Saturday, 9 August 2008

A Harbourside Festival, a trip to the big smoke and a Lomo

Last weekend saw the Bristol Harbourside Festival, an amazing festival in the heart of the city with 5 different stages of music and dance and all for free. Over 250,000 people turned out for the 2 days (which is more than Glastonbury!).

One of the highlights was local girl made good, Beth Rowley (No6 in the charts) who belted out several of her jazz tunes to the delight of the masses.

This was later followed by Sheela-nagig another fantastic local band who mix folk, ska, jazz and arabic. They had the crowd eating out of their hands as they challenged the crowd to dance to their songs and they rose to the challenge.

Mid week saw us go to London to see Reverend Horton Heat play one of his few UK gigs, a mix of rock and roll and rockabilly, the gig was fantastic with many of the audience dressing in the classic 50's style dresses with flowers in their hair and the men in blowling shirts and dark turned up levi's - nice. Shame that the venue (Astoria 2) let it down with poor sound and the electricity cutting out on stage during some of the acts-not good when you pay all that money and dont get the service they should provide. I will certainly think twice before going there again if there is another option. A bonus was being able to stay with my brother and his partner and catch up on all the gossip, its always nice to see them both, but it is never for long enough as we dont see each other very often. My brother recommended the river taxi to Waterloo which goes past all the great sights, the O2, Greenwich, London Bridge, London Eye and the Tate Modern to name a few, and all for £4-bargain! We went into the Urban Art exhibition at the Tate Modern and I even managed to pick up a replacement Lomo whilst I was there! Hurrah! So over the next week or so I will have a play and see what I can come up with (of course I will post the results here).
I thought I would finish today off with a photo I took of my favourite Pie makers takeway - Pie Minister-great pies with mash and gravy, all packaged in a funky recylable cardboard box and eaten with wooden forks which can also be composted - result, tasty and good for the environment!

Today has been a wet old day, so I took advantage to catch up on printing out some photos for my next scrap book that I am completing at Jill's Crop night and to do a bit more on the altered art project I am working on-watch this space.

Well thats it for now, a large glass of a cheeky red is calling me, and its call is getting louder!
Happy Crafting

Lil Pidge

1 comment:

  1. Looks like you had a fab time :) Great blog and gorgeous work :)


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