Thursday, 18 December 2014

Armistice Day 2014 Bury St Edmunds

I've been remiss in adding albums to the Blog so as you can see I'm now catching up. These were, of course, taken on 11th November 2014

Wednesday, 17 December 2014

London - People and Poppies

Whilst in London for the October Plenty Event we also took the opportunity to see the Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red Ceramic Poppy installation at the Tower of London. As expected it was a magnificant sight to see, it was also rather crowded with what seemed likes hundreds of people doing the same as us. Oh, and, as always, indulged in a bit of street photography too.

Tuesday, 16 December 2014

October Plenty 2014

October Plenty is an annual festival held in London to celebrate the Autumn Harvest. A parade lead by the Berry man, the Autumn incarnation of the Green Man. He is followed by Isis, Ceres, Juno, a Corn Queen effigy and a number of other characters as they parade to the Globe theatre where they gather up the onlookers as they enter The Globe Theatre, there they perform some plays then parade to Borough Market to celebrate Apple day.

It's a wonderful event to go to and although not the easiest to photograph it's one of my favourite events of the year.

Cambridge Street Performers and Buskers Festival

I've been a bit remiss in updating my Blog of late. Here's an event I went to in August. It was a day of varying performances, from excellent to dire. It's a shame that some of the regular buskers that I spoke to knew nothing about it. I was told one particular couple only ever busk at this event. However Classycool made up for any other poor performances, a great and lively set of... yes- classical music. You'll note there's a good dash of street photography thrown in with this set. . Photos taken 16th August 2014.

Act one

Act two

Tuesday, 7 October 2014

City Diversions Chelmsford 2014

Without a doubt this was one of the best events I've been to this year. The festival had events happening at Angela Ruskin University, all along the Hight Street and in Bell Meadow. There were events and performances to appeal to all ages.

Didn't catch all the acts because they were spread around and didn't run to time, but that didn't matter, so many walkabout acts up and down the High Street mingling with the the shoppers, it was sometimes quite bizarre. People in silver tubes, giant emus, giant caterpillars, wandering bands, men in white tie and tails with radio heads... and amongst all that the normal Saturday shoppers.

One of the few events where I could also capture some every day street photography. One for the calendar next year I think.

Out There Festival Great Yarmouth 2014

Once again the Gt Yarmouth Out There Festival came up trumps. Marvellous displays of Circus Skills and Street Theatre

Thursday, 2 October 2014