Essex Street Diversions

Last Saturday saw the 10th anniversary of the Essex Street Diversions, a celebration of outdoor arts which encompasses the spectacular, the ridiculous, the unexpected, the humourous, and the provocative!

I was lucky to see some of this year’s festival with my friends, Lesley and James, and, yes, I took some photos, but not as many as I have done in the past, mainly because I wanted to relax and enjoy it. I’ve been to previous festivals in 2009 and 2011, so I thought I’d put together a selection of my favourite photos from all of three.

The Coneheads (2012)
I’ve not been able to see the Coneheads in previous years, so I was very pleased to get some shots of them this year. With their elongated cone-shaped heads, they appear in little groups, shuffling along, and engaging with individuals along the way.

Granny Turismos (2009)
These are very funny – three grannies sitting on motorised shopping trolleys, dancing and blasting out very loud music!

The Runaway Grooms (2011)
This act involved three bride grooms on the run from a very distraught bride!

The Birds (2009)
Two large exotic birds who reach down to be stroked.

Les Tonys (2012)
These are two bodyguards who insist on protecting everything! When we were watching them, they were guarding the doorway of a jewellery shop and then standing in front of the cash machine when somebody wanted to use it!

The 2CV Massacre (2009)
This act centres around a car that breaks down and the futile attempts to fix it.

Love and Hugs (2011)
People dressed up in fluffy hearts sharing love and hugs!

The Aliens (2009)
Very large blue birdlike aliens that roam the streets. They are rather scary!

XL Insects (2011 and 2012)
Very large insect-like creatures who are accompanied by their master/mistress.

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  1. Wendy Grant Photography

    October 2, 2012 at 9:32 am

    WOW what a wonderful festival! You’ve really captured the spirit of the day Amanda ~ it’s like actually being there. Especially love the colours, the 2CV and the massive insects!

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      October 2, 2012 at 6:04 pm

      Thank you Wendy xxx