If you managed to get past Deirdre into our first fundraising event, and launch party on Saturday, thank you. The comedians were funny, the music was loud, scary, and wonderful, and the vegetables were miss-shapen.
A huge army of volunteers, like any village must have in this big society, were required to stage a fête in the middle of urban decay and you’ll have to excuse us if we take a second to attempt to list them:
The Entertainers: 8-Bit Ninjas, Glatze, Brumcast, Gavin Wray, Tom Lennon, Harry Vale, Prof. Michael Grimes
The Stall-holders: Midge, Pete Ashton, Shona McQuillan, Annabel, Kate, Matkins and Craig (for playing Deirdre so well).
Plus all sorts of support from Rill, Danny’s Mum and Dad, Julia, her mum, Stuart and the wonderful Lee and Sandra from Friction Arts for the use of the Village Green.
Fiona, Sas, Julia, Gavin, Pete, and Andy all took photos (if you did too, leave us a link in the comments).
It was brilliant, we made some money towards the first edition.
And no-one died. Although Chris didn’t make it.
If you missed it you can still buy the magazine of course…
Tickets are starting to really sell for Saturday’s launch party fête at The Edge, you’ll no doubt be able to pay on the door but if you want to make sure — buy now. Doors open at 6pm and the fun on-stage includes (times rough):
8pm Comedy from Tom Lennon and Harry Vale
8:30pm Brumcast’s Little Chris
10pm 8-Bit Ninjas
10:30pm Gavin Wray’s Northern Soul Experience
we’re really grateful to all who are helping out in any way. See you there…
No village gathering is complete without a chance to show off the size of your spuds, or the shape of your marrows. In keeping with tradition visitors to the Dirty Bristow Summer Fête can bring their legumes, tubers and other classes of veg or fruit to be judged for the grand prize.
Entries will be judged on size, quality* and presentation — feel free to dress them up, or construct carrot dioramas representing famous historical events. See for example this scene depicting Thor Heyerdahl arriving at Tuamotu Archipelago on the Kon-Tiki:
Just look at his big carroty member.
Dirty Bristow Summer Fête
Sat 28th August from 6pm ’til Late
At The Edge, Cheapside, Digbeth.
Tickets will appear in your shopping basket, right >
Which Includes A Copy Of Dirty Bristow Magazine Issue One
*well, we’ve no experience in this so as long as they look nice. We’re also not sure how you would make sure that they were home grown, so there’s not much stopping you popping to Lidil on the day of the fête.