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Filming and fetes, painting and music

An unexpected beer with Jean-Marie Boin at lunch time today has thrown into chaos plans Michael Baker and I had for today…

Results included information about a new type of movie camera, ideal for use with U Tube, on web sites and being reminded that tonight is the first night of the famous fete de Vaour.

Jean Marie Domaine_Barry_IMG_1513_d.JPG(on the right in the photo here with Francis ands Alain Maroule) wants to make a film about The Art of Gordon Frickers, how I work and has already started filming sequences that may be useful.

Jean-Marie is a talented still and motion picture photographer, a very amusing person to be around, funny and full of good ideas and also a talented musician.

We discussed my proposed visit to the Monaco Yacht Show in September and the replica frigate Hermione building and almost ready to launch at Rochefort sur Mer.

I intend to visit the Hermione very soon, possibly with Peter Goodwin, author of some 12 authorative books on historical ships (5 more in the making) and keeper of HMS Victory for some 20 years thus the man and talent responsible for the superb restoration to her 1805 condition of HMS Victory. Victory_stb_side_e_IMG_1884.JPG

The Fete de Vaour is famous though out southern France for its live entertainment and wonderful atmosphere, good food, picnicking on the grass, beautiful sunsets, live music and live theater, a meeting place for artisans and the likes of us.

Alain Maroule of Domaine Barry (www.domainedubarry.fr) and Alain of the Hotel du Nord will be there too.

Meanwhile Castelnau de Montmiral is preparing for its major musical festival this week end, 12th to 15th.

Music on the Esplanade will include a disco by Menergy, live music by Kawa, California, TNT, with restauration and Bodega in the square.

The 15th also schedules 9 to 19.00 a Foire au Miel, artisan’s products in a market, products of the terrior – region and an evening dinner together in the open air music by Seranade.

All these ‘fetes’ are free to enter.

Musicians are arriving in their trucks and caravans at CdM, fairy lights are being put up; you get the idea?