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Thread #139860   Message #3212623
Posted By: GUEST,SidmouthFan
25-Aug-11 - 03:05 PM
Thread Name: Sidmouth Folk Week - New Director
Subject: RE: Sidmouth Folk Week - New Director
Goodness me what a load of whinges. I didnt miss the lemonade stall but I'm more of a beer man myself. Now the old chestnut of the traders on the Esplanade is back I see. East Devon Council decided the only way they get do any regulation of the street traders was to issue permits and control where they pitch and then leave gaps for performers.

I walked the Esplanade every day of the festival and there were young performers busking, dancing groups displaying and bands playing on the Esplanade amongst the stalls and gathering great crowds. There were also regular dance displays at the Ham adjacent and in the market square. There were also numerous impromptu performances from buskers all over town.

The atmosphere in the town was brilliant all week and there was free and good entertainment at every turn so please dont let a vociferous few with an axe to grind put you off.