We are looking for more Earth Sprites

  • Do you have an Earth Sprite?
  • Can you imagine one?
  • Have you seen one somewhere else?

Earth Sprites are emerging all over the planet, but particularly in Godalming! They have come to speak to humans about their concerns for our planet, the animals and plants, and to help fix things.

Godalming’s Earth Sprites emerged during COP26, when Treebeard, Elsa and Faraday awoke the troublesome Nolene and together they called upon Everybird to arise from the ‘womb of the earth’.


We have a task for YOU!

Earth Sprites come into being through our imaginations. Godalming needs more to join the five we already have. Can you imagine one? What might it look like? What does it want to say to us humans? How can they help us save the planet for everyone?

Describe the Earth Sprite you have imagined in words, with a drawing or painting, make a collage, make a puppet or dress up as your Earth Sprite. If you make something, or dress up, please use Earth Friendly materials.

We are running an Earth Sprite Workshop at 2:00pm on Wednesday, 3rd August. Join us in the What Next Centre (1st Floor, 11 Wharf Street, Godalming) and spend the afternoon with Nolene creating your own Earth Sprite through words or artwork.

Present your Earth Sprite to The Mayor of Godalming at the Godalming Green Gala on Saturday, 13 August in Bury’s Field. Your words, picture or photograph will be displayed in the What Next Centre in Godalming.


Meet the Earth Sprites in Godalming, Summer 2022

  • Saturday 11th June, Crown Court, 11am till 3pm: get some inspiration for your Earth Sprite. Meet some of the Godalming Earth Sprites at the What Next Lounge. See the Earth Sprite Puppet Theatre being constructed and see how the Earth Sprite puppets are being made.
  • Saturday 9th July, Crown Court: join us for the Earth Sprite Puppet Show where the Earth Sprites, led by Treebeard, will be awarding the Green Leaf Stamp at the World Wide Wood awards; but be wary of ‘greenwashing.’
  • Friday 22nd July, Wilfrid Noyce Centre, 6:15pm: Tales from the Great Wood Theatre Show, take an ecological adventure with Badapple Theatre Company and meet the Earth Sprites from Godalming again. For tickets use this QR code:
  • Wednesday 3rd August, Earth Sprite Workshop, 2pm. Create your own Earth Sprite.
  • Saturday 13th August, Godalming’s Second Green Gala, Bury’s Field: Present your imagined Earth Sprite to the Mayor of Godalming in the What Next Lounge.

Meet Godalming’s Current Earth Sprites

Everybird was called from the woods near Haslemere where she was deeply connected to the trees and the birds.  During COP 26 she came to Godalming to the sound of a drum, a flute and the songs of concerned citizens. Her mission is to take messages from people in the street to the powerful people who can make most change

Nolene is a grumpy truth-sayer who was first seen in a garden in Farncombe. She doesn’t quite understand human’s obsession with being tidy and she has a deep love of garden wildlife.

Treebeard the Wise wishes that we protect the trees and plants and all that live in them. He has created the World Wide Wood award for people and businesses who take care of the planet. Do you qualify?

Elsa comes from the sea, the waves and the creatures of the sea move within her. She is a delicate soul who likes the cold. She speaks in movement that comes with her from the depths of the sea where not even David Attenborough has been.

Faraday is a scientific Earth Sprite, some say that he is really a human, no-one knows for sure. He is full of data, analysis and understanding about the Climate Crisis and he can’t wait to share his thoughts with you.