Nether Edge Festival
The 2021 festival is already in the pipeline – the newly formed committee have already met and early decisions about the shape of this year’s Extravaganza have already been made.
There will be more outdoor events around walks and trails –more emphasis on Digital presentations be they talks or concerts.
Thanks must be made to the fantastic committee and I am happy to name them all:-
Jean Allen and Gareth Jones
Maggie Little (Treasurer)
Leah Griffiths (Media)
Mark Doel and Richard Taylor have Co-led on the past 3 festivals – they said that last year was to be their last – however as last year was only Pop Up they have agreed to continue for another year.
We are looking for successors and enthusiastic like-minded people from Nether Edge. If you feel that you could contribute in any way you are more than welcome to join this fantastically motivated committee.
Contact: Richard Taylor
The Festival Committee started 2020 with great enthusiasm. In early March this initial surge was dampened by the onset of the coronavirus epidemic
However, we continued to meet by Zoom and occasionally in gardens whenever the rules permitted.
By July we realised the 2020 festival would never happen in its normal format. Hence the Pop Up festival
September came and we changed the format of the festival – no paper programme – no raffle -no Indoor activities - outdoor activities to be limited.
We were to rely on digital advertising which was exciting but scary at the same time.
We were really grateful for the generous sponsorship from two local firms Rosalind Watchorn (Solicitors) and Steve Ojari (Osteopath) - without these two income streams there would not have been any festival.
September came and the sun shone. People were allowed to meet outside and so we persevered.
Casualties were the Carnival, Art and craft fair, World War 2 Concert and Party in the park.
Successes were the Farmers Market, the Scarecrow Trail, the yard sale and the World War 2 walks. Digitally St Andrews church presented two first class concerts and over 1000 people watched and donated.
The Scare Crow Trail received great accolades from everyone – to be repeated this year