Lafrowda 2013

I have just spent a dreamy weekend in the far corner of Cornwall diving into deep blue seas, dining on barbecued chicken, dancing to some ('interesting' is probably the only way to describe it) drum and bass takes on the classics, and batheing in too much sun. 

The purpose of my trip – aside from catching up with family and friends – was to visit the annual community festival of performing arts in my village. Lafrowda Festival is run by a group of volunteers aiming to showcase the brightest talent from the local area. It features parades of huge papier-mâchéd statues and school children proudly carrying banners, eccentric street entertainment and a variety of music to suit all tastes. Unfortunately, this year the selection of music wasn't quite up to scratch (too many choirs and not enough variety, not to mention the lack of folk), until the evening when the programming was slightly redeemed by the appearance of Rosie And The Vandals. I fell in love with her high-pitched vocals and catchy electronic riffs. Some good dancing was had there. Shindig, a group of dancers who tap out traditional appalachian songs also deserve a big-up – always a highlight.

Either side of the festival we spent a beautifully languid day lying under the sun on huge granite rocks and diving into turquoise sea, and two evenings sat around fires feasting on great food, good conversation and songs around the campfire. 

It was a beautiful four-day weekend and here are my 35mm snaps. Peace out.


Photo: Rosie Pentreath

Photo: Rosie Pentreath

We met the pet lambs | Photo: Rosie Pentreath

Photo: Rosie Pentreath

Photo: Rosie Pentreath 
Summer = Pimms (of course) | Photo: Rosie Pentreath


Steam Punk cycling | Photo: Rosie Pentreath

Procession | Photo: Rosie Pentreath

Photo: Rosie Pentreath

I noticed | Photo: Rosie Pentreath

On the left, I wear: sunglasses, Ray-Ban; t-shirt, Zara | Photo: Emily Pentreath

Photo: Rosie Pentreath

Our cyclist heads home | Photo: Rosie Pentreath

Photo: Rosie Pentreath 
Photo: Rosie Pentreath

Rosie Vanier, Rosie And The Vandals | Photo: Andy Soden






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