Crouch End Festival…continued…
Cloudy, rainy and rather cold too – was the start to our festival participation on Saturday…but we persevered, put up the gazebo cover and got on with activities as best we could. Of course as a roof garden there’s not much we can do to shelter from the weather, we’re used to donning the waterproofs and getting on with the job!
The rain certainly didn’t hamper the visiting kid’s enthusiasm for facepainting…the queue for facepainting was constant all day, and once the rain cleared a little later in the afternoon we had a regular stream of visitors climbing the staircase and exploring our rooftop.
Our garden tasting tour was popular, and many people learned how to make planting containers from yoghurt pots, toilet rolls and juice cartons. We were also showing how to make insect and bees hotels, with lots of people taking home their own hotel to encourage and support insect life in their own garden. Yay!
Thanks to our team and volunteers: Jack, Charlotte, Fred, Ben, Azul, Lia and Susan for helping out on the day – couldn’t have done it without you!
Coming up this week we have more festival activities – join us for a vocal music performance on Wednesday and a night of short films on Friday…
Jenni Roditi – Vocal Tai Chi 9 May 2012 – 13:30
Jenni is a composer, singer and pianist. She has also been a Voice Movement Therapist and Integral Voiceworker for 20 years. Through this work, and also through her travels and studies with singers from around the world, she has recently developed Vocal Tai Chi.
The Short Film Movement+ 11 May 2012 – 20:00 doors open (film starts approx 8:30pm)
Join us for an outdoor screening of short films and performance hosted by The Short Film Movement+
The Short Film Movement+ celebrates short film and its interrelation with various art forms. Focusing on themes related to the human condition their aim is to inspire, explore, question and debate.
Other activities this week:
Wednesday – join our work day with Sarah 10am – 1pm, please bring comfortable clothes, strong shoes and your waterproofs! Arrive at 10am for briefing.
Thursday @ Budgens Belsize Park, 1pm - we’ll be at the relaunch party of the Belsize Budgens store – come and hear a few words about our work with Belsize and other cool activities happening in their local area!
Friday – join our work day and harvest with Jack 8am -4pm, please bring comfortable/warm clothes, strong shoes. Arrive anytime after 8am.
We strongly encourage you to get out and about this week making the most of festival activities on offer within Crouch End…there’s lots to choose from…support your local community and check out the festival website for more details http://www.crouchendfestival.org/