Sunday, 6 June 2010

All the fun of the fayre!

There was a Medieval Fayre in town yesterday. It was fabulous. There were stocks, basket weavers, blacksmiths, weavers, spinners, re-enactment groups, hog roast, processions and more.

Here are Hermione and Miles dressed for the part. There was a huge dressing up box full of medieval costumes so that people could get into the spirit. I think that was a great idea and it really added to the experience as so many people, adults and children, were in costume.

 


Lady playing the harp.

 


Medieval housewives dying wool and cooking over the fire.

 


Medieval music played on a variety of instruments. I'm sad to say it but I'm becoming a real hurdy gurdie fan!

 
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4 comments:

a said...

sounds really good :0)

Well I'm sad to say that I'm sure that I reconise that hurdy gurdy player!!

Sarahs House said...

I have been reading your blog for a while now and notice that you always find lovely things happening around the area to take the children to. I know that you live not that far from me and I never seem to see anything advertised that is happening around here. Where do you find out about these things, my children would have loved the medieval fair.
S x

Claire said...

Hello Sarah

I confess to being an obsessive leaflet collector and poster reader! I have to say, it is a shame that many events are not well publicised. For example, I only found out about the Medieval Fayre because a friend's child was involved in the procession. I didn't see any other publicity. Here is a link http://www.stjam.f9.co.uk/850th%20Celebrations.htm to a couple of other events organised by the same church.

I came across a site not long ago with local info on. I thought I had book marked it but haven't. If I find it I'll email you the link.

Warm wishes
Claire

Sarah said...

Nothing wrong with the hurdy gurdy! Found you via your link on a HE loop post - will read more when I have time.

Hope to get to Durham on Friday, so maybe see you then :-)