For details on how to contact our editorial and commercial departments, click here
Organisers gear up for Whitby music festival, Musicport
ORGANISERS of this year’s Musicport festival in Whitby have been handed a boost thanks to Art Council funding.
The cash is designed to involve the local community in events at the festival, from Friday, October 18 to Sunday, October 20.
Organiser Jim McLaughlin said: "Funding for the arts is so competitive, we're delighted that the Arts Council recognised the value of what Musicport does and has achieved since 2000.
“We want to use this grant to bring the town and the festival together and create something people will remember.”
There are three main elements to what the funding will help bring to the festival.
A Big Draw project in collaboration with Whitby Pavilion and led by Quentin Budworth, assisted by Whitby artist Bridget Wilkinson, will create six eight feet square mixed media wall panels with five local schools.
Once complete, they will be permanently installed in the exhibition hall at Whitby Pavilion and unveiled at the festival, after a spectacular opening fire show and live marching band.
A sixth panel will be created over the festival weekend by Mr Budworth working with audience members.
There will also be some open mic sessions with performers from all over Yorkshire including York, , Scarborough and Loftus.
They will perform in Whitby during the festival weekend with the incentive that one session will be chosen via a judging panel to perform on a main stage at Musicport 2014.
Organisers are also excited about extra interactive elements to the festival including a light-filled caravan - The Chromavan – will be parked at Dock End on Friday, October 18 then outside the Whitby Pavilion cafe during the festival where people will have the chance to experience an intense light bath.
Comments are closed on this article.