Egyptian theme for Aberdour Festival
Published 5 Aug 2011 09:25 3 Comments
THE sun shone down on Aberdour as mummies, bucket-carrying slave labourers and a walking pyramid helped kicked off the village's 28th annual festival on Saturday.
Visitors and villagers lined the streets to cheer on the Egyptian-themed parade, which marked the start of the week-long festival, before heading to Aberdour Castle for the crowning of the royal party.
The crowds then flocked down to Black Sands beach for the popular sandcastle-building competition, which saw a number of impressive designs - such as a shell-studded telephone, King Tut's head and even a Lord of the Rings-inspired construction - and was followed by the village regatta and raft race.
On Sunday, the Donkey Brae Run proved a resounding success, as did the village market and fun day, and there were plenty of laughs provided by comedian Fred Macaulay at the 'HahahAberdour' comedy fest. Other events which have taken place this week include the Aberdour Short Brilliant Originals (Asbos) film night, pet show, golf Tri-Am tournament and Lego model competition.
There's also a yacht-sailing taster evening today (Thursday) at the Aberdour Boat Club, while at the primary school the Aberdour Players will perform Thornton Wilder's 'Pullman Car Hiawatha', 'Saturday Night at the Commodore' by Rona Munro, and 'Teeth' by Tina Howe.
Another popular event is the quiz night at the Foresters Arms, and for laughs there's 'Funny Girls' at the Cedar Inn, featuring Edinburgh Fringe performers Tiffany Stevenson, Sally-Anne Hayward and Jay Lafferty.
Friday's hot ticket is the Picnic at the Castle with Swing 2011, while on Saturday there'll be the hotly contested football match between Easter and Wester Aberdour, followed by a classical concert at St Fillan's Church and a gig by The Johnstown Flood at The Institute.
Sunday's highlights include the Easter and Wester Aberdour cricket match and a further two 'HahahAberdour' sessions, 'My Life with the Titanic' and an open mic session.
For the full programme, log on to www.aberdourfestival.org.
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Aug 10, 19:48
EVERYBODY is glad that you don't work. Everybody thanks their lucky stars that they don't have you in their workplace. Jeez, your presence on here is..... I'll leave the word out a it'll only be moderated out, people will have their own word for you and can finish the sentence themselves.
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Aug 17, 21:07
Things got a bit out of hand when some people took the Egyptian theme the wrong way and started mass street protests. The police had to intervene when one local turned up on his camel and tried to overthrow the local community council.
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