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Waveney District

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  • Day420

    Latitude Festival

    July 18, 2019 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 17 °C

    We arrived good and early so we could get a pitch as near to the arena as possible. The lay out had changed this year and the Motorhome pitches were the farthest from the Festival which meant we had a 20-25 minute walk to the arena. Good exercise for K in her boot but tiring too.
    We had a bbq with Liz and Mike in the afternoon prior to starting the Festival with an evening trip to see the film of the stage production of War Horse.
    Friday saw us do a mix of the main arena - KOKOKO! a group from Kinshasha started the main music festival with a high energy performance - comedy tent, theatre and the Waterfront stage. We saw a brilliant performance by Blue Boys Entertainment - a hip hop dance group who were quite exceptional. K did the Theatre of Food whilst I watched Nish Kumar and Lucifer (Marcus Brigstock) in the comedy tent. A enjoyed Freya Riding in the BBC tent. whilst K watched Little Wimmin at the theatre We then watched Sadlers Wells perform in the evening - Return to Back, a piece about Mozart's sister living under the shadow of her brother- before returning to the main arena. The day was finished off by George Ezra and his band who were excellent.
    Saturday saw us do separate things until mid afternoon. A spent most of his time in the comedy tent, the highlight being Mark Watson. K watched Birth in the theatre and joined the choir singing group in the Faraway forest. Eventually meeting up we watched The Northern Ballet on the Waterfront stage. Lolly Jones was very funny doing her Fifty Shades of May routine in the cabaret tent. We listened to Stereophonics as we walked back to our pitch for a glass of fizz.
    Sunday started with the Kingdom Choir in the main arena - brilliant and joyful -we left a bit early to go to the theatre to watch a one man play - Daughter of Adam. This was a big mistake. It was clearly designed to test ones bounds of decency, we found it too crude for our taste and exited early, needing something to raise our spirits. We found this on the Waterfront Stage where we watched the finalists of the BBC Young Dancer Competition perform a series of excellent routines. From there to the comedy tent to see Frank Skinner who was quite funny however we preferred Tez Ilyas who preceded him.
    Sigrid and her band were great in the main arena and we finished our festival at the theatre where we watched a Canadian Circus group perform Blizzard which was amazing
    and fully deserved the long standing ovation.
    We took in a couple of Lana Del Reys song in the main arena before returning tired to our van.
    A brilliant weekend once again.
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  • Day6

    The longest walk yet

    September 23, 2020 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ☁️ 18 °C

    On the recommendation of our friends we headed to Southwold and set off south along the coast. We caught the ferry across the river (possibly the most expensive boat trip per metre in the world! £2 each to travel about 10m!) And followed the cost path to Dunwich. Well, mostly, until we choose the wrong path and walked half a mile along a narrow path across the marsh until we came to a dead end and had to turn back to the start again and find the right path!
    It was a lovely varied walk with shingle beach, boardwalks through the marsh, forest and a bit of road walking. We had lunch at the café on the beach having tried the Ship Inn and decided it was too posh for us!

    Despite the unpredictable weather forecast, we had managed to stay warm and dry until about a mile from the end as we were crossing the river in a particularly unprotected and exposed part of the walk. We raced to the pub which wasn't far along the river, but unfortunately it was apparently full, so we kept moving. The shower passed fairly quickly and we were almost dry by the time we reached Southwold and it started raining again.
    We kept going along the coast to the pier, where luckily the café was open and could provide us with tea and cake.
    We had a wander around the village, bought some soup and bread to cook for our dinner, then headed back home for an evening in front of the telly. 27km was enough walking for one day!
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  • Day50

    Latitude Day 2

    July 13, 2018 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 18 °C

    The first full day at the festival started with a visit to the comedy tent where QI were doing a live show - very funny great start to the day.
    Met up with our very dear friends from Chandlers Ford. So lovely to meet up and we had a quick catch up before going our separate ways.
    The food section had bread making (real bread obviously - not your supermarket stuff you understand) which was interesting.
    Watched a couple of Sadler's Wells dance routines on the Waterside Stage - excellent.
    Tried to get into a preview of Suffrageddon which is a new show in the Hamilton mould destined for the big stage but was full so took our chance on The Flight an immersive sound experience which was very good.
    Fitted in a viewing of an excerpt from the all male Swan Lake production - brilliant.
    Watched a Birmingham Repertory show entilted Pop Music which was based around a couple at a wedding re-aquainting themselves after many years - the story written around some of the great dance and disco music of the last 30 years - only three performers - it was funny, emotional and brilliantly performed.
    Even managed a bit of music - La Femme sounded good. Caught the end of the Charlatans. Naaz on the Sunrise Stage had a great support and rapturous reception.
    Checked out before Solange came on stage - rumours were rife that Beyonce was going to appear but we will never know.
    Opened a bottle of fizz when back at Hazel as we finally had a tenant move into our house today - a cause for celebration.
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  • Day49

    Latitude Festival

    July 12, 2018 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 18 °C

    The festival is open and we arrived in blazing sunshine for what we know is going to be a great weekend.
    Had a bbq before entering the arena to watch a bit of Don Giovani at the theatre which was televised direct from the Royal Opera House. 20 minutes of which was quite enough - if we knew italian or the story it would have helped enormously. Seemed to be about some filandering Italian gentleman who was having a good time with the ladies.
    We then watched a feminist group bang on about something or other and quickly moved on to some hip hop street dance crew who were at the opposite end of the spectrum - six girls shaking their booty under the direction of a male emcee. Seemed like the latter were having the most enjoyable time.
    Brilliant - and the festival starts in earnest tomorrow
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  • Day51

    Latitude Day 3

    July 14, 2018 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ☀️ 22 °C

    Started with Comedy tent "Where's the F in News" mildly amusing
    Food demonstration Indian Cooking
    Then watched The Pheonix Dance Company perform "Windrush - Movement of the People" which was outstanding, followed by an excerpt from Sylvia, a new musical which was performed well.
    Simon Evans in the comedy tent was very funny. Should have stayed for Harry Hill but instead joined a very long queue for the theatre - big mistake, as the full barrier came down just as we were about to get in.
    Instead we went to watch and participate with the Bhangra Dancers who were great fun..
    In main arena watched The Vaccines who were good prior to the Killers who were brilliant.
    Finished with a visit to the theatre to see "Paris De Nuit" by Reciquel Contemporary Circus which was very good
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  • Day53

    Latitude Day 4

    July 16, 2018 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ☁️ 20 °C

    Kirsty joined us for the day and pitched her tent next to Hazel.
    Started the day - Alan and Kirsty to comedy tent to watch Dylan Moran - vey funny then caught the end of Black-Honey in main arena who were good.
    Karen enjoyed the Gospel Choir on the Waterfront stage, followed by Middle Eastern cookery demonstration
    Met up at main stage - Jeremy Loops and his and his band from Capetown were very entertaining, and Kirsty skipped down to the front to join the crowds dancing to his wonderful music.
    The Ballet Boyz, who performed a range of dances were very good. We watched them perform at the Waterfront stage in extreme heat and a blazing hot sun, eventually having to move into the shade at the comedy tent.
    Joel Dommet in comedy tent was quite amusing
    Back to main arena where Rag N Bone Man was brilliant - a man with real soul.
    Stayed there for Wolf Alice who were an angry punkish band then to end Alt J who performed well.
    A fantastic weekend under blazing skies. So much seen, and so many wonderful memories to take with us.
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  • Day419


    July 17, 2019 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 22 °C

    We travelled to Southwold in preparation for the Latitude festival.
    After an initial amble around the town we joined our friends in their apartment to enjoy an evening meal. Good fun, fabulous meal and a great start for the weekend festival. Thank you one and all.Read more

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