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Adur Festival 2014: artwork and writing competitions

Hello and welcome to my blog. It’s lovely to see you again but if you are new, c’mon in and join us. There’s plenty of room for all.
As you know, last week I started a re-run of the popular 2010 blogs on, “A day in the life of.”  However, before I re-publish the second one, I wanted to bring you news of two Adur Festival 2014 competitions.
Closing date for Artwork Competition 20th February. 
Closing date for Writing Competition is 28th March.
The artwork competition is new to this years’ festival and I asked Mella Faye Punchard, Adur Festival’s Coordinator for the Ropetackle Trust, if she had any tips for entrants.
“Don’t limit your imagination,” she said. “Create anything from a tiny drawing to something that’s so big it only fits in the garden. Just make sure it keeps to the theme – Strange Creatures and if it’s a huge sculpture, take a photograph and send it in.  Use any materials you like and you can mix them up too. If you need some help with ideas, we have workshops running now. We’ve got a great prize for the winning four artists; a trip to see the Just So Stories performed by the exciting Red Table Theatre at Ropetackle on 1st March.  
If you prefer writing to art, then how about entering the Wordfest story competition instead? It’s on the same theme. Perhaps you could even make a strange creature and write a story about one of its’ adventures.”
Adur Festival runs from 24th May – 8th June and this is Mella’s second year as the Festival Coordinator. Mella explained that her aim is to “build on all the good work done in the previous festivals and grow it so that all the schools, local communities, families and children across Adur can celebrate together. We’re starting with a big Adur wide street party on 24th May with Carnival hotspots where nationally acclaimed street performers will appear.”
I’ll be keeping in touch will Mella to find out when and where you can get involved.  In the meantime, good luck with your entries and if you would like to help shape the festival, pop over to Ropetackle on 26th February at 6.00pm.
Thanks for dropping by and ta-ra for now. 

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