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Thread #161307 Message #3831888
Posted By: Vic Smith
11-Jan-17 - 08:04 AM
Thread Name: 'Sussex Traditions' website
Subject: 'Sussex Traditions' website
The Sussex Traditions website has now been launched publicly.
The new organisation was founded in the middle of 2015 and an enormous amount of work has gone into forming a management team, creating roles and setting our aims, conditions and modus vivendi.
There have already been day workshops in junior schools and adult learning sessions and other public functions designed to raise awareness throughout the county.
The main thrust, however, has been to populate a huge database and website that will cater for all aspects of tradition in the county. As of this morning there are 5283 entries in the database but that number is increasing rapidly and as you will see if you look at the website that we have barely scraped the surface of what we hope to acheive in a task that will take years. Because of the team that were involved from the outset, it is clear that the content is heavily biased towards the huge rich legacy of traditional song and tunes, singers and musicians that have been the heritage of this county but it is hoped that this will develop and broaden through time.
Please have a look at the website. Tina and I share the task of Web Content Manager and are currently busy every day with what we consider are exciting developments. We would also be pleased to :-
* Read your comments and suggestions here.
* If you would prefer to make your comments without posting them here, please send me a Mudcat PM or an email
* Any leads for material/contacts/sources that would be of use to us would be gratefully received.
* There are various ways in which you can volunteer to help - details on the website. You don't have to live in the county to be involved.