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The thid annual windcharming festival takes place on Dunstable Downs on  Sunday (August 30)
The thid annual windcharming festival takes place on Dunstable Downs on Sunday (August 30)
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If you’re into all things whimsical and quirky, sashay on over to Dunstable Downs this weekend for the third annual windcharming festival.

It’s already become something of a tradition and is the inspiration of French installation artist Laurence Payot who sees it as a magical way of bringing people together to create something out-of-the-ordinary.

She explained: “We want to focus on becoming the wind, together.

“Participants will be invited to wear costumes covered with floaty strips containing their wishes and words of hope, as well as messages for the local wind.

“They will be a beautiful and magical sight and become part of a collective visual performance before attaching their strips to a giant kite-like flying sculpture.”

> Learn more about windcharming at a special costume workshop and preparation at Dunstable Library between 2pm and 5pm on Saturday (August 29). The festival itself sets off from the Chiltern Gateway at 2p on Sunday (August 30).

You can also vist facebook.com/windcharming