Saturday, 3 October 2015

Speigel

Isn't it wonderful.  This is the interior of the Speigel tent, one of the last 10 in existence.  The tent is currently in the Market Square, in front of Nottingham's Council house.  During the month there are a whole range of festivals, from the Goose fair to music.  This tent is hosting events for some of the festivals.  So in the day it is the home of Game City, with its electronic medieval jousting and then at night it reverts to burlesque, music and more.  

To sit inside it is magical, full of light and mirrors.  The space is warm and feels special, you can imagine it with crowds waiting to see the shows.  It has travelled and the mirrors retold the stories of several continents and many voices.  If you are here, or near enough, come and see. Take a seat and have a drink, then let your imagination drift and fill the space with stories.
The Nottingham Post picture of the tent being put up.
This last picture is linked to the programme of events for those interested.


9 comments:

  1. thank you for sharing this with us. it is fun to imagine what goes on in there. Even more fun to go and hear music or fairs within.
    Lovely autumn to you!

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  2. One of the Spiegeltents is here in Australia, it's set up as a brilliant music venue in Hyde Park during the Sydney Festival each summer, we saw Chris Thiele playing solo with his magic mandolin in 2014

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  3. Wishing we had such a thing in Shropshire!

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  4. It is one of those events that makes city living worth it from time to time. This tent is supposed to be one which Marlene Dietrich performed in. Felt like I should be wearing a top hat and long eyelashes.

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  5. It looks beautiful, I love to see imaginative buildings. xx

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  6. It looks beautiful, I love to see imaginative buildings. xx

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  7. Charlotte, the jousting peaks my interest and the interior of the "tent" is spectacular. I see you have been very busy with various and wondrous pieces of art. The crows are fantastic, as is the owl. Is the owl papercut?

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  8. I visited the Spiegel tent a few years ago in Colchester... It was such a magical experience. Lovely to see your photographs.

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