Festival simply the beast

Festival simply the beast

Festival simply the beast

First published in News

The streets were flooded with bizarre beasts and strange creatures as street parties kicked off a two-week festival.

Shoreham, Lancing and Fishersgate saw artists come together with schools and community groups for the first day of the Adur Festival on Saturday.

The theme this year was Strange Creatures, with all manner of animal oddities from a giant snail to a hula- hooping praying mantis.

Residents dressed up as wild beasts and schoolchildren joined in with sock puppet creatures.

At the Sompting Big Local Hub in Cokeham Road, the Strange Creature Pop Up Pet Shop invited people in to make their own “fantastical pet” from buttons, wire, cloth and bottle tops.

Jane Gordon, lead artist, said: “It was a very pleasant day even though the rain was a bit of a downer. We still had fun inside.”

The pop-up pet shop will be open from Wednesday to Friday for both
weeks of the festival and on the weekend of May 31 and June 1 for people to drop in, make their own pet and have a cup of tea.

Since 1987 Adur Festival has grown from a small arts and dance event into a programme of exhibitions, poetry, music, workshops, walks and talks across three sites.

The festival is run with the help of volunteers and aims to foster creativity.

It is organised by theatre and festival arts professional Mella Faye Punchard.

She said: “Saturday was a brilliant culmination of effort from so many peo- ple. There’s so much more to come over the next two weeks and we can’t wait to do it all again next year.”

There will be activities every day across the Adur district until June 8.

See adurfestival.co.uk.

 

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8:32pm Mon 26 May 14

ZeeGee, ffs says...

Sounds like a UAF event.
Sounds like a UAF event. ZeeGee, ffs
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8:56pm Mon 26 May 14

clubrob6 says...

ZeeGee, ffs wrote:
Sounds like a UAF event.
What the government funded extremist group that travels the country causing violence and abuse UNITE AGAINST FREEDOM.I think not this event has nothing to do with such extremists groups its locals having a great time.
[quote][p][bold]ZeeGee, ffs[/bold] wrote: Sounds like a UAF event.[/p][/quote]What the government funded extremist group that travels the country causing violence and abuse UNITE AGAINST FREEDOM.I think not this event has nothing to do with such extremists groups its locals having a great time. clubrob6
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