It was MADtastic!

Workcamp #4, Midhurst, West Sussex, UK.

DSC00022After a short break and a reunion in Athens the Break the Couch team went back on track. Vasilis and Spyros flied to London to take the train for Midhurst, a perfectly formed town, one of the jewels of the lovely county of West Sussex.

We were very happy to join the team of the volunteers on their last days of this workcamp of Concordia UK. The small number of 8 volunteers helped to form a very strong bond among them, they became a family! Members of this family where also the locals, spending everyday time with the team.

The project was the support of the MADhurst festival to bring together a diverse program. The MADhurst Festival (Music, Art & Drama) is a true community event that brings together all the creative, artistic and musical talent of this wonderful town. The program consisted of concerts, workshops, dance performances, art exhibitions, a parade and many more in various locations of the town. The volunteers made their own float – an amazing dragon – and participated in the parade.

The Parish Church Room (also the Old Town Hall) was hosting all the volunteers and it is located in the market square. All the work was close to the center. The dragon was built with the help of a local artist in a nearby garden kindly offered by the locals. The parade took place in High Street and ended at the amazing Cowdray Ruins, at Cowdray Park where the main festival took place.

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More than 2500 people enjoyed the free and open to everyone atmosphere of the festival. The idea of combining international volunteers with the local community to promote art and culture is fabulous. It is the fourth consecutive year and thanks to the amazing combination of locals and the volunteers this festival has been well established!

Break The Couch team had a fantastic experience. After 3 days we left with very kind feelings for everyone and everything we met and saw in Midhurst and we are preparing ourselves for the next trip in Brussels.

Stay tuned for the next workcamping experiences.

Photo album of this workcamp: soon

Posted on August 28, 2013, in Alliance Video Project and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. I’m a volonteer from Madhurst! this experience is amazing! Thank you break the couch team (the Greek friends).

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