Posted on Sat 1st Jan 2011
Every year on the final night, January the 1st, Woodlford closes with a closing ceremony - the Fire Event. This time it was quite modest compared to previous years I've been, but still wonderful. I made a lantern and was in the lantern parade - look for the lantern shaped like a fat coin with a square hole through the middle - some called it a holy dollar, kids insisted it was a lucky coin. We were asked to make lanterns that expressed the events theme of questioning wealth and greed.
Posted on Fri 31st Dec 2010
There is traditionally a New Years Eve concert at the Hilltop stage above the Woodford Festival village. We were blessed with the best sky of the festival - no rain! Dya Sing and friends treated us to a delightful performance. I recorded it and will post it here once I have worked out how to do it.
I went to the sunrise concert also (sleep schmeep). That began at 4am in drizzle in the dark and ended an hour or so later in the drizzle with a grey sky but no evidence of the actual sun. The performance finished with Kacey Patrick (of Stringman Sassy) doing an amazing impersonation of a Magpie's Dawn Chorus - wow just wow - I deeply regret missing see them perform at the festival!