The Sweeps Festival is a colorful mix of music, dancing and entertainment with more than 60 Morris groups and entertainers celebrating throughout the three-day festival. The Sweeps Festival, 2nd - 4thMay, lots of the children dress as chimney sweeps. The festival included the Jack-in-the-Green ceremony, a seven-foot character that the sweeps used to waken at dawn on Blue Bell Hill, Chatham. The Jack-in-the-Green walks with the chimney sweeps in the parade.
I graduated from the Kent institute of Art and Design in 2004 with a B.A (hons) in silversmithing, goldsmithing and jewellery design. During this time I taught myself stone setting techniques as wellas winning 2 awards with the goldsmiths craft and design council.
Kaizen has been a well established shop in the centre of historic Rochester since 1997, although the proprietor Jason Hunt has been managing the shop on this site since 1988. The shop has a fantasticreputation within Rochester and the surrounding area with people travelling from all over the world, to visit the shop or commission jewellery from the onsite workshop.
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