The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #69569   Message #1182840
Posted By: The Shambles
11-May-04 - 10:30 AM
Thread Name: 50th and last Sidmouth festival?
Subject: RE: 50th and last Sidmouth festival?
Faced with this situation, the 50th Sidmouth Festival will be the last one organised by the current management.

Whether you consider the current organisers to be saints or sinners - their PR has caused all this division, with folk blaming each other.

If we really need to blame anyone at the moment, blame them. If no one responds to the public blackmail and agrees to underwrites the festival, you can perhaps blame them. There is very little that folk who attend the festival can do, if the current organisers pull out.

Many folk who support the festival may not like being placed in the position of supporting the current organisers (whatever they decide to do or not do) for that is their choice.

But all this is a side issue, the important thing is to ensure that some form of Sidmouth Festival continues. One that hopefully is not subject to this now regular brinkmanship, which is now causing all this uncertainty, blame and bad feeling.