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Hartlepool Cavalcade (folk tales)29 March uk

plastic cod'ead 13 Mar 09 - 07:34 AM
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Subject: Hartlepool Cavalcade (folk tales)29/3 uk
From: plastic cod'ead
Date: 13 Mar 09 - 07:34 AM

Some information here that may be of interest concerning an event im taking part in in Hartlepool on Sunday March 29th 2pm. sean

from the website...

The Hartlepool Community Cavalcade is a spectacular mobile performance made up of multi-artform elements, such as stunning Physical Theatre performances, a sensational Samba Sea Shanty and a dazzling Carnival routine. The cavalcade also features breathtaking costumes and structures.

• The theme of the Cavalcade is 'Hartlepool Maritime Monsters, Myths & Magic'. So the performance links together and tells four Hartlepool folk tales and legends:
The Flight of St Bega the mythical tale of Hartlepool's first saint, a virgin who fled a forced marriage in Ireland sailing across the Irish sea where she was shipwrecked at Cumbria - She was supposed to be the first ever nun in Britain and performed a beautiful snow miracle.

• 'No More Frying Bacon' - the comic tale from Elizabethan times when the mayor of Hartlepool confiscated every frying pan in the town on the apparent orders of the Queen who in fact had said that there should be 'no more firing of the beacon!'

• The Great Gale of 1861 - the fierce storm in February 1861 when 80 ships were wrecked off the Hartlepool coast and the dramatic rescue attempt of the Rising Sun.

The Friar's Curse - the medieval story of a naughty boy who played a trick on the Franciscan monks on the Headland but the monks got their revengin by putting an unbreakable curse on the town of Hartlepool - that it should have no trees!

There will be over 300 hundred participants from across Hartlepool in this stupendous procession, drawn from a mix of Schools, Hartlepool 6th Form College, CCAD, community groups and Handprint art studio. The groups have been working since the beginning of the year with artists building upon their skills and perfecting their performances for your enjoyment.

Don't miss the first installment of this truly remarkable community event – come see and hear the Community Cavalcade on Sunday 29th March. And what's more this is a free event.

The spectacle starts at Two O'clock sharp.


Host: Hartlepool Council Strategic Arts & Events
Type: Music/Arts - Performance
Network: Global
Date: 29 March 2009
Time: 14:00 - 15:00
Location: Borough Hall, Town Square
Street: Headland
Town/City: Hartlepool, United Kingdom
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Phone: 0142953444
Email: helen.mcbride@hartlepool.gov.uk


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Subject: RE: Hartlepool Cavalcade (folk tales)29/3 uk
From: Northerner
Date: 13 Mar 09 - 01:35 PM

Hmm, I might think of doing that. I've recently been working on stories about lifeboat rescues myself. I've reseached some from the Redcar area and put a story together - fiction but inspired by real people and events. The Headland is it? I don't know that part of Hartlepool very well.

I think it may depend on the weather. I went through to Harlepool one day last spring and it poured down and my shoes got so soaked that I ended up having to throw them out.


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Subject: RE: Hartlepool Cavalcade (folk tales)29/3 uk
From: GUEST,Joe G
Date: 13 Mar 09 - 02:22 PM

I wonder if they will be performing Alan Todd's great song about the 'No More Frying Bacon' incident

From memory:

The frying of bacon you'll have to stop
You'll have to get patties from Veryll's fish shop

or something similar.

Is the Pot House club on that weekend Sean - I may have a trip back home if so


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Subject: RE: Hartlepool Cavalcade (folk tales)29/3 uk
From: plastic cod'ead
Date: 19 Mar 09 - 02:55 PM

Afrais not mr Joe, one of our off weeks for the Pot House. got some big nights coming up thought, Keith Kendrick & Sylvia Needham on 17th Aptil and Geoof Higginbottom on 29th May


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Subject: RE: Hartlepool Cavalcade (folk tales)29 March uk
From: GUEST
Date: 25 Mar 09 - 12:27 PM

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