Two events are coming up over the next few weeks which should provide us with some interesting and fun photo opportunities.
27th – 28th July 10.00am – 6pm: Bedford Medieval Festival – Castle Mound and The Embankment
The FREE entertainment includes groups and performers from the Medieval Combat Society, The Wythe Retinue, God’s Company of Tabor, the King’s Executioner, Talonted Feathers, A Merrie Noyse Minstrels, and England’s most famous Medieval Fool, Juggler, and Jester, the legendary Devilstick Peat Fibbs.
The fun starts at 10am and there will be colourful tentage and living history encampments, circus skills school for children, music and dance, have a go archery, ferret racing, craft demonstrations, the preparation and serving of a medieval feast, the chance to hold a hawk or an owl, black powder artillery demonstrations, and a medieval sword fighting tournament which will quite probably end in a nasty melee or “free for all” with last man standing getting the prize.
11th August 7.30am – noon: Bedford Triathlon – Russell Park and The Embankment
Beginning with several groups swimming 1.5k in the river by The Embankment starting between 7.30am and 7.55am followed by a 40k cycle ride going out into the villages and finally, a 3k run taking in The Embankment and Russell Park.
Further details, including the cycle and run routes, can be found on the website here