Stockfest 2012

Stockbridge Festival

You may have heard rumours about a week long festival in Stockbridge - well here is the latest update! After a positive meeting with local traders and residents it was agreed to try and organise the festival to run from September 15th - 22nd, 2012.

To make this work, and for the event to be a success, we need more people to get involved. To date we have had various ideas put forward for events including fashion shows, tea dances, open house art exhibitions, local exhibitions in shops, wine tasting, guided tours around the historical sites of Stockbridge and Inverleith, exhibitions in the library and a Community Ceilidh to kick off the festival on the 15th.

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However this is just the start and we are looking for more people to come forward with event ideas that they can organise during the festival week. This as a key opportunity for people to advertise and promote their business, activity, group, school, music and theatre group etc. within Stockbridge and the wider Edinburgh community.  The Stockfest organising committee can provide support and guidance re possibilities but are not in a position to actually organise these, except the launch event - the Community Ceilidh.

Other support will include marketing and promotional support. The festival will produce a brochure outlining the key events that are happening during the week to be distributed throughout Stockbridge and the wider environs. Leaflets, banners and posters will also be created under the Stockfest brand to further market the events.  We will also aim to get as much PR for the event as possible and have already been offered a chance to advertise it in the What's On magazine and website.  Our own website and a facebook page are also in the process of being created.

Other positive feedback and ideas being put forward have included offers of funding and spaces to use for larger events such as concerts.  The next step is to receive commitment from you for your event.  Initial details of events - especially larger one off events should be sent to us as soon as possible to avoid possible clashes.

All events need to be registered with us by Friday June 8th, 2012 in order to be included in the brochure and marketing material.  We would aim to get initial copies out before the end of June.  An application form will need to be completed providing the date, time, venue and a 100 word resume of your event plus any pictures/logos that you have in high resolution format. For further information and a form please email stockfest2012@gmail.com

We look forward to working with you on this exciting project and welcoming people to Stockbridge during this week!

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