Sunday, 20 May 2012

Day two for Clippesby's Music Fest

After a grey start in morning the sun came out and it turned into a lovely sunny afternoon albeit a little chilly at times.  Kolin Durier kicked off the days line up with a lively acoustic set.

As more of our campers ventured out of their tents and across to the walled garden the lovely atmosphere that Clippesby is renowned for started to build.  By lunchtime the tables and chairs around the marquee were full of people enjoying the music and some great food provided by the Muskett Arms & Coffee Shop.

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Around tea-time Hard Rain who are regulars to Clippesby and a very popular local band really got things going with lots of people on their feet dancing which was great as it was really starting to get chilly.  A 'nip' in the air didn't put people off though, they just brought their rugs with them and kept warm with hot drinks provided by the bar.


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Although the Festival was a first for Clippesby, we have had some great feedback with people looking to book for next year already, and although nothing is set in stone just yet, it is looking extremely likely that this could become an annual event.


We would like to thank everyone who worked so hard over the weekend, Lee and his staff in the bar, Diane and the girls who kept the facilities lovely and clean, Mandy and the coffee shop staff, Ben & Malc who as always were kept busy keeping everything running smoothly, Neil who was on the gate, the Reception staff and Brandon who did a sterling job on Bike Hire.  But most off Chris, who put his heart and soul into this and pulled the whole event together!  All in all a great team effort.

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Our Saturday music line up:  11.00am - Kolin Durier, 12.00 - Dougier Archer, 1.00pm - Young Blood, 2.00pm - Marina Florance, 3.00pm - Mojo Preachers, 4.15pm - The Actor & The Peach, 5.30pm - Hard Rain, 7.15pm - Pepper & Shepherd, 8.30pm - The Proposition.

All of the artists who played at the Festival are local to the area.

Saturday, 19 May 2012

The start of things to come ....

This weekend sees the first Music Festival held at Clippesby, organised by Chris we hope it will be the first of many.  The campsite is almost full and the weather stayed dry for everyone to set up.

Friday was a hive of activity setting up, Ben and Malc working very hard getting the marquee area ready for the the bands to set up.  They are particularly proud of their 'carpeted' stage area and curtain - well done lads!

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The festival itself was kicked off by acoustic artist Kolin Durier and then later in the evening local band 'One Hand Clapping' played to an enthusiastic crowd.

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More to come from Saturdays performers ...

Friday, 4 May 2012

Norfolk Broads Events - What's On In May

Saturday 5th to Sunday 20th May - Broads Outdoor Festival, two weeks of non-stop fun with over 100 events to try at locations all over the Broads.
BeWILDerwood - Treehouse Adventure park

Saturday 5th – Monday 7th May – Minty’s Whizzy Windmill Garden, BeWILDerwood, Horning 10.00am – 5.30pm.  Help Minty, the littlest Crocklebog in BeWILDerwood, create a charmingly gorgeous garden by making whizzy windmill flowers, how lovely!  Normal admission fees apply.

Saturday 12th MaySpring Plant Fair at Fairhaven Woodland Gardens, South Walsham  10.00am – 2.00pm.  An opportunity to buy new and unusual varieties of plants with expert advice.

Sunday 13th May – Thurne Windpump Open Day, Thurne  1.00pm – 4.00pm.  Open to visitors and wind permitting the sails will be turning.  A unique opportunity to experience first hand the workings of the mill.

Wednesday 16th May – Ghost Walk at Fairhaven Woodland Gardens, South Walsham at 6.30pm.  Enjoy a spine-tingling walk through the woods listening to the myths and legends of the Fairhaven Garden.  Free with garden entry. £5.50 adult; £5 conc.; £3 child; under 5s free; dogs 25p.
Fairhaven Woodland & Water Garden

Saturday 19th May - Full day art workshop at Fairhaven Woodland Gardens, South Walsham from 10.00am – 4.00pm.  Workshop in the garden with one hour demonstration followed by group tuition, led by professional artist Rachel Thomas.  Includes tea/coffee and biscuits and a light lunch. Please bring your own art materials. Booking only event. £45 per person  01603 270449

Sunday 27th May – Thurne Windpump Open Day, Thurne  1.00pm – 4.00pm.  Open to visitors and wind permitting the sails will be turning.  A unique opportunity to experience first hand the workings of the mill.

All information given is correct to the best of our knowledge but is not guaranteed.