Monday, 7 July 2014

Norwich Lanes Summer Fayre 2014 - Review

You might have been able to tell we were pretty excited in the run up to the annual Norwich Lanes Summer Fayre. 

We had been keeping a close eye on the weather report and were praying for the sun to shine, alas when we arrived at around 11am we were huddled under umbrellas, not one to let a little bit of rain put us off we set about our first lap of the lanes to see what and who were there. 

We started by walking by the Moosey Art guys who were located in the Tesco loading bay (more about them in a separate post) the vibe was already upbeat with summery calypso style music playing and people hustling and bustling through the streets setting stalls up and if anything like us deciding what tasty treats we would be eating as the day went on. 

St Benedicts Street is the main hub of activity and was strewn with bunting, balloons and lots of hardy traders set up under gazebos ready to sell their wares to the public. 

After a look we decided to head on to The Birdcage and try and sit out the rain with a refreshing San Pelligrino, it was definitely the place to be and we were reluctant to give up our cosy seat in the corner but we could not sit here all day as we wanted to get out and enjoy the atmosphere. 

It was busy and people were having fun, just how it should be! We enjoyed the dancing down at The Bonanafana stage on Bedford Street, we didn't join in this time but were in awe at the great moves we saw. 

Heading on upto St Benedicts again we decided coffee was needed, luckily for us The Dandy Horse were serving great coffee outside of super cool hairdressers Flint. It was just the pick me up we needed and the vintage looking horse box they were serving from was pretty cool too! 

Next up we met with our amazing fashion photographer Rory James and with great difficulty because you were all so well dressed picked a few of the best dressed people we saw. You can view these over on our first Street Style post. 

It was getting late now and despite planning on what we were going to eat we had been so busy we were starving... Unfortunately the food was so amazing it has all sold out!!! Quite rightly too, The Harbercue and Bullit Guerilla dining were our first choices but we ended up at the Upper St Giles street party, which I believe was their first year getting involved. What a party it was a slightly more chilled out vibe, lots of seating 'hurrah' with Pimms and Scones from Louis Deli. By the time we made it here the sun was shining and we really were in our element.  

So once again Norwich Lanes we salute you a great day was had by all and we are already excited about next years Fayre! 

We would just like to say a massive thanks to Rory James for taking all the photos for this post. 



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