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Thread #76150   Message #1346437
Posted By: GUEST
03-Dec-04 - 11:34 AM
Thread Name: Raising Money to Save Sidmouth Festival
Subject: RE: Raising Money to Save Sidmouth Festival
Lizzie ..........I am not a Sidmouth lover, or hater come to that, but I am a realist and as such a fatalist, everything at some point must die. If you had taken the time to read my contribution before launching off into your tirade you may have seen that. I certainly will not lose any sleep about the passing of this or ANY other festival. There are festivals I have deeply enjoyed such as Amber which are no more, but other festivals have sprung up to take their place, it is an evolutionary cycle. You may well find that if Sidmouth were to cease, you found another festival that was even more to your liking, however that too in time will die or change to an extent that it relates little to the festival you once knew and loved.
The best example of this I can recall was Bracknell which in the 70's was probably (to my mind)the finest folk festival in the land which become a "music" festival.Finally anger is of no value unless it is channelled into something positive, so use your energy in ways that will either secure the future of Sidmouth or better still create a new vibrant festival elsewhere

Jim, I have long used the Plough and I'm sure the brewery would be delighted if your figures were correct, however the last time I had details info about the taking in the Plough, the year before Gil & Denise took over (7 years ago?) the taking were approx £21,500 for the week, even accounting for inflating ..........