September 10, 2011

Wallingford Bunkfest 2011

Ashnah dancers with partners, buggy and baby plus 1 dog in toe made their way to this fabulous event. We were all naturally very excited as we were looking forward to a live music collaboration with the wonderful Oxford Drum Troupe (ODT), an Oxford based group who specialise in African music. I personally can’t say enough about the day we had, the collaboration with the drummers, and of course the festival which brings together all the differing and colourful strains of Morris dancers who so effortlessly and colourfully mingle with us Middle Eastern dancers – even Jo and Josephine Public play dress-up with the opportunity for face-painting available to young and old alike.. I will naturally always maintain that such festivals stand and fall with the sustenance provided. The catering at Bunkfest this year was again faultless with Chinese, Spanish, Indian, French and Vegetarian a la carte.. not forgetting the beer tent of course.. and the delicious ice cream and oh.. crepes.. and I almost forget the lovely gentleman who kept my thirst at bay with the most delicious and freshly squeezed lemonade.. If you’re reading this and you happen to be around the area at the beginning of September then why not take the family for a glorious day out - I can’t recommend this event highly enough!!
report by Rita