21st Dragon Boat Festival
9th September 2018
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Bewl Water hosted the 21st Dragon Boat Festival this weekend. 

Bewl Water is the largest stretch of open water in the South East. The 800 acre site is set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, in the heart of the High Weald. And this weekend I was invited to create balloon art at the 21st Dragon Boat Festival near. The 8th September 2018 will saw the 21th annual Dragon Boat Festival at Bewl Water. The 2017 event raised over £107,000 for 50 different charities. More than 1,000 people competed in an amazing display of paddle power, excitement and fun. Since the event began in 1998, over £2.7 million has been raised for more than 400 local, national and international charities. Dragon Boat racing is steeped in mythology and has been around for many thousands of years in China. Popular legend has it that through the racing, Chinese dragons would bring rain. That didn’t happen on Saturday! The racing is run by Funraisers and Dragon Boat Events Ltd provide the boats, helms, safety equipment, buoyancy aids and rescue boats. There are lots of stalls selling cakes and raising more money for charities. The crews dress up in a variety of costumes – there were nuns, prisoners, purple minions to name a few! It was a fun day Crews of 16 paddlers (plus a drummer) race in Chinese-style Dragon Boats over a 250-metre course.

But I was there to entertain and make balloons, a few teams came and asked for balloons relating to their team, I made a mermaid for a lady who was part of the Moormaids team. A large duck was asked for by a group rowing for MS from one of the betting shops. Plus lots of children asking for everything from unicorns to balloon dogs, rabbits, aliens and much more. Lots of happy people went away with their balloons to take home.

If you are organising an event large or small, from kids birthday parties to weddings and Christmas events, then let me come and entertain your guests with amazing balloon art. Contact me at http://www.dannytheidiot.com/

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