More good news for us – the brilliant City of Rochester Society – who do so much to conserve the character and heritage of our fair city – have very generously awarded us a £500 grant towards expenses and materials for this year’s festival.
The 2016 festival is titled ‘Written Worlds, Inspiring Places’ and as part of this, we’re running a Family Arts Trail called ‘The Turtle Moves’, inspired by Sir Terry Pratchett’s Discworld books. The Discworld is supported on the shoulders of four elephants, who are standing on the back of a vast space turtle. ‘The Turtle Moves’ has been adopted by Pratchett fans to keep his name and work alive.
With the Medway Adult and Community Learning Service supplying us with 3 tutors working out of the community hub, the City of Rochester Society donation covers the materials needed and enables us to extend the trail to other other venues throughout the high street. We are very grateful and extend a massive Thank You to the Society.
Look out for more information as it’s released on our festival event page.
We’ll be putting out a call for creative partners who’d like to be involved in the trail. Suggestions will be welcomed, as although the budget is currently limited, we are seeking further funding to cover more materials and artists’ time.