HARWICH ONLINE FESTIVAL 2020
IMPORTANT NEWS RECEIVED FROM ANDY SCHOOLER!
This year, as a result of the problems caused by the Coronavirus, the Harwich Festival will be held ‘on-line’, and for the next 10 days the event will be live on-line on Facebook at 7.45 pm each evening
The ‘folk’ events are as follows
Saturday 27th June – John Spiers of ‘Bellowhead’ and ‘Gigspanner’ fame will be performing live from his garden shed in Oxfordshire.
Wednesday 1st July – Matthew Crampton (‘The Transports’) will be giving a performance of “Human Cargo” live from his flat in London.
Each performance will last about 45 minutes. I hope that some of you out there can give these events support.
Our festival this year could not go ahead but, given that there is no Government help for the performing arts, we thought it the right thing to do to go digital so that performers could at least have some income to help their plight.
Further details of all the festival events can be found at: https://www.harwichfestival.co.uk/whats:on/
LEIGH FOLK FESTIVAL ‘ON-LINE’, Saturday 2nd/Sunday 3rd May
LEIGH FOLK FESTIVAL ASSOCIATION ORGANISED AN ‘ON-LINE’ EVENT, WHICH PROVED TO BE VERY SUCCESSFUL, AND RAISED OVER £6700 FOR CHARITIES. THE EVENT COULD BE SEEN ON YOUTUBE, FACEBOOK, AND VARIOUS WEBSITES.
THE LFFA COMMITTEE IS TO BE CONGRATULATED ON ORGANISING THIS EVENT AT SHORT NOTICE, AS ARE THE PARTICIPANTS AND OTHERS WHOSE HARD WORK HELPED TO MAKE IT ALL WORTHWHILE . THE CHAIRMAN AND COMMITEE OF ESSEX FOLK ASSOCIATION WOULD LIKE TO THANK THEM ALL FOR THEIR EFFORTS IN MAKING IT POSSIBLE FOR US TO ENJOY A WEEKEND OF ‘FOLK-RELATED’ ACTIVITIES WITHOUT LEAVING THE HOUSE!
THE EFA IS PLEASED TO HAVE DONATED £150 TOWARDS HELP FOR THE VARIOUS CHARITABLE CAUSES.