Before organising a festival, I never thought about the work that goes into it. Last year’s Ashford Festival of Arts and Technology was an eye opener. For those who have never organised one, let me tell you that it is work that requires military precision and nerves of steel. But we learnt a lot and I’m really glad we chose to do it. The festival was a first, and despite not having done much promotion because of lack of enough organisers, funding and time, we managed to attract hundreds of visitors and have lots and lots of fun in the process.
So we decided to do more of them this year and the first one coming your way is ArtiGras which will take place on the 16th and 17th May in Ashford High Street. Because we love Ashford and think it deserves the baddest festival ever, we’re throwing the biggest and best one ever yet. But we can’t do this without you of course, residents of Ashford, community organisations, businesses and supporters. There are already 20 or so stalls booked, amazing bands and performers on board, and lots of guys and gals making lots of amazing things to brighten the street. Continue reading