Thursday, 19 April 2012

Late bookings and more funding ...

With the festival nearly on us, we were just about to decide the pairings between venues and artists, when we had more bookings by artists wanting to join the festival, and one of our funding applications came through, which means we have been able to book extra activities in the form of story telling and african drumming - brilliant!
Read on ...

Here are the latest batch of artists who will be at the festival for you to meet.

Lyndsay Latimer
Watercoloured greetings cards and pretty gemstone jewellery.

Steve Slack
Wooden items which are hand carved or worked by hand on the lathe. Docks, bowls, stools, tables and other ornamental pieces. He uses only British wood from sustainable sources.

Sue Loveridge
Sue works with her camera focusing on landscapes, natural forms and abstract subject matters.                                       

Louise West
Louise will be demonstrating traditional lacemaking techniques

Out and about around the venues will be:

Sophie Snell - Story Teller

Sophie is a professional storyteller based just outside Derby. She is a warm, engaging and lively performer entertaining both children and adults at public events, festivals, storytelling clubs, schools, libraries, museums and community settings.
Sophie has a wide repertoire of stories, based on traditional tales plucked from the stones and bones of the British Isles, northern Europe and around the world. She loves tales that twist and turn, finding the unexpected, comical and intriguing.

Joliba Drums

David Woolley studied West African Djembe and Djuns under the guidance of Drum/Dance master Almami Kamara aka Maitre Samsou during his time in the Gambia, he also played with members of Allah Tantoo, Follocoh, Canella and African Ballet.
David is based in Stoke on Trent and delivers professional workshops throughout Staffordshire, Derbyshire, Lancashire, Shropshire, West Midlands and surrounding areas.
When Dave is not guerrilla drumming around the other festival venues he will be found here to give you a go at drumming or for you to listen and dance.

 'Take Flight'
The special trail within the trail for children is  called 'Flight Path', young visitors will be able to take part in special activities, play I-spy and get a prize for taking part. This is sponsored by the East Midlands Airport Community Fund, so it is FREE to join in - you can't say better than that. Thanks to Nicki Dennett and her helpers for organising this.

A big thank you to the local businesses too, see the 'support' page for who they are and what they do.

So ... see you in Draycott, Derbyshire on the 6th and 7th May between 12 noon and 5pm. 
Get to the Beetroot Tree for your programme and have a wonderful afternoon.

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