Mitcheldean Festival welcomes buskers. This year, in addition to
our usual “Busk Stops” around the village we are providing a “Buskers’
Base” in the Brewery Tap where buskers can both perform and store their
Busk Stops are located in the following places (just look for the Busk Stop signs):
On the field with the fete
Outside Townsend House
Between the White Horse and the town hall
Outside the doctors’ surgery
Outside the church
In the Brewery tap itself
A small PA will be provided in the Brewery tap and buskers are encouraged to perform into the evening. Please respect your fellow buskers and take it in turns to perform.
Have you ever wanted to (or tried to) sing a song, read a poem or
show a party piece to an audience, but found that fear got in the way
or it went horribly wrong? Maybe you lost your nerve, or had stage
fright? Maybe you felt you would be judged and heard those
negative voices in your head screaming failure, or that you simply
aren’t good enough; somebody may have even told you this!
You are definitely not alone.
The Chocolate Drop-in seeks to provide a safe, friendly and
non-judgemental environment for sharing your experiences, a place to
perform (if you wish) and of course chocolate!
Tracey will tell you a little about her own nerve-racking experiences
and if shes feeling brave, will happily share a song and a wee bit of
guitar playing. She is still terribly frightened but has been told it
“adds to her performances” in the local Folk Clubs, open mics and
beyond. She believes there is no such thing as “bad” singing, poetry or
prose; it is an expression from within, like painting.
Bring your voice, instrument and/or experiences for some fun and see what unfolds.
Find her in the cosy, and private area of the Lady Chapel in the Church between 11 o’clock and mid-day on Saturday 21st july.
All ages and abilities welcome; children to be accompanied by an adult.