Helen Miah, the main organiser of the event can sit back for a while in the knowledge she and her team pulled off another great day of entertainment for Swindon, she did put a message on Facebook saying she had worked something like 90 hours last week.
Roger Ogle's photos are great:http://www.swindonlink.com/news/lots-of-fun-a-soggy-swindon-big-arts-day
The photos I took are of what I enjoyed, they are not necessarily representative of what was on offer.
Firstly I looked for a performance of A Midsummer Night's Dream reputedly in the garden, I'd missed it, but looked round the fabulous walled garden:
Just look at the long borders.
The nearest tent was showing a 20 minute film: A Portrait of Swindon by filmmaker Gurchetan Singh. He sought to 'capture films and rhythms of a day in Swindon in this Jubilee year.' It is a heartwarming celebration of life in Swindon., and is touring public venues over the summer and autumn. To find out more about the film and where to see it, visit:
Jill Carter was taking photos of people on the couch to add to her series of Swindon on the Couch. For more on Jill, www.swindon2012.tumblr.com
Next to the Craft Tent:
Look at this banner advertising Gina Dunsford's stall.
What an excellent idea
Gina Dunsford and Moon at her lovely stall, details of what was on the stall appear below:
And hand printed tea towels with that gorgeous pattern repeated, good enough to be framed.
I got a bit carried away with Gina's stall, have a look at her website:www.chicachimu.co.uk
Carmen B Norris was also there with fabulous images:
And Rachel Coyle with amazing glass work:
This photo of a plate is better with other glass pieces around the edges.
More on Rachel at: www.online-marketing-swindon.com/XOXO
At 6.45pm, The Erin Bardwell Collective, great favourites of mine, played in the Acoustic tent:
What a good day out.