One Love – In Glorious Colour!

Saturday 1459 – 11th August 2012.

My apologies that this post is so late but I was away at the weekend having a thoroughly great time. 

This is going to be a longish post but it’s mostly loads of photos and plenty of links; I hope you’ll stick with it to the end.. Thanks

First I want to remind you about last week’s post Guns, What are They Good For?  If you haven’t read it and you’d like to please click on the title. I want to add something to it as I am opening my eyes and learning more.

Take some time out and watch this documentary Why We Fight .. It’s long so you might like to open it and save to your favourites to view later. If you’re not already awake it will help to wake you from your slumber.

On to Saturday 11th August and the fun I had. A dear friend of mine was going to the One Love Reggae/Dub music Festival at Hop Farm in Kent..  and had a spare backstage pass and asked if I’d like to go..Now I haven’t been to a Music Festival since I was 18 or so.. a VERY long time ago but I’ve always loved Reggae ( and Ska which was also featured) so I jumped at the chance and had a wonderful time sharing good company, great music, dancing and soul food.  Surprise, Surprise the sun even shone for the whole time ! A minor miracle 😉 

So now I will share some of the sights and experiences of the Saturday I spent in my own little piece of heaven, I’d never photographed live music before so this added to the excitement for me.

Read it, close your eyes and imagine the friendliness, peace, love, colour and character. I came away feeling oh soooo chilled and exhausted in the best possible way 😀  😀

I will also share lots more photos, of Sunday too, over on Photomania during the next week or so.

These were one of my favourite things about the Festival a drumming group called Bloco Fogo they play Brazilian, Cuban and African rhythms… you can read about them or listen to them here   Their drumming was awesome and they walked slowly round the perimeter of the field followed by some of the crowd dancing.. including me of course

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Really enjoyed this tooKevin Isaacs and Tallawah Band   Excellent singer  and great band including a talented and beautiful bass player.. Kevin’s slogan is “Love can conquer war” who wants to argue with that…

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 Papa Michigan and his backing singers were really great too and you can read about him here

and here’s Papa Michigan signing his autograph for a fan !!!!!! 😉

In this tent I certainly did Lively Up Myself as I danced my little legs off to Drum and Bass ( good job I’d taken pain killers beforehand!)

Almost finally here’s a few memorable sights of the colour and character of the festival to give you a sense of it.

 

 

I want to end by thanking Nigel R Mitchell for sharing the One Love weekend with me and for helping to open my eyes even wider.. He’s a brilliant Production Designer (check out his website here  ) currently working between London and America and an equally brilliant musician check out his music and other stuff about him here

Also a very big thank you to Brian Fast Leiser of Radio Riddler for his kindness ..

Actually saw Radio Riddler on Sunday so I know I’m cheating by showing you a few photos but they were awesome so take a listen to their music here  or check them out on Facebook here or even watch a little clip that Nigel recorded of them performing at One Love here

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I have more photos of the musicians so if  you are interested in discussing them please let me know. Same goes for anyone else I’ve featured.

Have you ever been to a music festival?? Do tell 😉

That’s all from Saturday Girl for this week.. I hope you’ve enjoyed this trip around the One Love Festival..

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You can find my photography blog Photomania here I hope you’ll pop over and take a look if you haven’t already.

As I said there will be more photos from the festival on Photomania this week with some GREAT faces !

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35 comments on “One Love – In Glorious Colour!

  1. […] You can see what I wrote and photographed during the last one I went to “One Love” here […]

  2. […] of great joy such as the 2 wonderful days in summer sunshine that I spent with my friend at the One Love Festival; days of music and […]

  3. […] I’ve written about it on 1500 Saturdays which you can read here . […]

  4. I have been a Reggae girl for too many years to count now, and I’m so happy you had this wonderful experience. I can feel the rhythm from so many similar days, and they make my heart beat a little more beautifully even now!
    Glad you shared your story inspired by Elenacaravela’s watercolors so I could find your blogs. I enjoyed your writing very much too.

    • Helen Cherry says:

      It was great fun taking part in Elena’s challenge..she is a wonderful painter.. so expressive. I have long been a Reggae lover too but never managed a reggae festival before.

  5. […] Radio Riddler were one of my favourite bands at the festival and here are a couple of the other photos I took of 2 of them( there are some on the 1500 Saturdays post I wrote which you can read here ) […]

  6. Finn Holding says:

    Great way to spend a weekend, great post! I love your eclectic selection of images and I love reggae – Black Uhuru are one of the greatest bands of all time 😉 I’ll be back to read more and follow the links to the bands too.

    • Helen Cherry says:

      Welcome Finn. I’m glad you enjoyed the post… have a mooch around the blog and maybe take a look at photomania too.. lots more photos from the festival on there over the past week and in the days to come….There are some bird of prey photos over there and was a post about them here a few weeks back that might interest you 😀

  7. […] I think I don’t need to tell you that these are still from the One Love Reggae/dub (and Ska) music festival at Hops Farm in Kent .  I’ve written about it on 1500 Saturdays which you can read here […]

  8. happyuan says:

    I like Bob Marley, but rock music is more than that to me. London Olympic Closing Ceremony was awesome. It brought back my enthusiasm to music.

  9. […] As with the others in this series these were taken at the One Love Reggae/dub (and Ska) music festival at Hops Farm in Kent .  I’ve written about it on 1500 Saturdays which you can read here […]

  10. […]  One Love Reggae/dub (and Ska) music festival at Hops Farm in Kent .  I’ve written about it on 1500 Saturdays which you can read here […]

  11. […] Last week I talked about the great time I had at the One Love music festival in Kent. If you missed it you can read about it here […]

  12. Adrian Lewis says:

    Excellent pictures, Helen! Adrian

  13. […] Still more from the One Love Reggae/dub (and Ska) music festival at Hops Farm in Kent .  I’ve written about it on 1500 Saturdays which you can read here […]

  14. ~mimo~ says:

    a very cool coverage of a great event. Thanks for sharing Helen!

  15. […] Continuing with stuff from the One Love Reggae/dub (and Ska) music festival at Hops Farm in Kent .  I’ve written about it on 1500 Saturdays which you can read here […]

  16. […] Continuing with stuff from the One Love Reggae/dub (and Ska) music festival at Hops Farm in Kent .  I’ve written about it on 1500 Saturdays which you can read here […]

  17. […] This week I’m showing you some of the faces and stuff from the One Love Reggae/dub (and Ska) music festival at Hops Farm in Kent which I went to with a friend at the weekend.  I’ve written about it on 1500 Saturdays which you can read here […]

  18. Great images. Glad I stopped in for a peek.

  19. totsymae1011 says:

    That tattoo/painting on that woman’s back is beautiful. This coming from somebody who’s anti-tattoo. Now, that hairy man? Oh, my. Maybe somebody finds it sexy. Looked like a good time to be had out there too.

    • Helen Cherry says:

      yep it was a painting on her back Totsymae there was someone there doing face painting but she obviously thought it looked better on her back !
      I have seen some hairy men in my time but never one with quite so many curls ! .. a great time was definitely had by me ! !

  20. bananabatman says:

    It looked like a great time Helen. I think I’m past it for festivals, though I can still manage the occasional concert if dragged along by my wife. This was clearly a great photo opportunity and you found and caught some great moments. Dave

  21. scillagrace says:

    Colorful fun! Steve & I were just looking over the upcoming opera season tickets we have…our kind of music festival. Verdi, Puccini, Donizetti, Wagner…and Humperdinck.

  22. […] This week I’m going to show you some of the faces and stuff from the One Love Reggae/dub (and Ska) music festival at Hops Farm in Kent which I went to with a friend at the weekend.  I’ve written about it on 1500 Saturdays which you can read here […]

  23. drawandshoot says:

    Joyful energy. A very nice photo essay, Helen. Looks like a great time!

  24. puttyfoot says:

    lovely coverage Helen, some nice shots here and you have captured some atmosphere too!

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