Mudcat Café message #3213928 The Mudcat Café TM
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Posted By: Folkiedave
28-Aug-11 - 08:19 AM
Thread Name: Sidmouth Folk Week - New Director
Subject: RE: Sidmouth Folk Week - New Director
The point about Gordon Newton is well made Dick, and elsewhere on a number of occasions. But he saved the festival at a personal loss according to all those who have written on here. (I personally have no idea whether that is so or not).

From what I read Joan Crump turned the festival from a loss making festival into one that makes a small profit and thus ensures its survival as well.

Someone who saves the festival as a loss making enterprise deserves a lot of praise. So does someone who turns the finances around.