It’s July garden time! See you this Saturday for regular work in the garden, relaxing on the grass (if the sun stays with us or comes back for the day!) and fun preparations for the Moth Night 2014!
Saturday 5th July, 12-4pm, Carless Street.
It isn’t really a video – it’s a ‘montage’ of a whole load of very lovely still photos by a variety of people (not going to list them in case I miss someone out and upset someone).
Does that headline make sense?
We’re bringing you snippets of things you may have missed and things we particularly liked (in no special order – no favourites here)
Anyway, we were very lucky to have an up-and-coming band, the Night VI, appear on Saturday evening.
They’re kicking up a bit of a storm in that London and, by the time this appears, they’ll be living it up in Switzerland, or packing their bags, coiling their guitar leads and checking they’ve got enough plectrums, spare strings for the harp and all the things touring bands have to do.
They were pretty impressive, we think you’ll agree; if you didn’t see them we’ve got a video of one of their songs here…
Those that know about such things tell us that these lovely people are going to be big stars so it was a rare privilege to see them at our Festival.
Here’s something for sports fans
There was a brilliant cross-section of music and dance at this year’s Festival (there’s ALWAYS a brilliant cross-section…).
Here are a couple of acts
Jaimal Mystry Dancers
There are more videos on our YouTube Channel, by the way.
And if you’ve got some videos or photos that you’re particularly proud of, or you think we’d all enjoy please share on YouTube or on Facebook
Come to the community garden for a nice sit in in the sun or some proper gardening work!
There will be arts & crafts workshops for children, wildlife hunt in the garden and a plant sale, so come along and enjoy the garden this Saturday.
Saturday, 14th June, 12-4pm, Carless Street.
Caldmore and Palfrey Festival are proud to present Strolling Stories.
A bit of background for you: Strolling Stories is an exciting project funded by the Arts Council and Caldmore Accord.
Building on the success of the annual carnival, the project developed a piece of processional theatre which was performed along the carnival route on Monday 26th May.
Writer David Calcutt brought together stories and songs from the diverse local communities.
It was brought to life by Caldmore and Palfrey residents working alongside members of The Cart Before the Horse Theatre Company.
The aim was to include stories from many diverse communities as possible, co-ordinated by local artist Sam Hale.
There were lots of opportunities to get involved – from February members of the team were out and about chatting to people and gathering stories.
The finished product was a larger than life performance with large scale puppets, colourful costumes and music composed by the former Stone Roses guitarist, Aziz Ibrahim.
The Performance started in Caldmore Community Garden (see first pictures above), in Carless Street, next to Caldmore School and was acted out as part of the Carnival Procession as it made it way through Caldmore and Palfrey before ending up in Palfrey Park.
There were mini performances on the way and the procession ended by the main stage of the Festival in mid-afternoon on Day 3.
Hundreds came dressed as a characters from their favourite stories and, as you can see, there was plenty to wear and carry!