We're teaming up with Wivenhoe Community Cinema Moving Image once again and have compiled a programme with a whopping 6 hours (less a quick break for lunch and a pint) of top notch, locally crafted film - which we'll show using our super-smart cinema system that is capable of showing films to audiences of hundreds with big screen and big sound, all while using a fraction of the energy of a telly - which means we can do it without burning a drop of fossil fuel.
You can also get info on all our other projects food and energy projects too - sample locally made cake, find out how to get involved and more.
The May Fair is really easy to get to (and home again) on foot, bicycle and public transport.
Music Vids featuring Dragon Fruit, Puzzle Factory, Dingus Khan and others...
Out of Tune
View from Court 15
Re-Cycle - The Colchester based Bicycles to Africa Charity
Transition Town Wivenhoe - Open Space Workshops
Shorts made by Signals with local school groups
Wivenhoe Taking Up The Arts
A film about films made by local schools
The One About The Sheep
Love at the Garden Gate
Wild Man of Wiv
A Grade Fan
Mother's Little Helper
Download the 'show us your shorts' poster.
Check at the Cinema Tent on the day or tune into Twitter (#transitionwiv) for updates.
firstname.lastname@example.org 01206 827649 (Jo)
Preparation is well underway for the station garden's inclusion in Open Gardens next weekend, we had a lovely day yesterday painting signs and sprucing things up with lots of help from 2 year olds Josh and Glyn.
So are we ready to shine alongside some of the best gardens in Wivenhoe?? - well, as someone who is erratic in my attendance at the gardening Sundays I feel able to comment on the look and state of the garden and I think that we have nothing to worry about: it won't be the tidiest or most developed garden, but does have a lot going on and will be well worth a visit!
Volunteers needed still to be there over the weekend (21st and 22nd May), Jo is drawing up a rota so please mail her: Jo and also we need some more help in getting the garden ready – scarecrow making tomorrow at 3ish, (Sunday 15th) plus bring ribbons and shiny things – and your imaginations!
And of course, come along on Sat 21st and Sun 22nd to check out the garden and hear what we are trying to do.
News Release from the Wivenhoe May Fair Committee 6.5.2011:
Fantastic three stage music line-up announced for 2011 Wivenhoe May Fair
Indie boys Cav Ok and beat, surf, soul and rock 'n' rollers The B. Goodes are just two of the nearly 30 fantastic acts and solo musicians booked to thrill the festival crowd at this year's Wivenhoe May Fair.
The 29 year old free music and arts event, which is run entirely by volunteers, will feature 18 hours of jam packed music ranging from acoustic folk to rock, spread over three stages on the last Bank Holiday in May (Monday, 30 May).
The full line-ups are as follows (subject to possible change):
Roots Radagon Out of Nowhere
Charley Bird Ady Johnson
Kuru Smile Murphy's Lore
Sunrise Stage (previously known as the Acoustic Stage)
Ghost Train Porters Lou Terry
Drift_ Lady Bird and The Larks Choir
Hot Club Gitanes The Jazmine Ava Band
Three Beards The B.Goodes
Slots for the new Open Mic Stage will be assigned on the day to musicians who turn up on the day to play in front of the appreciative festival crowd. As the slots are expected to be quickly oversubscribed, those wishing to show their talents are urged to sign up with the open mic crew as soon as the festival opens at noon.
This year's May Fair will once again feature the popular Sunset cycle-powered Cinema showcasing the work of local film makers. A full programme will be announced in late May.
The popular beer tent selling real ale from a local award-winning brewery will be back on the field alongside fantastic food and market stalls, circus acts, face painting and other activities for children.
As in previous years the community-based festival, which has raised nearly £30,000 for charities since 2000, will be staged on the King George V Playing Field in the centre of the town.
Reflecting both the ethos of the May Fair and a total absence of parking in Wivenhoe on the day, organisers are also encouraging festival goers to leave their cars behind and cycle to the May Fair where plenty of bike storage areas will be available. Those who prefer to reserve their energy for dancing to the bands are also catered for with trains and buses offering a regular service to and from the event.
To make this year a 'no glass' event, while cans and plastics are welcome and re-cycling facilities will be provided, the organisers have asked that glass bottles are not brought onto the field.
Mike Freeman of the Wivenhoe May Fair said: "What a line-up! With three stages and nearly 30 acts this year's May Fair promises to be the best ever."
Ian Barrett T: 07949 422257
Notes to editors
The Wivenhoe May Fair is a community-based free festival which is entirely run by volunteers. In addition to supporting local music, crafts and visual arts it raises money for local, national and international charities. Nearly £30,000 has been raised since 2000.
Started as a peace festival 29 years ago, the Wivenhoe May Fair still aims to follow that ideal as well as promoting green, organic and sustainable lifestyles.
For more information visit www.wivenhoemayfair.com
- You can read a recent interview with the film's cinematographer Yann Arthus-Bertrand over at The Observer.
- Rowhedge folksters Dragonfruit will keep you and the set-up crew warm as the sun goes down. Turn up early (7:30 to 8:00pm ish) to catch the whole (pedal-powered) set.
- Weather is set to be fine and dry with a slight breeze, perfectly clear starry sky and the tiniest sliver of a new moon forming (~2 - 3%) as the evening progresses - perfect for outdoor cinema, bring a warm jumper and a rug/blanket to sit on.
- We show films for free, but we do normally rattle collection buckets - bike cinema runs on a shoe string, but still needs care and feeding and Transition Wivenhoe has to buy teabags and biros from time to time - but tomorrow we'll give any donations to the brilliant and imminent Wivenhoe May Fair.
- The Uni is easy to get to including by bicycle and bus (we'll finish in good time for buses home to Colch and Wiv). Find us next to the the lake just east of the Lakeside Theatre and Square 5