Talent quest winner Keila Davidson. Photo by Sarah Marquet.
The 2012 Alexandra Thyme Festival came to a close
yesterday with a talent quest, market day and community garage
The week-long festival, which had a sustainability theme,
involved about 80 workshops, classes and entertainment which
drew larger attendances than in previous years, festival
committee member Sophie Mander said.
Clair Higginson and Kathi McLean, also committee members,
said it was one of the more diverse festivals in terms of
venues and workshops offered.
"Some of the new things [workshops including tool-sharpening
and maintenance] were done by the Men's Shed group and they
have been really highly spoken of," Ms Higginson said.
Mrs McLean said a common theme coming from workshop
participants was "we want more; get that tutor back".
She said one of the highlights of the festival was the
unveiling of Alan Waters' 2.5 tonne sculpture in Rotary Park.
Though it was raining, about 60 people turned out to see the
official unveiling and blessing of the sculpture.