Thursday, March 12, 2015

Adelaide in March

Many folk call it mad March, here in Adelaide, as the city comes alive for the Clipsal 500, the Fringe Festival, the Adelaide festival, WOMADelaide, a Future Music festival, World Cup cricket and possibly some I don't know about, all happening over the last week or two. There are so many great things on, and usually it is a case of 'maybe nextyear'. I made it to WOMAD on Monday - a feast of sights, sounds and flavours. Highlight was seeing Buffy Sainte Marie - I have been a fan since hearing, and buying, her first recordings in the 60s. Her voice is still amazing. I really enjoyed Canzoniere Greciano Salentino too, and the wonderful, colourful Exxopolis, work of the Architects of Air, and a beautiful hand worked woollen stole from Kashmir, said it must come home with me!

So here are a few photos of  WOMAD and the city - decorations and vibrant colours, patterns and forms to inspire everywhere. First the city

 Adelaide Oval (the fans were all inside as a match was underway)


and Buffy Sainte Marie

and inside Exxopolis, a huge, plastic building/sculpture

 These panels inspired by cathedral stained glass

Above the queue for Exxopolis, in a gum tree and taking it all in...
a kookaburra. He probably had a good laugh when it was all over.

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