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BIG CHANGES AS WE MOVE THE FESTIVAL FROM THE SOUTH COAST TO A MORE CENTRAL LOCATION NEAR OXFORD
Having spent several years in Torquay it was felt it was time for a change. Whilst the move from the Victoria to the Carlton was a success it didn’t alter the fact of the long journey to the south coast for all our supporters from further north.
So a sigificant move for us to Denman College in Marcham near Oxford which not only will be a much more central location for most of us but an opportunity to create a fresh and interesting Festival.
Denman is a very different offering to that we have been used to, its open spaces and grounds providing an echo of the chalet parties of byegone festivals. Its modern facilities block providing ample space for our traditional events and scope for doing things a bit differently
Overall the accommodation is slightly smaller than the Carlton with more of an emphasis on single rooms, no more single supplements many will be pleased to hear.
We have almost concluded our arrangments with Denmman and looking forward to our planning process.
Oh, and of course, the change in the bank holiday to mark the 75th anniversay of VE Day. This probably will be pretty confusing for everybody the committee are already struggling to get their heads round arrival on Thursday, going home Sunday, and everything in between.
Still great opportunities to create the VE 75 Celebration theme.