Delicious Irony – The Festival of the Unusual

27 January, 2020

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While the rest of France was celebrating Bastille Day – their national holiday – with military marches and parades, the little town of Mahalon marked the occasion with an atmosphere of fun and carnival…and a bit of hospital bed racing.It is perhaps not surprising that the people of Mahalon do things a little differently than […]

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Everything is (STR)AWesome – Durrow Scarecrow Festival

27 January, 2020

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The European Bazaar project has now been underway for 4 months. Sadly it has been set against the distressing backdrop of the twin Malaysia disasters, the international apathy toward the massacres in Gaza and the political collateral damage of the war in the Ukraine. And it’s times like these that it is is easy to forget that […]

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Tweed and the Face Weasel – Surrealist sports at the Chap Olympiad

27 January, 2020

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And I’m disqualifying that team for an Americanish display of mutual congratulation – the High Five. Sirs, you should know better.’ – Judge, MC, and executioner. The Chap Olympiad is a strange place to discover a revolution. It is also likely the only festival that you’ll hear the exclamation, ‘Syphilis? Marvelous!’ from a man wearing […]

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Week 3 Winner – Europe’s Most Unmissable Festival is….

27 January, 2020

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AND THE WINNER IS… Choosing a winner in this category has been like picking your favourite chocolate biscuit in a pack of chocolate biscuits. Of the four finalists for Europe’s Most Unmissable Festival, any of them could have easily taken the prize. They are all incredible events, coordinated and attended by generous life-loving people. Each […]

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Week Three of the 2014 One Small World Awards

27 January, 2020

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Europe’s Most Unmissable Festival Winner Announced: Monday 24th Nov 2014 One thing I did not expect to discover when I set out on the European Bazaar project was just how many festivals there are out there that people would call bizarre. Even after over a year of researching and six months trekking back and forth across the […]

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