Monday, 4 June 2018

Festival at the Park

Hello

Thanks for popping in.

No sooner are we back from the Park, than we are returning for their Festival of Food and Music, a weekend event full of bands and tempting tasty treats.  Usually I show you the Park in all its serenity, nature or art to the fore but today you'll see how it provides a wonderful community magnet.  This was a free entry event where picnics were discouraged in support of the food stalls.  What a lovely sunny day it was too.


There were a few craft stalls including one selling these colourful balloons.  Sadly the giraffe broke free from its owner and sailed blissfully up into the clouds, drifting over the trees towards the supermarket, no doubt giving someone quite a start.



The music tent had a series of bands during the weekend.  We enjoyed the 16 piece Supertonics Big Band as they played Glenn Miller and Duke Ellington type music.  The local Operatic Society, EBOS, singing tunes from Guys and Dolls to advertise their forthcoming Show and Honk! with their happy 'music to make you smile'.




Foodwise, there was much to choose from.







To top it off, £2 would give you the opportunity to hold a bird of prey.  Which one would you choose?










Great fun for all.

Cheerio

8 comments:

  1. I love these type of events but it's rare that admission is free, how lovely and inclusive. I think the bird of prey I'd choose would be one of the owls.

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    1. It's so refreshing isn't it, other larger festivals are prohibitive and you have to book up so far in advance losing the spontaneity. Aren't the owls beautiful.

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  2. Looks like a wonderful event, something for everyone. I love to see the birds of prey but wouldn't like to handle them - too big and too flappy winged. Love the story of the floating giraffe, I wonder where it finally landed?:)

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    1. It could have gone for miles! I'd have been quite pleased to have found it in my garden but no such luck! The owls must look so heavy but maybe they are just fluffing up their feathers. 😊

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  3. Community events are perfect for an outing on a weekend. Stalls selling tasty street food, cheerful music and other entertainment sounds great! The owl with the orange staring eyes is fascinating, but I wouldn't want to get too close!

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    1. He's got that, what-am-I-doing-here look! I'm not sure he would like me holding him. They are so beautiful.

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  4. What a wonderful community event, I was a tad worried reading about the giraffe breaking free, until I read to the end. Of course my two quid would be a bargain to hold a wise owl and hope some of it rubbed off!
    Happy days.
    Wren x

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