Monday, 11 August 2014

WOMAD 2014

WOMAD festival was once again blessed with beautiful weather for this year's gathering of musical delight carefully selected from around the globe. The 24th to 27th July saw Wiltshire's Charlton Park warmed with sunlight, the only exception being a short sudden downpour that lasted less than 20 minutes.

The Abortorium is an area of the festival with an amazing selection of native and non-native trees and a great place to relax. Not only does the Abortorium offer perfect shade, it also has it's own small stage for acoustic performances.

The beautiful Kasia and Padro were back to balance your nature and maintain your well-being with Shiatsu in the relaxing shade. I believe this year was the first to have spoon carving workshops for those that feel that creative urge. Good friend Wayne Hooper will guide even the most novice adventurer through the steps of carving your own spoon from green wood.
If you'd like to see some of his wonderfully rustic spoons, follow this link:

WOMAD makes it so easy for us to discover new artists that we would otherwise never know. The Charlie Gillet Stage is just in front of us, giving us the opportunity to enjoy live world music all day and meet friends new and old who come to visit.

Chocolatier and musician Radek was on hand with his delicious handmade raw chocolate delights. If you like chocolate, you'll love these. Learn more about his chocolate from the following link:

If you have an interest in world music of many kinds, then this festival is a must. It is a very family friendly event and you'll be able to keep the kids amused with a large selection of free workshops in the Kids Area or attractions at the Steam Fair.

For any information about WOMAD festival, follow the link: