Festival 2011

Festival 2011 in review

Our tenth Pershore Festival was definitely our best yet. From the Friday night sellout session, which worked much better having a ticketed event and using the FPC. The new layout for the marquee, the re-vamped signage, and the fantastic help we had from Linden with the parking. Through to the usual efficient college staff, keeping the bar, canteen and everything else running smoothly. There were a few teething troubles with the new accommodation but nothing major and all was sorted quickly.

Below are just a few of the letters and emails we have received.

Photos by Barry Kesterton and Roger Davies

A note to thank all of you for your hard work in producing another festival which we enjoyed so much. It was a lovely blend of old favourites with good new up and coming talent. No event of this size and complexity just happens. You must feel justifiably proud of your efforts. Keep up the good work we look forward to another Jazz Festival just as good next year! Clare, Sarah and Pauline

Thank you and the Committee for organising an excellent Festival. Last year I returned to Burton telling everyone at the Jazz Club about the weekend. Five of them joined me this year and they all agreed with my description. It was a most enjoyable Festival. A combination of youth and experience with a wide variety of bands and groups, players and officials were all friendly and the staff of the College very helpful. Looking forward to next year Jim

We have just returned from the delightful weekend of music at the Pershore Jazz Festival organised by your committee. I must confess that we had not given it much consideration in the past until we spoke to Graham Smith at the Keswick JF. He told us about the excellence of the band line-up and also about the new student accommodation. We had a most enjoyable time. Not only is the Pershore College layout an excellent venue, compact and convenient, the new accommodation was quite adequate – certainly clean and functional albeit a little sparse. We should have appreciated the clue in the ‘bring your own towels’, but a note to the uninitiated next year regarding the need for soap, a glass or two if you like a sip of water in the night, and the makings for an early morning cup of tea or coffee would be helpful. But in particular we would like to commend the helpfulness of the staff both those stewarding and the students/staff of Pershore College. My wife was in a wheelchair having had a double knee replacement a couple of months back. The staff could not have been more polite, courteous and willing throughout, from `Mr Busy’ behind the bar (in the bar and anywhere else he was needed) to Graham the on-site Estate manager, their friendliness made our stay all the more pleasurable. A really great little Jazz Festival. Please put us on your list as attendees for next year. Vic & Sue