Bristol Harbour Festival

Last weekend was the annual Bristol Harbour Festival.  As I’ve been here just under a year, this was my first one, and I wasn’t quite sure what to expect.

I have to say, it was pretty fab – considering it was a free event run by volunteers.

We began the day watching a rather awesome band called Adding Machine at the Louisiana.  Now I’m not the best person for describing music, but I have to say I loved their 80’s sound, described as a cross between Depeche Mode and Sioxsie Sioux, which went right through me and made the hairs stick up on the back of my neck.  Yup.

We spent most of the day at the Amphitheatre, sat with friends sampling local beer from Bath Ales and Bristol Beer Factory.  These photos are in no order and are just of things I saw that looked photogenic! This train was powered by solar panels.

My camera died at this point, so the rest of the photos were taken on my phone, hence the slight fuzziness!

Irene Ship Bristol Harbourside
This is Irene (the ship, that is.  That’s Chris taking a photo of me snapping him).  She was built in the early 1900’s and sailed through two wars and the great recession.   I’ve never been big into boats, but this one was beautiful!

Spot the odd one out?

The festival was massive – much bigger than I expected, and I was gutted that my camera battery went so early on!  I was also sad that we’ve not been practicing our swing dancing – the lindyhop session looked like fun but we couldn’t remember any moves!