Tuesday, 13 October 2009
Sunday, 11 October 2009
Rather like the carnival may have to do, the Sidmouth Folk Festival had to re-invent itself in order to survive. It was reduced in size and moved back into the town area. It is now concentrated on numerous small venues that are within easy walking distance of each other and are not too large to appear over commercialised. This has resulted in a far more "folksy" feel to the festival.
In September of every year Sidmouth hosts a street carnival. These are some images from the carnival held in 2007. Sadly this year (2009) may prove to have been the last one to be held in the near future. Cost and the lack of volunteers have been put forward as the many reasons for this probable demise.