Friday, 22 June 2012

Teignmouth Folk Festival + Death of Caroline John

Just a short post about the Teignmouth Folk Festival which runs from today, Friday (22nd), to Sunday (24th). The festival takes place at venues across Teignmouth and includes Morris Dancers in the Triangle & outside the East Cliff Cafe, a Ceilidh at the Community College, free performances at the Ship Inn, and headliners Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman at the Carlton Theatre. The full programme for the weekend is shown here on the Festival Website.

Performers on the Ship Inn stage at the 2006 Festival
This is always a popular event - especially if the weather permits outside performances. Weekend tickets have been available via the website for a while and concert tickets can be obtained from the Carlton theatre box office.

Caroline John

Caroline John 1940 - 2012
The death of Caroline John, who played companion Liz Shaw to Jon Pertwee's Doctor Who in the 1970s, was sadly reported recently. For a short appreciation, pictures from the period, and a link to an earlier piece on all the Dr Who companions see the Miss Peelpants blog. See also Jez Winship's excellent fuller appreciation on the blog Sparks in Electrical Jelly and a great selection of pictures on the Not Tonight Dalek blog.

1 comment:

  1. Looks like an excellent festival. Magpie Lane are good too - I have their beer themed CD A Taste of Ale. Hope the weather was OK. Very sad about Caroline John. Only Katy Manning left of the Pertwee companions now. Thanks for the link.