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About Us

This eco-conscious event will be educational and community-oriented involving local and national fungi groups. The festival aims to cover Mushroom identification, cultivation, microscopy, DNA sequencing  and topics surrounding the soil food web, composting, permaculture & and rewilding.

Most importantly, we will celebrate the people at the forefront of mycology in the UK and beyond.


Each day will start with a variety of wellness events, from yoga to gong baths. After a day packed full of myco-focused activities, we'll relax with live music and entertainment by the fire or at the secret woodland stage, or go and explore the fluorescent forest with UV torches. Whether you're new to fungi or an experienced mycologist there will be something for everyone.  

 

At All Things Fungi Festival, we celebrate creativity, exploring the somewhat blurred boundaries where art meets science.   We celebrate the creative spirit of fungi through artistic expression, innovative programming, and imaginative installations. The festival is a canvas for creativity, inviting participants to explore the boundless realms of both nature and human ingenuity.

Central to our mission is the promotion of joy, laughter, and a sense of wonder. We infuse every aspect of the festival with an atmosphere of celebration, ensuring that each attendee leaves with cherished memories and a renewed appreciation for Kingdom Fungi.

The event will take place in the picturesque Sussex countryside on the beautiful Chiddinglye estate surrounded by meadows, forests, and dark skies. The site plays host to many diverse species a section of which is listed as a site of scientific importance.

We aim to tread lightly and play respectfully leaving no trace. 

To celebrate all things fungi we have invited some of the most influential mycologists, ecologists, citizen scientists  and nature enthusiasts to come and share their passion and experience. 

For far too long, Fungi have been under appreciated and under-studied.  We feel it's time to give Fungi the attention and recognition they deserve.

Inaturalist recording group > All things fungi | Festival 

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Meet the team

Into the Wild festival & Wilderlands

 

  Into the wild is the  UK's premier nature based festival, supporting people of all ages to come into the wild and have a brilliant life changing experience with  some of the best workshops, talks and activities of any festival experience. 

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Into the Wild is dedicated to supporting nature with all its profits going towards nature recovery, helping wildlife and biodiversity.

Jana Nicole is an award winning contemporary artist that

cares deeply about Kingdom fungi.

 

Using a cacophony of hand drawn images and photography

to create her artworks and large scale installations,

she strives to bring focus and attention toward the growing and powerful movement

of those, including herself, who believe that fungi

have a crucial role in the future of science, medicine and beyond.

 

Jana Nicole is the current recipient of the highly prestigious Prix Puvis De Chavannes,

bestowed upon her by Société Nationale des Beaux Arts,

the historic arts society of Paris in recognition of her work on the subject.

A life long love for mushrooms and move back to a rural area sparked an obsession documenting, cultivating and identifying Fungi.

Max's lens has been focused on Fungi & Myxomycetes. His imagery posted mainly on Instagram @allthingsfungi has gained him recognition with international platforms and magazines, last year he was shortlisted for Close up Photographer of the year.

 

His deep dive into mycology means he's found and identified hundreds of species, many of which we know little about. He's contributed to the Darwins tree of life project at Kew Gardens with wild clones and is an active member of the Sussex Fungus group. 

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