Keep on Trying

So last's week's beg of my followers was a little bit cheeky. I admit that though I was overwhelmed by your support, I didn't really like that I had to keep asking so much of people who I'm just grateful read my blog. Anyway to say thank you to you all for your support I'm happy to announce a special competition as part of today's #MusicMonday.

UPDATED: Monday 19th March 2012 - I just found out that I was one of the lucky five who got enough tweets and so am off to Barcelona next Monday to hopefully find a hidden depth to Barcelona using my camera. I hope I make you all proud and thankful that you tweeted your support!As most of you know I used to blog about living in Shepherd's Bush, the chaotic corner of west London I used to live in. Last year UK independent record label Communion launched Bushstock, a one day music festival based in Shepherd's Bush. It was a grand success and I covered it on my previous blog Bird in the Bush. The venues are varied (i.e. a church, former Victorian dance hall, disused underground toilets and a couple of pubs) and the music is predominantly folk and guitar based but with oodles of talent oozing out of their veins.

It therefore gives me great pleasure to announce that Communion want to offer one As the Bird flies... reader a pair of free tickets to Bushstock on Saturday 2nd June 2012.

To enter all you need to do is sign up to my new weekly newsletter , if you've already signed up then you're already in it to win it. (Don't worry if you've already signed up but don't live in UK or London or can't make it as I will pick another winner).

To sign up click here or click the subscribe to As the Bird flies... button in the top left corner of this blog (and remember to verify your email address in the email I send you). I will number the email addresses chronologically and will then pick a number at random using an online generator and will contact the lucky winner by email.

This competition will run for two weeks until midnight on Monday 2nd April 2012. I will contact the winner on Tuesday 3rd April 2012.

I am only sorry that it is a London based competition but anyone can enter you just need to be in the Bush to enjoy the day!

This year sees Bushstock return to W12 London with more venues and more acts. One of the announced bands is Lanterns on the Lake and after watching this beautifully shot video of their song Keep on Trying I knew it had to be today's #MusicMonday.

Communion is home to a number of talented acts including Michael Kiwunaka whose debut album is causing a bit of a stir and we certainly enjoyed our Bushstock experience last year. If I'm in the country I'll definitely make my way to the Bush to enjoy Bushstock 2012 in June. Here are some photos my good friend Suma took last year.

Frances M. Thompson

Londoner turned wanderer, Frankie is an author, blogger and perpetual traveller. She wears vintage dresses, dreams of being a mermaid and writes stories that move you.
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