Wednesday, 12 June 2013

We need your peddle power!

 
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!!!
 

The Somerfest Parade. 12.00pm and 4pm June 15th

We are looking for people to cycle some wonderful bikes and machines in the Somerfest parade on June 15th.
Please pass this message on to anyone you think might be interested
Somerfest is a celebration of Taunton, Somerset and green technology. The festival features parades at 12 noon and 4pm with splendid array of cycle powered vehicles , beasts and machines, banners, street bands and street performers. The parade will include a machine based on the winning design of a design competition together with vehicles seen in last year’s Para-Olympic games and Taunton’s Olympic Torch celebrations. 

 We are looking for volunteers to cycle machines and steward the procession to be available from 11am that morning. We will supply lunch in the afternoon
If you would like to get involved contact Tim Hill at milton2hill@yahoo.co.uk
Gathering between 11. and 11.30am Town bridge
 


Tomorrow at The Drawing Room, Taunton:

FULLY BOOKED!
 
 
The day will consider:
-          The history, forms and future of parades and processions
-          The potential of outdoor arts to connect us with our past, place and the seasons
-          The use of green and human-powered technologies
-          Themes, stories and images that can be used in future parades and processions
 The Endless Parade will include presentations from:
Mike Pattison and his cycle machines from the closing ceremony of the Paralympics. John Fox, founder of Welfare State International. Ali Pretty, director of Kinetika. Groups involved in Taunton’s
Olympic Torch celebrations and the Battle for the Winds projects.  Bridgwater and other Somerset Carnivals. Noeline Kavanagh director of the Galway based theatre company Macnas
The Endless Parade is a day for producers, performers and makers and anyone involved in or interested in outdoor celebratory arts and the tradition of parades. It will be held in the heart of Somerset, where parades and carnival arts have a unique and remarkable tradition.


 
 

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The Somerfest Parade. 12.00pm and 4pm June 15th
Somerfest is a celebration of Taunton, Somerset and green technology that includes an afternoon parade with splendid array of cycle powered vehicles , beasts and machines, banners, street bands and street performers.
The parade will include a machine based on the winning design of a design competition together with vehicles seen in last year’s Para-Olympic games and Taunton’s Olympic Torch celebrations. There also be performers from Fuse Performance Company, the Space and Street Linx, The Big Noise Street Band and the Trinity Primary School samba band.
Somerfest and the events supporting it have been made possible by support from Taunton Deane Borough Council, Arts Council England and Somerset County Councils Creative Industries Fund.
The event has been organised by Tim Hill, Tim helped put together the Olympic Torch celebrations and runs street band events, shows and celebrations around the country
Preceding the parade on June 13th will be a conference on parades and processions, featuring presentations from leading makers of parades from England and Ireland including Bridgwater Carnival.
 


Sunday, 28 October 2012

Take part in Bridgwater Carnival 2012!

Battle for the Winds NEEDS YOU!
 
 
A call for volunteers to help put on a pre show for Bridgwater carnival. 6 to 7pm Saturday Nov 3rd
Helping stewarding a short show with processional vehicles, street band and circus performers
Be available for the afternoon
Travel expenses and refreshments
Contact

Sunday, 29 July 2012

The Somerset Journey does Battle for the Winds!

Wonderful!
Yesterday finally saw the spectacular conclusion to The Somerset Journey, where our Wind Gatherers, their vehicle, The Big Noise Band and local performers were in Weymouth for The Battle for the Winds! Somerset was joined with, Devon, Dorset, Gloucestershire, Cornwall, Wiltshire and The West of England and their wind gathering vehicles and performers in an afternoon procession by the sea followed by an evening performance on Weymouth beach produced and starring 'Cirque Bijou' and 'Desperate Men'. The day concluded in style with 2012 torches being lit on Weymouth beach and carried out into the sea by 2012 people. The whole day had many fantastic delights and spectacles of creativity, performance, music and gymnastics to be seen. Hundreds of local people from the South West, Weymouth and beyond came to watch the performances and even more local people have taken part in the processions, the organising, creating and making that has gone into creating Battle for the Winds. A wonderful day had by all, thank you to all that took part in our journey this summer and to those who performed and came out to watch yesterday in Weymouth. Thank you all!
We still hope to continue the journey later this year...Watch this space!


The Somerset Wind Gatherers prepare alongside the Wind Gathering Vehicle in Weymouth.

The Big Noise Band warming up in the sun!

The Wind Conductor AKA Tim Hill rehearses with The Big Noise Band

The Ark Hive during the procession in Weymouth.

Thunder and Lightening Man in Weymouth.

Chime Child searching for the wind...

In Weymouth we were joined by the Cirque Bijou performers.


The trombones in The Big Noise Band!

Our photos from The Battle for the Winds procession in Weymouth!


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