Eastbourne Festival 2014: 19 April - 11 May
Registration for Festival 2014 is now open. <CLICK HERE> to visit our Registration Page for details and to take advantage of our 10% discount for registration prior to 31 December 2013. Registration will close of 31 January 2014.
Festival Brochure Cover Competition
This year we are inviting budding artists aged 11-16 from Eastbourne's secondary schools to submit designs for the front cover of the 2014 Festival Brochure. The design should represent the variety and excitement of the Festival and encompass the original ethos of the Festival by celebrating Eastbourne, its unique identity and history, its often overloooked and undervalued qualities, its built and natural environment, seafront and beach. The closing date for the competition is 31 January 2014 after which, provided there are suitable entries, the Festival team will pick a favourite to form the front cover background of the Brochure. Full details of the competition, guidelines for submission and an application form can be obtained by <clicking here> or on the 'Cover Competition' tab above. This information has already been circulated by email to all Eastbourne Secondary Schools.
Town Centre Installation
In order to create focus on the Festival and a town centre presence it would be wonderful if an artists or group of artists were able to get together to produce a striking town centre installation to remain in place throughout the period of the Festival, bringing the Festival to the attention of all who pass by. Whilst the creation, any necessary permissions in relation to the installation and responsibility for it would be the sole responsibility of the artist/s concerned, Eastbourne Festival would:-
- Include detals of the installation and the artist/s involved in Festival promotional material and press releases
- Give a free entry in the brochure to 'advertise' the installation and those involved
- Include a prominent image and write up on the Festival website
- Assist by backing any funding application that an artist/s may make including the provision of a letter of support to accompany such an application, but without any guarantee of success
- Eastbourne Festival may be able to give guidance as to any necessary licensing applications or insurance requirements but, again, with no guarantees.
If you are interested in creating such an installation could you please email your proposals to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Would you like to help towards the success of Eastbourne Festival? We are presently seeking volunteers to cover the following roles
To set up and organise a 'Friends of Eastbourne Festival' scheme.
To assist with the organisation and distribution of Eastbourne Festival Brochures.
To organise the circulation and collection of Festival evaluation forms to event organisers/open houses for completion by event organisers and attendees. This can be done electronically.
Please contact us at email@example.com if you would be interested in helping us, or put anybody else who may be prepared to do so in touch with us.
Sponsors and exhibition opportunity
We are delighted that our main festival sponsors, Solicitors - Stephen Rimmer LLP, have kindly agreed to continue to sponsor Festival 2014. They would be pleased to make available a ground floor room, accessible directly from Hyde Gardens to enable two or three selected artists to exhibit their work at agreed times during the Festival period. Any artists wishing to do so should initially make a proposal by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Each selected artist would have the opportunity of sole use of the room for an agreed time during the Festival.
The above photos of Festival 2013 are by Chris Pascoe. Click here to see his other images at www.aspectsphotography.net
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