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John Farrow

Project Manager, Oxjam - Oxfam in Bedford

Oxjam Bedford: Working Locally, Impacting Globally

PRESENTED ON JUN 05, 2014
IN BEDFORD @ VOL 2

John Farrow tells the story of Oxjam Bedford, a movement that works locally but has global reach. The team of volunteers brings many events to Bedford, the highlight being a local music festival, whilst raising money for Oxfam. 

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Filling Empty Shops in Bedford

BY ERICA ROFFE
@ VOL 1 ON NOV 07, 2013

Erica Roffe and a friend she met on Facebook wanted to find a way to fill some of the depressingly empty shops in Bedford. They held an Arts and Culture festival in 7 empty shops. From there things fell into place like dominoes and new businesses were soon setting up shop.

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Harmony in Aomori - The Gonohe Music Festival

BY MICHAEL WARREN
@ VOL 126 ON JUN 24, 2015

"Using the food and the music that we bring together at the event, these are the kinds of moments we are trying to create at the Gonohe Music Festival."

While living in Gonohe, a small town in Aomori, Japan, Dave Herlich and Michael Warren decided to organize a free music festival. The Gonohe Music Festival showcases international music and food, bringing guests from over a dozen countries to a beautiful secluded park in Gonohe.

Mark your calendars! Aomori or BUST!

This was "Presentation of the Day" on July 24th, 2015. 

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Festival Guacamaya

BY ANA JIMENA SÁNCHEZ
@ VOL 8 ON MAR 19, 2016

Generar y celebrar el encuentro: eso es el Guacamaya Fest, un espacio para compartir música, experiencias y visiones... Ana Jimena Sánchez narra cómo transformó una idea en una fiesta

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Stowed Out Festival

BY CHRIS WEMYSS
@ VOL 4 ON OCT 06, 2016

Stowed Out is a small music festival held every year in the small Borders village of Stow.  This is the story of how it came about by Chris Wemyss.

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Music festival survival and The Bavard Bar

BY TIM CROOK
IN BEXHILL-ON-SEA

Tim Crook gives essential tips on how to survive the mayhem, mud and other inconveniences of music festivals. A funny talk allowing the audience to understand how best to tackle a festival. 

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The Planting - growing a green festival of living!

BY MANDI MCINTYRE
@ VOL 19 ON SEP 16, 2016

Growing from a weekend working bee into Woodfordia’s second flagship festival, The Planting is emerging as a distinctive celebration of innovation in the arts, humanities and earth sciences. Mandi McIntyre is a Cultural Producer, keenly interested in social, economic and cultural development and exchange in our societies and she heads the programme for The Planting Festival, which has grown out of the work and ethos of the Woodford Folk Festival.

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Starting a DIY Festival Movement

BY MANDA KAYE
@ VOL 20 ON MAY 20, 2017

Manda Kaye shares how she started her own DIY Death Festival in Blackheath, Blue Mountains.

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Road to the V-Festival

BY JAMES WILKINSON
@ VOL 1 ON MAY 31, 2018

Artist James Wilkinson shows his widely imaginative work. Primarily a portrait painter and inspired by the classics of Caravaggio and the pop art of Peter Blake, James has been creating portraits since the age of 7.

Official artist to the Writtle Jazz Festival and V festival, recently renamed RiZE, James shares stories of his time as a live portrait artist, his on and off-stage sketches, portraits and photographs, intertwined with stories about rock and pop icons.