Tag Archives: Devizes

What I did last summer part 2

25 Sep

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Devizes Festival. A brilliant example of how a market town comes alive with a well-run two week set of events. This is where I encountered the iron man and became a spider minion.

I’m very into carnivals, always have been. Loved making slightly rubbish fancy dress outfits and strutting my stuff in the parade. Now I’ve got kids to make costumes for and fortunately they love it.

This year we took part in the Devizes Festival makers workshops. Me and Milo (aged eight) made our colourful feather head dresses then went back a couple of days later to work on a giant spider. Continue reading

Devizes International Street Festival retains its place on our ‘must-do’ list

30 Aug

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With 16,000 people watching 30 acts over two days, the Devizes International Street Festival was bigger than ever before.

From a spectator’s view, the crowds were mercifully thinner this year than in 2011, thanks to the Street Festival being held over two days: Sunday, as well as its traditional bank holiday Monday spot.

I wonder whether rain, or at least the threat of it, may have also kept the audience size manageable on the Monday, when the Festival Chroniclers made their third consecutive pilgrimage to the event – despite some stiff competition it’s become a ‘must-do’ in our calendar. Continue reading