Good news for Tenterden Folk Festival
With all the talk of recession, business
closures and rising unemployment it is important to stop and consider the good
news. We are pleased to confirm that plans for this year’s Tenterden Folk
Festival are progressing extremely well. The Festival will take place from
Friday 2nd to Sunday 4th October with events taking place
in a variety of venues throughout the town including The
Grants and donations:
The Trust is also pleased to report that we have been awarded a “Grassroots Grant” through the Kent Community Foundation which delivers the Grassroots scheme for Kent and Medway on behalf of the Office of the Third Sector (OTS). Grassroots is a new and innovative scheme of grant-making offering excellent opportunities for small voluntary and community organisations across the county. The grant will help us to promote the Festival and upgrade some of our equipment.
In addition we have also received a small donation from The Concertina Charitable Trust, a registered charity which makes grants to charitable bodies which provide musical entertainment for the elderly which not only brightens up their lives, but also provides a therapeutic benefit to their health and well-being. Attending Tenterden Folk Festival as a participant or just to watch the dancers or listen to the music certainly fulfils these objectives. It should however also be noted that not all the people who attend the Festival could be described as elderly, many are young!
The prospects are good:
Several recent surveys of people’s
intentions have shown that they still intend to take time out and attend folk
festivals; in fact with the recession and poor exchange rates, more people are
saying that attending folk festivals in
To buy your tickets, book you craft fair or music fair pitch, place an advert in the enlarged souvenir programme or if you would like to be otherwise involved in the Festival contact us now.
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