Sunday, 25 August 2013

Broadstairs Folk week!

Yet again it was time for Folk week at Broadstairs! Last year I didn't get to spend much time at the event as I had to look after the puppy but this year he was on holiday, meaning me and Leon could enjoy the festival together.

Folk week ran from 9th to 16th August and although I had to work the weekend I was able to spend the rest of the week enjoying the sights and sounds of the festival.
Watching the Morris dancing

Wave your hankies in the air like you just don't care!

I set myself a challenge for this years folk week; to dress Rockabilly every day. Luckily the weather was pretty good with only a shower on the very last day which had people rushing for cover into the nearest pub or marquee. Dressing Rockabilly when the sun is shining always comes easier for me as it meant I could wear a selection of my 50s style circle dresses.
In the craft marquee there was a stall selling H and R dresses and other Rockabilly clothing and I fell in love with a cardigan featuring cherries and cherry blossom and I have been introduced to a whole new range of rockabilly repro clothing by Voodoo Vixens.
The stall holder was lovely and she urged me to try pin up/ Rockabilly modelling. I am seriously considering it.
You can see my new cardigan in this picture.

Scarlet the Dragon modelling my new Glasses.

During the week we went to the late nights down at the Pavilion. On the Sunday night it was the fancy dress party with the theme of Warriors.
It just so happens that I have been putting together ideas for a tribal fae warrior so this was the prefect time to test run my costume.
Unfortunately I didn't get any photos of my costume but it consisted of a faux Mohawk, tribal face markings, feathers, a black tasseled suede top and skirt.
The band playing that night was a Canterbury based band called "Coco and the Butterfields" who were brilliant!
Check out their new video on You Tube.

Other great bands we saw were "Duncan Disorderly and the Scallywags", "Beggars Belief", "Capercaillie" and "Blackbeard's Tea Party."

Of course it was also great to meet up with the friends we made last year from the Morris sides. It was just a shame we couldn't camp this year.

To see more photos from Folk Week then please visit the LJS digital photography page on Facebook .

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