Monday, August 17, 2009

Blogoversary winner and Barefoot Festival

*Drum roll*…..the winner of my third blogoversary giveaway is Holly B, she was carefully selected from the list of partygoers by the Halfling, aka Pippin, and the very thoughtful gifts that she bought to the party were a set of magical knitting needles and crochet hooks so that I would never have to rip back anything again. A very useful gift!  Holly, if you can send me your address, I shall be sending you a gift shortly.

So what else have I been doing? Well, I’ve finished teaching summer school! Hurray! Six long weeks but it’s over now! I really need a break now, I feel like I’ve been working non-stop all year! Anyway I finished on the Thursday night, whipped up some bunting from an old dress, some ribbon and Sergei (my new overlocker). The old dress I had was black, so I used red thread to contrast, and then I drew chakra symbols on alternating flags using dimensional fabric paint.

Then my friend Viv and I packed up her van on Friday morning and travelled to deepest Loughborough to the Goddess Camp, now known as the Barefoot Festival, a festival of dance and music.

Viv and I were volunteering for our tickets, so we pitched up (I was in a tent) and we headed to the gate to do our duty. Armed with Hi-Viz jackets and radio’s we bossed all the wanna-be Goddesses off to the appropriate camping and parking locations. 

Friday night was good fun, we joined in the Ceilidh dance night, lots of Irish and English folk dancing

There was also drumming, and a Capoeira group

We did lots of workshops including Bollywood fusion, Tai Chi, Tribal dance, African dance, Heavy metal tribal fusion, Bangra, loads of fun things.

Viv learnt to Hula hoop.

There were Morris dancers

And on Saturday night there was a big show, with lots of dancers, belly dancers, African dancers, burlesque dancers

There was also a stunning fire display with fire poi, fire hoops, fire staffs and fire breathers.

The weekend was fabulous and we made some great friends.




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