Monday, December 29, 2008

Woodford Folk Festival

We (hubby, eldest son & fiance & myself) went to the Woodford Folk Festival on saturday and had a wonderful time there. Woodford is about a 35 minute drive from home, so we are lucky that it is so close. Many thousands of people attend the festival - it is a highlight of the year for us. The festival goes for six days (and nights), has 400 events and 2000 performers. The first photo is a rather large sculpture of a bowerbird's bower (with me standing in the middle).
We saw lots of 'street theatre'. Here is a teapot and cup (we saw them later on that night - all lit up). The teapot occasionally sprayed water at people - I thought it was starting to sprinkle rain :) until I saw it was just the teapot :)
This girl was dressed up as an elf /pixie?- she even had the pointed ears (didn't show up in the photo). She wasn't a street entertainer - you can wear anything to the festival :)
After the opening ceremony, 'That One Guy' (I think from Canada) played. He was fantastic - the crowd was really grooving along to the beat.
I had some more photos loaded on to this post, but only four came up. Anyway I had better go now as there is a big thunderstorm about to hit.
Sandi xx
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Sarah said...

SOunds like an awsome event. We have the summer festival here with lots of things to do and also a 10 days on the island festival. I have booked us into a few of the paid activities. Makes Summer Holiday interesting and an excuse to get our to free activities,

Queen of the Armchair aka dzintrastitcheries said...

Sounds and looks soo good...a wonderful event to go to...wishing you a very Happy 2009 and Happy Blogging...Dzintra

Lynne said...

Sounds as though you had a great time. Love the teapot.
I expect you'll be looking forward to your studio being finished. It's exciting just seeing it on the blog.

Guðrún said...

Is the event also on New Years evening?