For this reason I’ve become more engaged in creating rituals, ceremonies and events which seek to guide people closer to their magic. I hold magic-themed retreats as a way to step deeper into presence and connectedness.  For individuals, I offer myself as a guide, helping navigate a path to lifefullness.  

Please check out my page for more https://lifelovecoaching.wordpress.com

I’m a poet and performer, viewing my writing as a radical act and encouragement for all to be our unique, glorious selves. I love the way spoken word helps us rebuild vital collective skills, listening, being with difference, empathy.  For those magically-tuned it won’t surprise you there is a strand of channeled writing across all my books.


When we show
our love proudly, don’t lock it up behind walls,
it’s wild enough to set the world ablaze.
Every stranger suddenly lit up
we see to be no stranger at all.
For the fear that grows in the spaces between
dies back like the weed it is as those spaces
disappear. And we are love, completely.
           
From Loves Burn, 2020


I choose to deal with the commercial world as little as possible. So if you’d like to know more about my poetry and get one of my books please reach out to me, and check out https://www.facebook.com/kevinjacksonpoetry

I’m super excited about our festival and in awe of the dedicated people making it happen. We are a work in progress, striving to be more inclusive, more diverse, more connected. We are enough. We can be more. Year by year I want to see us become more inclusive, for people of colour, people with access needs, for women, for people who are refugees and asylum-seekers, for trans and non-binary people and for all other people less represented so far.  I’m dedicating myself this year to finding practical ways for queer people who are refugees and asylum-seekers to be part of our festival.  I want to challenge myself to do more to turn love into action. If you have any thoughts, ideas or contacts to share please get in touch at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

With love, Qweaver

Shokti

Shokti  [Founder & Core team]

Shokti is a spiritual activist, involved in Radical Faerie gatherings around the world since 2001, a founder of Folleterre Faerie Sanctuary in France, the Albion Faerie community in the UK, and of Queer Spirit Festival. A smalltown boy from Suffolk, Shokti came out in 1986, aged 21, during the last year of his history studies at Churchill College, Cambridge, and soon rushed to London looking for love. In 1990 he was diagnosed HIV+ and he then awoke to the spiritual dimensions of life while living with full blown AIDS in the 1990s.

AIDS became for Shokti an' Accelerated Individual Discovery of Self' and an awakening to the hidden/lost/forgotten/ spiritual-mystical powers of same sex oriented and gender non-conforming people, that was once respected in earth-honouring cultures around the world.  He writes about the spiritual inheritance of queer people and the importance of exploring and claiming our mystical power at rainbowmessenger.blog. and Shokti – Medium.

Sparkling Water

Sparkling Water  [Healing garden]

I have had the privilege of running the healing area for Queer Spirit since it started and it has been exciting to see it grow.

I have been a holistic practitioner since 2007, touring the festival circuit during the summer and based in West London during the winter. I work at a diverse range of festivals, Glastonbury, Buddhafield, Boomtown to name but a few, offering individual sessions and teaching workshops.

My sessions are a blend of skills based on the client’s needs. My initial bodywork training was Thai Massage which I continue to deepen by studying with highly respect teachers from around the world and softened by moving towards the energetic and spiritual, studying Reiki, Tantra and Shamanism. I completed teacher training with Shivananda in India and Elemental School of Chi Kung in London and teach classes and one-one sessions. 

Triskelion

Triskelion  [Sacred Sexuality & Core Team]

Triskelion is a queer shamanic drum maker, healer, spiritual activist and educator. Working with the LGBTQIA+ community providing affirmative GSRD Counselling and mentorship programmes across Wales and England.

Triskelion is also an academic who is dedicated to untangling the dominant white colonialist narrative of race, sex, sexuality, and power relationships.

The Queer Spirit team has several decades combined experience in working in and creating festivals, workshops and other events in the LGBT+ area. We work to draw upon the knowledge and experience of others so as to create spaces that are amazing but also safe and held.

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