Posts Tagged ‘bands’

Ulverston Carnival — Wild and Wonderful

July 7, 2011

(Click on photos to enlarge them) The sun shone for Ulverston carnival, making sequins flash as dancers performed and children laughed and jumped for joy!

The colours were truly magical, the costumes superb, the music rhythmical as girls and boys of all ages wriggled and romped or just strode along. Bands played, money jingled in boxes and buckets, and sweeties were handed to gleeful children. Everyone smiled, laughed and applauded the entertainers. Not a frown in sight as Ulverston gave itself to merriment.

Well done all those performers — slim or bonny, short or tall, and all shapes and sizes in-between — who donned their costumes and gave of themselves so merrily. So too the musicians who blew and banged and gave their all.















































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AND SO THIS POST ENDS WITH A BIG BANG FROM THE DRUM!

Ulverston Carnival — Fantastic!

July 6, 2010

Crowds of people enjoying themselves!


Many more to come

It was a gorgeous day last Saturday, not just because of fine weather but because it was a day when the residents of Ulverston and surrounding districts pulled out all the stops to put on a wonderful carnival. We were amazed at the ingenuity and skills of all those who made the costumes and equipment necessary for this fantastic event. Pipers and variety of bands took part, just about all the dancing schools in the area, and no doubt many of the local schoolchildren, clubs and pubs! It was a day of celebration to dispel financial gloom. A day of pulling together to rejoice and entertain. Tiny tots to adults (of all ages) did their best and no doubt so did many parents who made costumes. More on the Carnival and quite a few photographs can be seen on two of my blogs:
Writing For Joy
Diary Of A Country Lady
Don’t forget to click on the photographs to enlarge them.
You will notice that some of the dancers look a little weary. That is because before they reached us they had been dancing to entertain the crowds. Part of the time we were at a corner where the parade had to halt while crowds behind and at the front were entertained! We like to catch people unawares not just in stiff poses.

Just one of the bands

Ulverston – the festival Town of Furness, Cumbria

October 26, 2008

And the band played on

And the band played on


This photo was going to be for a story “And the Band Played On” in my new short story book, but it is not what I really wanted as, due to bad weather, they had a pavilion cover and not all their members are present. It certainly is not good enough for the book cover should I have decided to have the story for the book title.
The stories centre around this area, and are quite diverse – humour, horror, murder, mystery, love, passion, bizarre, beautiful. If I stress the local settings will l then put readers off? After all they could take place anywhere.
Getting title and picture right within the total book cover design is not easy. Bad enough thinking up a title that will draw readers like a magnet. I guess this is where cover artists are needed. But, if the book is to earn a little for charity, there will be no money for that!
Oh, decisions, decisions!

Magpies Nest Publishing
Writing For Joy
My Space Gladys Writes
My Space June Designs