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Sunday, January 22, 2006


More about Woodford

Woodford Folk Festival has been and gone now for another year. But some of my friends in Asia did ask about it and I thought my readers might like a little more information. Here's the formula.

Take a pleasant country setting and create the roads for a village. Plant lots of shady trees. Set up 19 performance venues of varying sizes each able to hold audiences ranging from hundreds to thousands. Watch the trees grow. Set up restaurants and food stalls sufficient to cater to a large number of patrons with diverse tastes. Plant some more trees. Set up market stalls to provide a wide range of interesting and artistic items from around the world. Invite over 600 acts from around the world including singers, musicans, dancers, storytellers, speakers, comedians, mimes and jugglers representing an amazingly diverse range of performance styles and cultures. Bring in an audience of up to 100,000 friendly, fun-and-peace-loving people to spend six summer days enjoying all of this and much, much more. And make all of this environmentally friendly.

I don't know if I've done justice to Woodford. Perhaps it's more than this. Come next year and see for yourself.

I started up a flickr Woodford Folk Festival group so you can see a range of pictures, not just mine.
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