A 'something for everyone' weekend which both involves the Ilfracombe community and brings in visitors which is good for the local economy. We have tried to include all sorts of entertainment so that we have something to suit every taste. The majority of the labour to organise, marshal and work on the day is voluntary and provided by community organisations such as our own (Events4Ilfracombe) and Lions/Rotary etc. What we have set out to do is provide a decent sized event halfway through July which for events has always been Ilfracombe's 'missing month'.
What we'll deliver:
Why it's a great idea:
It gets people together. Loads of people who wouldn't normally mix come together both to get things done and also to enjoy the event. It brings people into the town both from elsewhere in North Devon and also holidaymakers who stay for the weekend giving the whole weekend a much wider scope.
Steps to get it done:
Most of the preliminary work is complete (licenses, risk assessments, road closures etc). This can be done with relatively few financial resources. We are now on PR and have had time donated from a local social media company and also space in the local paper. Participants (Morris sides, musicians etc) are not charging for their time but we need to provide food, free parking and also free camping. The camping has been donated. We have also borrowed equipment but will need to hire some things.
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