The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #69569   Message #1182815
Posted By: fiddler
11-May-04 - 03:26 AM
Thread Name: 50th and last Sidmouth festival?
Subject: RE: 50th and last Sidmouth festival?
Well spotted Villan,

Read the press release and that is the main concern. Any one doing some checking will see that the insurance industry has changed and a major player in this field has also dissapeared.

Not unsurprisingly lots of folk have focussed on the Festival organisers.

Lets float an Idea, all interested parties subscribe to a trust fund with very strict rules on its use. 200K whilst seeming a large sum is actually not that large - a banked trust fund gaining interest and administered by a neutral board could guaranatee the festival! The find would then gain capital in interest too!

Perhaps other festivals could join such a body and remove the profiteering insurers from the equation the body could be a charity and thereby serve a wide range of festivals.

Just a thought - one has to be positive!

I have dragged many people to Sidmouth over the years folk and non folk alike - most of them became regulars or at least made further visits. It is always easier to debate and imagine the worst than contribute to a result! could we re align this thread and discuss options as you guys see them rather than berate the size the management and what used to be.

There are some good comments on the BBC site too. Blue clicky link above.

Hugs all round