Tonight marks the highly anticipated return of Kynren, in the first live public performance in front of the press.
Both local and national press will be in attendance, and it would come as no surprise if some were international too.
With television, radio, newspapers and bloggers in attendance, alongside what is also classed as a friends, family and local residents night, the excitement is already building on what will be another fantastic spectacle.
All the training is done, all the rehearsals too, and for the newer volunteers tonight marks the very start of their journey of a truly wonderful Summer.
They’ll be nerves, but they are good, it shows you that you care.
I remember it all too well from this time last year, and without any question it will be something that I will miss this time around.
As documented through this blog over the last few entries, I reluctantly decided to take a break whilst I recover from my health reasons.
And to be honest it’s helped, as most people who know me, they have seen a development of change within me since becoming diagnosed with depression in November.
Although Kynren was a positive within my life, I needed to strip back everything to work on what would help me to get better.
I was even asked again this week if I was making a return as my progress has been so good.
But Season 2, will definitely pass me by, and for me personally, it’s still the correct decision, no matter how jealous I am of everyone who is participating in the project this season.
So what’s new in Season 2?
Lots, I did all of the training before I decided to take a break, and although I’m not going to reveal any details, all I will say is take note of everything going on, on the stage, and don’t blink otherwise you’ll definitely miss something.
“We went last year, why should we go back?”
Why should you go back? Because remember how much you loved it last year, remember how you’ve never seen anything like it before, live, in the North East of England, performed by volunteers, who do it for the love of the project, the love of the town, and the love of the people.
Remember the Experience team, the red jackets and the warm and inviting welcome.
Remember the beautiful wild flowers as you walked down our zigzagging pathway towards the village.
Remember the exhilarating performance, the shivers on your neck, the lump in your throats.
Remember the look in your children’s eyes as they awed in the spectacle, and realised History and Performing Arts is cool.
Remember the fireworks, the crashes, the bangs that topped off your night, and this image that rounded off a truly magical performance that long lives in your memories.
Remember it all, let yourself be taken back, back to the night that you witnessed Kynren, the envy of your friends, the envy of your family.
And book your tickets again to witness the best live show the UK will see again this Summer.
To find out more information or to book your tickets please visit the Eleven Arches website:
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