A fun Thyme
ANOTHER successful Thyme Festival finished on Sunday, with the popular markets and Talent Thyme Quest. Organisers have deemed the week-long annual festival a huge success, with workshops and events well attended. Some of the activities during the week included a belly-dancing workshop, a biodiversity field-trip, chocolate making, resident artists in action and a cardboard boat race. The popular children’s poetry competition attracted 150 entries, with children challenged to write a poem to fit within a chosen shape. The Mirror’s Emma Dawe and Aimee Wilson caught up on some of the events during the week.
Victory!: The winning team in the Junk to Architectural Funk competition which challenged teams to build a structure from materials from WasteBusters. The Central Otago REAP team, from left, Bernie Lepper, Jean Sims, Penny Fitzgerald, Steve Brown, Clair Higginson, Julie Rusbatch and Ruth Arnott.
On display: Otago artist Juliet Novena Sorrel was one of six resident artists displaying her work and technique during the festival. She is pictured with her sculpture The Creature.
Going backwards: Tegan Chapman, 8, from Alexandra, needs all her skill to ride this bike which needs to be pedalled backwards.
Hats off to ya: Jasper Wearing, 3, from Alexandra won the best hat competition at the pre-school music and movement at Pioneer park on Friday.