The Goblin Circus Presents... The Goblin Masquerade!
Join us for tall and true tales, enchanting poetry, fabulous dancing, and a ball beneath the enchanted hills... A fantastical day of wonder and delight in Wales!

Online booking now closed - daytime market is free entry - evening tickets available on the door, cash only.

Title: Welcome to the Goblin Circus, + image of top of big top circus tent and description (as below)

The Goblin Circus is a circus made of stories (and friends) by author and performer Halo Quin.

This coming spring we are teaming up with the storytellers of Fables to host our first fantastical goblin market and faery ball, in the stormy village of Borth, Ceredigion, on 12th March 2022!

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1pm - Doors Open!

At the market we have Ellis’s Vegan & Vegetarian Sandwiches with a selection of freshly made sandwiches and hot drinks.

1:30pm - Welcome

2pm - Tink Bell and a talk on the truth of the Cottingley Fairies (the fairy photography hoax that had even Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, creator of Sherlock, fooled! Or was it real…?)

3pm - The Fairytale Cellist - our lovely Ailsa with magical folklore infused music to carry us away

4pm - An open mic! Bring your stories, poems, songs, jokes, dances… Sign up sheet on the door, spaces are limited!

4:30pm - Costume Competition - Dress in your funnest fantastical finery and show off your style!

5pm - Eklektika! Local legend Smudger has teamed up with the lovely Ali to form a fabulous new musical partnership… and will be regaling us with joyful chilled music to finish the market.

6pm - Doors close for us to clear the dancefloor…


7pm - Doors re-open for people to gently return and get resettled. WRISTBAND/TICKET REQUIRED FOR ENTRY, you can buy/collect yours during the market or before the entertainment starts at 7:30.

7:30pm - The Ominous Folk of Hopeless Maine are debuting a new steampunk show with stories from their creepy, beautiful, fantastical island… (catch them during the day and see the art too!)

8:30pm - Tribal Unity Wales kick off the evening’s dancing with their trademark colourful belly dance!

9pm - Eklektika return to the stage to soundtrack our fairytale masked ball. Dance the night away at the Masquerade!

After Eklektika there’ll be tunes on the PA to continue the fun until just before 11pm, just in time for you to wander to the train station and catch the last train back to Aberystwyth, if that’s your mode of traversing the land ;)

(SCHEDULE subject to last minute changes on the day.)


Borth Community Hall
High Street,
SY24 5LH

Hosted in collaboration with Aberystwyth storytelling circle Fables, and friends!

Performers & Crew at The Goblin Masquerade

Halo in a top hat

Halo Quin - circus ringleader, masquerade host, & storyteller

The Fairytale Cellist on the beach at sunset

The Fairytale Cellist with haunting story-songs...

Tink Bell in a red hat

Tink Bell - author and creator of the Legendary Llangollen Fairy Festival

Ominous Folk of Hopeless Maine - 4 steampunk people in sepia, looking serious

The Ominous Folk of Hopeless Maine will be debuting a new steampunk spoken word show!

Tribal Unity Wales - a Troupe of belly dancers in Aberystwyth Castle Grounds

Tribal Unity Wales; magical improvisational belly dancers!

Professor Spandex - bearded man grinning in a top hat

CREW: Professor Spandex - tech, sound & lights (kit & skills!)

Kate Garrett - a pixie poet with dark hair and an enigmatic smile.

Behind the scenes support and inspiration; Kate Garrett - Changeling poet, witch, and magical editor

... and more!

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