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Magic Orchard 2015 – Thanks and Credits!

The idea had floated around for several years before last year s small-scale event, planned only as an end of season party for Cowran s own staff, and friends of the Estate.

2015 took a completely different approach though; moving on several strides from our fourteen foot trailer as a main stage, to a huge eight metre Main Stage, Acoustic Stage, Disgoat Dance Tent and Courtyard Stage; as well as a professional crew of riggers, stage managers, sound engineers, lighting engineers, electricians; and a huge variety of talent both up and coming, and long established, home-grown and from around the world! NW Evening Mail Cumbria Live Review: INTIMATE FESTIVAL WAS THE PICK OF THE BUNCH! We are extremely happy to declare the event a huge success, with a crazy Facebook buzz over the course of the last week; and some beautifully worded NW Evening Mail reviews by Hollie Rees and Karl Steel, both online (click picture or here to read) 1 , and in print (Tuesday 8th September).

With help from a great South Lakes District Council team, we were able to create an amazing event, that was safe, fun and hopefully has a great future; personally I hope it be a jewel in the crown of South Lakeland! We are really keen to collect as many pictures & videos as possible, in order to keep track of the event. We are also looking for audio and video testimonials, to showcase the event; so if you fancy getting together with a couple of friends, who attended, and recording us a little audio or video through your computer; it can be as RAW as you like, we re happy to tidy it up.

Send any media to [email protected] along with your name and address, for credits, and the chance to win a free ticket to Magic Orchard 2016! The best audio or video clip, photo or movie, which encompasses the spirit of the Magic Orchard will be awarded one free ticket! Magic Orchard 2015 would not have been possible without a long list of people, I hope I have included everyone below, but our efforts were so extensive, that I m sure there are a few more names too.

Cowran Estate will be improving it s infrastructure again over the course of the next 12 months; we have plans to improve camping facilities and our on-site infrastructure (including loos); as well as creative and practical ideas in order that we can produce an even more exceptional Magic Orchard 2016 2 ! Ever grateful, faithfully yours, Simon Diss Cowran Estate To find out more about the estate, and Magic Orchard, go to cowranestate.com 3 2015 MAGIC ORCHARD OFFICIAL CREDITS ANNE & MIKE DISS Consideration, Support & Open-mindedness Event Crew SIMON DISS Managing Director, Event & Site Manager, Licensee, Community Liaison ROB DUNPHY Event Manager, Licensing Liason, Marketing, Public Relations MIKE DISS Financial Controller, Head of Recycling ANNE DISS General Support JOE LYDON Assistant Event Manager GRIPPER NEWBY Programming, Live Scheduling, Old School Set in the Discgoat (Saturday), Setup Assistance DAVE CROSSLEY Artist Liason, Monster Monster Reggae Regga (Sunday), Setup Assistance ABBIE BAGLIN Event Office Manager MAXINE BAGLIN Medical Officer GEORGIA BEACH Event Office Volunteer CHLOE DAVIS Event Office Volunteer BOB & ALEX Awesome Goats Head (Courtyard) & Tree Fire Drawing (Orchard) MATRIX CIRCUS & THE COMMUNITY SPARK PROJECT, ULVERSTON Inspiring night-time LED performance Sound, Lighting & Stage RICH & CREW Main Stage Manager & Sound Engineers BIG JT Lighting & Electrics SKY BANKS Discgoat Marquee & Jambeater Soundsystem CLYDE RICHARDS Acoustic Stage Sound Technician DAVE AND TERRY TURNER Courtyard Sound System Foods Crew LEE BUTLER Catering Manager/Head Chef FIONA SCHOFIELD Foods Front of House SEAN CRABTREE Second Chef HILARY GREGSON Front of House Support ISAAC HARRISON Kitchen Porter DANIEL BUTLER Kitchen Porter SHEILA BURROWS Ordering & Organising Bar Crew ANTHONY MEYNELL Crafty Fox Bar Manager & Craft Beer Master; Provision of Bar, Acoustic Stage equipment CHRIS DUNPHY Barman & Craft Beer Connoisseur NICK ROBINSON- Barman & Craft Beer Connoisseur RACHEL STOBBART- Bar Assistant SIA Security TIM HOLLIDAY Head of SIA Security and his team of five SIAs Stewards JOANNE YOUNG Head Steward DARCEL WALKER Steward & Runner LIAM PICKERING Steward & Runner MEGAN McCARRON Steward & Runner SAM MARCH Steward & Runner MARIAN STORY Steward SCOTT PHIFER Steward RACHEL DISS Steward JAMIE BELL Steward Photography & Media PETE WILSON Graphic Design RONNIE WHITE Event Photographer JOE LYDON Event Photographer KARL STEELE & TEAM North West Evening Mail MICHAEL DISS & LYNSEY DUNPHY Videography Ancillary Positions MIKE BRYANT Litter picking, general support & an endless list of other jobs 365 days a year TOM CURWEN- Voluntary Support; including mowing, post knocking, and setup assistance GEOFF CROSSLEY Voluntary Support and setup assistance, site decoration NATHAN HIGH Setup Assistance & Decoration of Acoustic Stage SAM RAVEN Setup Assistance, General Support MARTINE HARMAN Estate Admin, Ticket Sales Admin SI ROGERS Spray Art on the Bale Walls DEAN BARROW Moving & Creating the Silage Bale Walls BRIAN HEAVYSIDE Loan of Catering Equipment, General Support LINDA DAVY, LISA TUPPEN, DEBORAH SCHOFIELD Farmer s & Mercantile Insurance (Yorkshire Office) THE HOPE & ANCHOR PUB Very Kind Loan of excellent marquee for the Courtyard / Beach Stage DARREN HEALEY, THE WELLINGTON INN Ale and Support TRAVIS PERKINS, ULVERSTON Donation of Bulk Bags for litter ALTRINGHAM CATER HIRE GARY SEARLE, SEARLE AUDIO Turntable Service & Repair, Loan of Mobile PA PETER WINSTON, ULVERSTON Hire of Gazebos, Traffic Cones & Road Signs 2 HIRE THIS, WALNEY Van Hire Licensing & Local Authority SEAN HALL SLDC Principal Environmental Health Officer PC SHANE WHEELER Cumbria Constabulary Licensing Officer HARDEEP BURNLEY SLDC Head of Licensing PATRICK CANTLEY SLDC Licensing NEITHER WOULD THIS HAVE BEEN POSSIBLE WITHOUT THE PATIENCE, SUPPORT, AND GENERAL OPEN-MINDEDNESS OF OUR NEIGHBOURS AND FRIENDS IN LOPPERGARTH, AND PENNINGTON; WE ARE VERY GRATEFUL AND APPRECIATIVE! PARTICULAR THANKS TO THE GRANTHAM FAMILY FOR LIVING RIGHT NEXT DOOR!

WE REALLY WOULD LOVE YOU AND YOUR FAMILY TO JOIN US FOR 2016! 4 Join the Cowran Community by subscribing to our newsletters, for news of upcoming events; information on our organic foods, and the estates conversion to organic production, including our in-house bakery and butchery; information from our education centre and our children s charity Cowran Care; new products in our on-line shop; and future plans for estate and the community attached to it .

References ^ (click picture or here to read) (www.cumbrialive.co.uk) ^ Magic Orchard 2016 (cowranestate.com) ^ cowranestate.com (cowranestate.com) ^ WE REALLY WOULD LOVE YOU AND YOUR FAMILY TO JOIN US FOR 2016! (cowranestate.com)

Update: Police warning as windy weather, with gusts of up to 58mph …

08:04 11 January 2015 Ian Clarke 1 Flood warnings have been issued for Lowestoft and other areas around the coast Archant Communities around the East Anglian coast are today assessing the impact of flooding after a night of high tides. The Environment Agency still has 18 flood warnings for the Anglian region in place – which indicate that flooding is expected – and 12 of the less serious flood alerts due to expected high tides and a tidal surge. An Environment Agency spokesman said conditions were rapidly improving and the water levels had not been as high as expected.

He said the flood warnings were likely to be lifted soon. There have been no major amounts of flooding and fortunately the high tides did not coincide with strong winds. There have been reports of some flooding problems at Walberswick, Oulton Broad, Southwold, Kirkley and Gorleston.

The highest tides were between 8pm and 1am. At Lowestoft, the Weather Warnings Twitter feed posted: We would like to thank everyone for keeping us updated through this flood scare. High tide has passed and hopefully will recede so danger is subsiding.

A spokesman for the voluhtary group NS 4×4 Response said: The tide last night passed without significant incidents. At Wells, harbourmaster Robert Smith tweeted: High water has peaked, approx one metre above predicted height. Fortunately flow slowed early.

We can relax now. Areas which have a flood warning include tidal River Bure from Scare Gap to Acle Bridge, the tidal River Waveney, the tidal River Yare from Trowse Newton to Breydon Water and Cantley, Brundall and Reedham, the tidal River Wang, Benacre Marshes and Kessingland Beach, Walberswick, Dunwich and surrounding marshes, Southwold and surrounding marshes, Oulton Broad near Mutford Lock, the west bank of the River Yare at Great Yarmouth from Gorleston to Ferry Hill, the North Bank of Lake Lothing, the Rivers Yare and Bure from Runham Vauxhall to Scare Gap and including the Vauxhall Holiday Park, Lowestoft Seafront and Docks, Blythburgh and marshes upstream of the A12, Snape, Iken and the surrounding marshland. Local people can ring Floodline on 0345 9881188 or visit the website www.environmentagency.gov.uk for more information, Meanwhile, windy weather, with gusts of up to 58mph on the Norfolk coast, brought down trees overnight and caused power cuts on Saturday.

Two fallen trees blocked the A1062 between Horning and Hoveton and a farmer was out early to remove a tree which had fallen on Barnham Broom Road, between Youngmans Road and Kimberley Hall gates, just outside Wymondham. The tree was removed by 8am. Organisers of the Blickling Parkrun took the decision to cancel the event due to the high winds.

Almost 2,000 homes and businesses were left without power in the Dereham and Scarning area after an overhead power line pole came down. Those without power including homes in the Theatre Street and Commercial Road area and the town s main Post Office. There were also power cuts affecting hundreds of people in Watton, Horsford, Cringleford and Salhouse.

Passengers were warned to expect delays and alterations to services on the X1 and Anglian 7 due to the weather. Norfolk Police tweeted: We are receiving many tree down related calls due to high winds. Please be careful on the roads.

Across East Anglia, gusts of 58mph were experienced at Weybourne, 53mph at Wittering, 52mph in Bedford, 49mph at Marham and 47mph at Wattisham. Jim Bacon, forecaster at Norwich s Weatherquest, said winds had died down. He said temperatures had been very mild at around 12 to 13 degrees Celsius, when the average for this time of year is around six degrees.

He added: It will be a breezy day on Sunday, but not as a windy as Saturday, but colder. It turns mild and cloudy on Monday, windy in the morning with some patches of rain and getting a little bit drier in the afternoon. Meanwhile, elsewhere in Britain thousands of people remain without power after gale force winds brought another day of disruption to the transport and power networks.

In Scotland, where winds reached up to 113mph, some homes in the very north of the country have been without electricity since Friday. Engineers have been working in treacherous and worsening conditions to reconnect properties, while charity workers from the Red Cross have been working to reach vulnerable people and provide food, accommodation and generators where possible. At the height of the problems, more than 100,000 properties were without power.

Around 16,000 are still cut off and engineers said they will work through the night if it is safe to do so. Some parts of the Highlands and Western Isles are likely to be without power overnight, Scottish and Southern Energy said. In England, a body has been recovered and searches are to continue for another man after two people were swept out to sea in severe weather at Brighton beach.

The body of Freddie Reynolds, who was swept out to sea as he tried to rescue his friend Dan Nicholls, has been recovered. Searches for Mr Nicholls are to continue tomorrow. A driver died in a one-car crash in Aberdeenshire where weather has been causing problems and police are investigating if it was a factor.

Two people were also taken to hospital after a car crashed with a gritter in South Ayrshire. Weather warnings remain in place for tomorrow with further strong winds, snow and ice forecast. The Met Office has yellow be aware weather alerts in place for all of Scotland, the North and Midlands of England, and Northern Ireland until midday tomorrow for snow and ice.

Wind warnings are in force in places until this evening. Efforts to recover the beached Hoegh Osaka near Southampton had to be postponed due to high winds, which have also caused severe problems on roads in Yorkshire and the North East of England as a number of lorries were blown over, blocking carriageways. A gust of 113mph was recorded at Stornoway on Lewis yesterday, the strongest since records at that site began in 1970, while winds of 76mph were recorded at High Bradfield, in South Yorkshire, and in Aberdaron, Gwynedd.

The areas worst affected by power cuts are Buchan, Dingwall, Dunoon, Elgin, Fort William, Inverness-shire, Oban, Perth, Shetland, Skye, the Western Isles and Wick. As well as the Red Cross, local food suppliers have been helping to reach those cut off. Scottish Hydro praised a chip shop in the Highlands for helping with food.

The power company tweeted: Big shout out to the team in McGinty s chip shop in Fortrose who are delivering hot food to elderly vulnerable customers. Alan Broadbent, director of engineering, said: I would like to praise the work of our men and women out in the field who had to put up with some of the worst weather conditions I have ever encountered. If it is safe to do so, they will continue to work through the night.

I would also like to thank our customers for their patience and understanding. My apologies, once again, for the disruption they had to endure since yesterday. The bad weather has toppled power lines and uprooted trees, and yesterday forced ScotRail temporarily to suspend all train services for safety reasons.

The Sunderland Empire had to close and cancel tonight s performance after a well-known statue on its roof toppled over and was left hanging from its base, 90ft up. Met Office forecaster Alex Burkill said: In the north of the UK, the wintry showers should push more eastwards and we should see most of them easing on Sunday. The South East should hold on to the largely fine conditions but we will see showers push into Wales and south west England, some of this falling as sleet and snow over the moors but also to lower levels.

The ferocious gales were stirred up by an extra-powerful jet stream triggered by plunging temperatures in the United States hitting warmer air in the south.

References ^ Ian Clarke (www.derehamtimes.co.uk)

Update: Police warning as windy weather, with …

21:32 10 January 2015 Ian Clarke 1 Flood warnings have been issued for Lowestoft and other areas around the coast Archant Communities around the East Anglian coast are on standby for possible flooding tonight. The Environment Agency has issued 18 flood warnings for the Anglian region – which indicate that flooding is expected – and 12 of the less serious flood alerts due to expected high tides and a tidal surge. Lowestoft appears to be potentially the worst affected with high water at 12.10am.

The town s Weather Warnings Twitter feed posted: Currently the tide level is 3,48m and should be 1.8m at this time. At Wells, harbourmaster Robert Smith tweeted: High water has peaked, approx one metre above predicted height. Fortunately flow slowed early.

We can relax now. Areas which have a flood warning include tidal River Bure from Scare Gap to Acle Bridge, the tidal River Waveney, the tidal River Yare from Trowse Newton to Breydon Water and Cantley, Brundall and Reedham, the tidal River Wang, Benacre Marshes and Kessingland Beach, Walberswick, Dunwich and surrounding marshes, Southwold and surrounding marshes, Oulton Broad near Mutford Lock, the west bank of the River Yare at Great Yarmouth from Gorleston to Ferry Hill, the North Bank of Lake Lothing, the Rivers Yare and Bure from Runham Vauxhall to Scare Gap and including the Vauxhall Holiday Park, Lowestoft Seafront and Docks, Blythburgh and marshes upstream of the A12, Snape, Iken and the surrounding marshland. Local people can ring Floodline on 0345 9881188 or visit the website www.environmentagency.gov.uk for more information, Meanwhile, windy weather, with gusts of up to 58mph on the Norfolk coast, has brought down trees overnight and caused power cuts.

Two fallen trees blocked the A1062 between Horning and Hoveton and a farmer was out early to remove a tree which had fallen on Barnham Broom Road, between Youngmans Road and Kimberley Hall gates, just outside Wymondham. The tree was removed by 8am. Organisers of the Blickling Parkrun took the decision to cancel the event due to the high winds.

Almost 2,000 homes and businesses were left without power in the Dereham and Scarning area after an overhead power line pole came down. Those without power including homes in the Theatre Street and Commercial Road area and the town s main Post Office. A UK Power Networks spokesman said they had restored power to 1,841 customers leaving 124 still off supply.

He said: Our engineers are doing all they can to these remaining customers back on supply as quickly as we can. Elsewhere, due to a fault in the Watton area at about 9.16am, 33 customers were without power. Another 1,500 homes in the Horsford area were also affected, where 55 customers are still without power.

A total of 66 homes in Cringleford and 149 in the Salhouse area are also without power. Passengers were warned to expect delays and alterations to services on the X1 and Anglian 7 due to the weather. Norfolk Police tweeted: We are receiving many tree down related calls due to high winds.

Please be careful on the roads. Across East Anglia, gusts of 58mph were experienced at Weybourne, 53mph at Wittering, 52mph in Bedford, 49mph at Marham and 47mph at Wattisham. Jim Bacon, forecaster at Norwich s Weatherquest, said winds were due to die down.

He said temperatures had been very mild at around 12 to 13 degrees Celsius, when the average for this time of year is around six degrees. He added: The mild windy weather will be replaced by colder, brighter weather and winds will ease down and be a bit less damaging. It will be a breezy day tomorrow, not as a windy as today, but colder.

It turns mild and cloudy on Monday, windy in the morning with some patches of rain and getting a little bit drier in the afternoon. Meanwhile, elsewhere in Britain thousands of people remain without power after gale force winds brought another day of disruption to the transport and power networks. In Scotland, where winds reached up to 113mph yesterday, some homes in the very north of the country have been without electricity since Friday.

Engineers have been working in treacherous and worsening conditions to reconnect properties, while charity workers from the Red Cross have been working to reach vulnerable people and provide food, accommodation and generators where possible. At the height of the problems, more than 100,000 properties were without power. Around 16,000 are still cut off and engineers said they will work through the night if it is safe to do so.

Some parts of the Highlands and Western Isles are likely to be without power overnight, Scottish and Southern Energy said. In England, a body has been recovered and searches are to continue for another man after two people were swept out to sea in severe weather at Brighton beach. The body of Freddie Reynolds, who was swept out to sea as he tried to rescue his friend Dan Nicholls, has been recovered.

Searches for Mr Nicholls are to continue tomorrow. A driver died in a one-car crash in Aberdeenshire where weather has been causing problems and police are investigating if it was a factor. Two people were also taken to hospital after a car crashed with a gritter in South Ayrshire.

Weather warnings remain in place for tomorrow with further strong winds, snow and ice forecast. The Met Office has yellow be aware weather alerts in place for all of Scotland, the North and Midlands of England, and Northern Ireland until midday tomorrow for snow and ice. Wind warnings are in force in places until this evening.

Efforts to recover the beached Hoegh Osaka near Southampton had to be postponed due to high winds, which have also caused severe problems on roads in Yorkshire and the North East of England as a number of lorries were blown over, blocking carriageways. A gust of 113mph was recorded at Stornoway on Lewis yesterday, the strongest since records at that site began in 1970, while winds of 76mph were recorded at High Bradfield, in South Yorkshire, and in Aberdaron, Gwynedd. The areas worst affected by power cuts are Buchan, Dingwall, Dunoon, Elgin, Fort William, Inverness-shire, Oban, Perth, Shetland, Skye, the Western Isles and Wick.

As well as the Red Cross, local food suppliers have been helping to reach those cut off. Scottish Hydro praised a chip shop in the Highlands for helping with food. The power company tweeted: Big shout out to the team in McGinty s chip shop in Fortrose who are delivering hot food to elderly vulnerable customers.

Alan Broadbent, director of engineering, said: I would like to praise the work of our men and women out in the field who had to put up with some of the worst weather conditions I have ever encountered. If it is safe to do so, they will continue to work through the night. I would also like to thank our customers for their patience and understanding.

My apologies, once again, for the disruption they had to endure since yesterday. The bad weather has toppled power lines and uprooted trees, and yesterday forced ScotRail temporarily to suspend all train services for safety reasons. The Sunderland Empire had to close and cancel tonight s performance after a well-known statue on its roof toppled over and was left hanging from its base, 90ft up.

Met Office forecaster Alex Burkill said: In the north of the UK, the wintry showers should push more eastwards and we should see most of them easing on Sunday. The South East should hold on to the largely fine conditions but we will see showers push into Wales and south west England, some of this falling as sleet and snow over the moors but also to lower levels. The ferocious gales were stirred up by an extra-powerful jet stream triggered by plunging temperatures in the United States hitting warmer air in the south.

References ^ Ian Clarke (www.derehamtimes.co.uk)