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Terrific Three Day Finalé for Ross-on-Wye Unintentional
Ross Unintentional Festival Three Day Finalé, which took
place over the August holiday weekend proved to be a colourful
and entertaining climax to the Ross-on-Wye Fringe Festival.
With a large variety of events, ranging from a male voice choir
to heavy rock bands having already been taking place in and
around Ross since Sunday 15th August, the finalé weekend,
in the grounds of the Hope
& Anchor, began on Saturday, 28th August at 3 pm, finishing
at 11 pm on Monday.
To the left
you can see a photograph from Saturday's brilliant mid evening
performance by The Veiled Sapphires, of which it was suggested
by Caz and Tina that I took more than the average amount of
photographs of the one event. Can't think why. Just to prove
that this is not strictly true however, and that I enjoyed photographing
Mars Bonfire, Summer Bullets and all the other bands just as
much, I will be adding pages to the main web site in the near
future to cover the whole event more fully. Please click
here for details.
on from its modest beginning, arranged at short notice back
in 2002 due to the cancellation of the International festival,
Ross-on-Wye Unintentional Festival has gone from strength to
strength and has proved to be a great success. As with other
local festivals such as Monmouth and Coleford, starting out
small and expanding has proved to be far better than the other
way round. I for one would like to see a festival for our great
local performers as well as other big names as they become affordable
become the main event in town, rather than pay eighteen quid
a ticket to see a group of Czechoslovakian Sword Juggling Ferrets
perform in a huge marquee . . .
. . . Thank you to Caz, Franki, Simon, Rachel and all the other
organizers, stewards and crew for a great festival!
you also to Tom Richardson for supplying the photograph to the
'Trilemma,' performing at Cloisters on Thursday 19th August. Tom
mentions that, 'it was a great gig, with superb performance from
Hannah Bengough-Smith, particularly of her own songs. Great backing
too from Tom Richardson on guitars and Andy Herbert on basses.'
a slightly sadder note, during the early morning on Sunday, Caz
had her purse stolen from the festival site and it was later found
in town minus a large sum of money. Any information would be appreciated.
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by Sue Jones, and other festival committee members, St. Mary's
Flower Festival took place over the August bank holiday weekend.
With various displays provided by Ross Floral Society, St. Mary's,
Hope Mansel and Bridstow churches,
Flower House and Likes, to name but a few the interior of the
church was transformed with a stunning, colourful display of flora
set to music.
above, in the foreground is the exhibit, 'Jesus Christ Superstar,'
created by Sue Ryan, Mary Hall, Maureen Carter, Rhona Burston
and Maureen Cross. In the background, the exhibit, 'Bombay Dreams'
can be seen, created by Luva Washington, Judy Greystone, Lynn
Dixon, Sheila Heath, Doris and Charlie Griffiths and Lady North.
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