It’s that time of the year again, when awe and wonder sweeps the east.
I am of course referring to the Norfolk and Norwich festival and its wonderfully eclectic mix of culture. For the past two years I have been involved with the festival and this year despite not living in the area I couldn’t resist a night of hosting in the Spiegeltent.
The evening kicked off with daring aerial acrobatics and displays of super-human strengths by the performance group Circa. Their sold out show tells the tale of a love-torn woman and the two men that fight for her attention. The high energy and hard impacts (which they assured me afterwards don’t hurt) captivated the audience from start to finish.
A quick tidy up and a polish of the mirrors later and we are opening the doors for Songhoy Blues. The lively African four piece raised the roof with their amazing guitar riffs.
Volunteering at events means a lot to me; it’s about being part of something larger, having a great time with like-minded people and of course seeing a whole array of acts that I would never be able to see otherwise.
Next stop is Glastonbury where I will be working for Oxfam raising money for Nepal.