Dancing through…Chadkirk Festival 2013

Pulses of rain passed over the country park at midday and later at about 3pm.
Undeterred, the visitors came along and enjoyed spells of warm sunshine after the showers.

There was plenty to see in Chadkirk Chapel. In addition to the craft stalls, the East Window unveiled attracted much attention and comments of delight from visitors.

In the Walled Garden, early visitors snapped up healthy plants at bargain prices. Later there was the chance to enjoy (is that the right word?) a Spider Hunt.

Around the lawned area, an interesting mix – birds of prey, balloon artistry, crafts and local heritage – and throughout the afternoon demonstrations and dancing.

Dancing through the raindrops. Photo: Artemisia

Dancing through the raindrops.
Photo: Artemisia

Bell ringers performing in Chadkirk Chapel. Photo: Artemisia

Bell ringers performing in Chadkirk Chapel.
Photo: Artemisia

Picnic time at Chadkirk Festival 2013. Photo: Artemisia

Picnic time at Chadkirk Festival 2013.
Photo: Artemisia


Early visitors snap up healthy plants at bargain prices. Photo: Artemisia

Early visitors snap up healthy plants at bargain prices.
Photo: Artemisia


Enthusiasts await the Spider Hunt. Photo: Artemisia

Enthusiasts await the Spider Hunt.
Photo: Artemisia


Award winning balloon artists draw a large audience. Photo: Artemisia

Award winning balloon artists draw a large audience.
Photo: Artemisia


A satisfied customer. Photo: Artemisia

A satisfied customer.
Photo: Artemisia


 Ki Taekwondo demonstration: people gather to watch their moves. Photo: Artemisia

Ki Taekwondo demonstration: people gather to watch their moves.
Photo: Artemisia


Under the fruit trees, in the Walled Garden, early visitors enjoy their Cream Teas. Photo: Artemisia

Under the fruit trees, in the Walled Garden, early visitors enjoy their Cream Teas.
Photo: Artemisia


Craftsman and daughter at the stained glass stall. Photo: Artemisia

Craftsman and daughter at the stained glass stall.
Photo: Artemisia


Austin and Arnie, Master Cabinet Makers and experts in the use of our local beeswax. Photo: Artemisia

Austin and Arnie, Master Cabinet Makers and experts in the use of our local beeswax.
Photo: Artemisia

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5 responses to “Dancing through…Chadkirk Festival 2013

  1. Stephen Blomeley

    I would just like to say That I and the students of Ki Taekwondo based in Chadkirk Mill had a great day at the festival having a look around and putting on a couple of improvised demonstrations for the public. Thank You for having us.

    Master S. H. Blomeley
    Ki Taekwondo Association

    • Thank you, Stephen. Your group made a big contribution to the success of the day. The demonstrations were popular and lots of people gathered around the lawn to enjoy them. A pleasure to watch and admire the skill and fitness of your group. It’s great to have local groups in the Chadkirk Festival. Maybe some of the visitors will be inspired to take up Ki Taekwondo or Morris Dancing?

  2. thought you did really well in , at times, “Mancy” weather. Thanks

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