Adur Festival: Volunteers’ contribution highly valued

Author Jane Rusbridge will be holding a question and answer session as part of the new Adur Reads initiative

Author Jane Rusbridge will be holding a question and answer session as part of the new Adur Reads initiative

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Adur Festival really values the time, effort and contribution from all of the volunteers, which is integral to its success.

Whether you can offer a regular commitment or just a couple of hours, it’s all greatly appreciated.

If you’re undecided if it’s for you, here’s some words from one of the volunteers from last year.

Linda Armitage said: “Volunteering for the Adur Festival in 2015 and working closely with the festival director was inspiring - and a novel way of getting to know more about the Adur community, its geography, cultural interests, local affiliations and quirky characteristics.

“Shoreham is a great small town and there are some wonderful people who work hard to make a real difference to the arts profile of the area, within and beyond the festival, such as the Arts Trail and WordFest.

“Adur Festival is an excellent route to meeting and working alongside a group of committed arts volunteers active in the area.”

Additional team members are needed to help with programme distribution, assisting at events, stewarding and undertaking interviews with the public on their experience of the festival, both during or after events.

For more information and to express an interest in volunteering at Adur Festival this year, email mags@adurfestival.co.uk

You may want to volunteer at the Adur Reads event.The festival is delighted to be partnering with West Sussex Libraries for this new initiative, as part of the festival.

This year to help, celebrate the festival theme of Place, the festival has selected Guardian Readers’ Book of the Year 2012, Rook, by West Sussex native author Jane Rusbridge.

Rook is described as a mesmerising story of family, legacy and turning back the tides which beautifully evokes the shifting Sussex sands, and the rich seam of history lying just beneath them.

West Sussex Libraries has 50 copies of the book available to reserve without fee and the festival is also releasing ten copies of the book into the ‘wild’ to be found at various locations around Adur.

These books are being released today, so keep your eyes peeled!

Read the book and please pass it on to somebody, in the same ‘wild’ style.

People can also join the Author Event with Jane Rusbridge. Jane will be reading extracts from Rook and answering questions on Sunday, June 5, 3.30pm to 5pm, at Sussex Yacht Club, Brighton Road, Shoreham. The event is free. To book a place, call 01903 204833.

Would you like to learn more about the festival this year, how you can get involved, the programming plans and more?

Then pop along to our the next open meeting at Ropetackle on Thursday, May 12, 7pm to 8.30pm.

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