Saturday, May 30, 2009

Story Telling at the Festival – after the event.

- Ailsa Tudhope -

The Ghost Walk proved even more popular than last year and those visitors who came on the walk have gone home with a novel perspective on the village! The new Festival route along Bank, Klip and Nuwe Streets was ideal, offering a graveyard, shadows, stars, a deathly hush when required and, best of all, no traffic. Some of the walkers got into the spirit of the event and wore ghoulish masks. Many carried torches which helped us negotiate the route and allowed three ladies with red torches to stick them up their jumpers and do ET impressions. Great fun was had by all!

“Notes form Prince Albert” drew a small audience on Friday but the Saturday performance was well attended. Chrisna at the piano lends wonderful atmosphere to the stories. Each is based on an extract from a famous writer’s journals, letters or notes and was introduced or followed by an appropriate musical offering. All have a Prince Albert theme. In good old “Words and Music” tradition, we ended with a lively song. Several locals have phoned to express regret that they were too busy with festival responsibilities to attend, so we’ve decided to do a repeat performance in July – watch this space!

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