Wednesday 14 August 2013

Larmer Tree Festival 2013

The 17th to the 21st July saw us back at the Larmer Tree Gardens on the Wiltshire/Dorset border for music, comedy, sun and much more...

 The Larmer Tree Gardens were created in 1880 for "public enlightenment and entertainment" and are recognised by English Heritage as a garden of national importance. It's certainly a great place to hold festivals.

 This year is already being regarded as the 'hot one' and made such a contrast to last year's 'muddy one"! Among my personal highlights was Rich Hall's routine held late on the last night. Apologies to Rich for the electrical storm that interrupted his set. Rather than apologising for the weather, it was perhaps the over-zealousness of the health and safety officials that could have been done without. The audience and artists should decide for themselves if being in an ungrounded marquee was worth the risk, or not!

 A big thank you goes to Jo who came and showed Hiromi the basic skill of spinning. Sharing your skill in such a warm environment was indeed a blessing. As with previous years, this year's Larmer Tree had its share of wandering street performers who roam the site spreading happiness to all and a few other emotions to those who get targeted.

For more details regarding either the festival or gardens, please feel free to have a look at the links below which will take you to the respective official websites.