Greenpeace Fair and fundraiser @ UEA 1 June 2013

Greenpeace Fair at UEA Nick Rayns LCR, 1 June 2013

This fair was accompanied by a good number of local acoustic acts and a number of arts and crafts stalls, palm readings, tarot, massage, reiki, angel readings and so on.

la bicicleta de anakleta, one of the sweetest stalls at the fair

la bicicleta de anakleta, one of the sweetest stalls at the fair

I arrived at about 13:30 hoping to catch The Sepiatones, and Jack Pout, with the fair starting at 11:00. Unfortunately both Jack Pout, and Trish of the Sepiatones were struck down with sudden illness, but Sepiatone James Maas was able to assemble his other band – Addison’s Uncle – at very short notice, with the excellent Georgia Shackleton on fiddle, who I have spoken about here before after her appearance with Feral Mouth at the recent Festival.

greenpeace fair

addison's uncle

greenpeace fair

Also appearing today was Matt Watson, fresh from a two hour set in Wymondham that lunchtime. He played a lively and upbeat set but also included his new and excellent protest song, And We Dance.

matt watson

matt watson

greenpeace, matt watson

careful, matt

careful, matt

matt watson and polar bear

matt watson and polar bear

Following Matt was his daughter Kayleigh, also on his acoustic guitar, performing only her second gig. She played a mixture of covers and original compositions, of which the stand-out song for me was the self-penned song about school bullying which is an excellent and mature, well-written observation on the subject. Clearly this is a talented songwriting family.

kayleigh watson

kayleigh watson

I was also able to catch parts of the sets by solo artist Sam Edwards who as I recall played a very nice song about a spider, and the final act, Iceni Rising. An interesting and atmospheric act with a very relaxing and restful vibe, perfect to close the fair with.

sam edwards

sam edwards

iceni rising, and no, I do not know what that thing on the floor is :)

iceni rising, and no, I do not know what that thing on the floor is 🙂

greenpeace stalls

greenpeace stalls

greenpeace stalls

greenpeace stalls

greenpeace stalls

greenpeace stalls

greenpeace stalls

a fine example of an artisan displaying works as an artist

a fine example of an artisan displaying works as an artist

greenpeace stalls

greenpeace stalls

greenpeace stalls

greenpeace stalls

greenpeace stalls

Words and photos by richard shashamane

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http://mattwatsonmusic.bandcamp.com

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