Firstly, on behalf of the Board, can I acknowledge the very challenging times we have all been faced with these past few months...as individuals,
as businesses and as a community. Given the large scale of the pandemic it's likely had an impact, at some level, on everyone to a lesser or
greater degree. Although we were faced with cancelling a few events and our timelines have been shortened, it was very minor in the broader
scheme of things and now with restrictions lifting, we're planning to get things back on track for a fabulous Festival in 2021.
Although 2021 is a while away, it's very likely the pandemic will still be having an impact, albeit the details of what they may look like won't be clear for some time. We'll manage that once we get closer to the Festival. The view of the Board is that the Festival may well be a very welcoming event in light of the many challenges faced by so many people.
As part of our planning for the Festival in 2021 we will be holding a series of public meetings across the district in August. The main purpose of these meetings will be to let people know what we are up to, to encourage those wanting to hold an event to do so, and to get names of people who are keen to volunteer over the duration of the Festival. Our new Festival Producer, Jude Adams, will be attending these sessions as will members of the Board. We would love to see you there - more details to come once we have sorted out venues, booking details etc. Our FF Friends Coordinator, Jillian Langford, is starting to think about events for those supporters of the Festival as well.
Details fo the public information meetings will be emailed via this distribution list, a notice printed in the August Yankalilla Regional News, and there will be posters across the district so keep an eye out for these. At this stage we plan to hold them in the following towns:
We'll also be announcing details of how to register an event for the Festival so start thinking about what you would like to do during the Festival or the type of events you would like to see held.
In the meantime, if you would like to support the Festival by becoming a Friend, please click on the link shown on this pagee. Your support would be greatly appreciated.
Until soon, stay happy and well.
Desmond Ford Chairperson, Festival Fleurieu
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.