Catching Hopes and Sweet Music at WOMAD
WOMAD is a most embracing festival with all age groups and races dancing together and appreciating great world music. As we gathered hopes, we could hear diverse talent from every corner of the globe. If only our national radio stations would take note!
While pruning the Tree4Hope at the end of the festival, we were so touched to receive this lovely message:
‘Like ephemeral creatures, they are woven in to the magic that is their tree. Created by hopes and wishes, they guide it gently on its way. Linking threads across the world and reminding us that we are all joined by the energy we create. Lucie and Lachie seem a perfect match for all they represent making us smile and reminding us to hope, to dream and to believe. So when the rains fall and the words run into tomorrow and the paper becomes hopes still to be created, we will feel our wings flex and free and we too can soar into the future.’
Warm evening at WOMAD - while the parents listen, the kids are all over it.
Band4Hope HQ at WOMAD - after the mud at SGP, it was heavenly to feel soft clover beneath our feet!
The Tree4Hope on the move at WOMAD.
Delicious coppery goodness! Photo credit Jonathan Lappin
This polar bear is helping Greenpeace to defend the Arctic. Find out more & help at www.SaveTheArctic.org
Feeling the magic of WOMAD. Photo credit Jonathan Lappin
Lucie and the #Tree4Hope by Jonathan Lappin
Photo credit Jonathan Lappin
The Tree4Hope is made almost entirely from recycled materials.
Reading hopes from around the world and from every generation at WOMAD.
High hopes at WOMAD.
The Manganiyar Seduction- like an enormous, blazing, musical advent calendar. Each box slowly opened as the music built to a hypnotic finale!
Dawn breaking at WOMAD over tipis and Airstreams.
Minty fresh start to the day.
Roll up! Roll up! A modern day message in a bottle!
Lovely Louis from Saint Valentines Liquorice Co. stall helped us gather hopes at WOMAD.
Our resident hula hope-er, Daisy.
The hope gathering team at WOMAD.
Buzzing after our first ever radio interview. Photo credit Jonathan Lappin
WOMAD kisses. Photo credit Jonathan Lappin
Growing with us from our dawn until our dusk, sharing our childhood memories and grown up dreams.
Joining the parade WOMAD.
Soaring peacock parade!
Featured in the Oxfam fashion blog. We fell in love with this beautiful blanket which was generously knitted by their volunteers and bought it later.
Even hope gatherers need a break now and then.
Liquorice tasting with Louis! He has a story for every type from the Saint Valentines Liquorice Co.
Lachlan and Louis grooving to the Buena Vista Social Club at WOMAD.
The dancing wolf of WOMAD.