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GUEST,Anne Croucher 03 Oct 04 - 10:12 AM
Herga Kitty 03 Oct 04 - 11:19 AM
Tony Day 03 Oct 04 - 11:53 AM
GUEST,A 03 Oct 04 - 12:02 PM
GUEST,Anne Croucher 03 Oct 04 - 08:05 PM
GUEST,Gadaffi Fez 04 Oct 04 - 06:07 AM
GUEST,Cats at Work 04 Oct 04 - 07:07 AM
fiddler 05 Oct 04 - 03:29 AM
Schantieman 05 Oct 04 - 09:47 AM
Tony Day 06 Oct 04 - 05:42 AM
GUEST,Steve in Sidmouth 06 Oct 04 - 08:40 AM
GUEST,Anne Croucher 06 Oct 04 - 09:48 AM
GUEST,Steve in Sidmouth 06 Oct 04 - 01:42 PM
GUEST,MBS 06 Oct 04 - 01:46 PM
Scooby Doo 06 Oct 04 - 01:47 PM
Tony Day 06 Oct 04 - 07:28 PM
fiddler 07 Oct 04 - 03:50 AM
GUEST 07 Oct 04 - 05:01 AM
Dave Bryant 12 Oct 04 - 09:04 AM
GUEST,Guest 12 Oct 04 - 09:34 AM
fiddler 12 Oct 04 - 11:31 AM
Herga Kitty 12 Oct 04 - 03:07 PM
Tony Day 12 Oct 04 - 06:21 PM
GUEST,Anne Croucher 12 Oct 04 - 08:25 PM
Dave Bryant 13 Oct 04 - 04:39 AM
GUEST,Steve in Sidmouth 13 Oct 04 - 08:11 AM
MBSGeorge 13 Oct 04 - 08:46 AM
Tony Day 13 Oct 04 - 10:57 AM
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Subject: Sidmouth 05 is alive?
From: GUEST,Anne Croucher
Date: 03 Oct 04 - 10:12 AM

I thought Sidders needed a new thread, as old ones keep being dredged up.

I am hoping that I will be there again next year, in excentric orbit between the cafe bar (assuming it is available)the promenade, Motley Morris and the Volunteer.

I do have a few Folk skills and a bit of knowledge - if the organisers are scraping the bottom of the barrel I could lend a hand with something instead of singing and playing.

Anyone already involved in the 05 festival got any comments/wishlists/ or information about what might be in the offing?

Anne


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Subject: RE: Sidmouth 05 is alive?
From: Herga Kitty
Date: 03 Oct 04 - 11:19 AM

Hi Anne!

The Sidmouth Festival Fringe 2005 newsletter published at the end of August (by Folk South West, Wren Music, Great Western Morris, John Dowell, Derek Schofield, Gohn Golightly, Bill Lankester and Colin Andrews) said that Bill Lankester (President of the Friends of Sidmouth) had made provisional bookings of the main Festival venues.

I e-mailed Bill to say that, if there's any chance of running singarounds in the cafe bar at the Manor Pavilion, I'd like to be involved. I also wrote to East Devon District Council and have received the standard letter saying that all developments will be publicised through the press and the Council's website at www.eastdevon.gov.uk. (There's a shortcut from the home page to Sidmouth festival.)

I understand, from Tony Day, that there is to be a planning meeting in Sidmouth on 23 October.

Kitty


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Subject: RE: Sidmouth 05 is alive?
From: Tony Day
Date: 03 Oct 04 - 11:53 AM

This is true. But the meeting is not an "open house" to discuss the rights and wrongs of the past, present or future, or the meaning of life. There might be one of those later on!

It is a working meeting to agree how to co-ordinate the many offers that have been made for 2005 - and strictly the 2005 "fringe festival" only, not 2006 and beyond.

If anyone has some serious and concrete offer to make - such as running an event, performing (no fees available!) or donating loadsa dosh (hoho) - they'd be more than welcome to attend. Let me know (I am acting as postbox for Bill Lankester, Eddie and John). The meeting is in Sidmouth during the afternoon, and the Anchor top bar is available in the evening for music and song over food and ale.

If you can't make it, e-mail what you want to do and I will ensure it is passed on. Likewise if you just have a point of view you want to express.

My e-mail is tonyday@exmouth.demon.co.uk - or you can use the fringe at aol one, it'll end up in the same place.

There WILL be a Sidmouth 2005 - and it looks like being a good 'un - further info will be posted on here and elsewhere when there is any!

Tony Day


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Subject: RE: Sidmouth 05 is alive?
From: GUEST,A
Date: 03 Oct 04 - 12:02 PM

Anne we knew that on the last day of Sidmouth this year so whats "NEW"!!!!!!.


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Subject: RE: Sidmouth 05 is alive?
From: GUEST,Anne Croucher
Date: 03 Oct 04 - 08:05 PM

It was pretty obvious at the end of Sid week 04 that there would be people turning up next year, but there was also considerable speculation about the levels of investment that might be made.

I do not get involved with the central events, so I was fairly certain that my particular festival was not going to be greatly affected by there being no organisation to set up stages, tents, lights or amplification.

However,I am sure that there will be a lot of people who will want to know what will be happening and what will not be at the festival next year.

As old threads were being called up regularly I thought 05 deserved to have its own, so if and when any news is available it can be added here.

Anne


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Subject: RE: Sidmouth 05 is alive?
From: GUEST,Gadaffi Fez
Date: 04 Oct 04 - 06:07 AM

I went to the Horseshoe session at London Bridge yesterday to contact any regulars from the Sidmouth Volunteer session and drum up support to continue the 'In the Tradition' slot. I also emailed Martin Graebe c/o the Traditional Song Forum, and Bill Lankester to that end.
I hear that Jane Hutton is handling links on behalf of the Radway session, although someone else told me that Ian and Hilda Dedic have this honour.


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Subject: RE: Sidmouth 05 is alive?
From: GUEST,Cats at Work
Date: 04 Oct 04 - 07:07 AM

Tony Day - Jon and I can come down to the meeting on 23rd. Can you please send details on snail mail to our old address, and it will get posted on. No home e mail for a couple of weeks as we move on friday and I'm only on line at work.

Thanks
Kathy & Jon


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Subject: RE: Sidmouth 05 is alive?
From: fiddler
Date: 05 Oct 04 - 03:29 AM

From Tony

"donating loadsa dosh (hoho)"

From Anne Croucher
"but there was also considerable speculation about the levels of investment that might be made."

Hello, Whilst I appreciate and understand what everyone is doing don't these two comments show that really nothing has changed! Teh chess board has been re arranged and a new set of pieces put in, tentatively, one one side. If you prove to be too good they will get removed again!

From negative feedback on the grapevine nothing is changing, the Council don't seem to know what they want, the traders other than those who are directly involved and affected (Radway, Anchor, Bedford etc.) have not changed and do not seem to be putting any effort in .....

Tony and anyone else who will be at the 23rd meeting I hope you can come back with some really positive feedback as to what is really happening - and please temper the enthusiasm to keep it there with just a small touch of cynicism that the Council may (out of the public view) have a different agenda - I had my ear bent by the Chair of East Devon council not long back believe me we need a demolition squad to get through the brick walls they are (have) putting (put) up.

I shall miss it this year and look forward to the future, I am keeping my ear firmly 'to the ground'

Good luck and despite my cynicism please keep us all, including me, posted.

If not before I should see you in February.

Andy


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Subject: RE: Sidmouth 05 is alive?
From: Schantieman
Date: 05 Oct 04 - 09:47 AM

Ms Lemon and I would definitely like to come and sing - informally or on stage - and she'd like to sell her lemonade.

Pweeese?


Steve


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Subject: RE: Sidmouth 05 is alive?
From: Tony Day
Date: 06 Oct 04 - 05:42 AM

Duh,

John & Kathy I don't have your snail's address (and hasn't the GPO been abolished long ago?)

Praps you could call me 0n 268653 (you know the code).

Tony


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Subject: RE: Sidmouth 05 is alive?
From: GUEST,Steve in Sidmouth
Date: 06 Oct 04 - 08:40 AM

What was so wrong with the old thread that a new one was needed (??).

Gloomy local press report here: http://www.seered.co.uk/folk45.htm


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Subject: RE: Sidmouth 05 is alive?
From: GUEST,Anne Croucher
Date: 06 Oct 04 - 09:48 AM

The old threads were thumping big things which were choking even this rather fast PC and the broadband connection. The new title was not intended to be subversive in any way, just get to any new information faster.

I almost did not put the question mark in the title, but it seems to be necessary after all.

It will be a pity if the main festival fails, but I think that those Sidmouth residents who barracade themselves into their homes and glower out of the windows periodically throughout the duration will be glad to see the back of it all.

Maybe the effect of having a much reduced festival and income from visitors will shock the good citisens into protesting that something should be done, and local people exerting pressure on their politicians to find funding from somewhere, anywhere, will produce results.

Just how long a fringe festival will survive without the main goings on is anybody's guess, but I don't think that the town's own tourist interest will provide the income it has come to enjoy and expect from the First Week in August.

Are there maybe plans for expanding any other festivals in opposition to Sidmouth to attract those who would have gone there?

Anne


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Subject: RE: Sidmouth 05 is alive?
From: GUEST,Steve in Sidmouth
Date: 06 Oct 04 - 01:42 PM

That's funny, this old PC with an early 1990's video card and a 300 MHz processor works just fine - and its on a lazy slowband 56k line that rarely manages more than 30k through all the overhead copper wires strewn around picturesque Sidmouth.

Operator error maybe??


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Subject: RE: Sidmouth 05 is alive?
From: GUEST,MBS
Date: 06 Oct 04 - 01:46 PM

I think your right there Steve,operators "ERROR"!!!!!!.


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Subject: RE: Sidmouth 05 is alive?
From: Scooby Doo
Date: 06 Oct 04 - 01:47 PM

Now lets get back to using the original thread PLEASE.


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Subject: RE: Sidmouth 05 is alive?
From: Tony Day
Date: 06 Oct 04 - 07:28 PM

I do have to wonder about the motivation for posting crap such as "if the main festival fails", "much reduced festival", "how long can a fringe festival survive", "are there plans for opposition to Sidmouth".

Those of us who are going to ensure Sidmouth survives - and indeed prospers - don't need doom-mongers from afar gushing hot air from their armchairs. You may wish to talk Sidmouth out of existence, but I hate to tell you, others are working to make sure that just ain't gonna happen.

Much better to have more of the several offers of practical support that have been forthcoming already from this thread. Thank you to those who have responded positively and privately. If you haven't yet had a reply you will get one by the end of the month.

Tony


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Subject: RE: Sidmouth 05 is alive?
From: fiddler
Date: 07 Oct 04 - 03:50 AM

Tony,

Agreed entirely but many of us look at the dynamics and (for once in agreement with Steve of Sidmouth) and can't see a way through the treacle or quagmire.

I personally think there is crass mismanagement by the council to let such an interantionally respected event slip away in the way that it has, and am still wondering about approaching the ombudsman - this would all then reverbarate up the food chain to Arts council, Local Authority, Government and general backing for Folk Arts activities which in the main is low!

The reports on Steves pages would indicate that Steve Heap was not the problem - which would have been a council get out clause, they have now closed that possibility and shown true intransigence and lack of interest.....

But I digress, If there is a chance and If I can be of use I am there - from 2006 - if work life and the Universe do not interfere - as I said B4 I'll be at the Anchor reunion but I probably need a break from Sidmouth next year - for a number of reasons.

It is good that a thread such as this lets people air their thoughts some of which (even the negative ones) may prove useful and may help others to assess the situation.

But then as ever nothing is written in tablets of stone.

Andy


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Subject: RE: Sidmouth 05 is alive?
From: GUEST
Date: 07 Oct 04 - 05:01 AM

Tony - I didn't read Anne's post as 'doom mongering', just voicing thoughts. She was, I think, trying to say that it might kick-start local businesses into realising what the Festival had done for them all these years.

Here is a tale from another angle...

I know of a Festival which has been organised by and funded by a LA for a number of years, and was under a threat of discontinuation because of withdrawal of funding a few years ago. Okay - it wasn't a massive, international event like Sidmouth, but it was very well attended and enormously respected, by punters and performers alike.

When this threat became very very real, many of the punters and performers said - oh well, we'll come anyway and it'll still take place, just in a less formal format. But this, as the organisers pointed out, would have just proven that withdrawing the funding made no difference - the town would still have got the income from the festival without the expenditure. As it happened, the funding continued so the situation didn't arise...


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Subject: RE: Sidmouth 05 is alive?
From: Dave Bryant
Date: 12 Oct 04 - 09:04 AM

Linda and I intend to turn up for 2005 - provided that we can find a suitable caravan site. Since we tend to spend most of our time in fringe events, even at festivals when we do have tickets, things probably won't be a lot different for us. We'd both be quite happy to help run any sessioms or do the odd spot if required.

Only thing is, what will be the dates ? 29/07 - 05/08 ?


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Subject: RE: Sidmouth 05 is alive?
From: GUEST,Guest
Date: 12 Oct 04 - 09:34 AM

Why should public authorities, with public money, accountable as they must be, fund a festival which is currently (as of 04) not losing money?


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Subject: RE: Sidmouth 05 is alive?
From: fiddler
Date: 12 Oct 04 - 11:31 AM

Aha so good management is now acrime and we should all make losses and bleed the Arts council and government dry then.

Sorry Guest whoever you are - I got it wrong!

Assisting in promotion of the Native Culture of the Uk and presenting examples of diverse international culture is not really an issue after all!


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Subject: RE: Sidmouth 05 is alive?
From: Herga Kitty
Date: 12 Oct 04 - 03:07 PM

Dave Bryant

Sidmouth festival is always around the first Monday in August (from the days when this was the Bank Holiday Monday, rather than the last Monday).

Exactly when it will start and finish next year, will depend on how well the fringe gets itself together. There should be camping and caravan sites available though. PM me for more info.

Kitty


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Subject: RE: Sidmouth 05 is alive
From: Tony Day
Date: 12 Oct 04 - 06:21 PM

Next year's events are, as was indicated during this year's festival, 29th July - 5th August. That has not changed and will not change.

Yeah, I prolly was a bit grumpy with Anne - it was meant more as a general comment against the hot air merchants around here. I doubt Anne is one of them, really!

Tony


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Subject: RE: Sidmouth 05 is alive?
From: GUEST,Anne Croucher
Date: 12 Oct 04 - 08:25 PM

I can waffle with the best, Tony - though I do try to be objective, I don't always suceed.

Anyway - heartfelt grumpiness is perfectly acceptable.

All being well I should turn up next year, in Sidmouth, as usual. Then we can all discus Sidmouth futures.

Since it was not a Bank Holiday the weather that week seems to have improved - on average - I think.

Anne


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Subject: RE: Sidmouth 05 is alive?
From: Dave Bryant
Date: 13 Oct 04 - 04:39 AM

It's OK we've managed to book on the site at Little Bowd Farm - at least we get a power hook-up there.


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Subject: RE: Sidmouth 05 is alive?
From: GUEST,Steve in Sidmouth
Date: 13 Oct 04 - 08:11 AM

Do we have to maintain two threads? Do I have to post everything twice?

Lots more information on latest pages of www.seered.co.uk including details of dance tickets (only 300 available at £90), camping (looks like it may be a shambles) and discussion of where the arena profits will go. I think the steering group have missed a key opportunity.

If you have already read folk 45 then start at folk 46 and on to folk49. Any comments welcome but please read and digest before rushing to criticise!
http://www.seered.co.uk/folk46.htm

Does anyone have a person to person email link I could add to page folk46 please?


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Subject: RE: Sidmouth 05 is alive?
From: MBSGeorge
Date: 13 Oct 04 - 08:46 AM

I think that everyone could benefit from a break for a year and it would also give the council a bit of extra time to come up with ideas that suit them, the residents and the punters of the festival. I would enjoy some sort of fringe event next year but no one wants a higgledy piggledy festival thrown together badly at the last minute!! I look forward to hearing what the council intend to do to please everyone involved in this issue.

George. x


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Subject: RE: Sidmouth 05 is alive?
From: Tony Day
Date: 13 Oct 04 - 10:57 AM

Hey George,

I think your higgledy piggledies just zoomed past my window. My top floor window, that is! ;-) Their lil old tails were twirlin' so fast, they were goin' all backards.

I'll ask the Council to throw you a middle bar together on the Thursday morning just before opening time - it'll save me 'n' Andy moving the chairs around as usual.

Hey - bet my message makes more sense than yours! :-)))

Your good friend Tony


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Subject: RE: Sidmouth 05 is alive?
From: GUEST
Date: 13 Oct 04 - 04:52 PM

George's post made perfect sense, from Tony's response I do wonder what he has been smoking recently.


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Subject: RE: Sidmouth 05 is alive?
From: *Laura*
Date: 13 Oct 04 - 05:22 PM

I'll be going. Well - MCM aren't doing it so it depends how fast I learn to drive....
but in theory I'll be there!!! even if it is higgeldy piggeldy

xLx


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Subject: RE: Sidmouth 05 is alive?
From: Herga Kitty
Date: 13 Oct 04 - 05:40 PM

Tony's post made more sense than George's for anyone who's been following the local politics. But I know both George and Tony as friends, who can amicably carry on discussions, which can't be said of anonymous guests.

Kitty


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Subject: RE: Sidmouth 05 is alive?
From: MBSGeorge
Date: 14 Oct 04 - 10:57 AM

What I meant was that no one wants a disorganised mess they want to know what's going on where and if Sidders is going to be anything like the festifal they're used to.

I've done the main festival and the fringe and although both have their good points I've missed things from both because the programme was sometimes hard to understand.

I would hope that there will be some events that appeal to a wide range of people and that any big names have adequate seating.

George


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Subject: RE: Sidmouth 05 is alive?
From: fiddler
Date: 15 Oct 04 - 04:10 AM

These thread will run and run, I find it amazing after hearing grizzles about the price of Sidmouth tickets for years a figure of 90 squids is being quoted for teh dance element of the fringe festival.

Tony, At least yours is free!!!

I still beleive we should all be doing Sidmouth in EXile to make the town and traders realise what is what so to speak if you know what I mean (like man!)

By the same token I also understand why you all want to be there so I wouldn't criticise you all on that level either.

I watch with interest.

Steve of Sidmouth seems to be giving a good an informed commentary on the local politics but is begining to sound not just a council basher now (as I have accused him previously) but a festival cynic too - in this case I can't blame him for either.

Hugs to all and keep singing folks.

Andy


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Subject: RE: Sidmouth 05 is alive?
From: GUEST,Steve in Sidmouth
Date: 15 Oct 04 - 10:12 AM

Latest from local press here http://www.seered.co.uk/folk50.htm

Sidmouth Town Council wants to raise £50,000 to employ a fundraiser.

Don't ask me, I just live here.


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Subject: RE: Sidmouth 05 is alive?
From: fiddler
Date: 15 Oct 04 - 10:45 AM

You've gotta laught smile and sigh else you........

Andy


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Subject: RE: Sidmouth 05 is alive?
From: Pete_Standing
Date: 15 Oct 04 - 10:49 AM

After they have managed to do that, the fund raiser will only have to raise £10,000 to make it all worthwihile!


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Subject: RE: Sidmouth 05 is alive?
From: GUEST,In the library
Date: 15 Oct 04 - 11:06 AM

Is it true that the Sidmouth Council won't give any more money because Mr. Heap wouldn't show the festival accounts to anyone?

Graham


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Subject: RE: Sidmouth 05 is alive?
From: Folkiedave
Date: 15 Oct 04 - 04:54 PM

No it isn't. They are not giving any money because they are cutting back on expenditure.

I might not agree with everything Steve Wozniak thinks but we do owe him a great deal of thanks for his detailed discussion of both issues and personalities as this goes on, thanks Steve. Most of all his transparency.

If Steve Heap went through a tenth of this over the 18 years he ran Sidmouth then he deserves a gold pig. The fact that he solved these problems and ran a great festival is a tribute to the talent of the man and his organisation. And note from the Seered website that tickets simply to dance and attend workshops for a week are £90.00. No major concerts; (Arena/Ham); and no LNE; no Bedford concerts; Manor House Pavillion, etc. no Volunteer sessions and so on.......

Best regards,

Dave Eyre
www.collectorsfolk.co.uk


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Subject: RE: Sidmouth 05 is alive?
From: GUEST,Steve in Sidmouth
Date: 15 Oct 04 - 08:41 PM

BBC 4 TV programme on Sidmouth 2004 being repeated 18 October see BBC4 listings.

At present I don't have a TV set let alone a DVD player but if someone could record it on DVD that would be great for my old age (a long time yet but I am bound to get nostalgic one day). I already have a reasonable quality taped copy.

Just back from a dance on Dartmoor - the band played the same tune for one of the dances that the Tiger Moth band were playing on the LNE event that was shown on the BBC4 programme. Anyone know what it is called please?

Finally, do Tiger Moth have an email address where I can find out where they are playing in the UK?

Thanks. Comments about my website much appreciated. Please copy the latest seered links to all other folk discussion boards. I'm no expert on these.


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Subject: RE: Sidmouth 05 is alive?
From: Pete_Standing
Date: 16 Oct 04 - 07:55 PM

I think the editor of fRoots is a member of the band, so you could try sending an email via him.


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Subject: RE: Sidmouth 05 is alive?
From: Folkiedave
Date: 17 Oct 04 - 05:31 PM

I suspect that Tiger Moth came together for the purposes of Sidmouth 50 anniversary.

Try Rod Stradling here:


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Subject: RE: Sidmouth 05 is alive?
From: Folkiedave
Date: 17 Oct 04 - 05:32 PM

Sorry - pressed the wrong button.

Try Rod Stradling here:


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Subject: RE: Sidmouth 05 is alive?
From: Folkiedave
Date: 17 Oct 04 - 05:33 PM


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Subject: RE: Sidmouth 05 is alive?
From: Folkiedave
Date: 17 Oct 04 - 05:34 PM

http://www.mustrad.org.uk/

Suggestion to list owners - separate the "link maker" from the "submit message". Some of us are getting older..........

Best regards,

Dave


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Subject: RE: Sidmouth 05 is alive?
From: steve_harris
Date: 17 Oct 04 - 06:24 PM



There's something wrong with this picture. Every year, we go down to Sidders and put a bloody great whoompf in all these trader's accounts for the first week in August, right?

But, damn near all of them fail to notice anything? When their bank statements arrive without "OD" on them, they think the pixies took their overdraft away?

Or maybe they know exactly how (un)important the festival is to their business and make sensible decisions?


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Subject: RE: Sidmouth 05 is alive?
From: GUEST,Steve in Sidmouth
Date: 17 Oct 04 - 07:19 PM

Support from traders in Sidmouth.

This topic has been done to death over the years in the local press and a summary is available on the SeeRed website - page 21 I recall.
http://www.seered.co.uk/folk21.htm

The simple facts are that A FEW traders make huge profits and car parks do well for zero investment.

Many traders see virtually no difference (so they say) , some do reasonably and some see losses as their 'normal' trade keeps away from the town.

Asking for support from the whole town rather than just a few traders (about 80 out of population of 13,000) is being tried (see page 50 of SeeRed) but some of us are wondering if we are being asked to support the folk festival we have grown to love if Chas and Dave and the Worzels are prime attractions in the arena.

So much is still unclear for 2005 - camping costs, car parking arrangements, yet dance tickets are on sale with 'rival' dances being suggested for marquees. Would a free for all or some coordination be best? If 2005 is a shambles it will do 2006 no good at all.


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Subject: RE: Sidmouth 05 is alive?
From: MBSGeorge
Date: 28 Oct 04 - 04:37 PM

Do we yet have anything more on the festival other than being charged ridiculous ammuts of money to go to a few dance workshops? What about those of us who have 2 left feet?

George.x


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Subject: RE: Sidmouth 05 is alive?
From: Cllr
Date: 28 Oct 04 - 08:08 PM

Gearge you may have two left feet but they are beautiful left feet Cllr


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Subject: RE: Sidmouth 05 is alive?
From: fiddler
Date: 29 Oct 04 - 03:38 AM

I think from my grapevine more news will leak out slowly, efforts to coordinate are as I hear difficult!

Many matters I hear are in hand but as I do not have first hand knowledge I will refrain from detailing that which I know wrongly.

But

Whilst the festival may not at present sound healthy the chesty cough it has could possibly be cureable!

Andy

And George I love your left feew too!
X


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Subject: RE: Sidmouth 05 is alive?
From: GUEST,gadaffi
Date: 29 Oct 04 - 04:22 AM

Re- 'dance workshops' and 'two left feet', all I hear are rumours.
One rumour is that enquiries are under way to continue the ceilidhs in the Anchor garden, and there will be an LNE-type marquee on the old third site. I wasn't at last Saturday's meeting, and we still await an update from those who were. I believe that ideas are still being firmed up.


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