Stone and Water grew out of a delightfully crazy set of lantern events that hit Buxton for 5, or possibly 6, years in the early 00s. After school and public workshops, In Pursuit of Love and Passion cavorted its way across the market place, down The Slopes and round the Pavilion Gardens on cold February nights.
Propelled by the magnificent High Peak Samba, we dragged our way through Despair, let go of unresolved griefs (with the Wailing Women), reclaimed our forgotten dreams and under the gracious smiles of the Scarlet Women and the Goddess of Love and Passion danced our way into a smiling resolution.
We worked on the reasoning that either a) it was more or less St Valentine’s Day so let’s set out in pursuit of some Love (and hope for passion as well) or b) this was the worse bit of winter, the time when winter just seems to be endless and that is the time we most need a bit of delight, excitement and silliness – so let’s go off and hunt for some Love and Passion
The images from Love and Passion are delightful, so we’re going to post a few sets of them…Photos come from all sorts of people. Fran Halsall contributed a particularly memorable set several of which are to be seen here. We’ll credit other photographers as we go….but include Peter Philippson, Dave Lewis, Nick Lowe and more