Tuesday, 28 July 2009

Dates for your diary....


The arrival of September always has a bitter-sweetness to it....the sad end of summer and yet the start of a new phase. It's the new academic year, a fresh start - and even though that's no longer relevant for me, it still feels kind of exciting....autumn with its harvest fruitfulness, rich colours, a whole different feel from summer. All the more joy then, to live in Saltaire where, for several years now, the summer has been prolonged by a couple more weeks as the annual Saltaire Festival takes place. It always seems a very appropriate way to mark the seasonal transition.

Each year it gets bigger and arguably better, with concerts, theatre, exhibitions, events, street markets, a parade and the Saltaire Festival Ball (this year with a latin theme). Last year I especially enjoyed the Saltaire Arts Trail - a chance not only to see (and buy if you like) some terrific original artwork, paintings, ceramics and photographs but also to peek inside some of the houses in the village.

This is advance notice....the Saltaire Festival 2009 takes place from 10th - 20th September.... hope to see you there!

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