Friday, 8 July 2011

The Fine Art of Organising an Arts Festival

I've been neglecting you.

What? You hadn't noticed?

Some late recommendations further to my earlier instructions. If you're ever helping out at an event, it might be worth bearing in mind these hints and tips:

1. Actually book the venue before you advertise it and print the tickets. It may have a youth club on that night every week. You never know.

2. Also, If you're planning a series of performances in local pubs and wine bars, it might be a plan to mention it to the people who run them

3. Don't get involved in organising events with someone whose main experience has been throwing custard pies at people and wearing odd socks

I've been designing posters. I won't put this one up in the church, probably. But it's so-o-o tempting.


12 comments:

  1. I know - bless! (Then again, you can bless yourself, can't you?... or are you not allowed to?)

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  2. There must be those out 'there' who like to be neglected. I noticed your followers have increased in number.

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  3. It's worth being a bit neglected, if we're treated to such words of wisdom and delightful posters once you get back to us....

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  4. Wonderful! Loved the poster. Do I sense a certain amount of frustration?

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  5. Your bits of advice have oh-so-many untold stories behind them.

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  6. Thanks for the comments... the festival was actually marvelous but I'm very, very cream-crackered... normal service will be resumed shortly

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  7. Yes, where've you been?! And why do I get the feeling that behind those recommendations for organisation, there are some funny gags (that you have actually experienced)!

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  8. I applied for both courses as advertised. Acceptance arrived today. Thank you. I look forward to having met you.

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  9. One hates to suggest that one is neglected, just because you don't post something here every day. However...

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  10. Annie - Not 'funny' exactly... not when you're in the middle of it, but it's water under the bridge now.

    Christopher - Sorry, we had to reschedule to a week last Friday as we'd double booked with the Over-80's Naked Trampoline Club's annual Hedgehog Squat.

    Dave - I'm sorry. 'When you're up to your arse in crocodiles it's sometime difficult to remember that the original intention was to drain the pool.'

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