CowGirl Parlour

CowGirl Parlour

A new work inspired by age-old mythstories about the magical Abundant Cow, and the search for high yields in today’s dairy herds. CowGirl Parlour combines a drop-in installation in a vintage caravan, a new live spoken word performance by Christine Watkins with music by Sianed Jones – and a pop-up ice cream parlour! Look out for the distinctive caravan throughout the Festival in and around Herefordshire and in Ledbury town.

Cow with bouquet

Christine Watkins is keeping a CowGirl Parlour blog

Locations

Friday 3 July

SKENFRITH Next to the castle
Installation open from 12noon – 6pm
Live performance at 2pm followed by pop-up ice cream parlour

Saturday 4 July 
SKENFRITH Next to the castle
Installation open 10am – 12noon
and GARWAY COMMON The Moon Inn
Installation open from 2pm – 8pm
Live performance at 3pm followed by pop-up ice cream parlour

Monday 6 July
CANON FROME COURT
Installation open 12noon – 6pm
Live performance 7.30pm. Pop-up ice cream parlour at various times

Tuesday 7 July
CANON FROME COURT
Installation open 11am – 5pm
Live performance 11.30am. Pop-up ice-cream parlour various times

Wednesday 8, Thursday 9, Friday 10, Saturday 11 July 
THE MASTER’S HOUSE, ST KATHERINE’S, LEDBURY
Installation open 10am – 6pm daily
Live performances 2pm daily followed by pop-up ice cream parlour

Sunday 12 July
THE FOOD FAIR, BYE STREET CAR PARK, LEDBURY
11am-6pm. Pop-up ice-cream parlour various times

Christine Watkins is a Monmouthshire born writer and performer whose work has been produced throughout the UK. Her show How Not to Be Afraid of the Dark, was a sell-out success at its premiere in Ledbury Poetry Festival in 2009 and went on to tour to venues including the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich . This year she is returning to the Festival with a new venture – CowGirl Parlour, her first outdoor performance for many years .

Christine Watkins

Christine Watkins