A festival of fairies

THE magical world of fairies will be brought to life in a Hartlepool event this week.

A “boggart and faerie festival” will be held in the Family Wood, off Elwick Road, in the town on Thursday.

The fun for all the family runs from 10am to 2pm.

Organisers have described the event as “a magical feast of mythical activities with the Wild Green Spaces and the Countryside teams.”

The day’s fun comes to a close with a chance for children to make a fairy or a boggart, which is a spirit which lives in marshes or fields, to take home.

For more information about the event, contact (01429) 853325.