As 2018 draws to a close I’ve been spending the Christmas holidays as many do, looking back and planning ahead. To make room for future projects I’ve been tidying up the archives, moving files around on hard drives and assessing what I need.
Whilst dipping in to my archives I’ve been amazed by the number of public events held in Salisbury over the 16 years I’ve lived here. It seems that whenever Salisbury puts on a show involving the local community it’s usually an event worth getting involved in.
Recently, I came across the Magna Carta 800th anniversary celebrations held in the city in 2015. An evening of parades, pageantry, music and poetry the celebrations stretched on in to the night. Reflecting on the photographs I took that evening it struck me that, with all that’s happened in Salisbury over the last nine months, it is precisely this sort of event that is needed to bring this community together. Roll on 2019 and the return of the Salisbury International Arts Festival, an event the city desperately needed in 2018.
Below is a gallery of images from the Magna Carta 800 celebrations: