2018 Burley Summer Festival
Our 10th Anniversary Festival from the 18th to the 27th August was widely reported to be a big success. We had excellent attendance at almost all events. Many visitors from outside the village made a point of commenting on the friendly atmosphere. Overall the weather was kind to us, most particularly on the first Sunday where we had the largest number of events in one day and rain was predicted. As it was the sky cleared, the cars came to the Classic Show, the planned events in the park took place and the indoor events were well supported.
I would like to thank warmly all those who contributed to the Festival. These range from all individuals and organisations who contributed events to the programme, those who advertised in the printed programme or sponsored events, the team of volunteers who supported the organisation during the Festival days, and everyone who came along and took part. They are too many to name individually. Particular thanks need to be extended to the members of the Festival Committee who give a great deal of time over the year to planning and organising the Festival and without them the festival could not happen. We are also most grateful to the Burley website which provides essential support to the Festival.
Our 2018 Festival does not actually end until we have had the Moor Run and the Ceilidh, both events taking place on Saturday November 10th. Bookings are open for the Moor Run and tickets are selling briskly for the Ceilidh. Please go back to your Festival programmes for details of these events or look on these Festival website pages.
The Festival Committee will be reviewing this year’s event during October. We have received many appreciative comments and also some suggestions about how to make a good thing ‘even better’ but would be very pleased to receive further feedback and suggestions for future years. Please send to the email address below, or post on social media. We will publicise a summary of feedback on this website in early November.
The Festival AGM is on November 28th when we will be forming the Committee for the coming year. There will be some vacancies on the Committee and we would very much like to hear from people who would be interested in joining and making an active contribution to planning the 2019 event.
If you are interested and want to know more then please contact me on the email below.
Chair, Festival Committee
A collection of photos taken during the 2018 Burley Summer Festival is now available for viewing - simply access this website (see link below) and open the tab "Burley Summer Festival 2018" to select the various photo galleries: