Strawberry Fair 2017 - the planning is underway!
8 months, 3 weeks ago
Strawberry Fair is delighted to announce its return for another year with a new date set for 3rd June 2017. Following the huge success that was ‘Wild life’ 2016, Cambridge organisers have gathered after the summer’s break and already, exciting ideas and plans are underway for next year's festival.
One of the stand-out qualities of this organisation is the dedication of its team; all volunteers from every walk of life, representing a host of different professions who come together every year with one vision: to make the festival happen. The team give of their evenings and weekends to attend planning meetings, promote the fair and help renovate furniture and build staging and structures. And, making most of the Autumn sunshine, flurries of creative fairy activity have already started to take place! These last two Sundays have seen an enthusiastic group of volunteers get together with their paints to give the Strawberry Fair bins a new lease of life!
“Finished! I think I might have to take for another, I enjoyed painting it more than I thought I would!”
Erin Horler - Strawberry Fair volunteer
Everyone enjoyed it so much, bin painting parties are set to return over the next few weekends. Watch the group and page for details of times and locations or email us at: Iwanttohelp@strawberry-fair.org.uk if you fancy joining us.
Fundraising events for the fair are already scheduled up to Christmas with the following from Scarecrow Corner:
|Wed 23rd Nov||RatBag plus The Skraelings and The Brewer's Daughter||The Portland Arms|
|Wed 14th Dec||(tbc) plus Dogshite and support||The Portland Arms|
|Sun 18th Dec||Spoken word and Music featuring Greasy Strings, The Brewer's Daughter, Murder Ballads, Dave Crowbarr, Johnny Marvel, Mark McGivern and Bella Basura||The Devonshire Arms|
|Thurs 26th Jan||Bansheeva plus Dig and Warning Shadows||The Portland Arms|
Coming up in the next few weeks, there is also the Poster Competition and the T-Shirt Competition where the exciting opportunity of designing this year’s merchandise and publicity is offered over directly to the budding artists of the local community. This will be launched once a theme has been decided at the next 'Programming' meeting scheduled for Wednesday October 12th.
So you see, there is much to be done behind the scenes whether it be choosing next year’s theme, writing stage proposals, coordinating the various competitions and organising fundraisers that are about to launch or even painting a bin! If you fancy getting involved, please give us a shout or come along to one of the meetings.
Here is the upcoming meeting schedule for the month:
|Date||Time||Time & Location|
|5th October||Infrastructure||8pm, NCI, Holland Street|
|12th October||Programming||8pm, NCI, Holland Street|
|19th October||General||8pm, NCI, Holland Street|
|26th October||Finance and Fundraising||8pm, NCI, Holland Street|