Beyond the Border Wales International Storytelling Festival returns to the Vale of Glamorgan for its biennial visit to the beautiful setting of St Donats Castle 4th-6th July 2014.
Over 2000 people gather from near and far to attend this 3 day event (Friday evening – Sunday evening inclusive). The audience are lovers of the arts and of storytelling and world music particularly. Many of them also have a particular interest in environmental issues – there is an environmental conference element within the festival. There is broad appeal across age ranges, and amongst individuals and families alike.
New for 2014 is a Marketplace – a large covered area located on the top terrace with fantastic views of the sea, adjacent to St Donats Art Centre café and one of the main performance venues. The marketplace will showcase a broad range of art, craft and food sellers, with special rates for local businesses, and those that make their own goods. The festival site is self contained in a rural location, so visitor spend is heavily concentrated on festival traders. This is an ideal opportunity for anyone thinking of stepping up from one day events to try a festival environment.
Film – making: BTB are looking for documentary photographers and film-makers to help document this year’s festival. The fee would be £250 and you would need to be able to attend the festival from 4-6 July and be around for at least some of 1-3 July too. Interested people should email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Sculpting: BTB are also looking to commission a sculptor to make a beautiful, sustainable donation box. Again, email email@example.com for more info.
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