Category Archives: Festivals

Run or Dye 5km Colour Run at Hever Castle, Kent – Sept 2015

Trek and Run were supported during this event by; Salba Chia  Columbia Sportswear & Helly Hansen Words by Laura Kimberley Photos by Dave Sherman and Peachy Snaps The Run or Dye 5k took place on Saturday 3rd October in the stunning grounds of Hever Castle. This event was inspired by the Hindu festival of Holi where participants throw coloured dye at each other to celebrate diversity and individuality. 5000 runners took part in the event last year and it proved to be just as popular this time around with some…

Toronto Riot Fest – Aug 2015

Riot Fest is a multi-day music festival specializing in punk, rock, alternative, metal, and hip-hop. Founded in 2005 in Chicago, it has now expanded to include stops in Denver and Toronto. Carnival Rides, food vendors, sideshow performers and more add to the atmosphere of this independent music fest and we decided to check it out in Toronto last weekend. The plan was to arrive Saturday afternoon, pick up our wristbands that would be good for the whole weekend and then wander between the 4 stages catching up on acts we knew…

The Toronto Green Living Show

I’ve been on a proper health kick the past few months. Last year my wife Lamia and I were working on The Photographers Guide so much – almost consistently from April 2014 to January 2015 – that I’d gotten seriously out of shape. It’s fun doing restaurant reviews every day but you do tend to pile on the pounds (unless you’ve a will of iron, which I don’t). When the waiter says, “Here’s another bottle of wine from the manager, he asks, would you mind testing out these 4 desserts please?” it’s…

The London Holi One Festival 2014, part 2

Words by Laura Kimberley, photos by Lamia Hossain When my friend asked me if I wanted to go to the Holi One festival a few weeks ago I knew absolutely nothing about it. “It’s the one where everyone throws the powder in the air” was his succinct explanation – “OK” I said, “I’m in!” Since agreeing to go I looked into the festival in more detail and learned that it is held all over the world with millions of people taking part.  On the day I arrived slightly later than…

The London Holi One Festival, 2014

Words by Dave Sherman, images by Dave Wise and Lamia Hossain Over the past few years the use of coloured powder during events seems to have taken the western world by storm.  A number of races have sprung up encouraging supporters to cover runners in coloured powder each time they complete a kilometre lap of a 5km route, and a number of other festivals are held all over the world where entrants are encouraged to launch coloured powder into the sky at set points throughout the day.  Team Trek and Run decided to go along to one of these…