Wise Words Festival 2017

Not a lot I can say that hasn’t already been said about one of the most laid-back, thought-provoking and enjoyable festivals in Kent…

A great place to meet old friends and new over an elderflower cider and catch some of the incredible line-up. My 2017 highlights: Lemn Sissay, Shane Koyczan, Dizraeli and, yes, the 3 Half Pints!

It was a pleasure to work with Beth, Raphael and the team again – and lovely to see some of my 2016 shots gracing this year’s programme. Roll on 2018.

Wise Words

Canterbury Folk Festival 2015

Hopefully the first of many – today was the inaugural day of Canterbury Folk Festival, a free event with loads of great music and lovely grub. Well done to Petko and his team for making it happen.

King’s Wood revisited

Mrs E-B was back at King’s Wood for her second and final residency; in fact it was the very last residency as Stour Valley Arts sadly lost its funding. So we wanted to make the most of it.

The mid-March weather was better than we could have hoped for and after a great afternoon exploring the woods we were just settling down for supper when there came a knock at the window (scarier than you think in a lonely cabin!). The Friends of King’s Wood were inviting us to come and count newts in the ponds tucked away in the woods deepest secret places! Not everyone’s idea of a crazy Saturday night but it was certainly wild – we saw deer, newts, frogs and had a mad Land Rover ride.

Sunday morning brought the buzzing of wood-working and we introduced ourselves to Justin and Josh, the fence-making guys in the adjacent wood-yard. Second and third generation fence men, respectively, they’re processing an important by-product of the forestry taking place throughout Kings Wood, and exporting it across Europe.

For more info see: Previous visit to King’s Wood, Stour Valley Arts and Friends Of King’s Wood