I'm not normally one to go out and play on a school night but there are some things you just can't say no to.
We are bang smack in the middle of the Canterbury Festival and its companion, the Fringe Festival, a fortnight of arts and entertainment events and activities in various venues all over the City. Sinead is performing in one of the shows this week (Daddy's Girls, presented by Ashcan, at the Salt Restaurant) and we have all been rehearsing our socks off ready for next's week production of Wyrd Sisters.
We needed a girls night out to let our hair down and hitch our skirts up and Shay had exactly the right event for us.
Gilded Lily's Variety Show at the Speigeltent.
As we were dropped off at the Kent Cricket Ground I wasn't expecting this
Booths littered the perimeter whilst wooden chairs formed an audience in the large auditorium in the centre.
Also, I'm going to apologise for the quality of some of the photo's, Light levels were really bad and rather purple as well as a decent amount of stage smoke and we weren't allowed any flash photography which all combines to rather pink, grainy, sometimes a bit blurry photo's. Sorry!
This was a variety show so we also had some magicians who were screamingly funny, a very flexible female comedian and my favourite, The Boy With Tape Over His Mouth, a simple concept but so effective. Having your mouth obscured means you rely totally on your body and your eyes to convey humour and we were in stitches. Amazingly talented and if you get the chance to see him please take advantage of it!