Usual mayhem and magic at this years Boscombe community fair. The wet weather did not temper anybodies spirits and a great time was had by all. Our greenfield was worse for wear with the yurt being the only structure that survived the storm. Tip of the Pops featured in the kids area, teen space, green field and they used my equipment as a mobile PA for the carnival procession and arena.
graphic by Cozmic Dreamer
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Survivor, eye of the tiger
Candi Staton, suspicious minds
Sister Sledge, we are family
Snap, oops up
Fresh Four, wishing on a star
The Cure, lovecats
Motorhead, ace of spades
Flash and the Pan, waiting for a train
Soul to Soul, back to life
Ce Ce Peniston, finally
Childrens parade and audio recorded 7th September 2008 at the 13th annual Boscombe Community Fair
Over the years Boscombe Community fair has become more and more music orientated and now it’s time for a change. During this time we have seen the IFSOM arts tent develop into an alternative venue to rival anything the music scene has to offer. BUT with two music stages and 45 PLUS bands the festival is still awash with noise. Drowning out some of the best alternative talent, campaigns and activities on offer.
In 2008 we would like to counter-act this by including Healing, Theatre, Kids area, Arena, Site Office, Renewable energy and Recycling in to a Green Field attraction. Last year was the first to use renewable energy on-site and provide power to various community groups. This year there will be more information about renewable energy and climate change PLUS a new marquee / venue for the theatre.
The green field will be an important development for BCF given its social and environmental objectives. The green field will also widen the festivals appeal to families, new audiences and the local media. Thanks to the success of BCF there are now too many similar local festivals but developing a green area, like this one, will once again establish BCF as a ‘first of it’s kind’.
Please contact us if you would like to get involved with the green field at this years festival. We want to work with individuals and groups locally to showcase the best that Boscombe has to offer. The green field requires workshops, healers, entertainers, stalls, campaigns and absolutely anything else with a green feel to it. For instance I have heard of a student project that incorporated wave power into the legs of Boscombe Pier! Or perhaps you have your own ideas about how to clean-up the environment and inspire local people.
The 13th Annual Boscombe Community Fair is on the 5-7th September 2008