WELCOME TO OUR 21ST FESTIVAL Stockton International Riverside Festival is Europe’s largest free open air festival. Now in its 21st year, the festival features a spectacular 5-day programme of outdoor theatre, street entertainment, circus, music and dance, by some of the world’s best artists.
The last time I visited this festival must be some 15 years ago, and I was not impressed.
I must admit now after visiting the festival this year, my opinion has changed.
It has now developed into a most wonderful spectacle, with much colour and many interesting acts.
Some acts were out of this world, and some were out of this universe.
I was particularly interested in seeing the African dancers, but I was disappointed to learn that they had forgotten to apply for "visas" and so had to be cancelled. Mmmmmm….No doubt their agent shall be in some very hot water !!!
Below are a few photo’s I snapped as I wondered round Stockton, you can view others in the album at the bottom of this page.
Needless to say I shall be there next year for the full 5 days, I visited only Friday night to see the amazing "Terrafolk".
After seeing them I decided to visit again the next day for the closing ceremony.
And very pleased I did.
A most enjoyable 7 hours.
PS. At this moment I am in some pain, resulting from a trapped nerve in my back. This happened as I was taking some of these
photos. From very awkward angles. "OUCH"
If you would like to see more, then click here
to view other peoples photos of the event on "Flickr" (recommended)
"OH-DEAR" I am getting to old for this lark !
I hope you enjoyed looking at the pictures as much as I had taking them.
Kenny with a trapped nerve wishes you all the very best.
Peace Love and Light.