A Festival To Remember

Where to start? Firstly, a massive thank you to whatever mystical force determines the weather. After a week of rain, and very pessimistic forecasts, this year’s Midsummer Festival got away with just a couple of short, light showers.

Yet again, the Festival was only made possible by the extraordinary generosity of Trowbridge Town Council, both in terms of funding and the hard work invested by the team led from the front by Paul Weimar.

The Trust would also like to thank the National Lottery Community Fund for its financial support, as well as the Festival’s corporate sponsor, Grist.

Then, of course, thanks to all those performers who entertained what we estimate to be well over two-and-a-half thousand people of all ages, throughout the day, a day which came to an appropriate climax with the appearance of The Entitled Sons, one of the most dynamic young bands in the country.

Also, huge thanks to the Friends of Trowbridge Community Sensory Garden for, once again, allowing the Festival to spill into its magical grounds and provide the perfect setting for a selection of wonderful local choirs and musicians. It was a real highlight of the afternoon’s events.

And, thank you to the event’s producer, Lottie Newth, for exuding charm and good grace whatever challenges were thrown at her, and all the Town Hall Trust’s devoted staff and loyal volunteers.

Finally, and most importantly, the biggest THANK YOU of all to those who actually attended the Festival and, especially, those who took the trouble to share their comments with us.

Trowbridge is a very special place with a very special community.