Green Man Festival 2010
We were at The Green Man Festival last weekend. We have had a stand there ever since the very first Green Man Festival which Jo and Danny bravely put on at Craig-y-nos 8 years ago. It was held in the grounds of an old TB hospital. Most performances took place in the reception rooms of the hotel in crowds of 20 – 40 people listening to the likes of James Yorkston and Mary Black.
Now 12, 000 people stroll through the beautiful grounds of Glan Usk Estate Crickhowell.
This year we had a cool set up in the Einstein Gardens called ‘Wool Works’ in my yurt. Did anyone see us there?
Under the umbrella of ‘Wool Works’ (literally as the rain was biblical most of the time) – I promoted the qualities of wool with my team of; young eager wool enthusiasts ie Frank, Josh and Forrie, who readily informed people as to the virtues and differences between a Jacob & Welsh black fleece. Meanwhile in our other stall Freya and Amy were barely able to keep up with the demand for our fabulous collection of vintage wool wear in the form of Tweed Jackets and coats, Arran sweaters, woolly jumpers and cardies of all sorts. In the evening it was quite fun to spot all those psychedelic festival goers who were wearing our woollies to keep out the chill of the night.
Favourite music Johnny Flynn, John Grant, Mumford and Friends, Laura Marlin, and of course Gentleman Dub Club and the Chai Wallahs.
Favourite Food – The Moroccan Tent.
Favourite thing – The Magnificent Wicker Man.