18TH - 20TH JULY 2008
STOKES BARN, OFF THE A458 BRIDGNORTH TO SHREWSBURY ROAD
Festival at the Edge needs volunteer stewards for this 3-day weekend event 18th - 20th July near Much Wenlock, Shropshire. This is a great opportunity to get involved in one of the best storytelling festivals in the country.
To apply simply fill out the attached application form (deadline now 1st July not June). All successful applicants will receive a ticket of entry for themselves (family/friends accompanying will need to buy their own ticket unless they apply to steward too!). Places will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis and you will also be provided with free on-site camping, programme and site map etc. Be part of a great, friendly team and enjoy yourself. No experience necessary, all training will be given on site.
If you've never heard of a "Storytelling Festival", we have artists from all round the world attending this one, telling their stories, singing, dancing or playing music. There are many event marquees on site and a "village" of stalls selling crafts, clothing and food. People either attend on a daily basis or stay and camp on-site for the whole weekend. Showering and all the usual facilities are available.
You would need to be available or on duty for a maximum of 8 hours over the whole weekend, which means 2-4 hours each day, though some flexibility is needed (hence the application form says up to "12" hours). There's no need to be experienced, as training will be given on site.
Actual stewarding duties include directing traffic/parking, helping people find areas they want to go to (marquees/refreshments/loos), checking wristbands and helping people find seats in the marquees, looking out for safety hazards and just generally being nice and supportive to people!! We have teams of stewards, so if you're not experienced, we'd put you in a team with some experienced people and use radio contact whilst on duty. There's also a helpers' party on the Sunday evening to say thank you.
This is a great opportunity to gain some experience in the festival field (in both senses!) and enjoy yourself at the same time, so the sooner you get your form sent off, the more chance you have of being included. Good luck!
For more information go to www.festivalattheedge.org