A quarter of a mile of bunting

Bunting Forever

Dover’s Market Square was buzzing all day yesterday as crowds gathered to watch the different acts organised by Dover Community Radio culminating in the turning on of the Christmas lights by the Town Mayor. The Mayor also visited the Bunting Forever workshop, organised as part of Dover Town Council’s Christmas event, in the Teen Curve, Dover Discovery Centre.

DAD is aiming to produce a mile of woolly bunting and according to Julie Bishop, who leads the bunting forever workshops, we have about a quarter of a mile assembled already. The pennants made at the workshop will all go towards our one-mile target. At least 35 people, from the age of three upwards took part. One participant learnt to knit, while others refreshed their skills, including Steven Banks from Dover Community Radio who had come along to do some interviews together with Roger Allen of Thanet Community Radio and the Jazz-n-Stuff programme. Steven does the late show on DCR.

More workshops will be held in the New Year. In the meantime, please keep knitting or crocheting! There is still a long way to go.

Photos (from top): Dover Market Square, Frequency performing in the Market Square, the Town Mayor at the workshop with Julie Bishop and participants, Stephen Kennet with Zachary Cooke (Folkestone Film Factory), Roger Allen interviewing Clare Smith, workshop in full swing, felt pennant made during the workshop.