Getting Creative

scottish mersAs I write this we have a real live mermaid waving to passers-by from our shop window. As is probably the case with many largish towns (i.e. nowhere near city size but a lot of people about) we have a very diverse and vibrant community here in Crieff and this weekend is something of a celebration of that, it’s the Crieff Arts Festival.

I’ve mentioned Crieff’s creative side a few times on here, whether talking about ‘Mole’s House‘, random forts and dens or just the generally interesting things you can come across here (check out #awesomecrieff over on twitter to see a wee selection of what our population of 6000 can do).

real live mermaidSo back to today, guilty as I am that we’ve pinched the living mermaid (Clan Dragon had her on display at last year’s festival) it’s a great match for the toy shop and kids are loving getting a chance to talk to her (some are little shy so they’re opting for waving behind their parents’ knees).

This is just a wee short one today. What creative town events etc. do you feel particularly proud of? I love how surprising it can be to be involved in these kind of events, if I’d known how fun it was as a teenager (back when I had some of that mythical ‘free time’ that I hear people talking about) I’d definitely have been more involved. What’s the most rewarding community project you’ve been involved in?

As always, thanks for reading and don’t be a stranger, if you’re an actual human being I’ll happily follow back over on twitter, Cheers, John

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5 comments on “Getting Creative

  1. ksbeth says:

    i love this, what a great idea. where my brother lives, in new york, there is an annual mermaid parade on coney island, not too far away.

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    • would love if we could incorporate a parade for the arts festival at some point ๐Ÿ™‚ A neighbouring village (Comrie) has two events with floats each year: the flambeaux (flaming torch procession for Hogmanay/ New year) and they also have the Comrie Fortnight, two weeks of a festive atmosphere with floats, concerts, games etc. not bad for a wee village.

      I’m sure a town the size of Crieff should be able to drum something together.

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