We’ll be screening the opening ceremony live from 9pm tonight – Friday 27th July.
Please join us if you’re in the area.
The Opening Ceremony promises to be a spectacular cultural event – live screening is from 9pm to 12.30pm.
Food will be available before 8.30pm please book for food in advance.
Entry is free.
On their day off from their UK tour, our Georgian guests find time for some rehearsal in an unusual location and an impromptu audience. We love the acoustics and the dog barking at the end.
“Sakhioba were visiting the Lake District and after a walk through the hills from Grasmere we came to Rydal Caves where they sang. We gathered our audience on the way – mostly a school party from Swindon who were staying in a hostel at Coniston.” David Burbage, http://www.lakelandvoice.co.uk
It’s great that we have had so many cultured visitors over the last few months all adding an extra something to the social ambience of an independent hostel.
This can bring an unexpected extra element to an evening spent here. Our piano in particular is often put to good use, both instrumental and with vocals. We’ve been very impressed at the talent coaxing life out of our out of tune piano.
We’ve had several artists staying with us including Mark America undertaking a research leg in Cumbria as part of his development for a new mobile phone film project to be aired at Abandon Normal Devices in 2012.
Also poets courtesy of The Wild Women Press preparing for their Naked Muse Calendar in aid of the JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation)
Also a group of musicians from Holland here in the UK to play music by and in memory of Michael J Smith inspired by Wordsworth’s ‘The Prelude’.
Plus The Sakhioba Ensemble a traditional folk and church choir from Georgia (The Eastern European one).