Acomb's ADAM festival beats the weather

Musicians make a call during the ADAM Festival in Acomb. From left, Michael Lester, Joe O’Neill, Miriam Howson and Katie Green

Musicians make a call during the ADAM Festival in Acomb. From left, Michael Lester, Joe O’Neill, Miriam Howson and Katie Green

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THE second annual ADAM festival has seen hundreds of people through the doors of cultural events across Acomb, despite horrendous weather.

The festival of dance, arts and music was opened at 10am on Saturday by the Lady Mayoress of York Pat Gillies, at the Explore library where she saw mosiac artists at work and listened to performances from a ukelele group.

Festival organiser Keith Meyer said: "It's gone amazingly well. Even though the weather has been a disaster this shows we have enough venues in Acomb to accommodate more than 1000 visitors."

This year's event was an expansion on last year's, with new venue Holgate Memorial Hall hosting a pop up cinema on the Saturday evening.

York MP Hugh Bayley visited the festival for the first time this year, and praised the dedicated voluntary organisers. He said: "This is a brilliant community festival with something for everyone. It's been a great success and thousands of people have appreciated the events all over Acomb."

Now organisers are keen to extent the festival throughout the year, and make more use of the community venues available in Acomb. Keith wants to hear feedback from visitors to this year's event to help bid for funding to put on future events.

Feedback forms are available from Acomb Explore library, or comments can be sent to adam_fest@mail.com

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12:11pm Tue 22 Jul 14

MrsHoney says...

I think my main feedback is where was this advertised? Knew nothing about it and I am signed up to the York events e-mail that lets you know what's going on. Don't remember reading about it. Oh well.....
I think my main feedback is where was this advertised? Knew nothing about it and I am signed up to the York events e-mail that lets you know what's going on. Don't remember reading about it. Oh well..... MrsHoney
  • Score: 2

12:57pm Tue 22 Jul 14

metsaagain says...

it's a great initiiative- but they really dropped the ball on publicity this year!! Their main website was never updated and is still set up for last year's event - it was impossible to find out the line up / timetable before the day itself!!!
it's a great initiiative- but they really dropped the ball on publicity this year!! Their main website was never updated and is still set up for last year's event - it was impossible to find out the line up / timetable before the day itself!!! metsaagain
  • Score: 2

2:27pm Tue 22 Jul 14

Yorkswalls says...

Two points raised advertising...we didn't get any funding for Adam until four days before the event but we did manage to get 3 large banners printed and placed in various locations 3 weeks before the Fest, and the other point website, it wasn't updated for the same reason i'm afraid.
We did try and get as much free listings as possible throughout the area I'm sorry if I missed the one mentioned.
All venues,volunteers,an
d organisers gave their time for free to support this community festival.
Thank you for your feedback good,bad or indifferent it all goes into the mix to try and improve everything for next years event.
Two points raised advertising...we didn't get any funding for Adam until four days before the event but we did manage to get 3 large banners printed and placed in various locations 3 weeks before the Fest, and the other point website, it wasn't updated for the same reason i'm afraid. We did try and get as much free listings as possible throughout the area I'm sorry if I missed the one mentioned. All venues,volunteers,an d organisers gave their time for free to support this community festival. Thank you for your feedback good,bad or indifferent it all goes into the mix to try and improve everything for next years event. Yorkswalls
  • Score: 2

8:57pm Wed 23 Jul 14

gerry1962 says...

Then you should've applied for funding earlier, obviously, and some of the events were NOT on the schedule.
Then you should've applied for funding earlier, obviously, and some of the events were NOT on the schedule. gerry1962
  • Score: 2

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