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Sidmouth - More Confusion

22 Feb 05 - 09:53 AM (#1417443)
Subject: Sidmouth - More Disappointment
From: GUEST,Town Crier

I've just been looking at the well-produced website for this year's Sidmouth Folk Week but am concerned to see that the much-applauded £5,000 grant from the town council is for children's events only.

Does this mean the town council are still not contributing funds to the main Folk Week?


22 Feb 05 - 10:04 AM (#1417449)
Subject: RE: Sidmouth - More Confusion
From: MBSLynne

By contributing £5000 to the festival, they ARE contributing to the main Folk Week. They decided that since there is going to be a Folk Week ( which they support wholeheartedly) they were particularly keen that it should continue to attract families, so they have made their grant specifically for children's events. £5000 is welcome wherever in the festival it is going to be used. It's likely that this will fund one or more children's marquees in Blackmore Gardens.

Love Lynne


22 Feb 05 - 10:25 AM (#1417470)
Subject: RE: Sidmouth - More Confusion
From: Dave Earl

It was www.sidmouthfolkweek.org.uk that you looked at wasn't it?

Dave


22 Feb 05 - 11:45 AM (#1417552)
Subject: RE: Sidmouth - More Confusion
From: GUEST,Town Crier

Yes, it was the official festival website which is very well-designed.

I also keep an eye on the "Seered" website though which is also very informative even if some of the news is not helpful to the team trying to keep a Sidmouth Folk Week going.


22 Feb 05 - 02:14 PM (#1417698)
Subject: RE: Sidmouth - More Confusion
From: GUEST,Bellowhead Fan

More confusion.

The Sidmouth website says Bellowhead are confirmed for Sidmouth 2005.

The Bellowhead website says the Sidmouth date is still to be confirmed.

Who is telling the truth and who is telling porkies?


22 Feb 05 - 02:43 PM (#1417736)
Subject: RE: Sidmouth - More Confusion
From: George Papavgeris

No need to bellyache. Bellowhead's website still needs to be updated. Jon & John are not always up-to-the-second in updating it, they're busy.


22 Feb 05 - 02:48 PM (#1417743)
Subject: RE: Sidmouth - More Confusion
From: Lizzie in beautiful Sidmouth

Isn't it just SO exciting Bellowhead Fan! ;0)

< Who is telling the truth and who is telling porkies?>

Mmmmm....Delicious!......Sidmouth Cluedo.....WHAT FUN!!!! :0) :0)

Well....I think it was The Sidmouth Streaker...on the Bowling Green....with.....the jack! ;0)

Lizzie


22 Feb 05 - 02:52 PM (#1417753)
Subject: RE: Sidmouth - More Confusion
From: greg stephens

What can the motivation be of someone trying to destroy a folk festival(remarkably ineffectually). Odd, isnt it?


22 Feb 05 - 03:07 PM (#1417767)
Subject: RE: Sidmouth - More Confusion
From: George Papavgeris

Dunno, Greg. The folk world is very inclusive, but that lets some right cases in. One could base a PhD thesis on Psychology on a study of Mudcat messages, I reckon.


23 Feb 05 - 03:43 AM (#1418406)
Subject: RE: Sidmouth - More Confusion
From: fiddler

don't suggest that someone will do it!

A
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23 Feb 05 - 05:46 AM (#1418472)
Subject: RE: Sidmouth - More Confusion
From: GUEST,Concerned of Huddersfield

If the Bellowhead fan cannot figure out for themselves that a website might need to be updated they must be sadly lacking in mental faculties.
By the fans own admission one site said confirmed and the other to be confirmed, do you really need to be a rocket scientist to conclude that one hadn't yet been updated


23 Feb 05 - 02:57 PM (#1418731)
Subject: RE: Sidmouth - More Confusion
From: JeZeBeL

Well said "concerned in 'uddersfield". ( Irefuse to talk proper even when I'm ont internet!!)

I want to work at Sidmouth......I have a friend who wants to gig at Sidmouth......can anyone help me???????

Concerned in Uddersfield.....any music there this weekend? Coming back up north to see a mate for't weekend...gunna spend most of it in uddersfield.

Jez


23 Feb 05 - 03:02 PM (#1418739)
Subject: RE: Sidmouth - More Confusion
From: GUEST,The Drapers from Norwich

Don't know why there are so many arguments over Sidmouth this year but it's certainly putting this family off attending.

We just don't know who to believe.

Other festivals look likely to be more friendly and welcoming.


23 Feb 05 - 06:19 PM (#1418967)
Subject: RE: Sidmouth - More Confusion
From: GUEST,Kate, Queen Mab's Music.

Hello everyone,

Just been pointed in the direction of this site and thread, so I thought I'd drop in to say panic not, bellowhead will be at Sidmouth on the 2nd of August. the bellowhead website will be updated when John isn't busy touring with Eliza Carthy and Sharon Shannon!

Look forward to meeting you all in Sidmouth if not before.

Kate.


23 Feb 05 - 06:22 PM (#1418975)
Subject: RE: Sidmouth - More Confusion
From: Georgiansilver

May well be travelling from Lincolnshire with other(s) to Sidmouth....so hope it is a suiccess. I was Devon born and bred so it is home to me.
Best wishes, Mike.


23 Feb 05 - 06:49 PM (#1418998)
Subject: RE: Sidmouth - More Confusion
From: Blowzabella

I might as well chip in and say that New Scorpion Band are also on at Sidmouth.....


23 Feb 05 - 06:58 PM (#1419010)
Subject: RE: Sidmouth - More Confusion
From: McGrath of Harlow

New Scorpion Band? Well, now I am confident - it's going to be a great festival.


23 Feb 05 - 08:12 PM (#1419078)
Subject: RE: Sidmouth - More Confusion
From: GUEST,Bellowhead Fan

Thanks Kate for clarifying the Bellowhead situation.

I see my favourite band are also appearing at the Trowbridge and Eastleigh Festivals - the latter in the same week as Sidmouth and with a better line-up so I may go there this year.

Sure anyone still travelling to Sidmouth will have a great time at the Bellowhead gig even if there's far fewer other concerts than in past years.

Bellowhead blew the dance marquee apart last year. They were my highlight of Sidmouth 2004.


24 Feb 05 - 03:29 AM (#1419310)
Subject: RE: Sidmouth - More Confusion
From: fiddler

To those travelling - we have the usual camp site to pm me if you want to Steward or camp - or look at the infamous web site

Andy


24 Feb 05 - 05:00 AM (#1419338)
Subject: RE: Sidmouth - More Confusion
From: greg stephens

Keep taking the tablets, Boilyerhead fan.


24 Feb 05 - 06:02 AM (#1419363)
Subject: RE: Sidmouth - More Confusion
From: GUEST,John Barden

Nice play on words Greg!! I'm looking forward to Sidmouth - roll on August


24 Feb 05 - 06:26 AM (#1419376)
Subject: RE: Sidmouth - More Confusion
From: Don(Wyziwyg)T

Drapers of Norwich,

Sidmouth Festival WILL be different this year, but not in regard to the friendly atmosphere. As one of the regular contributers to the session scene around the town, I promise you that you will enjoy the week as much as ever in the past. If you have any doubts, put them aside and come to Sidmouth.

The bickering, and negative comment, you have been exposed to over the last few months has, with a few exceptions, been the work of people who wanted to punish the Sidmouth traders by depriving them of the income from the festival (a singularly counterproductive plan of action). They will not be likely to advertise their presence, if in fact any of them come.

The rest of us, who want to preserve the festival, will be there to ensure that you all receive the warmest of welcomes, the best of live folk music, and a host of pleasant memories to take home afterwards.

Drop in to the Bedford Hotel sessions, and look for a big, ugly folkie with WYSIWYG printed across the scratch plate of his guitar, and I will welcome you personally.

I do so hope you will come.

Kindest regards
Don T


24 Feb 05 - 06:31 AM (#1419379)
Subject: RE: Sidmouth - More Confusion
From: GUEST,Concerned of Huddersfield

JeZeBel

Not anything this weekend that I'm aware of, but if you're up on the 12 March there's a big do at MilnsbridgeSocialist club run by Raggytash, it was a supurb night last year and I think is shaping up for another this, seek out Runswick Bay Rescue Boat thread


24 Feb 05 - 06:23 PM (#1420088)
Subject: RE: Sidmouth - More Confusion
From: Mingulay

How can there be confusion, if the Rugby Club are doing parking this year then Sidmouth is definately on. Leadfingers will be in the Newt, Lynne will be in the Middle Bar and all will be well with the world.


26 Feb 05 - 01:14 PM (#1421579)
Subject: RE: Sidmouth - More Confusion
From: Dave Earl

Mingulay you are so right.

I'm not confused at all.

It's all looking good. See the latest newsletter at www.sidmouthfolkweek.org.uk - you will need Adobe to see it it all its glory.

And there is also the opportunity to join the Supporters group so if you are Sidmouth supporters sign up and get a few benifits/discounts.

Dave Earl


26 Feb 05 - 04:05 PM (#1421719)
Subject: RE: Sidmouth - More Confusion
From: MBSLynne

All will indeed be well with the world, but just to cause a bit of extra confusion, Lynne may well also be in the Newt, and the Radway, and will definitely be running the first Friday evening session at the Volunteer!

Love Lynne


26 Feb 05 - 04:46 PM (#1421754)
Subject: RE: Sidmouth - More Confusion
From: Dave Earl

Lynne,

Are you not looking in at The Dove this year?

Dave


27 Feb 05 - 06:56 AM (#1422162)
Subject: RE: Sidmouth - More Confusion
From: MBSLynne

Oh yes!! How could I forget to mention the Dove!!? I shall be there as well Dave. In fact I think I'm going to have to become schizophrenic to get to all the places I want to be

Love Lynne


27 Feb 05 - 06:43 PM (#1422383)
Subject: RE: Sidmouth - More Confusion
From: Mingulay

They'll all be singing "Send in the Clones"

I'll get me tatters.


27 Feb 05 - 06:59 PM (#1422402)
Subject: RE: Sidmouth - More Confusion
From: Col K

I was talking to a friend this weekend and he tells me that all the various licences are in place and he had the camping one with him, so for all those who were worried about the campsite STOP WORRYING.


27 Feb 05 - 07:08 PM (#1422412)
Subject: RE: Sidmouth - More Confusion
From: George Papavgeris

...and be happy