Well we got a long to Gawsworth last night in beautiful evening sunshine. What a great set up: splendid lawns for a picnic and a glass of wine and then undercover tiered seating and stage with the back drop of the glorious old Hall. We like the idea that if you are booked to see a show in the evening you can arrive as early as 2 pm so you can view the house and garden (incl in event price) and take your time. Benn was everything we hoped for and more: wise, thought provoking, idiosyncratic, effortlessly engaging and very funny.
Anyway back to weekend action. We are going to the view of the Festival Flog it auction on Saturday at North Rode, because we are nosy and have a terrible weakness for certain types of textiles. Remember its the last weekend of the Three Shires Festival so try to see those things you've been meaning to get to. Have a look at their web site for all the events to catch.
There's Trad Jazz tomorrow night with Anniie`s Saints and Sinners Band playing at the Egerton Arms, Chelford and local non jazz Dazed & Confused at the Nags Head on Saturday.
Ofcourse its the wonderful Clover Bank farm Farmers Market on Saturday with over 45 stalls and this time featuring a special Book Launch by Cheshire author John Lea with readings of 'A Rural Meander' at 9.30, 10.15 and 11am.
Also On Saturday, Congleton Writers' Forum is performing "Yarns and Yesterdays" at Victoria Mill, Foundry Bank, Congleton, as part of the Three Shires Textile Festival, the theme being their mill-town heritage and the River Dane. There is also an exhibition in an upstairs room including the Beartown Patchworkers and Quilters and other artists.
Picture: old petrol pump by Blockbuster Macc. Lovely.And odd.
Sat 18 July Clover Bank Organic Farm, North Rode www.cloverbankorganicfarm.co.uk
Fri 17 July Annie's saints and sinners Egerton Arms Chelford 8.30pm 01625610059
sat 18 July Dazed & Confused, Nags Head, Waters Green. www.nagsmacc.co.uk