Thursday, 30 January 2014

Wymondham Music Festival Annual Public Meeting – Monday, February 10

Jazz Picnic with Dixie Mix (2013)
Head to Fairland Hall, Wymondham, Norfolk on Monday, February 10, at 7pm, for Wymondham Music Festival's 12th Annual Public Meeting.  Hear about plans for the 19th Festival Fortnight in 2014, plus a review of 2013. There will also be plenty of opportunities to ask questions and make suggestions in the meeting and chat informally over coffee and cakes.

The evening begins at 7pm with music from Ian Hireson and Mark Jolley, who normally perform as the Bays River Jazz Duo. Refreshments are also served at 7pm.

The main meeting begins at 7.30pm with a review of 2013, including the annual accounts, and then looks forward to the summer, introducing plans for the programme launch in May. Barbara Randall, Festival Secretary, will reveal some of the key highlights of the 2014 programme, including Festival Fortnight, which runs from Saturday, June 21 to Sunday, July 6.

John Wood, who has been Wymondham Music Festival Chairman for 14 years, is stepping down from the role at the Annual Public Meeting. He will be Vice Chairman for the forthcoming year and will continue to be Chairman of the Music Festival Trustees. John has also been Chairman of Wymondham Arts Forum since 2001.

John’s successor as Music Festival Chairman is Richard Elliott. Richard is a former Chief Fire Officer for Norfolk. He retired from the fire and rescue service in 2010 after 35 years, serving in a number of fire and rescue services, including London and West Midlands, moving to Norfolk in 2000 as its Chief Officer. Since retiring Richard has become a Trustee of a number of local charities, is an active Rotarian and also qualified as a ski instructor at Norfolk Snowsports Club.

John Wood said: “My time as Music Festival Chairman has flown by. I cannot believe I have been in the role for 14 of the Festival’s 19-year history! Brilliant teamwork by our hard-working volunteers has seen the festival grow in popularity year on year. I wish Richard success in his first year and look forward to my continuing involvement.”

Richard Elliott said: “During John Wood’s tenure as Chairman, Wymondham Music Festival has become firmly established as one of the most popular and diverse festivals in the county. I am delighted to have John’s support in my first year as Chairman and look forward to an exciting summer of music in town.”    

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