Some more of something you may have missed….

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.

lead singer of the Night six

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.

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Some things you may have missed…

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

New Wave

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

 

 

Strolling Stories … in pictures

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.

DSC_9526 Writer David Calcutt brought together stories and songs from the diverse local communities.

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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.

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There were lots of opportunities to get involved – from February members of  the team were out and about chatting to people and gathering stories.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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