Last weekend I posted a teaser photo on Facebook showing myself and my sister and fellow Pilates instructor Carol Boughton doing some moves with the Antony Gormley statue on Folkestone Harbour Arm. And now I can reveal why!
Carol, myself, and my husband Mat were participating in ‘The Most Wuthering Height Day Ever Folkestone’, a Flash Mob event in aid of local charities.
The Most Wuthering Height Day Ever Folkestone
For The Most Wuthering Height Day Ever Folkestone, everbody assembles at Folkestone Harbour Arm dressed up in red dresses in the style of Kate Bush, and performs the dance to Wuthering Heights. Yes, women men and children – a huge assembly of Kate Bushes!
The event is absolutely fantastic fun! We start off in the outdoor cinema area, where we are taken through a series of warmups and practice runs by trained volunteers, the original Kate Bush video on the big screen in front to guide us. All are very much in the spirit of the event – it’s absolutely hilarious! We then procession down the Harbour Arm to beneath the big Folkestone sign to perform the dance, again guided by the trained volunteers.
This is the second year that we have participated, and we firmly intend to do so again in 2020. And that’s where you come in, as I am hoping next year to bring with me a Jane Mackenzie’s Health and Fitness team to share the fun with. It’s a way off yet, but as soon as I know the date, I will let you all know so you can pop the date in your diaries.
And as for the Antony Gormley statue? The statue is situated on a lower level on the Harbour Arm just below where we did the dance, and – well – it would have been rude not to! 😉
See you all in class – JM x