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Subject: Pickering Folk Festival: Tickets Online
From: TheEventsOffice
Date: 25 Jul 08 - 03:47 PM

Just to let everybody know, tickets for Pickering Folk Festival 2008 are now alao available online at www.seetickets.com or by calling 0871 230 0010.

Line-Up includes: The Waterboys (acoustic), Eddi Reader, Nizlopi, Eliza Carthy Band, Cara Dillon, Luka Bloom, Liam O'Maonlai (Hothouse Flowers), Martin Carthy & Dave Swarbrick, Johnny Dickinson, Last Night's Fun, Chris Difford (Squeeze) & Boo Hewerdine, Bella Hardy Trio, Tiny Tin Lady, Demon Barber Roadshow, Coope, Boyes & Simpson, Katie Doherty, Breabach plus 20 other acts across 2 stages.

For full line-up and further information please see www.pickeringfolkfestival.com.

Thanks
The Events Office

N.B. All tickets already purchased through The Events Office still stand.


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Subject: RE: Pickering Folk Festival: Tickets Online
From: GUEST
Date: 07 Aug 08 - 08:14 AM

I have heard a rumour just now that Pickering has just been pulled due to risk of flooding.
    Please note that anonymous posting is no longer allowed at Mudcat. Use a consistent name [in the 'from' box] when you post, or your messages risk being deleted. Besides, a post with a name is far more credible.
    Thanks.
    -Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: Pickering Folk Festival: Tickets Online
From: nutty
Date: 07 Aug 08 - 10:11 AM

Yes .... confirmation on the web-site

Pickering is cancelled


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Subject: RE: Pickering Folk Festival: Tickets Online
From: muppitz
Date: 07 Aug 08 - 11:01 AM

Good job I decided on Saltburn FF instead!
Sadly they have fallen foul to that most used of British phrases, "Rain stopped play".

muppitz
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Subject: RE: Pickering Folk Festival: Tickets Online
From: GUEST,gedpipes
Date: 07 Aug 08 - 12:06 PM

What a Body blow to the organisers.
I feel for you people to have got this far and had to cancel.


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Subject: RE: Pickering Folk Festival: Tickets Online
From: My guru always said
Date: 08 Aug 08 - 03:36 AM

Terrible news, but I'm sure that the organisers have made the right decision. Very sorry to hear of this, perhaps a Fundraiser event will be on the cards (as several had to do last year due to weather and flooding) as I'm sure there will be lots of funding issues with this late cancellation!


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Subject: RE: Pickering Folk Festival: Tickets Online
From: GUEST,suzi
Date: 08 Aug 08 - 10:11 AM

I was camping there last weekend for the steam rally and in the field where the arena was , they had a machine pumping the water off the field from Thursday nights storm. After that it dried up very quickly... but i suppose if rain is forcast all weekend it would be pointless. I commend the organisers from the steam rally for how quickly the problem was dealt with.


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Subject: RE: Pickering Folk Festival: Tickets Online
From: Dennis the Elder
Date: 08 Aug 08 - 11:51 AM

It is a great shame that this event has to be cancelled. I have been at Pickering Traction Rally a few years ago when the flooding was indeed serious, we coped and I Know Simon Boak the organiser will not have taken the decision to cancel lightly.
I was to work on Health and Safety at both the Traction Rally and the Festival, but at late notice had to go to Beirut to work , sounds as if this was a much safer option.
Lets hope Simon has the courage to try again next year.


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Subject: RE: Pickering Folk Festival: Tickets Online
From: Banjiman
Date: 08 Aug 08 - 12:05 PM

"Lets hope Simon has the courage to try again next year. "

Here, here!


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Subject: RE: Pickering Folk Festival: Tickets Online
From: theleveller
Date: 08 Aug 08 - 03:03 PM

Seconded!


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Subject: RE: Pickering Folk Festival: Tickets Online
From: GUEST,JR
Date: 09 Aug 08 - 02:12 PM

And thirded.

I was (as but a child) at the very first Pickering Steam Rally and I have to say Mr Boak has achieved a remarkable amount since then.

I just love success stories!


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Subject: RE: Pickering Folk Festival: Tickets Online
From: GUEST,Guest - Query
Date: 12 Aug 08 - 08:28 PM

I made comment that perhaps the rain was a blessing.

This appeared and then disappeared.

Big brother or what?

Cynic

PS The information on ticket refunds is slipping backwards in time. Perhaps I should not comment on this?

    Guest Posting Policy (click)

    Considering our posting policy and the contentiousness of the other thread on this subject, I expect the rules to be followed exactly, and I will not tolerate anonymity or combat in this thread. If you want the luxury of being a cynic, register with a real name and a real e-mail address and take responsibility for what you say. Otherwise, you are expected to be on your best behavior, a stranger visiting in the home of others.
    -Joe Offer, Forum Moderator-


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Subject: RE: Pickering Folk Festival: Tickets Online
From: Watt Tyler
Date: 13 Aug 08 - 12:17 PM

Dear Cynic,

As Joe rightly says, perhaps you should register and tell us all you know. I'm intrigued as to your cynicism. As far as I am aware, The Events Office have posted information to ticket holders stating their intentions. Also, why was the rain a blessing? It looked like a fine event to me. I drove past the site last Wednesday and everything seemed to be progressing nicely. Marquees were up and fencing was all in place. It's just a pity about the damned weather! Again, I await your views.

Tyler


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Subject: RE: Pickering Folk Festival: Tickets Online
From: Watt Tyler
Date: 13 Aug 08 - 12:20 PM

I must also add that the ground was drenched (For all the doubters).


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Subject: RE: Pickering Folk Festival: Tickets Online
From: Dennis the Elder
Date: 01 Sep 08 - 12:11 PM

Good news Pickering Folk Festival is to be rescheduled for next year 23, 24, and 25 May 2009.
Lets hope this does not clash with anything
See www.theeventsoffice.co.uk for details of refunds etc
The acts etc are yet to be booked, but lets hope for a similar one to that planned for this year
I still believe this years event was cancelled due to genuine weather problems.


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Subject: RE: Pickering Folk Festival: Tickets Online
From: The Villan
Date: 01 Sep 08 - 02:00 PM

Probably Whitby Folk Week


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Subject: RE: Pickering Folk Festival: Tickets Online
From: The Villan
Date: 01 Sep 08 - 02:01 PM

Ooops sorry, I think I need a drink, May is a bit too early . Sorry about that.


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Subject: RE: Pickering Folk Festival: Tickets Online
From: Dennis the Elder
Date: 01 Sep 08 - 04:13 PM

The Villan, you may have a point,not the week but is it the Whitby weekend? It was certainly in early May 2,3+4 last year and it was excellent. Can someone let me know please? I am also going out for a pint.


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Subject: RE: Pickering Folk Festival: Tickets Online
From: The Villan
Date: 01 Sep 08 - 04:24 PM

Moor and Coast Festival 2009
Friday 1st, Saturday 2nd & Sunday 3rd May 2009

Details to be announced soon...

For further Details Phone : 01947 820408 / 604747
Email: moorcoast@yahoo.com
Website: www.moorandcoast.co.uk


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Subject: RE: Pickering Folk Festival: Tickets Online
From: Dennis the Elder
Date: 02 Sep 08 - 02:03 PM

Thanks, thats a relief.
Lets hope it does not clash with anything local


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Subject: RE: Pickering Folk Festival: Tickets Online
From: Banjiman
Date: 02 Sep 08 - 02:08 PM

erm.......Ryedale Folk Weekend actually, about ? 10 miles away. Means you can do both I guess, I think we will!

Both sets of organisers seem pretty chilled about the situation, so I guess there is no need for any of us to get to excited about it either.

Paul


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Subject: RE: Pickering Folk Festival: Tickets Online
From: Dave (Bridge)
Date: 03 Sep 08 - 02:28 AM

Would that be Sat, Sun and Monday then?


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Subject: RE: Pickering Folk Festival: Tickets Online
From: Dennis the Elder
Date: 03 Sep 08 - 03:31 AM

The www.theeventsoffice.co.uk states so, have a look if you wish to confirm


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Subject: RE: Pickering Folk Festival: Tickets Online
From: Dave (Bridge)
Date: 03 Sep 08 - 01:01 PM

Hi Dennis, I might be blind or hitting the wrong buttons but I cannot find this information. It would be strange to have a festival on a Sat, Sun and Mon


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Subject: RE: Pickering Folk Festival: Tickets Online
From: Snuffy
Date: 03 Sep 08 - 01:09 PM

It would be strange to have a festival on a Sat, Sun and Mon.
Not if the Monday is a Bank Holiday, which the last Monday in May usually is.


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Subject: RE: Pickering Folk Festival: Tickets Online
From: Dennis the Elder
Date: 03 Sep 08 - 01:12 PM

Hi Dave go to www.theeventsoffice.co.uk click on Events in left hand column and near top of resulting page you will see details of Pickering Folk Festival. It is,according to the Events Office, Spring Bank Holiday so not as strange as it first appears.
I wish I could give you a link, but my ability stops before this point.


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Subject: RE: Pickering Folk Festival: Tickets Online
From: maeve
Date: 03 Sep 08 - 01:27 PM

Here you go, Dennis the Elder and Dave (Bridge) and all:

Pickering Folk Festival website
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Subject: RE: Pickering Folk Festival: Tickets Online
From: Dave (Bridge)
Date: 03 Sep 08 - 02:30 PM

Cheers


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Subject: RE: Pickering Folk Festival: Tickets Online
From: GUEST
Date: 04 Sep 08 - 02:40 AM

Moor and coast is usually a bank holiday weekend.


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Subject: RE: Pickering Folk Festival: Tickets Online
From: GUEST,Wombat
Date: 04 Sep 08 - 10:55 AM

Yes guest it is, but thats the first bank holiday in May, not the second one!


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Subject: RE: Pickering Folk Festival: Tickets Online
From: GUEST,jacobsgoldmine
Date: 03 Oct 08 - 04:11 PM

Has anyone actually had there monies refunded? we are still waiting.....


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Subject: RE: Pickering Folk Festival: Tickets Online
From: theleveller
Date: 04 Oct 08 - 05:44 AM

No, not yet. I'll ring them on Monday.


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Subject: RE: Pickering Folk Festival: Tickets Online
From: Tim Leaning
Date: 04 Oct 08 - 06:20 AM

Would you let us all know how yo get on with that please?
It would be good to see reasonable outcome acheived after all the heated debate.


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Subject: RE: Pickering Folk Festival: Tickets Online
From: GUEST,Barbara Hoyle
Date: 06 Oct 08 - 11:33 AM

I do not know of anyone who has received a refund. This in spite of the claim on the website that refunds would begin on August 27th in alphabetical order. Friends whose surname begins with B are still waiting.....
Having eventually managed to make contact by phone, all replies to any queries made are evasive.Emails are ignored.


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Subject: RE: Pickering Folk Festival: Tickets Online
From: GUEST,jacobsgoldmine
Date: 06 Oct 08 - 01:34 PM

I have tried ringing today and either got the engaged tone or ringing and ringing, I too have had no response to emails. We don't want tickets for May as we are already away and £175 is alot of money! If anyone gets anywhere let us know........ I'm not holding my breath though! Not a good advert for Pickering!
Cath (Pickering resident)


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Subject: RE: Pickering Folk Festival: Tickets Online
From: theleveller
Date: 07 Oct 08 - 08:30 AM

I've just spoken to the Events Office and it seems that the refunds are being cleared slowly. I was told that the organisers are having to sell the showground itself to raise money, which should be completed in around 10 days, after which all refunds will be processed at once.


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Subject: RE: Pickering Folk Festival: Tickets Online
From: Ruth Archer
Date: 07 Oct 08 - 08:34 AM

how does that impact on the re-scheduled festival?!


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Subject: RE: Pickering Folk Festival: Tickets Online
From: theleveller
Date: 07 Oct 08 - 08:59 AM

Sorry, didn't ask that, Ruth. I am assuming that their scheduled events, including the Folk Festival, will still go ahead. Presumably they will have to pay the new owners rent or maybe organise it on a joint basis.

If you want to ring them to confirm, the number is 01759 301547.

Unfortunately, we won't be going as it's Ryedale Folk Weekend at the same time.


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Subject: RE: Pickering Folk Festival: Tickets Online
From: GUEST,John Robinson
Date: 07 Oct 08 - 10:33 AM

That's sad to hear.


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Subject: RE: Pickering Folk Festival: Tickets Online
From: GUEST,aelfleda
Date: 08 Oct 08 - 06:15 AM

I'm still waiting too!
I wasn't aware that the festival organisers actually owned the showground!


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Subject: RE: Pickering Folk Festival: Tickets Online
From: GUEST,Barbara Hoyle
Date: 08 Oct 08 - 10:15 AM

Yes, owning so much land doesn't exactly suggest that refunding our hard earned cash would leave the owners on their uppers does it? Not to mention all the other business interests....


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Subject: RE: Pickering Folk Festival: Tickets Online
From: GUEST,John Robinson
Date: 08 Oct 08 - 02:27 PM

Refinancing businesses in the middle of a world-wide credit crisis is one of the more trickier aspects of entrepreneurship at the moment. Without seeing the balance sheet of this business it is impossible to draw any firm conclusions from their "ownership" of land.


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Subject: RE: Pickering Folk Festival: Tickets Online
From: Dennis the Elder
Date: 08 Oct 08 - 04:55 PM

There is no doubt that Simon Boak, is the owner of the site and the Events office, how much Banks have an ibnterest in both is anyones guess.


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Subject: RE: Pickering Folk Festival: Tickets Online
From: GUEST,Beany
Date: 09 Oct 08 - 04:15 AM

Hi, I am so glad that I have found this. I have been sooo frustrated with respect to getting a refund for the festival. After many emails, left messages and writing letters we contacted the Trading Standards and also Consumer Direct. I have just sent a letter to the Events Office via registered post to see if i get a response to that.
I am amazed that someone has actually been able to get through to the office and speak to someone. Lets hope that the refinds start to be paid soon.


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Subject: RE: Pickering Folk Festival: Tickets Online
From: GUEST,Barbara Hoyle
Date: 09 Oct 08 - 05:04 AM

I too have contacted Trading Standards, as have friends of mine. We have each sent letters, mine by recorded delivery, requesting a response within fourteen days. It will bve interesting to compare notes on what happens regarding this matter.


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Subject: RE: Pickering Folk Festival: Tickets Online
From: Folkiedave
Date: 09 Oct 08 - 06:56 AM

In peace.

I note that the initial link posted by the events office on this thread to buy was for an agency. It occurs to me that the refunds ought to be from them if that is where you sent your money - but I am not sure, just that the legal position may be worth checking.


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Subject: RE: Pickering Folk Festival: Tickets Online
From: GUEST,Barbara Hoyle
Date: 09 Oct 08 - 07:05 AM

Thank you for the advice, but I sent a cheque on May 6th directly to The Events Office in Pickering and the cheque was made out to them.


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Subject: RE: Pickering Folk Festival: Tickets Online
From: theleveller
Date: 09 Oct 08 - 08:41 AM

I was wondering if they had any form of insurance, such as weather insurance. I don't know if this is the sort of thing the festival organisers take out. Maybe, the way the weather is going these days, it would be a sensible precaution although I know from doing film shoots that it can be very expensive.


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Subject: RE: Pickering Folk Festival: Tickets Online
From: GUEST,Sarah Derry
Date: 12 Oct 08 - 07:41 AM

Hi,
I am waiting too and glad I found this forum - I thought I was being left till last as I was being too patient! I got through a couple of weeks ago and was told that their insurance did not cover flooding and so they had sold one of their properties and were just waiting for final bits to go through and they would start issuing refunds at start of October - still waiting so I'll be chasing them up again this week. However, it looks increasingly like stalling tactics as in September I was told my cheque was waiting on desk to be issued the following week - and another story when I phoned prior to this. I am suspecting I will have to chalk this one up to experience - and will think twice before booking in advance for anything else especially with the run of wet weather these past years. Fingers crossed a cheque arrives this week!

Sarah


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Subject: RE: Pickering Folk Festival: Tickets Online
From: GUEST,Beany
Date: 12 Oct 08 - 07:58 AM

Hi everyone. I am so glad that there is a forum here to discuss what is happening with our refunds. I have contacted the local Pickering newspaper who will be in touch to find out more. It will be interesting to see what happens from that but also if we do get our money back as promised to you Sarah.
I am still amazed that you have been able to actually talk to someone.
Fingers crossed for all of us.
Beany


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Subject: RE: Pickering Folk Festival: Tickets Online
From: BB
Date: 12 Oct 08 - 04:42 PM

I have no particular axe to grind with this, but the level of the originally announced line-up seemed to me at the time to be extraordinarily high for the first year of a festival. I wonder how much of that ticket money had to be paid out in cancellation fees to the artists...

Barbara


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Subject: RE: Pickering Folk Festival: Tickets Online
From: GUEST,Barbara Hoyle
Date: 13 Oct 08 - 04:41 AM

Beany,have you had any response yet to your registered letter last week?
Sarah,You seem to have been given a similar range of responses to the ones given to myself and a friend who is also having the difficulties detailed on this thread.Undoubtedly the various excuses were not very subtle stalling tactics.


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Subject: RE: Pickering Folk Festival: Tickets Online
From: GUEST,Barbara Hoyle
Date: 13 Oct 08 - 04:46 AM

BB,
I agree wholeheartedly with your comments, but being a trusting soul, sent for the tickets and eagerly anticipated what promised to be a great weekend. Payment to the artists so that they will appear at next year's planned event is just one of the reasons/excuses which has been given for the total lack of refunds so far.


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Subject: RE: Pickering Folk Festival: Tickets Online
From: Paul Burke
Date: 13 Oct 08 - 04:52 AM

But if they don't send out the refunds, there won't be any punters there to see the artists who appear next year...


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Subject: RE: Pickering Folk Festival: Tickets Online
From: GUEST,Barbara Hoyle
Date: 13 Oct 08 - 05:06 AM

Absolutely Paul, certainly my group of friends and I have not the slightest intention of going to next year's event, should it happen, for reasons which are all too obvious.


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Subject: RE: Pickering Folk Festival: Tickets Online
From: theleveller
Date: 13 Oct 08 - 06:30 AM

I do have some sympathy with the organisers - it was a bold move to try to establish a major festival of the scope of the one planned, in the North.I'm sure that, if the weather had been kind, it would have been great. As it is, I think the organisers have certainly undermined their credibility with their lack of transparency and communication.

We won't be going to the rescheduled event as it clashes with Ryedale Folk Weekend, otherwise we might have gone for the ticket upgrade option.


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Subject: RE: Pickering Folk Festival: Tickets Online
From: GUEST,A Guest
Date: 13 Oct 08 - 10:53 AM

Don't blame the artists for your lack of a refund. I can confirm at least some of them have not been paid their fees either. Can't speak for all of them though.


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Subject: RE: Pickering Folk Festival: Tickets Online
From: BB
Date: 13 Oct 08 - 02:31 PM

I don't think anyone is blaming the artists - they're entitled to cancellation fees if there is little notice given. My thought was that the organisers were being too ambitious in the first place, certainly unless there was substantial sponsorship up front.

Barbara


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Subject: RE: Pickering Folk Festival: Tickets Online
From: GUEST,Beany
Date: 14 Oct 08 - 07:28 AM

Hi Barbara and everyone in the same boat. I have not, as yet, received a reply to my letter sent to Events Office. However I have found out that if you paid for your tickets by credit card there maybe a way that the credit card company will refund the money and then chase the company that should have provided the service - in this case The Events Office.
I feel very sorry for the organisers that this situation has arisen but I do strongly feel that they should have been posting updates on their web site so that we would know what was happening and not leaving us in the dark so to speak.
Beany


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Subject: RE: Pickering Folk Festival: Tickets Online
From: Tim Leaning
Date: 14 Oct 08 - 08:34 AM

What a shame it all is.
Comiserations to all, customers, artists and organisers.
It does seem a pity that no one from the organisers could have just left some information on the thread here.
Even folkies can be reasonable if they are treated with a little respect and given info.
Hopefuly this will be a learning oportunity for us all.


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Subject: RE: Pickering Folk Festival: Tickets Online
From: GUEST,TB
Date: 14 Oct 08 - 08:42 AM

Like many others on here we have been chasing a refund of 4 tickets and have been given numerous excuses and promises. We have issued a letter and will be going to the courts soon.


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Subject: RE: Pickering Folk Festival: Tickets Online
From: The Villan
Date: 14 Oct 08 - 09:23 AM

I see that none of you have posted on their message board on the Festival thread. See here. http://theeventsoffice.co.uk/msg/YaBB.pl?num=1208273995


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Subject: RE: Pickering Folk Festival: Tickets Online
From: GUEST,Barbara Hoyle
Date: 14 Oct 08 - 11:03 AM

I note that there is now a new entry on the festival website, asking for notification asap if anyone has claimed on their credit card insurance.

Also: 'All ticket refunds are ongoing and will be made as soon as possible. Please be patient for all refunds to be made in full.'


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Subject: RE: Pickering Folk Festival: Tickets Online
From: Snuffy
Date: 14 Oct 08 - 11:34 AM

Perhaps the Festival could use their own message board to send messages letting people know what's happening - they haven't posted on there since April.


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Subject: RE: Pickering Folk Festival: Tickets Online
From: GUEST,Pickering Resident
Date: 15 Oct 08 - 06:29 AM

From a post I made elsewhere when someone else asked about refunds...

At least one of the guys involved in organising it is a bit of a local character, who cycles between having loads of money and being bankrupt every few years. He seems to be heading towards a bankrupt phase at present, having recently, I believe, sold his trendy wine bar. He's made quite a lot of people in Pickering very unhappy through various means and personally, having met him on several occasions, I wouldn't trust him as far as I could throw him.

Personally, I wouldn't get your hopes up folks but I'd love to be proved wrong, so we'll see.

This is all, of course, just my opinion and should be treated as such.


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Subject: RE: Pickering Folk Festival: Tickets Online
From: nutty
Date: 15 Oct 08 - 07:17 AM

Opinions are not something you are allowed to have on this forum.

I got pilloried when I voiced mine (see previous thread - click)


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Subject: RE: Pickering Folk Festival: Tickets Online
From: The Villan
Date: 15 Oct 08 - 07:36 AM

Nutty
Thats becuase people posting were insulting each other on the forum (flaming) which in 99% of forums is not allowed.


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Subject: RE: Pickering Folk Festival: Tickets Online
From: The Villan
Date: 15 Oct 08 - 07:40 AM

Come on guys, don't start flaming on this thread. This is about people trying to get their money back.


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Subject: RE: Pickering Folk Festival: Tickets Online
From: nutty
Date: 15 Oct 08 - 08:03 AM

I apologise for the above comments. I should not have made them and have asked for them to be removed.
    Message removed per request.
    -Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: Pickering Folk Festival: Tickets Online
From: theleveller
Date: 15 Oct 08 - 09:17 AM

You're quite right, Villain. I'm saying nothing more about previous threads.

Nutty, I suggest we let byegones be byegones - we're both passionate folk fans and choose to support the genre in our own ways. Vive la difference, as they say across the water.


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Subject: RE: Pickering Folk Festival: Tickets Online
From: theleveller
Date: 15 Oct 08 - 09:40 AM

Forgot to add that I, too, apologise for my comments.
    Message removed per request.
    -Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: Pickering Folk Festival: Tickets Online
From: The Villan
Date: 15 Oct 08 - 09:43 AM

Hurrah :-)


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Subject: RE: Pickering Folk Festival: Tickets Online
From: GUEST
Date: 15 Oct 08 - 01:23 PM

Well I'm another that's still waiting for a refund and have no intention of ettending any re-scheduled event. The Events Office are supposed to be professional events organisers but there is little evidence of this. I certainly can't get a response to any messages I send.


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Subject: RE: Pickering Folk Festival: Tickets Online
From: The Villan
Date: 15 Oct 08 - 02:14 PM

I have just posted this on their forum. We will see what happens.

As a folk club organiser and somebody that supported your Festival, I have to say that I am very disappointed at your response to the general public after cancelling this event.

There are a huge amount of people who have not received their money back

Many are taking the issue up legally

Many are complaining that you are using evasive comments and have no intention of paying the money back.

Is there anybody who would like to respond to that.

Failing that I will not be recommending or handing out brochures for your supposed event in 2009.

I find it shameful and a slur on decent organisers

Incidentally this post will be on other forums just in case you decide to delete it on this thread


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Subject: RE: Pickering Folk Festival: Tickets Online
From: nutty
Date: 15 Oct 08 - 04:21 PM

ADVANCED PUBLICITY FOR THE 2009 EVENT

click

Apparently posted on Monday


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Subject: RE: Pickering Folk Festival: Tickets Online
From: GUEST,John Robinson
Date: 15 Oct 08 - 05:16 PM

So much for my interpretation of this business as a "success story". Evidence of bad organisation is visible on other threads in their, admitedly rarely used, forum. The knock on effect of such things is inevitable. I had it in the back of my mind to go to their next steam rally but I think I'll choose to go elsewhere for my annual dose of smoke and oil ....


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Subject: RE: Pickering Folk Festival: Tickets Online
From: theleveller
Date: 16 Oct 08 - 03:21 AM

This may seem like a stupid question - but is anyone going to the rescheduled festival? If not, why not come to Ryedale Folk Weekend on the same weekend, just up the road from Pickering in beautiful Hutton-le-Hole. it was great last year and I reckon it will be even better this year.


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Subject: RE: Pickering Folk Festival: Tickets Online
From: GUEST,Graeme, Brother Crow
Date: 16 Oct 08 - 04:28 AM

Indeed Mr. Leveller, and the provisional line up for Ryedale 2009 so far is:

Mawkin:Causley, Jackie Oates, Dave Goulder, Brother Crow, Lucy Ward, The Mick West Trio, Dave Burland, Richard Grainger, Steve Dawes & Helen Pitt, Adrian O, Dick Miles, Kim Wyrd Guy with more to come...

I hope things get sort of out for all of you waiting for money, and I genuinely wish the Pickering Festival all the success for the future...it's just a shame they've chosen a weekend in 2009 when there's another established festival under ten miles away.

Ryedale is a great venue, with the main concerts taking place in the reconstruction of a medieval Manor House. Those of you who were there last year will know the acoustics were great...

Best Wishes,
Graeme,
Brother Crow.


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Subject: RE: Pickering Folk Festival: Tickets Online
From: theleveller
Date: 16 Oct 08 - 04:47 AM

That's a fantastic line-up, Graeme. Will we be hearing selections from a third Brother Crow CD (worn the first two out!)? It'll be great to see those cheeky Mawkin lads again - hope the pub's got extra beer stocks in. And what about Lucy getting through to the finals of the Young Folk Musician of the Year Awards? Even more fantastic if she wins and, listening to the preview on Mike Harding last night, she's got a very good chance. (I think she's the only person we know who's young enough to enter!). Good luck, Luce!

Anyway, Whipstaff will be there to join in the singarounds (hope Jeanette remembers to reserve us a caravan spot)- we'll see you at KFFC BBB in November, if not before.


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Subject: RE: Pickering Folk Festival: Tickets Online
From: GUEST,Beany
Date: 16 Oct 08 - 05:59 AM

Barbara, I read that you said that there has been an update on the festival website, please can you tell me where this is?
I have contacted the credit card company that I used to purchase the tickets and have been told that they will look into this but it may take some time due to the airline XL going bust.
I have also heard that the stall holders are also still waiting for their refunds.
Does anyone know of anyone that has indeed received their refund as that news may bring some more hope!
All of this could have been allayed if the Events Office had kept us all up to date with what was happening and I am sure that if they had then they would have had a great many more people wanting to attend the proposed festival for next year, although Rydale is looking preferable to me at this moment in time.
Beany


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Subject: RE: Pickering Folk Festival: Tickets Online
From: GUEST,Graeme, Brother Crow
Date: 16 Oct 08 - 06:00 AM

Yes, it's a cracking line up...

...Lucy Ward is Fab, and she most certainly has our support for Young Folk Musician of the Year. Get her booked for your club now...such stage presence for one so young...!

Third BC CD....well, it's written, and we're spending Dec/Jan rehearsing the new songs before starting the recording. Some of you that saw us prior to the release of Hollow Hills will have seen some of the "works in progress" such as "Once Their Were So Few", "Between The Forest and the Shore", "Just Another High Street" and "Cold".

Not sure when we'll release it as we've decided not to commit our selves just yet. We may actually have a couple of cheerful songs on there, though to counterbalance, there may well be also the bleakest song we've ever written...

...we probably ought to create another thread, I don't want to hijack this one, as people getting their money back is the most important thing here.

Best Wishes,
Graeme, Brother Crow.


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Subject: RE: Pickering Folk Festival: Tickets Online
From: The Villan
Date: 16 Oct 08 - 07:00 AM

Here is the link Beany

http://www.theeventsoffice.co.uk/events.shtml


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Subject: RE: Pickering Folk Festival: Tickets Online
From: The Greyt Hound
Date: 16 Oct 08 - 07:00 AM

Tis done. Here is a thread for Ryedale. Ryedale Folk Weekend 2009


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Subject: RE: Pickering Folk Festival: Tickets Online
From: GUEST,Barbara Hoyle
Date: 16 Oct 08 - 07:04 AM

Beany,
Apologies for not explaining properly. I meant their entry on the Radio 2 festivals website. The following should guide you there.

www.bbc.co.uk/radio2/r2music/folk/festivals

Then go to August and the appropriate date.

I still do not know of ANYONE who has received a refund, but would dearly love to be contradicted re this.


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Subject: RE: Pickering Folk Festival: Tickets Online
From: The Villan
Date: 17 Oct 08 - 05:01 AM

This was posted on the Events Office Forum

According to a mate of a mate's mate (who is in the know), there is no money, and some of the event suppliers and contractors have not been paid yet, not just for one event either.

I would'nt get your hopes up.


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Subject: RE: Pickering Folk Festival: Tickets Online
From: GUEST,Emmy lou
Date: 17 Oct 08 - 05:17 AM

HI all - I am so sick of the lies we have been told by the events office for Pickering that I feel we should form some sort of action group to ensure we get our money back. From the end of August we have been told that the money will be with by next week/ 2 weeks time/ tomorrow. If you are interested then let me know via this forum.


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Subject: RE: Pickering Folk Festival: Tickets Online
From: GUEST,Barbara Hoyle
Date: 17 Oct 08 - 05:29 AM

I'm interested Emmy lou.


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Subject: RE: Pickering Folk Festival: Tickets Online
From: theleveller
Date: 17 Oct 08 - 05:55 AM

I'm interested - could we take some sort of legal 'class action'. Surely, if there's no money they can't seriously be thinking of running a rescheduled festival? Does anyone know if The Events Office is a limited company (I'm assuming it is)- I'll check with Companies House when I get a mo.


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Subject: RE: Pickering Folk Festival: Tickets Online
From: theleveller
Date: 17 Oct 08 - 06:04 AM

To answer my own question: The Events Office Limited (based in Pickering) was dissolved in May 2007. There is an Events Office (Europe) Limited based at a chartered accountant's in Lincoln - don't know if they are the same people but they have never filed any account and these are now overdue.

If the organisers of the Pickering Festival are not a limited company, we can take action against the individuals themselves.


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Subject: RE: Pickering Folk Festival: Tickets Online
From: GUEST,Pickering Resident
Date: 17 Oct 08 - 06:38 AM

As I said before, I'd be shocked if anyone got refunds but I am prepared to be proven wrong.

If you're going after individuals, I'd suggest starting with the local "businessman" behind the shambles/scam that was/is The Events Office, Mr Simon Boak.

Good luck :)


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Subject: RE: Pickering Folk Festival: Tickets Online
From: The Villan
Date: 17 Oct 08 - 06:56 AM

Contact Name, Mr Simon Boak. Contact Address, The Events Office PO Box 1 Pickering North Yorks Yo18 7YG. Contact Tel, 01751 473780 mob:07787 115302 ...


Why don't you start a new thread

Pickering Folk Festival Action Group


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Subject: RE: Pickering Folk Festival: Tickets Online
From: The Villan
Date: 17 Oct 08 - 05:24 PM

New thread started

PickeringFolkFestival Are you owed money

You will find info on newspaper reporter waiting to hear your stories on how you haven't been paid. Get it splattered all over North Yorkshire


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Subject: RE: Pickering Folk Festival: Tickets Online
From: GUEST,blowz sans cookie
Date: 17 Oct 08 - 06:47 PM

How many of the ticket holders do you reckon were also Mudcatters? Is this likely to be a sizeable response? Have you considered other ways of reaching disgruntled ticketholders?

I think it's a rotten way for any festival organiser to deal with their customers and a poor recommendation for any future events - but just onder how many people will see this, with due respect to the mudcat


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Subject: RE: Pickering Folk Festival: Tickets Online
From: The Villan
Date: 17 Oct 08 - 06:53 PM

Well if you have any websites that you can recommend that would be very helpful. I agree, if the message can get out to as many people as possible, so much the better.


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Subject: RE: Pickering Folk Festival: Tickets Online
From: GUEST,Redmando
Date: 28 Oct 08 - 08:15 AM

Have any ticket-folders got there money back yet? Did you have to threaten/take legal action?


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Subject: RE: Pickering Folk Festival: Tickets Online
From: The Villan
Date: 28 Oct 08 - 08:53 AM

Click on this link

thread.cfm?threadid=115359&messages=2#2468595

and towards the end of the thread you will find people who have had their money back


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Subject: RE: Pickering Folk Festival: Tickets Online
From: GUEST,topsy kretts
Date: 13 Nov 08 - 02:34 PM

EVERYONE! Please listen carefully!

I doubt, very much, that anyone will recieve any refund at all. I live in Pickering and everyone here knows that the organisers for this event, have either gone bust, or bee in trouble with the tax man. For what everyone knows, none of the showfield belongs to simon boak anymore, it belongs to a consortium of 5 people. Chances are he has used your money to pay off his debts. Im sorry to dissapoint you all but it is common knowledge in the town that the events office is a disaster. Money is oqwed to MANY local firms who have supplied goods for events down at the showfield, and, to be honest many of these firms will never ever see there money back out of it. Its a damn farce and pure piss take of the local firms, and all you people who have supported such events as this one. Sorry.


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Subject: RE: Pickering Folk Festival: Tickets Online
From: theleveller
Date: 13 Nov 08 - 02:38 PM

I've had mine back.


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Subject: RE: Pickering Folk Festival: Tickets Online
From: GUEST,topsy kretts
Date: 14 Nov 08 - 01:34 PM

well you should think yourself lucky, because there are hundreds in the town alone who are still to receive anything...........


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Subject: RE: Pickering Folk Festival: Tickets Online
From: The Villan
Date: 14 Nov 08 - 02:11 PM

Topsy
Get in touch with the newspaper as mentioned on previous posts on this thread and tell them that


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Subject: RE: Pickering Folk Festival: Tickets Online
From: GUEST,Beany
Date: 20 Nov 08 - 05:17 AM

Hi, I did manage to speak to a nice chap at the events office who said that they would refund me via postal order /cheque. My credit card company advised me that they shouldnot be doing this and have to refund the card. So I asked the credit card company to persue the refund as opposed to me waiting any longer for a payment from the Events Office. I did manage to get a refund via my credit card company who I guess are now trying to get the refund from Mr S Boak and Co.
I think that people have to speak to someone in the events office to push them into puting you on the next payment date for the postal order/ cheque run - as I was told.
Good Luck


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Subject: RE: Pickering Folk Festival: Tickets Online
From: GUEST
Date: 25 Nov 08 - 12:19 PM

I am responding to the e mail from the ANONYMOUS Pickering resident Topsy Kretts!. I have NOT been in trouble with the tax man. A consortium does not or never has owned the showground. I dont know where youre information comes from about hundreds of Pickering people waiting for refunds as only 27 tickets were sold in town. What is true is that it is difficult trying to pay the commercial mortgage on the showground as it is currently £5000 a week interest only. As for the one about been arrested - North Yorkshire Police currently use the showground to train police dogs and there is sometimes up to 9 police vans on the ground during the training sessions - they could do with a live chase if youre interested Topsy!


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Subject: RE: Pickering Folk Festival: Tickets Online
From: GUEST,Sarah Derry
Date: 03 Dec 08 - 07:41 AM

Well,
the post has just been and it will be 8 weeks this coming Monday that I was assured a cheque would be issued to me without fail (in fact I was quoted 6/8 weeks so I am being generous here yet again). I've bloomin had enough and am going to send a letter like Barbara did as this is beyond a joke now. No Christmas card from me Mr Boak that's for sure. And can I suggest you put a message on your phone to explain when exactly refunds are going to be issued as you were quick enought to slap the message on about the office closed to illness till 3rd December. Well, guess what have tried all morning and no reply.
I notice an article appeared in the Yorkshire Evening Press a while ago now and I'll be contacting them about it too this weekend - it's seriously out of order now and I am very annoyed at my abused trust! Feel free to correct me on this forum Mr Boak - from my experience so far it's all words and no action (what about my interest too!!)

Sarah


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Subject: RE: Pickering Folk Festival: Tickets Online
From: GUEST,kath g
Date: 06 Dec 08 - 06:03 AM

I am yet another ticket holder waiting for a refund. i have spoken to the events office several times and each time have been told a refund will be sent on some future date. The last time I rang after being promised my money would be sent on November 17th in the form of a cheque;when it did not turn up I was told it should have been sent and they would investigate further. Since then I haven't managed to speak to anyone....
To the Box Office
BE STRAIGHT AND LET US KNOW IF THERE ARE MORE PROBLEMS INSTEAD OF MAKING EMPTY PROMISES
KEEP US INFORMED VIA THE WEBSITE.


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Subject: RE: Pickering Folk Festival: Tickets Online
From: GUEST,janet and kevin
Date: 08 Dec 08 - 03:38 PM

its not just festival goers affected by these problems of unpaid refunds for the cancelled event. Traders too were promised a refund of their pitch costs, which has never happened after many false promises. We are on your side and if any one needs an extra signature for petitions or anything, do let us get involved


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Subject: RE: Pickering Folk Festival: Tickets Online
From: GUEST,L.YATES
Date: 09 Dec 08 - 11:17 AM

Still awaiting refund for 2 tickets as promised.

Last email said refunds would definately be sent 1 December first class post.
No one answers the phone or returns our emails.

Any ideas?


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Subject: RE: Pickering Folk Festival: Tickets Online
From: GUEST,yoyo
Date: 10 Dec 08 - 12:03 PM


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Subject: RE: Pickering Folk Festival: Tickets Online
From: GUEST
Date: 12 Dec 08 - 07:06 AM

I havent received any money back from the canceled pickering festival despite being promised it on a number of occassions. The last time I was told it was def goin out on 19th Nov. Now the events office answer machine seems to be full and no one is answering.. not a good sign. My email address is narmstrong007@yahoo.co.uk if anyone has any further info!!!


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Subject: RE: Pickering Folk Festival: Tickets Online
From: weller
Date: 12 Dec 08 - 11:40 AM

Ditto. False promises, "we are busy" messages, now a full phone message.

Has anyone received a refund in December?


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Subject: Events Office Web Site GONE
From: weller
Date: 12 Dec 08 - 11:53 AM

Just tried to log on to events office web site. It's gone!


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Subject: RE: Pickering Folk Festival: Tickets Online
From: nutty
Date: 12 Dec 08 - 12:03 PM

Yet strangely the 2009 Festival is still being advertised ......

SEE HERE


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Subject: RE: Pickering Folk Festival: Tickets Online
From: The Villan
Date: 12 Dec 08 - 12:04 PM

Done a runner maybe!


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Subject: RE: Pickering Folk Festival: Tickets Online
From: GUEST,Blowz sans cookie
Date: 12 Dec 08 - 12:09 PM

That's just a listing by a third party, Nutty, as far as I can see - probably based on something which was sent out months ago.


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Subject: RE: Pickering Folk Festival: Tickets Online
From: The Villan
Date: 15 Dec 08 - 11:01 AM

Just seen this post on the Pickering Forum by somebody called Jimbo.

>>
Posts: 1
Re: Pickering Folk Festival Launched
Reply #9 - Today at 15:30:10 Quote
BEWARE ALL POTENTIAL SUPPLIERS AND CUSTOMERS WHO EITHER SUPPLY
OR BUY FROM THE EVENTS OFFICE ORGANISATION.

THEY ARE A BUNCH OF THEIVING NO GOOD W******.

BECAUSE THEY CANCELLED THE PICKERING FOLK FESTIVAL I AM OUT OF
POCKET TO THE TUNE OF £600 FOR SUPPLYING THEM WITH SERVICES FOR
THE EVENT TOGETHER WITH OTHER NUMEROUS SUPPLIERS AND ARTISTS.

DO NOT GO ANYWHERE NEAR THIS BUNCH OF THEIVING CON ARTISTS OR
YOU WILL LOSE A LOT OF MONEY.

HOW MANY PUNTERS BOUGHT TICKETS FOR THE FESTIVAL AND HAVE NOT HAD
A REFUND YET ????

WE ARE SUING THE ARSE OFF SIMON BOAK AND IF THEIRS ANYONE OUT THERE
WHO HAS BEEN SCREWED BY THIS ORGANISATION AS WELL, LET ME KNOW
IT WILL ONLY ADD TO THIS GUY GETTING SCREWED BY THE JUDICIAL SYSTEM.

WATCH OUT SIMON, YOU NEVER KKNOW WHO'S GOING TO TAP YOU ON THE SHOULDER
WHEN YOU LEAST EXPECT IT !

<<


http://theeventsoffice.co.uk/msg/YaBB.pl?num=1208273995/0


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Subject: RE: Pickering Folk Festival: Tickets Online
From: weller
Date: 16 Dec 08 - 11:49 AM

Trying to do some tracing. I'm only stung for £50 but I know others are owed more. Got this from ryedale.gov web site when I googled "Simon Boak Pickering".

Am not in favour of this normally but he's gone beyond a joke

Location: Beckside Crafts Bridge Street Pickering North Yorkshire YO18 8DT
Applicant: Mr Simon Boak
Correspondence Address: C/O Harry Atkinson 22 Burgate Pickering YO18 7AU
Phone: 01751 477722

Hope this helps trace him


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Subject: RE: Pickering Folk Festival: Tickets Online
From: GUEST,Dravinger
Date: 16 Dec 08 - 03:00 PM

Yet another person trying to get a refund - all I've been getting are empty promises too - no replies to emails, not returning phone calls so I'll be trying to get my refund from the credit card company I used.

Tried ringing them today and got the message "This line does not accept incoming calls" so it looks like they have closed up shop.

Has anybody tried visiting their offices? - Not being local to Pickering (250 miles away so a 500 mile wasted round trip back in August) I don't know if this is even possible.


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Subject: RE: Pickering Folk Festival: Tickets Online
From: GUEST,karenL
Date: 21 Dec 08 - 05:45 PM

Hi I am yet another poor sucker who has been taken for a ride by this bunch of criminals. I bought tickets for £120. Had same experience as the rest of you. Has anyone contacted the police?


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Subject: RE: Pickering Folk Festival: Tickets Online
From: Folkiedave
Date: 22 Dec 08 - 03:48 AM

Whilst any legal advice is just the result of my own experience, I do believe that if you paid by credit card then you can claim from your credit card company because it is over £100.00, which is the lower limit.


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Subject: RE: Pickering Folk Festival: Tickets Online
From: Dave (Bridge)
Date: 22 Dec 08 - 12:55 PM

Surprise, surprise, we got an invitation to next year's event with the complimentary package, whether or not we have had a refund.
Guess what? we won't be going. We have not had any refund yet and what have they done to make us trust them for next year? I would not go if they paid me. In fact I was supposed to be getting paid to stage manage this year and again guess what? That has not been forthcoming either.


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Subject: RE: Pickering Folk Festival: Tickets Online
From: GUEST,Dravinger
Date: 22 Dec 08 - 04:29 PM

Just received a letter to say The Events Office has ceased trading but another company is acquiring some of the Events Office business... What's the betting that the 'new' company has the same set of directors or owners?

Fat chance of getting any money back from them now.

They have offered a free pass to next years festival (now called "The Yorkshire Folk Festival") even if you have had a refund. This sounds good to start with until you ask yourself what the line up will be - if we are struggling to get a refund what about the bands? So what chance of a line up of a similar quality or any of the acts who were supposed to play last August?

Question is can you trust them? I don't.


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Subject: RE: Pickering Folk Festival: Tickets Online
From: GUEST,Guest: folkandroots
Date: 23 Dec 08 - 05:20 AM

I received the same letter yesterday and also assumed that the new company would consist of the same people, presumably if the Events Office has had to stop trading and its business is being taken over by another company this information will be in the public domain along with the names of the director of the new company, I take it isnt yet?


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Subject: RE: Pickering Folk Festival: Tickets Online
From: the button
Date: 23 Dec 08 - 05:26 AM

I'm thinking of holding a folk festival next year -- Jacques Cousteau already booked. If anyone wants to send me £70 for a weekend ticket, feel free.


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Subject: RE: Pickering Folk Festival: Tickets Online
From: GUEST,julie
Date: 05 Jan 09 - 02:35 PM

i have also had email requests for my £300 to be refunded ignored. i have recently sent a written request with a given time scale (for what its worth ) following legal advice. i wondered if any collective action is being organised, as previuosly blogs have mentioned possible formation of an action group?
i am annoyed at being duped out of my hard earned, they seem to be just getting away with poccketing our cash!!!


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Subject: RE: Pickering Folk Festival: Tickets Online
From: GUEST,karenL
Date: 06 Jan 09 - 07:22 AM

I have just been in touch with consumer direct again. I sent a recorded delivery letter threatening legal action but it has not been signed for (surprise!). I also received the offer of free (ha ha) tickets for next year. I don't know what to do. I also phoned North Yorkshire police who said I should contact trading standards. They are not interested. Consumer Direct say that each individual would haveto take legal action against the owner of the company. And you could end up even more out of pocket. We should form an action group. If enough of us got together and got in touch with a consumer program like watchdog it may have some effect. If anyone is interested, post in my new thread and tell everyone else you know to do the same. the new thread will be called 'Tell your Pickering FF story here' Then I can write to watchdog with the stories. It might help, you never know.


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Subject: RE: Pickering Folk Festival: Tickets Online
From: Gedpipes
Date: 06 Jan 09 - 07:56 AM

Karen
Maybe try writing to Tony Levene the editor of The Guardian Money section. He appears to be fairly dogged in getting results
http://www.guardian.co.uk/money/2009/jan/03/capital-letters-tony-levene-consumer-rights

Best of luck
Ged


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Subject: RE: Pickering Folk Festival: Tickets Online
From: GUEST
Date: 15 Jan 09 - 05:35 PM

The company has been taken over by a new company.


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Subject: RE: Pickering Folk Festival: Tickets Online
From: GUEST,Dravinger
Date: 19 Feb 09 - 05:46 PM

Well it looks like the "Yorkshire Folk Festival" we were offered free tickets to isn't going to happen either - the weekend of 23rd 24th and 25th May is now the dates for the Yorkshire Food Festival at the Pickering Show Ground http://www.theeventsoffice.co.uk/ and I guess that will probably sink into the Pickering mud too especially if Mr Boak has anything to do with it.

I might have lost only £80 (which my credit card company won't refund as it's under the £100 threshold) on the tickets but it's the 500 mile round trip for nothing and a disappointed family that really p***ed me off.

It also looks like the bands haven't been paid or compensated either for the last minute cancellation. I found this on The Waterboys web site



PICKERING FESTIVAL REFUNDS UPDATE
27th Jan 2009

Many people have contacted us to say they still haven't received ticket refunds for the cancelled Pickering Festival of last August. We're very sorry to hear this but not surprised, because The Waterboys haven't been paid either despite the show being cancelled only the day before and the band having already incurred costs in advance. Anyone still waiting for refunds is advised to report the matter to The Trading Standards and Consumer Advice Office, 9 St Leonard's Place, York YO1 7ET. Or you could try chasing the promoter: Simon Boak, The Events Office, PO Box 1, Pickering, North Yorkshire, YO18 7YG. Telephone; 01751 473780. Good luck!


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Subject: RE: Pickering Folk Festival: Tickets Online
From: GUEST,Pattie
Date: 27 Feb 09 - 09:36 AM

I have been disappointed as still waiting for four tickets to be refunded. promised this in January but nothing has happenned. no reply to emails. I was ok about waiting for the event in 2009 and having sympathy with the organisers but now feel have been duped.
The telephone line is not taking incoming calls either! I will be contacting trading standards to see if theres anything can be done.

Is there an action group on this? please let me know.


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Subject: SEO Expert For My Website
From: GUEST,TonyB
Date: 01 Apr 09 - 06:02 PM

Hi Everyone,
I have a carpet cleaning business in Houston,TX that was doing pretty good until the economy went bad, and with it my clientele. I have a website for the business but I dont
know what I have to do the get it to show up in a search. Right now it's somewhere in the yahoo/google netherworld (LOL).

Is there someone on here that can give me some insight or know of anyone that coud give me insight on how I can get my local website on the front
page of a Yahoo or Google search to increase my business without it costing me 5 or 10k $$$? If so please share with me.

I thank you and my hungry over-eating children thank you.

thanks,


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Subject: RE: Pickering Folk Festival: Tickets Online
From: GUEST
Date: 14 Apr 09 - 07:18 AM

Jackie
Have been in touch with the organisers of the Gateway To The Moors Festival (formerly Pickering Folk Fest.) They say that although the debt from the previous organiser, Simon Boak, is not theirs, they will be issuing complimentary tickets to those who did not receive a refund as soon as the tickets go on sale. They have a list of all those (approx. 50 %) who DID receive a refund. The date has been changed to 14-16th August and not 4-6th Sept as stated on some websites. Have just contacted my credit card company having been in discussion for months, to be told I cannot claim from them!


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Subject: RE: Pickering Folk Festival: Tickets Online
From: GUEST,Cliff
Date: 14 Apr 09 - 08:18 AM

Back to coinciding with the Saltburn Festival then!

Good organisation!


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Subject: RE: Pickering Folk Festival: Tickets Online
From: theleveller
Date: 14 Apr 09 - 08:51 AM

Yes, but tickets for what? It's now an Indie and Acoustic Festival, but no artists announced yet. Tell you what, I think I'll just send them £190 for a family ticket plus camping and see what happens....LOL!


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Subject: RE: Pickering Folk Festival: Tickets Online
From: GUEST,Mr Red
Date: 14 Apr 09 - 09:23 AM

GUEST,TonyB

Not much about Pickering - but if you search on Google for the words "Google Submission" you will find how to and do the same for Yahoo.

After that there is plenty you can do on your website - investigate "metadata" these are line in te HTML that can hold keywords.

And link to as many other sites that are relevant. And try to get them to link to you (eg carpet stores).

Good luck - and maybe you will clean-up. **BG**


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Subject: RE: Pickering Folk Festival: Tickets Online
From: GUEST,Jacobsgoldmine
Date: 26 Jun 09 - 12:31 PM

Now the Gateways to the moors festival has been cancelled too, still no refund (no surprise there then!) As for Mr Boak having nothing to do with the new events company, why was he seen giving out the money to traction engine owners at the Selby Steam Fair 2 weeks ago??


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Subject: RE: Pickering Folk Festival: Tickets Online
From: GUEST,julie
Date: 29 Jul 09 - 11:47 AM

Having waited for the rearranged folk festival to occur in May and then August 2009, I have recently discovered that the event has again been cancelled. Upto now I have not tried to claim a refund (paid via a debit card for 2 tickets + camping). I have read the many mails and links and would ideally like to attempt to try and claim my money back now, but think it is too too late. Any ideas and who do i write to ?? is the Events and Exhibitions Ltd in Leeds address (on a correspondence from last December any use?) Do trading standards respond. It looks like i will have to write this one off?


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Subject: RE: Pickering Folk Festival: Tickets Online
From: theleveller
Date: 29 Jul 09 - 12:27 PM

Personally, I think the only way you would get reimbursed is to pursue Simon Boak, as the new organisers have, supposedly, nothing to do with him now and have bought the showground from him. How you contact him, I have no idea. I actually got my money back some months ago and was paid with a building society cheque from Mr Boak's personal account.


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Subject: RE: Pickering Folk Festival: Tickets Online
From: Soldier boy
Date: 29 Jul 09 - 04:02 PM

I have just learnt that The Cropton Folk and Roots Festival (7-9 August 2009)has also now ben cancelled!!

What's up with this part of the world?!! and is there any connection between the two re the organisers etc?


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Subject: RE: Pickering Folk Festival: Tickets Online
From: stallion
Date: 29 Jul 09 - 08:04 PM

is that for real, Cropton cancelled? Oh dear


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Subject: RE: Pickering Folk Festival: Tickets Online
From: Dennis the Elder
Date: 10 Aug 09 - 05:15 AM

Unwelcome news to those owed money.

There has been aledgedly even more trouble concerning the organisers following severe problems at the showground on Sunday.
I enclose a press release from "The Press" in York
"Police called after Pickering Traction Engine Rally exhibitors block exits
8:37am Monday 10th August 2009


POLICE were called to a huge steam show in North Yorkshire after a sudden dispute led to angry exhibitors blocking the exits.
A row over the arrangements for the Pickering Traction Engine Rally flared during the final stages of its four-day stay at the town's showground following what stallholders say was an unexpected and "fiery" afternoon meeting with organisers.
It led to lorries, trucks and some of the vehicles on show at the event ? which is believed to have attracted more than 50,000 visitors ? being used to blockade the exits to the venue. Police were eventually able to clear the way after 5pm.
The reasons for the protest are unclear, but the company behind the rally ? Leeds-based Events & Exhibitions Ltd ? was unavailable for comment yesterday, despite repeated attempts by The Press to contact them.
One of the show's exhibitors, who did not want to be named, said: "We were all called into a meeting at about 3pm and were told there had been some problems ? it was certainly fiery.
"Everybody was furious afterwards and the next thing we knew people were loading up their vehicles and taking them round to block the entrances to the showground, saying they weren't leaving until they got answers on certain things.
"Nobody who can tell us exactly what has been happening seems to have been around, but there has been a lot of anger."
Both the new owners and the original owners were allegedly involved in the dispute."

This "may" result in even less a chance of anyone receiving a refund from anyone.


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Subject: RE: Pickering Folk Festival: Tickets Online
From: GUEST,Michelin Man
Date: 10 Aug 09 - 05:48 AM

Well I for one (and the wifw ) will be staying well clear of this event.


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Subject: RE: Pickering Folk Festival: Tickets Online
From: GUEST,FH
Date: 11 Aug 09 - 06:45 AM

Pickering steam rally statement on youtube.


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Subject: RE: Pickering Folk Festival: Tickets Online
From: Tyke
Date: 29 Oct 09 - 09:26 AM

I have just watched the Youtube Vidios very interesting. Scarbough and Grantham where mentioned but no mention of Leeds which is were it has been stated the company (Leeds-based Events & Exhibitions Ltd)is based.
    Thread closed because it's been a target for a heavy barrage of Spam. If you have something to add to the discussion, please start a new thread and link back to this one.
    -Joe Offer-


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