Abingdon Arts Festival usually brings in the Spring

September 27, 2012

Spring Late
I see from the front page of the Abingdon Herald that the Abingdon Arts Festival 2013 is Off. Not enough money! A quick look at google images (above) brings back some of the memories.
Spring Late
I am always impressed by the Abingdon Arts Festival Brochure (above). The website is equally good. Both are the work of Mike Ward. Mike has given his services for free for the town of Abingdon. As has Malcolm Ross who has co-ordinated the arts festival for 14 years. As have many other volunteers.

Over the years, The Abingdon Arts Festival has given this blog much to report on at the start of Spring.  Next Spring could get a slower start without those two weeks of: art, theatre, films, big crazy community events, photographic competitions, music, and celebrities.

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4 Comments Leave a Comment

  • 1. Elsie  |  September 27, 2012 at 12:08 pm

    Such a shame – i’ve really enjoyed the comedy evenings! It would have been a great opportunity to draw people back into Abingdon in the Spring, especially with the new shopping centre …

  • 2. Janet  |  September 27, 2012 at 2:04 pm

    What a shame. Abingdon should follow the example of Wallingford. Their Jazz festival and Bunkfest bring in many people and increased trade for the town. I know that that music events are popular.

  • 3. abingdonwalks  |  September 27, 2012 at 3:58 pm

    The Council had money left over from the Jubilee!

  • 4. Iain  |  September 27, 2012 at 5:10 pm

    Nobody has approached the town council on this.

    If anyone is planning to pick up Malcolm’s mantle, then I’m sure we’d be keen to hear from them. We have a number of potential sources of funding which may be appropriate.

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