After two lively and entertaining weeks, the curtain has come down on the 9th Roseland Festival. The events were very well attended and audiences, walkers and those who went on safari have expressed their enjoyment of the standard of performance of musicians, actors, poets and guides, as well as the interesting information that they received from the speakers. “An entertaining and intriguing play”, “What beautiful music and wonderfully played”, “I never realized that women were so involved with the RNLI in the early days”, “The poets made me laugh and then really made me think with the World War I poetry” are only some of the comments that were overheard as people left venues all around the Roseland.
Some of the events were completely sold out, which meant that some people were disappointed that they were unable to attend. James Thomas’ 60 Years of Farming, Michael Morpurgo’s Stories of World War I and the BAFTA film talk fell into this category, as did Ivor Bowditch’s Clay Pits Safaris and the Geological Trail with Professor Colin Bristow. Those that missed out this time will have to make sure that they get their bookings in early next time!
Talking of which, the Committee have decided to move the Festival from the Autumn to the Spring. There will not be a Festival in 2015 as time is too short to get everything in place, so the next Festival will be from Saturday 23rd April to Saturday 7th May 2016. Details of the events will be publicised well in advance.
The Committee would like thank the members, sponsors and everyone who supported the Festival so enthusiastically and look forward to seeing you all at the 10th Festival in Spring 2016.