I've done a lot Spoken Words Festivals - but James Schillemore has impressed me with organising the one at the Victorious Festival yesterday!
I best give you a bit of the back story first. This man actually emailed, time, date location with ....the postcode...well in advance! He sent us ALL the details we needed to know. Our names were actually on the poster. He arranged that the performers get a free pass to get in and, then made sure we could pick it up before the day of the event. WOW.
But that is not all. When I turned up our names and the times of our performances was on the information given to the crowds. He found us a beautiful place to perform with a seriously professional back drop. A mike - that worked nearly all of the time. The stage was signposted. And I'm tearing up writing about this bit. There was a cafe AND A TOILET in the same building. We had a steady crowd coming through all day.
No performing in a tent in a gale force wind, no drunks throwing bikes, no mother holding up her toddler with the legs in the background so they can have a wee! Instead a oasis of calm which talented performers could stand up and read their work.
Thank you James