Dove Valley Centre,
14th October 2018
Small feet flapping on a tablecloth,
small hands wave with fruity good cheer,
an angel flutters wings
and a strawberry fish and an Appllyfish* swam together through the waters of the Dove….
This was a Creeping Toad event for Stone and Water, I do hope no-one was expecting sensible….
There was a musician, a musical apple, who couldn’t play but who could hold his guitar and head bang dramatically……
We were at Apple Day at the Dove Valley Centre. A celebration of old orchards and new trees, a wonder of cakes and apple juices. Apple Days are almost always lovely events. This one was wet. Very wet and very cheerful with about 80 people over the afternoon coming to taste and test apple cakes, sip apple juice and help crush the apples that arrived in bags and boxes and baskets from trees across the Moorlands and the High Peak.
Quietly, there was also a chance to think “owl”, to watch images, to talk about help and listen to their stories, to see what any of us could do to support these beautiful, mysterious ghosts of field, meadow and open moor
And I was there to tell stories and lead people astray…so we did
There will be some film of our assorted puppets posted shortly
(* like a jellyfish but freshwater and probably tastier)
This event was a combined one with partners including Stone and Water’s Summer Excitements! project and Buxton Museum and Art Gallery’s BM125 project
The next Summer Excitements! activity will be posted on this blog soon
The next BM125 activity will appear on the Creeping Toad and Buxtom Museum pages soon