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  • Towards Weimar
    and then she has to put up with all the teasing We enjoyed the relaxation of the morning and then set to packing the equipment exhibitions and luggage back into the vans and trailer The time was flying now as we helped to get the pub back to its normal state getting the stage out the floors cleaned and then all the furniture back in from the barn over the road Then it was lunch with Thuringia sausage and fried potatoes A coffe and a cake to polish it off and then we all went to the church for one final concert Natalia and Libor played Barock music from Spain Germany and Italy and their pure sounds from mandoline and classic guitar neede no technical support The church was full and at the end Bob and the priest said a few words to all who had gathered together to send off the Culture Trail We set off to Weimar arriving there at around 5 30 pm Uwe our host in the railway museum cooked noodles and a nice sauce for the evening meal and most of us went to bed very early We had now reached the half way mark

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  • Weimar, First day
    to the Railway Museum in the afternoon We then went to the local radio station Radio Lotte and also walked in with the whole team on the Culture Trail They had been pre warned and were expecting us They were also more than kind and made sure we would get a fifteen minute air space just after noon Bob and Patrick were the discussion partners for the interviewer and then Ingo Peter and Bob played and sang a song whilst Robert danced with his hard shoes the rhythm and Patrick filmed the whole show The radio people really liked it and we were also very happy for their support In the meantime Ingo Jonathan Philippe and Miguel had gone along to the music school and Judith Thomas Antonio and Bekir payed a visit to the art university the Bauhaus one everybody knows about They put up posters and flyers there and we all met at 1 pm to get back to the museum The afternoon was spent with creating new ideas rehearsing and discussing points about the trail The evening drew near and then Antonio Judith and Thomas were back in the lime light They performed for a small but

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  • Weimar, Second day
    the mistakes of those who have gone before us The silent masses who watched the inmates go to the death camp this can happen again if we do not learn from the facts of deceiving politics and mass ignorance to which none of us are immune today The afternoon began with a band rehearsal and the collecting of a local Belarus Ukrainian dance and music group from Jena Twenty one children and adults performed then in the railway museum amidst the locomotives of the past Children danced disco hip hop and traditional dances from their parents home lands The adults sang in a choir to the melody of an enchanting accordion masterly played and accompanied by traditional wooden spoons for percussive effects Kalinka echoes today in our ears The Weimarer group from Stellwerk Theater performed open air The turntable for locomotives was the set for the social theatre group which was a cry for more understanding of the youths dilemma today Parental expectations projected into young minds torment and cause depressive aggressive children When will they ever learn when will they ever learn A late coming troop of children from a Bavarian school on a school outing were nevertheless invited

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  • Towards Mazieres de Touraine
    was placed in our mobile food box Last checks were made and the water bottles food and the last bags stashed away for the journey We began the journey to France with a last view of Uwe standing between the locomotives bidding us farewell Through Uwe we thank all the team and slide out onto the road with our two vans and trailer full of artists and equipment Bob and Miguel take the first driving shift then Peter and Grzegorz then Judith and Philippe They get the worst of it almost four hours of traffic jams around Paris We had taken the detour route around Paris on the francilienne a road which by passes all the towns around Paris running on the South side from the A4 Paris Metz to the A13 Paris Rouen Bob and Miguel took over again and went as far as the route national 20 which took us away from further traffic jams and dropped South to Etampes and Orleans where we picked up the A10 Paris Bordeaux and headed for Tours The last five kilometres from Cinq Mars la Pile to Mazieres were being counted in its fragments of metres by Philippe who was beginning

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  • Off Day
    the artists had agreed to meet up at 2 pm to do whatever is necessary Thomas and Judith came to Marie Christines and Jean Charles house to have lunch with Bob and Patrick The rendevous at 2 pm was in the main hall of exhibition and Bekir and Patrick set up their works Five other local artists will join them in the exhibition making a really full house with a lot to see The band set up for a rehearsal in the middle of Patricks mega phones and his European speed car map Bekir set off to see his cousin in Orleans the Belarus are like the Irish you can find them everywhere The band needed time to get going because some of them were shown the wine cellars and poire reserves of their host families poire is the local drop of the pure Mon dieu quelle experience a bord de la Loire After a while the music swung into a good group effect and the reheaersals continued in a sobering but creative manner In between Grzegorz arrived and told of a new spiritual instrument he found at his hosts home we are all eager to see this messenger of the heavens sent to beget the hands of Grzegorz the Cosmic Echo Tomorrow We moved the equipment to the school cantine which is next to the stage being set up in the morning so we do not have far to carry material to and from the stage The bar tent and stage tent are set up and ready along with other stalls to house local artisans from the region for the two days Thierry the mayor was very busy helping everywhere a helping hand is needed and used his tractor to fetch straw for the pirate group Quatre Pieces de

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  • First Day, France
    of pastis the French master drink of every bar in the country and of course the white rose and red wines for lunch The school in Mazieres and from Cinq Mars la Pile and Langais two neighbouring towns had send children to participate in the workshops of not only Bekir Patrick and Robert but also a local wood carver a cooking session a person who made straw figures and the pirates a group of dedicated shanty singers who played old viking games with ther children on the street The Quatre Pieces de Huit four pieces of eight began to form some years ago out of friendship and love of French shanties Breton songs and Irish Breton music They came to this years festival with the intention to join in with the idea of the Culture Trail to share and participate with all the people visiting but also to be with the artists of the Trail Thiery the Mayor of Mazier used his tractor to bring in plenty of bales of hay for the pirates to build a tavern in the village a haven for adults and children alike and for all their Arrrr we ll get you on our boat scrubbing the decks and working the rigging and tackle everyone felt really safe there very un pirate like The afternoon was spent again with a lot of children and music The school cantine had been busy all morning preparing a lunch for all the children who sat on long tables under the protection of the tents and listened to some live music Meanwhile the Unbelievables spent some time rehearsing and the theatre prepared for their performance the next day The evening began with a French pop band called Bonamia Their music was light and dancy but well put together with

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  • Second Day, France
    to what they do and althouth the one can never do what the other does they compliment each other through their respect and dedication their acceptance and deliverance to the other and because they communicate After the rounds were done the Vin d honeur began in the centre of the village publicly and deliberately The opening was officially transacted and the glasses lifted to toast the oncoming days events and the exhibitions Bob then discussed with all three mayors the issue of the Culture Trail continuation 2011 to which all three agreed to work on together to bring the artists to the schools and churches of all three communities The afternoon began to see a multitude of peolple arriving out of their houses in the village The older generation was there as well enjoying the revival of their village life as they knew it many many years ago before people could afford a car and travel quickly to the venues of the larger cities of Tours and Angers The concentration of events in the cities and the attraction to draw all the younger generation away from their villages has left desolate villages everywhere in Europe The result is that the villages have less and less communication and the older people have only the garden gossip and 200 TV channels to block out any personal creativity The truth is that the older generation has a lot to give if they had the chance to show something Their appreciation of the Culture Trail activities was written all over their faces and they had stayed the night before through all the rain and even through the rock concert Today they were to be thanked with a new programme under warm skies A short shower in the afternoon did not stop the show and

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  • Next stop, Deventer
    rounded off the hospitality that had been show from the minute of arriving to the minute of leaving As we drove off at 6 15 am many of the host families were there to say goodbye and bon voyage We slipped away into the morning sun down to the Loire and along the banks of the river until reaching Tours then onto the highway toward Paris The journey went very well except for a blown tyre on our VW van just 65 kilometres before reaching Deventer The jack to lift the van could not go high enough to change the wheel so Bob had to get on the blower to ADAC road service in Munich to send someone from the French partner company to help jack up the van so we could change the wheel They were there litereally within a few minutes and the man spent more time shaking hands with the artists and finding out what we were all about than actually working Arriving in Deventer we did the job of seperating the material for the last two festivals We no longer need the trailer because in Deventer and Lincoln we do not need the sound system or the lights any more Patrick arranged for the trailer to be left safely locked up for the period we are away in the UK and we can pick it up on the way back We then sat down to eat some good hearty Dutch colonial food Rice with different types of meats and sauces with plenty of vegetables and fruit Jean Lucs wine came in really handy now as we got a run down of the festival programme from Patrick We then went to the boat to sort out our accomodation and the boat owners Francine and Bert were really

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