Dancing with the wind, becoming part of a collective performance, creating the folklore of tomorrow in Dunstable.
All this year Dunstablians have been collaborating with Laurence Payot and a team of creative people from in and outside of the town. They have been defining what is important and meaningful for people in Dunstable today, and inventing a new legend for the future. They imagined hundreds of people would gather on the Dunstable Downs to celebrate this beautiful landscape and what brings it to life: the wind.
Commissioned and produced by Bedford Creative Arts
This new tradition first took place in September 2013. Over a thousand people gathered on the downs in gale force winds, having spent all summer ‘charming the wind’ in the town below. Costumes were worn, people sung and danced, before attaching their windy hopes and memories to a spectacular giant shining kite.