THE ROUGH BAND + GUESTS
22 May, 5 June, 19 June, 3 July, 10 July, 31 July, 14 August, 28 August, 11 September, 25 September, 9 October
Join us as we learn local folk songs and adapt old classics, that we will sing together in public, when the Pyre Parade moves through the streets of Ipswich later in the year. All welcome, all ages, all abilities, no experience required, shouting at the loud bits encouraged.
About the Pyre Parade
On the opening night of SPILL Festival 2018, a Pyre Parade effigy was revealed at Ipswich Waterfront before being placed in La Tour Cycle Café. For 10 days people were able to take a private moment and write down bad news, before posting it inside the effigy. Bad debts, health worries, a sour relationship, or colouring in where they went over the edges – whatever the badness, people could feed the beast.
We then marched the effigy noisily from Ipswich Waterfront to Christchurch Park, accompanied by mystical performers and a marching band, before engulfing the effigy in flames. The Pyre Parade is returning in 2019.