It looks like the next festival will be over Easter weekend. It’s not certain yet. This time we are going to check properly that it doesn’t clash with anything major to avoid a repeat of last year’s rescheduling after discovering we had chosen Torture Garden’s birthday weekend.

 

We are planning to keep the festival at  Resistance Gallery. Some might question how the venue will cope with what will undoubtedly be a larger number of vistors. Rest assured, changes are in progress. We have already made more general storage, secure places for bags etc. and additional seating on the mezzanine.  The next step is a series of multi-purpose alcoves downstairs, which can serve as seating or stalls with extra storage. Dead space in reception will provide a much needed cloakroom area for coats. As the party is very ‘perfomance heavy’, we plan to add a bit more variety to the evening and spead the shows across the days more evenly. Each day will also be more of a mixture of events as a whole day of workshops, for example, can become quite exhausting so a change is as good as a rest. By making each day as unmissable as the next it will help avoid overcrowding and make the experience more enjoyable for all. If demand necessitates, we also have the option of space in the next unit.

At this stage, I have no idea how we can top last year’s event. It’s going to be a real challenge. With Kinoko topping the bill and so much talent teaching, exhibiting and performing, the bar has been raised yet again. I’d like to put a call out to anyone who has ideas or contributions (help, teaching, art, performance, contacts etc.) for LFAJB 2011. It’s you that make the festival what it is. We couldn’t do it without you, so it’s our festival. Let’s do it again and let’s do it better!


Posted: 2010-08-16 10:18:35

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