A NEW committee has taken over the long-standing Beach Dreams festival and the aim for 2014 is to make it a community-focused, family event.
The Beach Dreams Community Festival 2014 will take place on Shoreham Beach from June 20 to 22 and the theme for the free event will celebrate Midsummer, as it takes place on the summer solstice.
Sarah Parker, one of the organisers, said: “With a new committee, we are keen to provide a community-focused, fun, family event to complement the well-established music programme.
“We are partnering with local businesses, organisations and clubs to develop the best possible programme that we can.”
Music will include the Shoreham Allstars music collective and a selection of local talent, kicking off with a party on the Friday at 5pm.
The Saturday will start with the ‘legendary’ children’s processions to Beach Green, accompanied by samba bands.
Mrs Parker added: “The theme, Summer Solstice, will be a colourful and exciting spectacle.
“The event will continue with lots of fun and games, and family-friendly activities, including arts and crafts, sporting activities and games, a youth programme, toddler groups, water-sports and many more.”
Sunday will continue with a folk theme and two barn dances are planned, one for children and one for adults.
“To achieve these objectives, we will need help and funding from the community, so we hope we can count on your support,” added Mrs Parker.
“We welcome suggestions and would be delighted to receive any offers of assistance, funding or sponsorship.”
Get in touch via the BeachDreamsFestival Facebook page or email Brent Parker at email@example.com for more information.
Organisers are holding a logo competition, to create a design to represent the community festival, incorporating the words ‘Beach Dreams’.
Designs can be sent electronically, or on paper, including name, address, phone number, email address and age. The deadline for entries is March 31.
The logo chosen by the committee will be used for this year’s festival and the winner will be presented with a canvas of their design, along with merchandise incorporating the logo.
Paper entries must be A4 and can be dropped into the competition box at Beachcomber Hairdressing, 1 Ferry Road, Shoreham. Electronic entries (JPEG or PDF format) can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
Mrs Parker said: “We will display the best of the entries in the marquee during Beach Dreams, on the website and Facebook.”
The ﬁnal design may need to be amended for reproduction.