02 July 2011

Hat Fair

Today, yesterday & tomorrow it is the Hat Fair here in Winchester. The Hat Fair is Britain's longest continually running festival of street theatre and outdoor arts. It has been running since 1974, and the 'hat' refers to the hats that performers passed round after their performance for donations.

Winchester is packed right now and here in the High Street we saw a performance by Matt Pang involving juggling, escaping from a straight jacket whilst riding a unicycle amongst other things!

9 comments:

  1. What a fun 3 days for you to take more pictures.

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  2. Yes there'll be plenty of photo opportunities over the next couple of days!

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  3. But I don't see people wearing hats! Though there were enough to last the year at the royal wedding!

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  4. What a great event. That would really be a treat for photographers.

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  5. That threw me the first year too - I expected a huge display of hats made by the art college, or something. Still, it's a wonderful weekend. There's usually something going on in Winchester, it's a very lively place to live.

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  6. That's one of the reasons we wanted to move here.

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