Daventry Arts Festival praised by organisers

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THE organisers of Daventry Arts Festival said they are ‘absolutely delighted’ with the success of the event.

Supported by the Daventry Business Partnership and a wide variety of local individuals, groups, businesses and organisations, the festival featured more than 30 events for all ages.

The festival included outdoor theatre, street entertainment, live bands, music, dance, an outdoor film festival, a parade, walks, talks, traditional playground games, exhibitions, arts and crafts, photography and bell ringing.

Sally Halson, manager of the Daventry Business Partnership, said: “I’m absolutely delighted with how the festival has gone.

“Despite poor weather, for the majority of the three weeks, attendances have been excellent and initial feedback has been fantastic.

“I would like to say a special thank you to the all the individuals, local businesses, community groups, organisations, schools and volunteers who got involved, along with the people of Daventry (and visitors) for supporting it and making it a huge success.

“Special thanks also to our sponsor Daventry and District Housing.”

“In addition to people enjoying the festival the event has generated some great positive media coverage for the town which will help further raise its profile and undoubtedly encourage more visitors.”

Euan Temple, chairman of the Daventry Business Partnership, added: “The festival has provided a fantastic opportunity for local businesses and groups to get involved.

“Again it proves there is a lot happening in Daventry which we should be very proud of. The town centre felt very much alive and was buzzing, both day and night. If you are interested in getting involved next year please get in touch. We are also keen to get feedback on this year’s event so please complete the online survey to tell us what you think.”

To provide your feedback on this year’s festival visit www.daventry.co.uk to complete an online survey. If you want to get involved in 2013 email info@daventrybp.co.uk