Sidmouth FolkWeek 60th Anniversary

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A major new independent film telling the story of Sidmouth Folk Festivals throughout its 60 years in existence is underway. The Producers from Fuel TV are now looking for fans of FolkWeek to come forward with personal stories and archive material tha

A major new independent film telling the story of Sidmouth Folk Festivals throughout its 60 years in existence is underway. The Producers from Fuel TV are now looking for fans of FolkWeek to come forward with personal stories and archive material that might become part of this major new film.
 
Producer Paul Tully says: “Sidmouth is a key festival in the English folk calendar: it has 60 years of stories and we would love the opportunity to get them to the big screen.”
 
The central idea is to tell the story of Sidmouth FolkWeek through the unique viewpoint of those who support it, year after year. Home movies, photographs, flyers, posters, memorabilia and audio recordings are all archive materials that could be used in this project. Any ‘moving picture’ documentation is of key interest for the filmmakers.
 
Sidmouth as a festival has enjoyed numerous highlights and survived many challenges in mounting the renowned event year after year. There is fascinating local and national history reflected in what happened at FolkWeek over the years and Fuel TV aim to capture those stories for this film.
 
Many unusual, vibrant, odd, bizarre and brilliant performances have taken place in the town during festival week. Characters, old and young, have enjoyed the colourful sights and sounds for many years. Fuel TV would like to hear from anybody who might have recorded, photographed or remembered the more memorable of these. 

Published on 16 April 2014 by Ben Robinson

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