18 June 2012
The festival is inviting people with an interest in the 1984 author to join the organising committee ...
The festival is inviting people with an interest in the 1984 author to join the organising committee
The George Orwell Festival ran for the first time last year. This year's festival will take place between 20 and 23 September.
'The first event last September was highly successful, and attracted a great deal of attention both in terms of visitors and wider media interest, but we were wholly reliant on unpaid volunteers,' says festival chair Richard Hallmark. 'It was tremendously challenging, but also very rewarding to create a community event from scratch.'
'The George Orwell Festival 2012 is not primarily a literary event,' Richard added. 'It covers a broader range of interests and activities. We would like to hear from interested individuals willing to attend monthly evening meetings (of about 90 minutes) at David’s Bookshop (Eastcheap, Letchworth Garden City), and be willing to assist with preparations in the run-up to the event this September. Experience of organising similar community events would, of course, be an advantage. We would also be pleased to hear from people with web and internet skills who could help keep the 2012 Festival website updated. Even help with basic admin would be welcome.'
Interested volunteers should contact Richard by email at [email protected]
Find out more about the festival here: http://georgeorwellfestival.org