. . . well. We have made it through the last 2 and a half days, and survived the floods, which have covered the Ruigoord site in mud, mud, and er, mud. Oh, and an ice cream van which drove up, parked in a bog and started serving. We brought our toothbrush, some pre-made cous cous, and of course, the poetry library. What more do we need? Nothing. We have already signed up 7 new members, most of whom, we have to admit, were fellow Radio DJs like us, hangin’ out in the Radio Ruigoord tent. But hey, who cares. It was wet outside and our librarian is precious about her books. So we had a private Poetry Library installation inside, in the warm, next to the mixing desk. Our trusty librarian cum sound editor cum DJ has already done 2 shows, one special ‘Europe ConVerses’ programme, where we showcased some of the best sound clips and poetry we have recorded over the last ten weeks of the poetry blog, podcast and library tour. We then also did a special report from the site, which we will try and upload right here now. However, bear in mind we are still sitting in the radio tent with solar powered electricity for the laptop, wifi, and stream, which has a tendency to disappear at any point . . . but we shall have a go. Enjoy!
These are the dudes who are making this sound
And this is how the electricity is powered. Pedal power!
On site at Ruigoord
Ruigoord tee pees. Good to sleep in when it doesn’t flood
On site at Ruigoord2
The squeaky cloudbus
Ice cream in all weathers
A flamenco dancing poet
It’s a Journeyman. He was chopping wood for the stove, inbetween playing his Jamaica reggae radio show. . .
Ever seen a mobile solar-powered cinema. No? Here you go . . .
A Dutch poet on stage on Friday night in the bar tent
A Ruigoord boat. Handy in this weather