Wednesday, 18 March 2015
About to Launch Festival Number Twenty-Two!
Today, on a spring-like Tuesday afternoon, the Acorn Press van pulled into the farmyard and, hot off the press, disgorged its load of fifty boxes of Festival programmes and posters.
Opening a box was like opening a present, and what a present it was. Wow!
The cover has worked. It’s striking, unusual, and celebrates Swindon and its Central Library.
And the contents are celebratory too: a celebration of ideas. Terrific!
Tonight, six helpers, stuffing envelopes in the woodstove-warmed ex-cowshed, agreed.
We all love the programme, from the outside and the inside, and hope that you will too.
At midday on Thursday 19th March, launch time, Festival followers can see if they do.
It’s been a good Tuesday. And Swindon Town won, away.
Looking forward to meeting in May!
PS. And now, a cartload of programmes is on its way to the local post office, from where they will be winging their way to you!