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Fanfare for Spring

Fanfare-For-Spring-June-2014-picsBigger and better than before!

I thought that last year’s Fanfare for Spring was pretty good and would be a hard act to follow, but I’m sure everyone will agree that this year’s was amazingly even better, with a good spread of acts around town and no obviously conflicting performances that we came across. So well done to Roger Bettle, Ringwood Rotarians and the Town Council for organising such a fun and worthwhile event to put Ringwood on a par with Covent Garden – well almost!

There was just so much we wanted to see and hear that we reckon it needs to be across the whole weekend next year to enable us to enjoy all the fantastic performers.

One of our favourites was La Morelle who we understand were over from Ringwood’s twin town Pont-Audemer, in the Haute-Normandie region of Northern France. All wearing presumably traditional French country clothes but all so different. And their dances also appeared to be fairly straightforward and quite simple – so much so that we noticed quite a few Anglaise interlopers were able to join in the fun later in the afternoon! A lovely touch to give Fanfare a truly International feel. In fact I would suggest that next year’s Fanfare is already a “fait a complan!” as Del Boy would say!