5 June 2011

Headington Festival 2011

Headington Festival 2011

The Festival has been running for several years now and is gaining its place as a fixture on the Headington calendar – right up there with the open gardens (this week and next). All credit to Headington Action for being the driving force behind this.

A children’s brass ensemble performed today, to general admiration all round. They were great little performers ably lead by their conductor who wore a general, restrained air of anxiety right up to the final, warbling note. A tremendous achievement …













(iPhone video)


27 December 2007

Headington Quarry Morris video

Filed under: Christmas, Headington Quarry, Morris Dancers, Oxford, video — Howard @ 2:03 pm

Famous for the encounter with Cecil Sharp on Boxing Day 1899 that sparked the modern English folk revival, Headington Quarry Morris Dancers put on a Boxing Day show most years. This one was filmed in 2007 outside the Mason’s Arms, Oxford, and features The Somerset Wassail, handbell ringing, a Mummers’ play, and a rapper sword dance.

Vodpod videos no longer available. from posted with vodpod

Apologies for the early truncation of the rapper sword dance; I have tried to make good with a couple of stills from an earlier blog post.
An earlier version of this post had links to low-res versions on YouTube – Part 1 and Part 2. This post updated 3 January 2008. 

16 December 2006

Overturned lorry on the M4

Filed under: lorry, M4, rta, video — Howard @ 7:55 pm

The M4 was closed for several hours today after a lorry overturned, nearly blocking the entire carriageway.


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