Hello there and a happy new year to all our Crouch End Festival funsters!
Lots of news to tell, but most importantly.... lots of festival 2013 info is on the Crouch End Festival holding page (www.crouchendfestival.org
). The festival dates this year are from the 7th to 16th June.
And what is crucial to know is that the holding website
has the participation forms
for all of you creatives that want to show, exhibit, perform, sing or dance at the festival. It's the same process as last year - you secure your own venue, arrange your event etc., fill in the forms with all your details and submit - easypeasy! And, to make it even easier, the site has a "starting" list of local venues
who want to be locations for activities at the festival, this list is not complete so you can also approach venues that aren't listed if you are interested in showing your work there.
If you would like to have more text, photo's and a video attached to your festival entry (and therefore more exposure), then we have introduced a second band of listing with a nominal charge of £15. This is to cover the additional admin costs, (remember we receive no public funding).
We need lots of volunteers for the festival and if you want to volunteer - and we really want you to, whatever time or skill you possess, then please email via the link on the site. We will be starting to flyer next month and so need lots of lovely, friendly, bubbly people to help us raise awareness of the festival and get more locals involved, engaged and enjoying the festival. We also need people to help in the lead-up and at the festival itself and so there are loads of different ways to get involved and be part of it
Last, but not least at all!, is that we need lots of lovely sponsors and supporters to help make the festival happen. Last year, the festival cost about £4,000 to put on, this year we want Crouch End Festival to match what we achieved and more and we can only do it if we get external support and donations. So, if you or your business, or you know a business, that would want to support the festival, be promoted to all of our audience and get recognition amongst the local community and beyond, then please download our sponsorship document
from the site. We will be distributing 30,000 flyers this year so that's alot of publicity you can get for your business! Early bird Crouch End Festival sponsorship packages start at just £40! (Offer ends 31 Jan!!)
That's it for now and looking forward to a wonderful, exciting, exhilarating and enjoyable Crouch End Festival 2013. Together, we can make it happen and be fabulous!