There have been some changes that we needed to make for Festival Fleurieu regarding a couple of planned events.
As you would be aware we had planned to hold a Public Information Meeting on Wednesday April 29th at the Normanville Hotel. This was going to be an opportunity to talk about our new Strategic Plan, to introduce our new Festival Producer (Judith Adams) and to invite you to be involved in the 2021 Festival. Due to the current situation in regard to the Covid 19 virus that meeting will not be going ahead.
The other event that won’t go ahead is the show Horrible Histories, which was going to be held at the Normanville Hotel on Saturday May 23rd. This was an event organised by our Festival Fleurieu Friends Coordinator Jillian Langford, in partnership with the History Festival. People who have purchased tickets will be contacted regarding a refund as soon as possible. We hope to reschedule this event later in the year.
In terms of how we go about engaging with the local community for the 2021 Festival the board are meeting regularly at the moment to discuss and plan a way forward. As you would appreciate it is unlikely any face to face meetings will be able to occur for some time. So, we’ll need to consider other methods to do that as engagement with the local community is at the heart of the Festival. We held our recent Board meeting using the Zoom platform with great success, so that is one option we will be considering.
We will be in touch very soon to let everyone know what we plan to do and thank you for your patience during this challenging time. We will be closely monitoring the current situation and be guided by recommendations from SA Health and the Federal Government in terms of any activities related to the Festival.
On behalf of the Board can I wish all our stakeholders and supporters well during this period of challenge and uncertainty.
Chair Festival Fleurieu Board
Festival Fleurieu is presented by a volunteer not-for-profit Incorporated Association and relies on the creative talents of artists, the time of community volunteers, and the generosity of many festival partners who share a passion for all things Fleurieu.
The leafy sea dragon in our local waters is the festival’s inspiring icon; we acknowledge the need to keep our local environment pristine to protect it from human activity. Though as an endangered species the leafy sea dragon can’t be on show, artists and filmmakers present it in artistic and documentary versions in various exhibitions and venues during the festival.