Nina Nixon


I'm Nina, a photographer, film maker and forever wanderer.  Passionate about nature, the great outdoors and all of life's adventures.  This is the place where I keep all my 'field notes'

The Lost Carnival

                                       All words & photography © Nina Nixon

                                       All words & photography © Nina Nixon

Last weekend we pootled a little further north to Burrs Country Park in Bury situated within greater Manchester to witness a most magical secret carnival shrouded in the upmost of mystery from times long ago.

We had listened to the podcasts produced by the super maker of radio documentaries Arthur Bird,  but very little was given away.   So by the time we had arrived at the carnival grounds anticipation was running high.  It was a complete unknown.

We were a mix of folks, some dressed beautifully in all their finery others (like us) dressed down prepared for the weather.  Because you just never know in the north west. All waiting eagerly to finally make sense of the puzzle.  To try and slot all the murmurings and whispered pieces together.  

The fabulous team behind Wild Rumpus (also the creators of The Just So Festival) had done it again!  They had stirred up our imaginations and delivered on that promise, a wonderful fun filled event crammed with intrigue, surprise and mystery, laughs and sing a-longs, entertainment, music, good food and lots of 'oooohhhhing!'

A most tantalising evening on a warm May evening where the dandelion fluff danced in the last of the days rays.  Children laughed and adults swayed as music from the band drifted off on the breeze. 

The children were in awe and all the grown ups were charmed.  

The perfect combination for us all.