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Lizzie Cornish 29 Jul 05 - 07:12 AM
GUEST 28 Jul 05 - 07:34 PM
Lizzie Cornish 28 Jul 05 - 04:51 PM
Steve in Sidmouth 27 Jul 05 - 01:54 PM
GUEST 27 Jul 05 - 10:14 AM
GUEST 27 Jul 05 - 10:10 AM
Lizzie Cornish 27 Jul 05 - 08:36 AM
GUEST,roseanne 27 Jul 05 - 08:08 AM
Lizzie Cornish 26 Jul 05 - 07:54 AM
GUEST 26 Jul 05 - 07:33 AM
Tattie Bogle 18 Jul 05 - 05:47 PM
Leadfingers 02 Jul 05 - 01:22 PM
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Lizzie Cornish 02 Jul 05 - 07:56 AM
GUEST 02 Jul 05 - 07:09 AM
Lizzie Cornish 02 Jul 05 - 06:34 AM
Lizzie Cornish 02 Jul 05 - 06:34 AM
Steve in Sidmouth 01 Jul 05 - 01:23 PM
Lizzie Cornish 01 Jul 05 - 01:15 PM
Steve in Sidmouth 01 Jul 05 - 12:20 PM
Lizzie Cornish 01 Jul 05 - 12:11 PM
GUEST 01 Jul 05 - 11:04 AM
Lizzie in beautiful Sidmouth 05 Jun 05 - 06:16 PM
GUEST 05 Jun 05 - 04:50 PM
Steve in Sidmouth 05 Jun 05 - 04:44 PM
Dave Earl 05 Jun 05 - 11:25 AM
Lizzie in beautiful Sidmouth 04 Jun 05 - 11:46 AM
Steve in Sidmouth 03 Jun 05 - 06:34 PM
GUEST,alanJ. 03 Jun 05 - 05:28 PM
Lizzie in beautiful Sidmouth 03 Jun 05 - 05:10 PM
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Steve in Sidmouth 03 Jun 05 - 02:46 PM
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Tattie Bogle 02 Jun 05 - 08:13 PM
Don(Wyziwyg)T 02 Jun 05 - 07:49 PM
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John MacKenzie 02 Jun 05 - 02:32 PM
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Subject: RE: Sidmouth Tickets
From: Lizzie Cornish
Date: 29 Jul 05 - 07:12 AM

Go on....you know you love me really! ;0)

Lizzie xx


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Subject: RE: Sidmouth Tickets
From: GUEST
Date: 28 Jul 05 - 07:34 PM

I thought we had got rid of you for a week Lizzie Dripping!!!!!


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Subject: RE: Sidmouth Tickets
From: Lizzie Cornish
Date: 28 Jul 05 - 04:51 PM

Right....almost there.

To confirm once more and bring you bang up to date!

Children up the age of 16 will be allowed into the Late Night Extras this year, both the early and late sessions.

News in today.....from Gordon Newton himself....is that children's tickets will be half-price. This is a last minute piece of news and is therefore NOT on the working programme.

Anyone wanting to confirm this information, please ring Sidmouth Tourist Information Centre on 01395 578627 where they will be pleased to give you all the above details, the news having been passed on to them by The Steering Committee this morning.

Thanks.

Hope you all have the most gorgeous time!

Lots of Love

Lizzie :0)

PS...Stevie Scarlett....I don't have a broomstick....I have a magic wand! You silly old elf! ;0) xxx


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Subject: RE: Sidmouth Tickets
From: Steve in Sidmouth
Date: 27 Jul 05 - 01:54 PM

Lizzie would be better employed on her broomstick doing as I asked her several weeks ago and KEEPING THE RAIN AWAY

Come on old girl, we know you can do it.

Bubble, bubble, toil and trouble...


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Subject: RE: Sidmouth Tickets
From: GUEST
Date: 27 Jul 05 - 10:14 AM

roseanne, sorry lizzies taking the piss, there are no discos at Bulverton but the ceilidhs are wonderful - look in the programme under activities and select the link.


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Subject: RE: Sidmouth Tickets
From: GUEST
Date: 27 Jul 05 - 10:10 AM

Are you sure about children at Bulverton events?
The working programme doesn't show reduced prices for LNE which are given in brackets at other venues. The family ceilidh is listed as being at Blackmore gardens (which does show reduced prices for children)

I always thought it was a licencing requirement that children weren't allowed at LNE after-hours events.


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Subject: RE: Sidmouth Tickets
From: Lizzie Cornish
Date: 27 Jul 05 - 08:36 AM

Hi Roseanne....it's the 'early' Late Night Extra up at Bulverton, opposite the camp site, high on the hill there...from 8 to 10.30pm.

Children are allowed at both the early and late Late Night Extras this year. The early one is put on more with children in mind though I believe. All children up to the age of 16 will be allowed in BUT they MUST be accompanied by an adult, obviously.

Hope you're able to go and that you have a lovely time, sounds like it's going to be great fun!

Lizzie :0)


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Subject: RE: Sidmouth Tickets
From: GUEST,roseanne
Date: 27 Jul 05 - 08:08 AM

lizzie - where is the folk disco? I can't find it in the program

luv roseanne


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Subject: RE: Sidmouth Tickets
From: Lizzie Cornish
Date: 26 Jul 05 - 07:54 AM

Ooooooooooh!

Tell you what....I 'know a man' who used to work for The Royal Mail too Guesty Grumpy!!

Lizzie :0)


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Subject: RE: Sidmouth Tickets
From: GUEST
Date: 26 Jul 05 - 07:33 AM

Lizzie is offering to sort out these kinds of problems on the Radio 2 board Tattie Bogle maybe she'll do the same on mudcat. It would be good if she came clean about her close relationship to members of the steering commitee and the venues she has been plugging so assiduously.


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Subject: RE: Sidmouth Tickets
From: Tattie Bogle
Date: 18 Jul 05 - 05:47 PM

Oh-oh, my tickets have gone astray. Ordered early June, went on holiday mid-June till last week, leaving house in charge of 21-year-old son. House still standing against all odds, but no tickets on return, so I phoned TIC, who would look into it. They have kindly searched all their recorded delivery records, and now tell me delivery was attempted on 6th July: but we have had no card from Royal Mail to say they've tried to deliver, so they're probably on the way back to Sidmouth! (Checked with sorting office and they only hold recorded delivery items for 7 days before sending back!)
Fortunately I photocopied my order form before sending it and bank statement shows cheque went thro' bank on 14.06.05.
TB


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Subject: RE: Sidmouth Tickets
From: Leadfingers
Date: 02 Jul 05 - 01:22 PM

I can get 200th !!


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Subject: RE: Sidmouth Tickets
From: Leadfingers
Date: 02 Jul 05 - 01:21 PM

IF El Ted 's not looking - - - -


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Subject: RE: Sidmouth Tickets
From: Lizzie Cornish
Date: 02 Jul 05 - 07:56 AM

Just wait until Day 10!!!

Laughter and happiness Guest....that's all! ;0)

Lizzie :0)


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Subject: RE: Sidmouth Tickets
From: GUEST
Date: 02 Jul 05 - 07:09 AM

Lizzie , what ARE you on ???


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Subject: RE: Sidmouth Tickets
From: Lizzie Cornish
Date: 02 Jul 05 - 06:34 AM

27 days! Oh Boy!.....


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Subject: RE: Sidmouth Tickets
From: Lizzie Cornish
Date: 02 Jul 05 - 06:34 AM

STEVIE.....I already HAVE you on my Hug Card!!! :0) Look!.........!

Hang on a minute, let me find the right page...'S' for Stevie..'O' 'P' 'Q' 'R'...'S'.....

AHA! Here we are....S..t..e..v..e......UH OH!....H..a..r..r..i..s... That's not you is it Stevie? Steve Harris....Page 19 'S'...Yup! That's the last space taken on my 'S' page.

Aw Shucks Stevie...I'm sorry...Wrong Steve! :0(

Better luck next year maybe! ;0)

Lizzie :0)


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Subject: RE: Sidmouth Tickets
From: Steve in Sidmouth
Date: 01 Jul 05 - 01:23 PM

Lizzie, You forgot to mention having me on your hug card........that is the best bit of the week surely???


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Subject: RE: Sidmouth Tickets
From: Lizzie Cornish
Date: 01 Jul 05 - 01:15 PM

OH! To HELL with the weather Stevie Scarlett.....Show of Hands are coming!!! :0) :0) ;0)

.....AND The Duncan McFarlane Band and Bellowhead, Battlefield Band,..Kathryn Tickell....Last Night's Fun, Jez Lowe and the Bad Pennies, Black Umfolosi 5 and all the many, many other wonderful acts. Our town will be filled with Musicians, Singers, Dancers, Actors, Story-Tellers, Children's Entertainers, Lemonade Sellers...(Hello Mrs. Lemon!) and the young students from Newcastle Uni ...and the streets will be alive with people just standing on street corners playing fiddles, penny whilstes, guitars and bodhrans...just because they can and they want to...and the sound of the melodeons will drown out the cars...and there'll be colours and ice creams and people in beautiful, zany outfits and those wonderful jester's hats...and hair braiders and tattoo artists, pavement artists and craftspeople.

There'll be a field of tents, in every colour of the rainbow, to be seen from Waitrose car park...and the lights of the campsite shining out in the dark....and the wonderful sounds of music floating down from the Bulverton LNE right through my bedroom window so late at night....and I'll be able to stand in my back garden, look up at the stars and hear the sounds of life as it should be lived....music filling the air and drifting up from the town and the street corners, and people laughing on their way back to the campsite....and The Arena will be empty of stands, but full of people enjoying themselves and seeing that beautiful place as I see it every day in all its' glory!

And dancing in the rain is great fun....and running into the pubs if the clouds open, feeling snug and cosy in The Bedford....listening to the music on The Esplanade if it's sunny, paddling if it's hot, swimming if it's even HOTTER! ;0) Munching cream cakes up in Connaught Gardens if it's windy...warming up in The Marquee with 800 other people if it's cold....hugging all the 800 people if it snows (!!!! :0)..)....and if it hails....well....I might EVEN let YOU share my Show of Hands Brolly Stevie Scarlett.....but that depends on how well you behave on here for the remaining 28 days!!!

AND......MORRIS MEN!!! (sigh!) My town will be FULL of MORRIS MEN!! Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm......! (And all those Morris Girls too.....I love them as well! ;0)..)

PAH! ;0) WHO NEEDS WEATHER Stevie....we've got Sidmouth Folk Week and we are SO very, very lucky!!!! ;0)

Lizzie :0)


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Subject: RE: Sidmouth Tickets
From: Steve in Sidmouth
Date: 01 Jul 05 - 12:20 PM

Some background to the LNE turnaround is given on this webpage together with an article from todays Sidmouth Herald, should you need some light reading. All 'old' tickets for the LNE will be honoured and new ones are being printed to align with the Ham and Blackmore designs. Some events at the Ham will soon be sold out so better buy yours now..... Maybe the few old style LNE tickets in circulation will become collectors items??????

http://www.seered.co.uk/folk82.htm

I would be interested if people manage to get a refund from Salcombe camping sites - apparently the Bulverton field can be extended from the one originally intended to be used this year - so there are few limits on numbers, except the Ham marquee can only take 800.....

Just arrange the weather will you Lizzie?? PLEASE.


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Subject: RE: Sidmouth Tickets
From: Lizzie Cornish
Date: 01 Jul 05 - 12:11 PM

Here we are again for the tickets form....with a 'Blue Clicky'

http://www.sidmouthfolkweek.co.uk/booking.html

Only taken me a year to work out how to do that!! ;0)

Better hurry up though..only 28 days to go now....my tickets are under lock and key! ;0)

Lizzie :0)


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Subject: RE: Sidmouth Tickets
From: GUEST
Date: 01 Jul 05 - 11:04 AM

Ticket Booking Form available for download:
www.sidmouthfolkweek.co.uk/booking.html


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Subject: RE: Sidmouth Tickets
From: Lizzie in beautiful Sidmouth
Date: 05 Jun 05 - 06:16 PM

Steve!

I love rain!.....This is because I now have my new snazzy Show of Hands unbrella! So...if you see someone dancing through the ford on her way down to The Ham, with her tickets clutched firmly in her hand and a huge smile on her face, under her black umbrella with its' cool white writing...that'll be me! ;0) Rain or shine....I'll enjoy myself and so will loads of others. There is even enough room under my brolly for ooh at least three other people to dance!

Oh...and why would I lose my tickets Steve? I've never lost them before....and why wouldn't I want to use my supporters ticket and get my 10% discount?....Taking your sum of 200 as an example would mean I could save 20 and that would allow me to buy some more tickets...or a Battlefield Band CD....AND a DMcF Band one or Dr. Faustus AND Kathryn Tickell...(I'm up to date on Show of Hands at present!)...I could have lunch at The Bedford and listen to the sessions or maybe have 20 ice-creams down on the Esplanade!! Well....maybe not 20....OR that really gorgeous Teddy Bear down in Puddleducks that I've had my eye on for ages! Now we're talking!

Steve....do you realise....I've just thought of this one....do you realise that with the money you're going to save YOU could buy a Show of Hands umbrella and still have loads of money left to buy beer and lemonade and even some fish and chips as well then the two of us could go 'Singin' in the Rain' all around Sidmouth! That would cheer you up no end! ;0)

55 days to go Stevie and you're still sounding a little anxious...here you go then just for you....once more:

"The greater part of our happiness or misery depends on our dispositions and not on our circumstances. We carry the seeds of the one or the other about with us in our minds wherever we go."

(Martha Washington 1731-1802 First Lady of the United States)

Lizzie :0)

PS..Actually these quotes are a really good idea because at least part of my posts now make absolute sense as they're written by someone else. Chuckle! ;0)


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Subject: RE: Sidmouth Tickets
From: GUEST
Date: 05 Jun 05 - 04:50 PM

I hope it rains every day!!!!!!!!!.
Roll on next years Sidmouth.


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Subject: RE: Sidmouth Tickets
From: Steve in Sidmouth
Date: 05 Jun 05 - 04:44 PM

Yes, we have all known about this website for days..........As I said before, very pretty.

I have just seem some LNE tickets. They contain information about the bus services to this venue - every half hour from the Byes area (near the river crossing in Sidmouth) and via all the campsites. You can also take a car to near the LNE venue and park for free but there is then another Park and Ride bus from that car park to the LNE. This is all separate from the Stagecoach services. I'll update my website shortly. I don't know the size of any venue apart from the Ham at 800+. Anyone know about the LNE?

I did ask Lizzie to have a word with the Weather Gods - what happened? Rain all day and grey skies.

Most important to remember - if you buy discount tickets with a supporters club card to take the card to every venue - without it the ticket will not be valid. Seems an inherently risky idea - lose one tiny card and your pile of tickets for 200 becomes invalid and you can't buy another supporters card? Best maybe not to bother with one at all - you only save 10% off some tickets!


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Subject: RE: Sidmouth Tickets
From: Dave Earl
Date: 05 Jun 05 - 11:25 AM

Hello Everybody.

I got a personal e-mail from John Golightly (I think he is a Radway person).

There is a new website at www.sidmouthfolkweek.co.uk.

Have a peek all the latest info is there.

Dave Earl


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Subject: RE: Sidmouth Tickets
From: Lizzie in beautiful Sidmouth
Date: 04 Jun 05 - 11:46 AM

Steve,

I do remember Gordon Newton telling you, at the Sidmouth Meeting a few months back, that Roy was 'doing his own thing' and had chosen not to be a part of everything else, in fact I seem to recall Gordon going out of his way to explain it all personally to you in as great a depth as he was able.

Don't worry about the Sidmouth TIC, Steve....I'm quite sure they've got everything well under control. We went in there the other day and they seemed to know exactly what they were doing. We were served most efficiently and politely, not an ounce of panic or confusion to be seen anywhere.

56 days to go and another thought for you Steve to cheer you up! "Always look on the bright side of life" (Monty Python) ;0)

Lizzie :0)


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Subject: RE: Sidmouth Tickets
From: Steve in Sidmouth
Date: 03 Jun 05 - 06:34 PM

Yes, I know all about Ray Goodswen's events http://www.seered.co.uk/folk47.htm EXCEPT no-one seems to know yet which groups and callers are on when and where, so it is difficult to plan which days to opt for a £16 Goodswen ticket and which days to concentrate on the 'in town' events. Ray was still handing out his original format leaflets at Chippenham - although where he proposes to put 300 dancers in the venues now on offer is a good question. I have asked him for clarification - I am not the only person in Sidmouth (and I suspect elsewhere) who is pondering just how many tickets to buy in advance and for which days. If you are not interested at all in the Goodswen events then it is now easy - except for the poor lady in the Sidmouth TIC - piles of books of so many different tickets she hardly knows where to look for them. When lots of postal applications start to arrive the fun will really start. So far it has been mostly locals buying - and quite briskly so I am told.


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Subject: RE: Sidmouth Tickets
From: GUEST,alanJ.
Date: 03 Jun 05 - 05:28 PM

Steve in sidmouth
What "more information" are you wanting ?
On the folkweek website, click on "browse by activity" to get a dropdown menu for ceilidhs in town, latenight extras at Salcombe, and workshops. These give locations, start times and ticket prices. Advance tickets are available from Sidmouth tourist information,see
http://www.sidmouthfestival.org.uk/booking

The D4D social dance series organised by Roy Godswen has stayed aloof from the rest of the folkweek. It isnt participating in the supporters discount scheme, and if I remember rightly was aiming to sell a maximum of 300 of its own series tickets and not get involved with tickets on the door for individual events. They don't seem to be keen on publicising their events to outsiders, so presumably have achieved their target ticket sales.


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Subject: RE: Sidmouth Tickets
From: Lizzie in beautiful Sidmouth
Date: 03 Jun 05 - 05:10 PM

Woops...forgot this bit!

Only 57 days to go now. Time for another positive thought Stevie....

"Make the most of the best and the least of the worst" (Robert Louis Stevenson 1850-1894)

There you go!

Lizzie :0)


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Subject: RE: Sidmouth Tickets
From: Lizzie in beautiful Sidmouth
Date: 03 Jun 05 - 05:02 PM

Here's some more information Stevie! ;0) All said in good humour with a big grin on my face.....

I think that the NEW Sidmouth Folk Week website is just the most gorgeous and informative site I've ever seen!! All those colours! All that purple! All those fantastic zooming piccies....that kept me fair mesmerised....Show of Hands zooming in and out..Brilliant!! (Why don't you have them on your website Stevie?) ;0)

And...it's so EASY now to find out what you want to know, that even I can do it!! I've been reading all about the Concerts and the Ceilidhs and I'm just about to go back in and read up all about Young Sidmouth in a moment, when I finished this.

I think they should call it 'Seepurple' in honour of you Stevie...I do!

Right, just a quickie message tonight... as I have a very important website to go and read Stevie.....and it's PURPLE! :0) ;0) Then I have to look at my tickets for Show of Hands again..and The Battlefield Band...and The Duncan McFarlane Band....and Bellowhead...and......

Got to dash!

Lizzie :0)


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Subject: RE: Sidmouth Tickets
From: Steve in Sidmouth
Date: 03 Jun 05 - 02:46 PM

Very pretty. Now let's await some more information.


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Subject: RE: Sidmouth Tickets
From: GUEST,alanJ.
Date: 03 Jun 05 - 01:13 PM

the sidmouth folkweek site has been revamped by Paul from firefly design, the outfit that did the lastminute ceilidhs graphics.
you can now look for events by type of activity or by date.

http://www.sidmouthfestival.org.uk/

http://www.lastminuteceilidhs.com


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Subject: RE: Sidmouth Tickets
From: Steve in Sidmouth
Date: 03 Jun 05 - 12:38 PM

Lizzie - how about 59 days of realism? Some sunshine would help too. It's cold, wet and pouring with rain. Please go find your broomstick, sail aloft, have a word with the Weather Gods and make us all happy.

I'm having the same problem as many other people deciding which tickets to buy - I don't know what social dances are on when, and what workshops are on when. So how do I plan my week? Buy everything and waste maybe �60 or �80 of tickets when I find out about the other events? I am sure lots of families on a budget will be doing that. I admire your spirit but it's a big bad real world out there.

It is fine leaving a lot of programme details to the last minute when there is an all-embracing season ticket on offer, you can pick and choose when you get here. No criticism of the organisers - I know they have worked their socks off and are putting up risk capital. People who intend to centre their week on concerts or sessions can buy now - and I hope they do. Dancers (and there are usually a lot at Sidmouth) still do not have all the necessary information.

And why is my computer doing daft things with pounds signs??££


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Subject: RE: Sidmouth Tickets
From: Tattie Bogle
Date: 02 Jun 05 - 08:13 PM

Aye right Don!


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Subject: RE: Sidmouth Tickets
From: Don(Wyziwyg)T
Date: 02 Jun 05 - 07:49 PM

Good on yer TB, see you there.

Don T.


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Subject: RE: Sidmouth Tickets
From: Tattie Bogle
Date: 02 Jun 05 - 07:34 PM

Giok, gie it yer best shot, I can guarantee you'll have a great time in Sidmouth as John Barden has so clearly said.
I shall phone the box office tomorrow to clarify my queries posted above, and let you know the outcome. There are at least 6 concerts I'm interested in and I don't think they're over-priced compared with what I pay for other festivals or folk concerts elsewhere. But I do love the session scene too, esp Middle bar singers and the Bedford, and I'm sure these will do as well as in previous years as there are many committed people about who will still be there this year.
TB


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Subject: RE: Sidmouth Tickets
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 02 Jun 05 - 02:32 PM

It was a hypothesis Guest Musician not a statement of fact, as I obviously don't know those facts. I still reckon though that at those prices they should be able to cover their costs, and that was the basis of my comment. Please don't do a Shambles on me and pick what you want to out of a comment, load it with bias and fire it back. I'm sorry if you took it personally, and well done for supporting Sidmouth as you say you have.
Giok


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Subject: RE: Sidmouth Tickets
From: GUEST,Musician
Date: 02 Jun 05 - 02:07 PM

Well now I've seen it all!

We're used to Lizzie attacking all and sundry but why or why is John 'Giok' MacKenzie accusing musicians of charging too much and accusing Gordon Newton of booking too many acts.

You just can't win!

Most folk musicians charge very low fees. Often just enough to get them to the gig and pay for their food and living expenses. I should know. I've performed at Sidmouth many times over the past 25 years and always for less than I'd charge elsewhere.

Gordon Newton has worked his butt off trying to keep a folk event alive in Sidmouth and now even his so-called friends are attacking him!

With friends like Lizzie and 'Giok' Sidmouth doesn't need enemies.

I'm disgusted with the lot of you. Sidmouth deserves better!


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Subject: RE: Sidmouth Tickets
From: Lizzie in beautiful Sidmouth
Date: 01 Jun 05 - 03:02 PM

Well....I'm on 'Sidmouth'

More importantly though John, what are you on? ;0)

Lizzie :0)


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Subject: RE: Sidmouth Tickets
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 01 Jun 05 - 02:42 PM

What the f**k are you on Lizzie?
G..


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Subject: RE: Sidmouth Tickets
From: Lizzie in beautiful Sidmouth
Date: 01 Jun 05 - 02:23 PM

Stevie,

Now listen my little 'Doubting Thomas', it sounds to me as if you're getting yourself all worked up again. You need.....an inspirational quote.....and luckily for you Steve....I have the perfect one.

"No pessimist ever discovered the secrets of the stars, or sailed to an uncharted land, or opened a new heaven to the horizon of the spirit."

Helen Keller 1880-1968

Now Helen, being both blind and deaf would not have been able to see or hear the beauty of a Folk Festival as we can Stevie, but she would have been able to sense the joy that is around when a Festival (or a Folk Week) is taking place. She would have always looked on the positive side of things, she would have believed that anything was possible, that is why she achieved what she did in her life. She became someone for many other people to look up to and admire. She discovered the 'secrets of the stars' and took her spirit to a thousand places that no-one had ever dreamed she would ever be able to reach.

You have to have faith to get through life and you have to spread that faith around so that it touches other people and affects them too. It goes for everything in life, no matter what it is.

So Stevie, why not put all this behind us.....why don't you now become the most positive person around, where the Sidmouth Folk Week is concerned? Why not use your website, from now on, to promote everything about Sidmouth in the most confident light you possibly can.

There are now just 59 days left to go. Think how wonderful it would be to have:

59 days of Encouragement, 59 days of Enthusiasm, 59 days of Positivity

Just think........

Lizzie :0)


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Subject: RE: Sidmouth Tickets
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 01 Jun 05 - 02:21 PM

Either the acts are charging too much or the organisers have booked too many acts.
Giok


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Subject: RE: Sidmouth Tickets
From: Steve in Sidmouth
Date: 01 Jun 05 - 12:52 PM

Lizzie - I'm just back from Chippenham - three and a half days for £65 including camping (say £20 per day, all in) except that as a steward I got my ticket for free. But I did have to be on duty for several hours each morning watching other people dance - most distressing. Even worse was not seeing you there. ... I've missed you so much recently. I really have...... The main dances were packed and the evening concerts were usually House Full. Several ATMs ran out of cash so I guess the town did well.

I discussed Sidmouth in detail with several people and told a lot more about it. Everyone who had seen the latest Sidmouth leaflet said the organisers have done a fantastic job but that when you work out the total daily/weekly cost it looks high - you need to pick your events in advance if you are to be sure of getting tickets. Several people wanted to know how big it was planned to be - what is the planned capacity of the Blackmore marquee? And the LNE? We know the Ham is planned for 800+ for concerts. The social dance was planned for up to 300 over 3 venues before the main (largest) of these became unavailable.

I have updated the social dance page on SeeRed http://www.seered.co.uk/folk47.htm to include details of refunds for people who now want to do a mix of social dance and ceilidhs and added bus ticket info. http://www.seered.co.uk/folk51a.htm The Stagecoach leaflet is confusing with no mention of the (separate?) LNE buses and a Gold Rider ticket which appears to do all the special festival week ticket does (and more) for the same price??. Except that you can save a whopping £2 by booking the festival one in advance. Out of interest I tried the enquiry number - it was locked in a hopeless answerphone loop.

As for Sidmouth, everything now depends on how many people calculate the overall daily cost of doing everything they want to do (higher than at most other festivals?) and how many say "sod the expense we are coming to support the Sidmouth organisers" - except that much of the money may not be going to do that anyway! Social Dance tickets are still £90 despite the decreased quality of venue, the Ham season is £135, LNEs are £63, and camping for the week could be £40 - add in a couple of evening ceilidhs and you are up to £350. Little wonder ticket sales are off to a slow start - people need to sit down, study the programme and decide what to buy.

Credit must go to Gordon Newton who has organised the Ham events - if it goes well he might make a profit and he has said he will give this to Sidmouth 2006. If he makes a loss, he will have to find it from his own pocket. Details on http://www.seered.co.uk/folk77.htm   So much else would (I guess) not have been organised at all if he had not come forward to help - and he doesn't even live here. So support the Ham events whatever else you plan to do. And support the locally organised ceilidhs in Blackmore Gardens - every evening from 8 pm.

See you there Lizzie??

By the way, take a look at the latest sidmouth website -
http://www.sidmouthfestivalcrafts.co.uk In past years many craft sales may have been to 'casual day visitors' who were drawn by the 'international' scale of the week. This year, who knows!


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Subject: RE: Sidmouth Tickets
From: Lizzie in beautiful Sidmouth
Date: 01 Jun 05 - 07:57 AM

I echo entirely what John Barden says.

We've got all our tickets. Hurray!!! They are safe in the drawer and just itching to be used. Show of Hands were the first we booked up as well. (No surprises there then!!) ;0)

'Guest Observer' above, I hope you went ahead and booked your tickets for Show of Hands as they've just completed their first ever tour where every venue was sold out....so you really don't have to worry, it won't just be you and me in that marquee! They are playing on their home ground down here in The West Country and the final day of this tour was just two days ago at The Barnfield Theatre in Exeter, where they played to a packed-out audience, many, many of whom will be coming to see them at Sidmouth, along with all the other artists too.

I've phoned the Tourist Information Centre to double check what was said above and apparently the rooms are filling up fast....well...no surprises there either! ;0) Most of the B&B's are full, but they do have an 'additional list' of ordinary townspeople who still have some rooms left to let out during Folk Week. They'd be happy to send out that list if anyone wants it. The Tourist Information telephone number is: 01395 578627. Also some of the big hotels still have rooms but the TIC said that this is entirely normal, as people have always booked into the B&B's and cheaper accommodation first.

I've heard as well, that all 17,000 Folk Week Programmes have now been given out and a whole pile more are already being printed. Well done to the people who designed that programme, by the way, you've done a truly excellent job!

In fact well done to them all. They've had an incredibly hard job to do, under very difficult circumstances and they've really excelled themselves.

Lizzie :0)


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Subject: RE: Sidmouth Tickets
From: GUEST,The Barden of England at work
Date: 01 Jun 05 - 05:00 AM

Hi John 'Giok' and also Mrs. Annie - I've deliberately kept away from saying anything as the 'Sidmouth knockers' will always be around. Suffice to say that all the people who will be there will be people who want to be there because it's a great place to hold a festival. If you let the 'knockers' put you off you will be missing a lovely place (Sidmouth), some great concerts and a plethora of sessions full of really nice people. I've been going for quite a few years now and am really looking forward to supporting the new organisation. They deserve all our thanks for what they have done to keep the spirit of Sidmouth alive. Don't worry - I know some will be on soon to knock this post -I will ignore them as I hope you do. I hope to see you there - I'm to be found in the Bedford Hotel right on the seafront so come and say hello, you'll be more than welcome.

John Barden


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Subject: RE: Sidmouth Tickets
From: Mrs_Annie
Date: 01 Jun 05 - 04:19 AM

Well Giok, we also picked this year for our first time, as it's my husband's 50th birthday. So I am hoping to meet some of the nice people on this board, and maybe 'the moaners' won't even turn up. Just looking forward to a holiday by the sea, with a few concerts thrown in. (which I will be buying tickets for in advance - they need some support)

Annie


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Subject: RE: Sidmouth Tickets
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 01 Jun 05 - 04:05 AM

Why did I pick this year to try Sidmouth for the first time? I'm seriously considering retaining my Sidmouth virginity because of some of the contributions to this thread, I'm afraid I might actually meet some of these people.
Giok


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Subject: RE: Sidmouth Tickets
From: GUEST
Date: 01 Jun 05 - 03:29 AM

Guest Observer - I very much doubt that someone dealing with enquiries at the 'ticket office' would say that to you, even if it were true!


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Subject: RE: Sidmouth Tickets
From: GUEST,Observer
Date: 31 May 05 - 04:23 PM

I phoned the ticket office on Tuesday for Show of Hands tickets and was told they've had very few ticket enquiries so far and even fewer actual ticket sales.

The woman I spoke to also said accommodation enquiries for the Folk Week are "significantly down this year".

I do hope things pick up now the programme leaflet is printed.


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