Wednesday, 29 August 2012

Celtic Womenfest 2012 closes ...

Rachel and the Cardigan Drummers include members of the audience in a workshop

Sam Collins presents Cheryl Beer,
Creative Director and Founder of CW12
with a thankyou ...

The drumming workshop continues

With dancing ...

Cheryl thanks the Festival Volunteers & Staff:

Kate Strudwick & Ruth Exell for Back Stage Management

Sam and Amie Collins for Artist Registration

Sarah Passmore for assisting with pre event CW12 social networking

Sarah and Dawn Passmore for helping to set up

Garden Volunteers for serving artist refreshments and buggy drivers

The National Botanic Garden of Wales for funding the infra structure and kindly providing a beautiful home for Celtic Womenfest

David Hardy Marketing & Communications and Program Co-ordinator for championing CW12

Jeff Beer for Sound Engineering

Garden staff for front reception and cafes

Radio Tircoed for providing a 6 week CW12 program hosted by Cheryl Beer

Sarah Passmore, Helen Davies, Hazel Saville, Rhian Edwards, Annie Haden & Bríd Wylearth for coming as Cheryl's guests on Radio Tircoed

Thank you to Women in Tune for lending us thier beautiful banner as a back drop to represent a hand across women's festivals.

In particular to Carol who hand made the banner

Thankyou Fine Art Banners for their fabulous flags

Thankyou Annie Haden for donating a weekend stay at No. 5 Cwmdonkin Drive, Dylan Thomas Birth House.

Thank you Arts Care Gofal Celf for funding Sam Collins in participatory dance at CW12

Fran Jackson for providing Artist Massage

Thank you to Sarah and Dawn Passmore, Nikki Stitch and Stacey Cohen for helping to pack away.

We then sent peace and harmony to those women who were not well enough to make it to perform or facilitate with us .. we felt you in spirit.

Biggest warmest and heart felt thanks to all the performers ... ALL OF US PERFORMED AND/OR TOOK PART FOR LOVE THOUGHOUT THE 2 DAYS.

There was no external funding for CW12.

And perhaps the most beautiful thing about it was that we all did it because we wanted to and we wouldn't let a little thing like money get in the way of creating the largest ever all women festival line up in Wales!

Totally blown away that over 1600 people came to share it with us ... thank you so much for coming even in the wind and rain!

After the thankyou's the Drumming Workshop continued ...

To close Celtic Womenfest 2012 Bríd Wyldearth led us in a sound sculpture, creating a bunch of flowers to take home with us
and carry forward to CW13!!

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Thank you all for inspiring me! Cheryl Beer

Footnote: All of these festival photo's were taken by either Jeff Beer or myself when we could.

Our appologies to the people we missed with our camera.

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