Sunny Sunday, Alex and 17 days left.
Where I'm sitting it's sunny. My sons are making a den and I'm clicking - for the 100th time - on our crowdfunder page. I’m obsessed with it. The same clicking obsession happened last time I sold some items on e-bay, forever clicking to see if there was any upward movement!
I thought I'd tell you about Alex today. Alex is our Festival Coordinator and generally on the Festival of Thrift, and I mean on it as in thinking, dreaming or working on it all day, every day. I speak to Alex more often than I speak to my family.
I thought you'd like to know a little bit about what Alex does, day in day out, to make our fabulous Festival happen, so over to Alex to give you a taster of her week...
It's 7 weeks until the Festival so I'm really feeling the build up now. I've added on the workshop tickets to brownpapertickets ready to go on sale next week. It takes quite a bit of doing to find the workshop leaders, to ensure we've got a good mix of activities (for all ages) then find the right spaces for them. Anyway, it's all loaded up and I've asked the workshop leaders to give it the final check then give me the nod.
I manage the stallholders so I'm checking and chasing their insurances, Ts&Cs, sending out and chasing up invoices.
I've drawn up the floor plans and maps, which I’m reviewing, they’re new ones as this is the first Festival at Kirkleatham. I'm now allocating spaces to the stall holders and artists and checking to see if it all fits in and the flow of the site still works. We can't have any bottle-necks!
I handle Twitter for the Festival so I'm getting ready to start tweeting about the workshop tickets next week, as well as keeping on top of the other messages around crowdfunding, recruiting volunteers and singers for our choir. I spend a lot of time on Twitter, building up our relations with people ensuring that we're interacting with everyone.
I'm sourcing and booking accommodation in Redcar for the artists and team now and getting ready for the next site meeting in early August.
Oh and I'm also on holiday (I know, I don’t know how it fits in either) with my daughter who is currently on her school summer holidays. I’m having days out with her when I can. I'm also working on the Amy Johnson Festival too, which is taking place in Hull right now! It’s my life, but I love it, I think! Alex.
Karen & and Festival of Thrift Team.
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