Drayton Arts Fest Saturday 1st November
November 02, 2014 • Leave a Comment
A wonderful day yesterday at the Drayton Arts Fest and another outing for us today. We started with the Tonks Youth Theatre and a interactive play titled Blackout. It took us back to the World War and stories of rationing and evacuees. It was mesmerising and at times pulled the old heart strings. It was a credit to the organisers and the children that presented the show. I am sure the parents were very proud.
We were then treated to cakes at the library for judging of the Bakeorama. I must say there were some great delights on display and plenty of tasters..!! Congratulations to Mrs Priestly for pipping the other contestants across the line.
Outside there was something brewing and whilst we were chatting music struck up from a "Ghetto Blaster" and suddenly line dancing was underway. I am told this is a Flash Mob where impromptu performances happen. As we watched more and more participants took part and Libby could not resist the foot tapping and eventually succumbed,
It was then the turn of the Street Performers. We were entertained by Saxophonist, accordion, violin and guitar with great vocals. In Market Drayton..!!! Something tells me we need to see this more often..
As we moved through the afternoon we saw children and adults putting animation skills to the test with Stop Frame animation supported by Hullabulloo Arts at the Clive and Coffin. We joined the queue for a visit into the Bell Tower to witness people having a go
at bell ringing in St Mary's followed by a well earnt rest in the Red Lion to listen to an Open Mic session of poetry and Prose.
In the evening we returned to St Mary's for an evening of choral songs performed by the Gallery Singers. A real treat of great harmonies and a great spectrum of genres.
Today we have a visit planned to Fordhall Farm for the Big Draw, a definite visit to the Methodist Church to listen to the Pop Up Chior. Later to the library for some live music by Ghost Trains and wrapping up the afternoon with Flamenco Guitar at the Red Lion...
We will get images onto the website as soon as we can. We are pretty busy..!!
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