Bedford Park Festival
Bedford Park Festival

7-23 June 2019

Help and take part

Please help and take part

The volunteer catering team at the Juritz Concert and Supper, sponsored by HPW solicitors

The volunteer catering team at the Juritz Concert and Supper, sponsored by HPW solicitors

The Bedford Park Festival is a two-week community and arts event and we rely on the time and support generously given by local people and businesses to help make it happen. This year's Festival will run from Friday June 7th to Sunday June 23rd. Volunteers are welcome to help for a couple of hours or for the full two weeks! We also need lots of artistic and creative input.  Below is a list of ways you can be involved in 2019.  

Please contact Nicola Chater for more information or St Michael & All Angels Parish Office. Please contact Torin Douglas to sign up to the St Michael's email newsletter or discuss sponsorship and other commercial opportunities.  Thank you to those of you who have already offered your help.

How to perform and take part

Artists: Submit your original artworks for the Bedford Park Summer Exhibition 2019 on Saturday May 18th between 2 and 4pm at: The Crypt Chapel (Entrance situated at the back of the car park behind the church), St Michael and All Angels Church, Bedford Park, W4 1TT. No guarantee of display. Watch here for link for Summer Exhibition Details and Entry Form.

Photographers: Submit entries for the Photographic Competition and Exhibition - watch for details in What's On and News sections.

Singers: The Festival Mass Choir will begin weekly rehearsals for our Festival Mass in mid-May on Tuesday evenings in St Michael & All Angels Church. The dress rehearsal will be on Friday June 21st and the Festival Mass service on Sunday 23rd. If you would like to sing or play, please contact Jonathan Dods at jondods@yahoo.com.

Gardeners: would you like to open your garden for the Bedford Park Open Gardens on Sunday June 23rd 2019? Please contact Carol Douglas on 020 8994 3572 or caroldouglas111@gmail.com.

Children:

  1. Take part in the Fancy Dress Parade - theme: TBA - meet at the Parish Hall at 10.30am on Saturday June 8th.
  2. Enter the 5-a-side football tournaments on Green Days. Please email: 5asidefootballgreendays@gmail.com for details and to register.

Watch here for other creative ways to take part in the Festival.

How to help in the Festival fortnight

Photographic exhibition: We are seeking people to fulfil two roles during the Photographic Exhibition (June 7th-9th 2019):

  • Hang the photographs on the afternoon of June 7th (with a team of volunteers)
  • Man the exhibition on Saturday June 8th and Sunday June 9th (again with a team of volunteers)

Hospitality and Front of House: If you would like to help with hospitality and front of house at any time over the two weeks, please contact Kay Porter porterkay@btinternet.com.

Publicity & Marketing: Preparing promotional posters for Festival events, and putting them up on a daily basis during the Festival.

Sponsorship: We are seeking helpers to work with Torin Douglas, liaising with local businesses to put up banners and make the most of their promotional activities in other ways.

If you are interested in either of these roles, please contact Nicola Chater: nicola@global-marketing-solutions.com

The busy team in the Beer Tent sponsored by Fullers and John D Wood

The busy team in the Beer Tent sponsored by Fullers and John D Wood

How to help on Green Days: June 8th and 9th

High Roller Tombola: We already have a volunteer to organise most of this event; we urgently need one or more people to approach local shops and businesses to obtain prizes for the Tombola.

Skittles: We are seeking someone to come and run this fun, family friendly event on the Saturday of Green days – June 8th 2019.

Cream Teas: The Refreshment Tent is looking for two people to take on the preparation of Cream Teas – probably from 12 noon to 5pm on Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th June 2019.  If you can offer your services on just one of these days that would be fantastic!

Scone bakers: We need scones to be baked for our Refreshment Tent on both days.

If you are interested in any of these roles, please contact Nicola Chater nicola@global-marketing-solutions.com or Jane McCabe janemccabe@hotmail.co.uk 

Are you able to donate any of the following (please watch for updates)?

Plants: It is never too soon to start growing plants for the Plant Stall.  Please bring them to the stall on Saturday morning June 8th. Contact Marjolein van Kampen m@rjolein.com

Cakes: any kind of home-baking plus marmalade/ jam/ preserves.  If they are brought to church on a Sunday morning we will take them home to freeze. Contact Bernadette Halford b.halford@sky.com 

Hats, belts, scarves, gloves and GOOD clothes. Contact Sarah Radcliffe  sarah@theradcliffes.com

Tombola items: worth £10 or more. Items should be new or unused and non-perishable.  eg. bottles of wine (still or sparkling) or non-alcoholic drinks; jars of preserves or similar; new/unused accessories such as scarves/ jewellery; food items such as biscuits or chocolates; new/unused toys; new/unused decorative items such as a picture frame or vases; upmarket toiletries; or gift vouchers for shops. Needed by May 31st. Contact Martyn Schofield martynschofield25@gmail.com

CDs & DVDs: For the Vicar’s Stall.  Bring to the Parish Office during opening hours. NO VIDEOTAPES PLEASE. 

Bric-a-Brac: Bring to the Parish Office during opening hours - BUT NOT TILL THE END OF MAY! Contact Mel Howells meredydd.howells@hotmail.com

Books: Contact Helen Wareham helenratcliffe@bdb-law.co.uk

Large sponge cakes: Victoria, Lemon, Coffee etc for the Refreshments Tent. Contact Jenny de Montfort  jdemontfort@btinternet.com

We also need people who can volunteer a few hours of their time over the weekend to help on the various church stalls. Please contact Jane McCabe: janemccabe@hotmail.co.uk 

Sponsorship and donations

If you run a business and would like to know how your firm can be involved as a sponsor or by donating goods or services, click here: Commercial opportunities.

If you are a member of the community and have contacts, or would like to help us liaise with businesses, please contact Torin Douglas at torindouglas@aol.com.

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