For many people who attended last year’s festival, there was a disappointing rumour circulating: this might be the last one. At the festival, the sun shone, the atmosphere was relaxed and it was clear that those who came were having a good time. In the background the rumble of belt-tightening, cost cutting, financial stringency.
So here’s the good news: 2012 Chadkirk festival gets the green light.
It will be half the time (one day only) and twice as welcome, given the previous uncertainty about it’s future. Sunday 29th July 2012. Something to celebrate.
Planning is in the early stages, though with three months to go this is a good time to volunteer to help out on the day. Keeping the flow of refreshment going – cups of tea, scones with cream – and selling plants on the Friends’ stall is a great way to enjoy the festivities. And many hands really do make light work.