The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #76150   Message #1348049
Posted By: Juan P-B
05-Dec-04 - 12:32 PM
Thread Name: Raising Money to Save Sidmouth Festival
Subject: RE: Raising Money to Save Sidmouth Festival
Ah! Point taken!

Winchester FF used to get sponsorship from the city council and the city council used to charge them exactly that amount to hire the main venue - something to do with accountants.

Once again, I say it's lovely to have the basics (the venues) and even if you have to get every guest on a shoe string I bet the other council expenses (police, traffic etc) would not be waived.

I look forward to Sidmouth continuing in some form or other and I will continue to support it in my small way as, although I have not been a festival regular (as it usually clashes with Broadstairs) I HAVE enjoyed many a short weekend there.

Juan P-B