Riverside Festival team still seeking feedback on future ideas

The Riverside Association of Music and Arts Limited
The Riverside Association of Music and Arts Limited
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The team behind a summer festival are still keen to hear ideas on the kind of events they could hold in future.

The Riverside Association of Music and Arts has decided to change direction after a year of financial issues.

The charity was unable to hold the festival this year as it was still dealing with insurers following the last-minute cancellation of the 2012 event due to heavy rain.

It held a public meeting on Sunday to get people’s thoughts on a number of suggestions for possible new events.

But since only one person turned up to the meeting, the charity has decided to extend its consultation.

Secretary Jenny Collins said: “We have applied to have a stall in Stamford High Street on a Saturday to ask people what they think.

“And the town council has offered to link to our survey from their website.”

Some of the new ideas proposed by the festival team include:

- a samba festival

- a busking and street entertainment event

- a small three-day event on The Meadows

- an arts and crafts demonstration day

- a pavement/chalk art festival

- a “music mayhem” market in Broad Street

- a literature festival

- a halloween spooktakular

People have also been invited to give their own ideas.

To fill in the survey and have your say on Riverside’s future visit the Riverside Festival website.