The Stuff of Life Festival is almost upon us!
We have a fantastic day lined up, with some fabulous music from Dirty Buzzard, Malin-deb, Garrison, Marc Block and the Breezes, Steve Bliss Piano Fromage and Mad Dogs and English.
Theres also lots more to see and do, we've Marvellous Market stalls, Art projects, Children's entertainment, lots of scrummy food including the UnderGround Bakery, the SRRA Cafe and more! There's also the bread making competition, community art projects and the wonderful flour power living sculpture procession at the end of the day to celebrate our community in the only way we know how.... with Samba! dancing! And drums drums drums!
There's also a bit of history to our lovely community, and we're making it into a bit of an art project/flash mob style event on the day itself.
Sherwood rise was once home to 3 bakery/bread factories and used to have its very own 'Pikelet factory'. For those that dont know, Pikelets are crumpets. Or very like them. But better.
Anyway, due to the bread filled history of the Sherwood Rise area, we mark this fine occasion by wearing white and therefore likening ourselves to the very stuff of life, bread, flour, pikelets. If you feel like being part of our event, please just show up at 5pm in as much white as you can manage.
The good news is that you can arrive early to enjoy the day, and then discard your coat in a flurry of superman style fantastic-ness to join the parade.
This is all happening on Saturday 1st of October (yes, this Saturday!) and all kicks off at 12 noon until 6pm. If anyone reading this belongs to our fine community, help on the day would be much appreciated. Setting up and breaking down are the hard parts, and we'll have volunteers there from 8am on the day! So any help will be much appreciated. If you are likely to be free to volunteer please email us ; firstname.lastname@example.org
Other than that, I guess its time to tell you about the marvellous market last sunday!
The Marvellous Market - September style
A marvellous day, had by all. Once again we made The Federation House Social Club our own by swarming in with 20 fabulous stall holders, community art projects and wonderful food. The UnderGround bakery had an amazing range of tasty delights that all went down very well; especially that fudge cake for after!
The Picture line, apart from being completely soaked by the September rain, was covered in fantastic drawings from the wonderful kids (and a few grown-ups) the best will be chosen and there'll be a prize at next months market!
Also a BIG thanks to our two musicians, Louis Scott and Emily Rachel Martin for singing their pretty little hearts out for us. Louis and Emily both have big things ahead of them, Louis is a little lump of heart-melting talent with a soulful voice and wonderful song-writing skills. And Emily has several fabulous musical pursuits none of which detract from the fact that she's just amazing with a guitar and a beautiful song. Or a ukelele infact. See her as part of 'We are Avengers', Emily and the Martens and solo.
At the next market...Emily? Louis? Yeah? ;)
Thanks to everyone who was involved in the event, either as a stall holder or as an atendee. We had a great day and cant wait for the next! There'll be workshops to partake in and massage session available (book in advance) and the wonderful, poetical genius that is John Marriott performing for your ears, eyes and sense of humour.
More info to come soon!
Dates for your Diary
Stuff of Life Festival - Saturday 1st October - 12 until 6pm
The Night Market - The Golden Fleece - Tuesday 18th October - 6 - 11pm
LadyFest - Various Venues on Mansfield Road - Saturday 19th Nov 11 - late.
Also, coming up - MollyQueen's Marvellous Christmas Market Date TBC
Dont forget to email me if you are interested in any events or wish to be a stallholder. If its the latter, please tell me a bit about yourself and send me a few images.
Peace and poetry