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Thread #109916 Message #2304388
Posted By: Ruth Archer
02-Apr-08 - 08:49 AM
Thread Name: Our ghastly folk tradition
Subject: RE: Our ghastly folk tradition
Attitudes at EFDSS have changed enormously in recent years, and progress is afoot. The organisation recently appointed a Heritage Education Officer to oversee the Take 6 Project, which brings several important library collections back into the communities where they were first collected, including Hampshire and Lancashire.
There is an awareness within EFDSS that, to many people, CSH in Camden seems a long way from where they are and what they're doing. I think the current development strategy aims to have a much stronger national impact and profile.
However, I would say that EFDSS has not been chiefly representing itself as a lobbying organisation - for that, it's probably best to look to Folk Arts England.
(as always, these remarks represent my personal opinion, and are not spoken on behalf of EFDSS.)