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The Battle of Evesham is the largest c13th actual battle re-enactment and festival of the year. In 2019 an est.17,000 members of the public attended, the next Battle of Evesham will attract 20,000-25,000 visitors, bringing valuable foot-fall to the town centre’s retailers – also we provide free space for local community groups to promote themselves. In 2019 the hired-in PA system failed during the main battle re-enactment. A frustrating finish to what was a spectacular and education event. The festival, as it grows, requires a more powerful PA system to enhance the enjoyment of coming to Evesham. We wish to buy a PA system and silent generator which can serve the Battle of Evesham for many years. When not in use, the PA system would be hired out to other local events, providing them with a great cost-effective PA and raise extra valuable funds to help pay the costs of hosting the free to enter Battle of Evesham Festival – which is self-funded and run entirely by volunteers.
What we'll deliver:
Why it's a great idea:
Enhanced enjoyment and experience of this annual weekend of medieval mayhem. With the new sound system, we can create a 360-degree soundscape, of distant monks chanting, soldiers preparing for battle, horses neighing – building the atmosphere for when the 500 soldiers take to the field in mortal combat - they fight to the death four times over the weekend. The event is free to enter and run by volunteers with all costs covered by sponsorship, donations, advertising and grants. Each year we just break even, meaning that one-off costs like the PA Hire is an extra burden. If we are able to buy one, this burden will become a benefit – raising extra funds for the Battle by hiring the PA sound system and the Silent Generator to other local events, at less than standard commercial rates, saving them money in the process. Thank you to SSE Audio for supporting this campaign with a bespoke designed PA Sound System at a heavily discounted price!
Steps to get it done:
About the space
Battle of Evesham festival site
Worcestershire County Council