Saturday, 3 October 2009
Tenterden Folk Festival
Tenterden Folk Festival - a Mob of Morris Dancers, a Fantasia of Folk Singers and ... most importantly? ... Niftyknits in person!
Tenterden is one of the most picturesque little towns in Kent all year round, but during the Folk Festival there are dancing "pitches" up and down the High Street where Morris Dancers will be doing their thing in a riot of colour and bells.
The Mayor and assorted dignitaries wave in a genteel manner from the balcony over the Town Hall as themassed dancers process along the High Street whilst behind the balcony in the upstairs hall there are a range of handcrafts - not just Niftyknits but jewellery, hand turned wood, traditional toys, paintings and ceramics.
Pop into one of our local pubs for a pint and you will quite likely be competing for the barman's attention with Morris Dancers, complete with tankards and likely to burst into song at the drop of a hat!
Wander down to the station - no commuters here, we're still in the steam age in Tenterden!