Festival team needs help for week of fun

jpco 2-7-14 Mainstage Crawley Festival in Memorial Gardens (Pic by Jon Rigby) SUS-140630-113923001
jpco 2-7-14 Mainstage Crawley Festival in Memorial Gardens (Pic by Jon Rigby) SUS-140630-113923001

The organisers of Crawley Festival are looking for help as they prepare for this year’s week-long spectacular.

With three of the committee, including chairman Geoff Allen, calling it a day, a new team has been assembled to run the event, which will be held in the last week of June.

Bob Burgess, who took over the reins from Geoff, has called for anyone who would like to join the Festival team to attend an AGM at the Civic Hall on Thursday February 5, from 7pm.

Explaining why he was keen for the Festival to continue, Bob said: “My understanding is it’s the longest established festival in Crawley so it is has tradition.

“It’s very much welcomed by the people who attend the various events we put on and it would be sad to see it go.”

The Festival will launch on Saturday June 20 with music and entertainment in Queens Square and will culminate in the Memorial Gardens on Saturday June 27 with the Mainstage extravaganza.

Mainstage, along with High Street Live which will take over the High Street on the Sunday, will give local musicians the chance to show of their skills to the whole town.

Other highlights should include songs from schoolchildren in St John’s Church, a performance of Ahoy! by the Songbirds Choir, and the senior citizens concert at the Hawth.

Anyone who would like to help out with the organisation of Crawley Festival should attend the AGM or contact bobgburgess@outlook.com .