Inspire Festival Mar 2013

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Inspire Festival Newsletter March 2013 [pdf] which includes …

Inspire Festival Meeting

Venue: The Globe.

Time: 19:00

Date: Thursday 28th March

Fourth Inspire Festival Meeting

Everyone’s welcome to attend the meeting.

The meeting will provide updates and information on the progression of the festival, as well as providing you with an opportunity to share your thoughts and ideas.

For this meeting we are also looking for people to come along and talk about their group, idea, or what they will be doing at the festival. Please email me with details at

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About Glossop

The Inspire Festival is looking to support the Glossop community by promoting:

  • Groups
  • Events
  • Local shops
  • Market traders
  • Local crafts
  • Local, non-chain pubs
  • Community information

We will be having a stand at the festival to display this information. If you can’t make the whole day, please come down on the day to display your details on the stand.

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Homeless Appeal

The Inspire Festival is going to be supporting Wellsprings, which is a resource centre for Homeless and disadvantaged people.

Wellsprings is interested in attending the festival and having a drop-off stand so people can bring along much-needed items. They are currently compiling a list of all items needed; once I receive this list I will post it on the website, the facebook page, and in the next newsletter.

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Take part in the festival

The room that is being used for guest speakers is a large hall with a screen and seating in a theatre layout, so we are going to change the name to Live Acts.

We are looking for groups, organisations, and people who would like to take part.

Here are some ideas:

  • Guest Speakers
  • Demonstrations
  • Presentations
  • Drama & Performances
  • Short Films
  • Comedy Groups

Please send details to:

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Book and Confirm your Place

I need all who wish to attend to book and confirm a space.

To do so all you need to do is send me an email with brief details on your group/organisation, what you will be doing on the day, and a photo/logo.

This information will be used for the promotion of the festival and will enable people to find out about what will be happening on the day; it is also an opportunity for groups attending to promote themselves.

Please check the website to see if you have been added to the confirmed list.

Emails should be sent to:

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Enchanted Woodland Theme

I have opened a photo album on the Facebook page to inspire thoughts around the Enchanted Woodland theme.

I am waiting to hear if we have been successful with our grant appeals; if we are successful, we will have some funding to cover the cost of materials for arts workshops.

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Enchanted Woodland Creatures Workshop

These photos are only to inspire ideas; they are creations of Brian and Wendy Froud.

We will be using clay, materials, beads, and natural items such as…

  • Conifer Trimmings
  • Privet Trimmings
  • Holly
  • Long dry Grass
  • Twigs

We will be appealing for people to bring along some natural materials on the day.

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Get Involved – Volunteers on the day

Support needed on the day

We need lots of people to support us on the day so that each volunteer can enjoy the festival and have regular breaks. The amount of time you volunteer is up to you; we would really appreciate your support.

  • Steward: supporting people on the day at any or all of our venues
  • Welcoming stand: programmes, information, mailing list
  • Stage Manager
  • Workshop Manager
  • Guest Speaker Manager
  • First Aiders

Everyone involved in the festival is a volunteer; the festival is a not-for-profit event aimed at supporting and benefiting the community. Any support offered will be very much appreciated.

Please can you spread the word and promote the festival.

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Thank you to …

  • Colin Waude
  • Ellie Wilcox
  • Dave Wilcox

Who have all donated funding for the festival.

Sara Jayne Slocombe, who has created the website and is doing a fantastic job at running it and keeping you all up to date.

Thank you also to those who have helped to promote the festival and linked us up with valuable groups and organisations. These include …

Godfrey Claff

Julie Ferguson – from High Peak Women’s Aid

Nigel Caldwell

High Peak Radio

Tom Rowley – Glossop Advertiser

Daniel Bennett – Glossop Gazette and Glossop Community Radio

Janice Imrie – Glossop Volunteer Centre

Kelsey Ann Davies – My partner, who has been very patient and supportive while I have been planning this festival

Helen Stubbs – For use of the venue

Thank you to The Globe for letting us hold our meetings

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