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2021 PROGRAMME

Saturday 2nd - Sunday 3rd October

Live and launching

Thank fungi it’s Friday – again!

The BIG quiz.  7.00pm, Friday 1 October.  Registration opens on Friday 24 September (no cost to take part).

Fungi events near you

A chance to get outside and delve into the natural world of fungi.  Find your local fungus group.

International seminar for World Fungus Day

A series of online talks from 12 renowned speakers spanning all continents. Hosted by the Arboricultural Association. Saturday 2 October.

Megasong of microscopic music

The children of Hawkshead Esthwaite Primary School introduce their song for Beatrix Potter’s Fungi. PLUS: launch of a national children’s competition to create a new verse for the song and performance of new music inspired by mycology. From 1.00pm, Saturday 2 October. Live and online.

The mycelial city

Live in Coventry, UK City of Culture - a public performance including discussion with Merlin Sheldrake (author of Entangled Life).  From 4-5pm, Saturday 2 October. Live and livestreaming.

Mycological mastery

A short film, specially produced for UK Fungus Day 2021,  featuring esteemed mycologist Professor Roy Watling describing how he uncovered the stories behind Beatrix Potter’s remarkable fungus illustrations. Launching online Saturday 2 October.

Online and on-demand

Photography competition

Capture a digital photo of a fungus that fascinates you on the weekend of UK Fungus Day and submit it to our competition! (Free to enter.)

5 minutes of fungi

Fungi experts and enthusiasts present short videos on their favourite subjects

Science and research

Blogs, talks and information from scientists about their fungal research. Featuring The Friendly Fungus Game

Art, design and performance

Fungi inspiring creativity from crocheting and felting to architectural materials and human-mycelial networks.

Make, create and learn

Games, crafts, creations and fun investigations for children.

Business and technology

Fungi changing the world through construction, foods, medicines and more.

UK Fungus Day Friday Night Quiz poster