South India met South Somerset

This past week saw an amazing melding of cultures as Chiselborough (in Somerset) hosted South India week, with Kathakali dancing, musical performances, mask-making, face-painting, exploration of colour in art, the taste of india (lots of delicious food) and, last, but in my case, not least – a monsoon-themed workshop – for children 4 – 94.
Well, Saturday morning saw a happy bunch of people (probably 5 – 64) creating Rangoli patterns and gaily decorated umbrellas. It was huge fun and we were all really pleased with our results – especially those who ‘thought outside the box’ in order to overcome problems of fixing, sticking, tying materials on.
The umbrellas were so gorgeous that it would be a shame to take them out in the rain – so I am afraid the monsoon weather we have been enduring in recent days will continue to be met with wellies and old umbrellas – whilst our new creations will morph into parasols!
The ‘Colour’ workshop earlier in the week produced some exciting 3D paper sculptures – here is one based on the idea of ‘Coral Reef’: What next I wonder?

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About apthomas

I love books, reading, writing, baking, chocolate, painting, sewing, people and fairtrade - not necessarily in that order. I am a lazy gardener - who loves the garden, and a lazy housewife who likes the place to be warm and welcoming. I live in beautiful Somerset. I am enslaved by Sherpa-the-cat. Saturday mornings find me 'playing shop' in the Honey Pot - a second hand bookshop, run from my garage, where along with the books you'll find fun, friendship and refreshments - all in a good cause.
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