VILLAGERS in Birdsedge got together for a post festival meeting to analyse this year’s successful event in July.
All aspects of the festival weekend were looked at to see if any changes would be necessary for next year’s event.
The young men in the village played a big part in setting up and taking down and the teenagers have been thanked by the organisers.
The Friday Beer Festival was well attended by locals and ‘beer buffs’. The entertainment and barbecue were well supported though the band was a bit enthusiastic and noisy for some.
The Saturday was blessed with very good weather and there was plenty of entertainment and side stalls and games to keep the big crowd occupied during intervals between entertainments such as Zulu Nation, who were very impressive, and the Green Howards – who are pictured guarding the village hall gates at the entrance to the festival – with a noisy display using black powder.
There were also dance team.
The teas were served in the newly refurbished hall with some jaw dropping moments when people saw it for the first time, especially those who remembered the previous building.
An excellent weekend of hard work and support from lots of people raised £6,500 towards equipment and jobs still to do in the hall.
The festival weekend next year will kick off with a beer festival on the Friday night, with entertainment and barbecue, and the usual family Saturday afternoon with Birdsedge-based band Artisan headlining the evening concert as they take in the festival as part of their return tour on the weekend July 9 an d 10.
The first organising meeting will be on Thursday October 1 at 8pm in the hall bar. Anyone wishing to help in any way will be welcome.
A barbecue will be held at the hall this evening (Saturday, from 6pm). It will be indoors if wet.
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