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Thread #76150   Message #1346336
Posted By: treewind
03-Dec-04 - 10:00 AM
Thread Name: Raising Money to Save Sidmouth Festival
Subject: RE: Raising Money to Save Sidmouth Festival
Look up "flogging a dead horse"...
The support should be coming from local businesses. Maybe a few years without a festival are needed for them to wake up to what they are missing.

I'm not convinced that Sidmouth is the best place for a big folk festival. Having been to some others recently I can see the benefit in having a really large indoor hall for the big-name events that make the money that's needed to finance the rest of the festival. The weather-dependency of Sidmouth's outside arena is its big problem, and the Arts Theatre isn't big enough.

I wouldn't mind being proved wrong, but I suspect if Steve Heap couldn't do it, nobody else will.

There, now you can hate me too, Lizzie!