The last blog post (two weeks ago, I know!) was a pre-view, this is a post-view of the Towersey Village Festival. As a trader, I had access to the site while it was still being set up, to enable me to set up my stall too. During a quick visit to the loo-block on the other side of the site to my stand, I was greeted by this sight!
Following the sign pointing to the Craft Fair would have directed you to my Tash Tops stall.
A couple of friends helped me out during the festival, so that I didn’t have to spend all my time from 10 am to 7 pm at my stand. During my breaks I perused the food on offer and watched some of the street performers.
The festival is very family oriented, with a children’s festival in parallel to the main one. The Spooky Men’s Chorale (who I sang with a few weeks ago) did a special children’s performance (which I was not allowed to attend, because I didn’t have a child!) and I was really pleased to see groups of children doing things together without direct supervision, the way I used to play with my friends when I was a child.
I went to see a number of the performances, the Spooky Men (of course), Show of Hands and Joan Amatrading. When she spoke, her age and origin (69 years-old & British) were apparent, when she sang, she sounded as youthful and international as on her recordings since the 1970s. She is on her last major world-tour and I’m very glad to have listened to her live.