Showing posts with label beards. Show all posts
Showing posts with label beards. Show all posts

Wilderness, wild people, wild festival, wild beauty

It's no secret, I love Wilderness festival. It's held in Oxfordshire in Cornbury park and since the first time we went (after winning tickets) I've been a huge fan. I dream about it all year and it's all over way too fast. This year was no exception. It's a festival where music plays second fiddle (see what I did there!?) to all the other amazing things that happen in the beautiful surroundings.

Already it seems so long ago, and already I'm booking tickets for next year.


    From the Shakespeare play in the woods, to the camel rides;
    From the trapeze acts to the cocktails:

    from the naked knitting to the bearded burger chefs:
    from the skinny dipping in the lake to the cinema in the fields;


    from the posting anonymous postcards via the Wilderness postmen and women to the bubble teas,;


    from the roller disco to the gospel music at the shack;

    from the main stage and Sam Smith in the rain to the burning tower and fireworks in the warm evening;

    from the Chap Olympics to the intellectual talks;


    there was nothing, nothing not to love.

    Can I tempt you to join us?

    See all my photos on flicker here (including the tents after the storm on the last night!! We survived OK though)

    Camp Bestival's Beard and Moustache Competition 2014

    Every now and again Camp Bestival emails to tell ticket holders and those that signed up for such things to tell us of new acts and exciting new shenanigans that will be happening.

    Now anyone that knows me knows I love beards, so when I read an email telling me about all sorts of new acts, new choirs, new things of all kinds (more of them in a minute) it was only one thing that caught my eye and made me gasp with a thrill normally reserved for ...other things.

    at 11.30 am on Saturday in the Lower Kids Garden, on the catwalk Camp Bestival will be holding a Beard and Moustache Competition!!


    Now I am not the sort of woman that prowls a festival taking sneaky pictures of beards, someone that did that would be a bit odd and obsessive,


    But if I was that sort of person then I would be in the Lower Kids Garden at 11.30am with my camera at the ready!

    I am also not the sort of person to wear a beard myself at a festival
    But if I was that sort of person then I would be taking along my very own beard and hoping that women were not excluded form the event!

    Other exciting news is that Mr B The Gentleman Rhymer is back - I simply love him. And some new acts to discover too! (a ukulele workshop! ooh) and real ale (perfect to go with a beard)



    Read all about them on Camp Bestival's Website



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