2nd Wigan Diggers’ Festival planned for 2012

Following the success of the first Wigan Diggers’ Festival on 10th September which over 300 people attended during the course of the day and was enjoyed by all, plans for a second Festival in 2012 are soon to get underway.

The first meeting of the volunteer 2012 Wigan Diggers’ Festival Committee will take place at Wigan’s Friends’ Meeting House, 76 Swinley Road at 7.30pm on Tuesday 25th October. See: http://www.quaker.org.uk/wigan/ for a map of the location of the venue.

The main task of the meeting will be to set about the organisation of next year’s proposed Festival on Saturday 8th September.

Proposed Agenda:

1. Introductions & election of a meeting Chair & Minute Secretary
2. Feedback from our first Diggers’ Festival including subsequent contact with ‘Wellingborough Diggers’.
3. Statement of Accounts (copies will be available at the meeting also on the Wigan Diggers’ Festival Facebook Page @ http://www.facebook.com/groups/diggersfestival/
4. Is there anything we did or got wrong?
5. Proposals and discussion on the format and location, etc, of next year’s festival.
6. Division of Labour until next meeting.
7. Do we need a formal Constitution?
8. A.O.B
9. Proposals for date of next meeting.

Since the general idea is the Committee should be open to anyone wanting to get involved, please feel free not only to come along yourself, but to invite members of your family, friends, neighbours and work colleagues who might also be interested to come along too. The more the merrier, and the better chance of our collectively staging a successful event.

Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=158551444239016

Video Footage from the first Wigan Diggers’ Festival.

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3 Responses to 2nd Wigan Diggers’ Festival planned for 2012

  1. Graham Chadwick says:

    I didn’t know until this morning you had a blog. And it’s a v. useful blog.
    May I suggest you encourage supporters to post stuff on the blog instead of using f.book all the time as I am tired and weary of opening my email to find every day literally dozens of fbook entries which are of no concern or interest which means I simply delete the lot and therefore probably miss out on the few which I ought to be looking at. It would make more sense if I could just visit the blog once a week to check what’s for me instead of having to keep logging onto fbook which is a 2 edged weapon anyway – e.g. look at the case of your supporter complaining about being turned down for a job with the XMas post. Is it not evident that the Royal mail will check applicants’ facebook pages and reject potential “trouble makers” ?

    Good Luck
    Graham Chadwick

  2. Stephen Hall says:

    You can lead a horse to water Graham but as they say….! Facebook has actually reduced or eliminated many of its former notifications (I deleted over 20,000 of them from my inbox at one point to free up space on my computer) so it’s not quite as bad on that front as it once was. I try to use both our Blog & Facebook since each of them caters for a slightly different audience and not everyone, contrary to popular belief, is either on, and even when they are, regularly uses Facebook. I also think our supporter who had his application turned down for a job at Royal Mail probably had a lot to do with the sheer volume of applicants, his age and his longstanding trades union activity over 30 years rather than anything he may have posted on Facebook recently.

    Glad you like our new Blog anyway. If you’d like to post anything yourself then feel free to post it directly or e-mail it to me and I’ll do it for you. A few photos and perhaps links to go with it would also be much appreciated. I just added Derek Wall’s Blog Another Green World to the external links section.

    Hope you might also consider coming to the ‘Feed the World without destroying the planet’ meeting (see recent posts section). Cheers.

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