Mudcat Café message #2913146 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #127879   Message #2913146
Posted By: Ruth Archer
24-May-10 - 11:03 AM
Thread Name: Sidmouth 2010- who's going?
Subject: RE: Sidmouth 2010- who's going?
"Guest": the decision is made, the reasons have been stated. The workshop you refer to is a ceilidh band workshop; it came together to create a ceilidh band, which played for a ceilidh at the end of the week. The decision was taken based on feedback from existing customers, plus consultation with people who have been involved in the mamnagement of the festival for many years, who were also supportive of the change. Sometimes things have to change. I am very sorry if it isn't a change that you are happy with.

"I've no doubt the Rugby Club could accommodate both your new workshop and the much loved and enjoyed "Big Band" if you wished to run both."

Actually, the Rugby Club is pretty much back-to-back with activity of all kinds this year - adults' workshops, talks, led sessions, youth activity, children's activities. As I explained earlier, workshop space is always tight - if nothing ever changed, we would not ever be able to introduce anything new.

Although the workshop programme is not yet published, it is complete. I am not intending to make any further major changes, as artists' contracts and timetables are currently being produced.

Best wishes,

Joan Crump