The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #120643 Message #2628284
Posted By: VirginiaTam
10-May-09 - 10:45 AM
Thread Name: Marketing the EFDSS - Job going.
Subject: RE: Marketing the EFDSS - Job going.
I would say from reading this thread that the shop does need to be reopened. Ideally a place for visiting musicians and dancers to provide daily surgeries / workshops should be arranged.
I would like to see a wider involvement as well. Tourists don't only visit London. The EFDSS should build strong partnership links with the Tourism and Leisure Services of every county in England. There needs to be communication between Education Officer tied to those Tourism & Leisure Services. Of course the local Tourism & Leisure Services need to take a stronger interest and support the tradtional song and dance in their respctive areas, but the EFDSS rep could be the person to push this.
My BA degree (English and Education), experience information/communications (web and print publications)and keen interest in trad and roots music and dance is not enough to overcome age health issues which impair my mobility. I don't think I can cope with the commute and other required travel to do the job properly. Otherwise I would jump on this job.
I hope they get a candidate who will really raise the profile of not only the Society but traditional dance and song in general across the UK.