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Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Festival news - March 2010

The 2011 Drysdale Festival of Glass organising group held its second meeting on March 30 at Drysdale's SpringDale Neighbourhood Centre. The general idea of the Festival is now clear in people's minds, so the main business of the meeting was practicalities.

Some possible locations have been listed and contacts initiated. Some members of the group are investigating the availability of such things as stages, tables, trestles, bunting, and a P.A. system; others are investigating sources of funds, including commissions, grants and sponsorships; while still others are organising the formal launch, together with services associated with the Festival such as entertainment, refreshments, car parking, etc.

A crucial decision, of course, is when to hold the Festival! At this stage, a Saturday in mid to late February 2011 is the preferred option, but the group is going to list other events scheduled for February to try to avoid clashes. Assuming that the Festival will happen some time in February 2011, the group have started to list possible participants - including glass artisans, artists, companies, wholesalers - with a view to inviting them formally once the date and venue/s are decided.

It was a busy meeting, in which a lot of jobs were allocated! There is, however, plenty to do, so if you would like to join the group or offer your help in some way, do please get in touch.

The group's next meeting will be on Tuesday 13 April at 7.00 p.m. at SpringDale Neighbourhood Centre, Drysdale High Street. Not everyone can come to these sorts of meetings because, e.g., they have to care for family members. If this is the case for you, but you would like to be involved in the Festival, drop us a line and we'll make something happen.

CONTACT: Drysdale Festival of Glass, c/o Drysdale & Clifton Springs Community Association
Mail: P.O. Box 581, Drysdale 3222
E-mail: dryclift@


  1. This is a really exciting initiative. Looking forward to hearing more about it and finding ways to participate.

  2. Thanks, Glenda. There will be regular postings about the Festival on this blog. To find out how to be part of the Festival, do please contact us by mail or e-mail (see the end of the posting).