Registration deadline for Adur Festival

W21628H14 Last year's Lancing Street Party
W21628H14 Last year's Lancing Street Party
  • Just days left to join the programme
  • Still time to apply for Food of Love Fund
  • Speakers panel offers marketing advice

THE Adur Festival registration deadline is fast approaching.

Anyone can register an event, as long as it fits within the dates May 30 to June 14, 2015, and takes place within the district.

People are urged to email their forms to by Friday to join the programme.

Festival director Mella Faye Punchard said: “We want to encourage collaboration across the festival, for the benefit of all.

“If you have a space, or are willing to contribute in time or expertise, please let us know and we will add you to the festival resources directory.”

Festival participants are encouraged to engage with the theme, Food of Love, but are not obliged to do so.

We want to encourage collaboration across the festival, for the benefit of all

Mella Faye Punchard, festival director

There is still time to apply for the Food of Love Fund, too, before the deadline of midday on Monday, March 16.

The fund is a pair of £1,000 grants to be awarded to local artistes or organisations to produce a vibrant and colourful work for either the Southwick Street Party or Lancing Street Party on June 13.

The grant is available to those either living or working in Adur, and the work must be closely linked to the festival’s theme.

Robert Heath, who is in charge of festival marketing, said: “Alongside the work at the street party, the project must include a free community engagement programme leading into the performance.

“The community engagement must include – but is not limited to – activity at the Fishersgate Centre during May half term for Southwick, or activity at Sompting Big Local Hub for Lancing.

“Additionally, the project must be delivered within a realistic budget, and the street party work itself must be able to withstand bad weather.”

Potential applicants should email for further information and an application form.

Advice on marketing events will be available at the final Festival Speakers Panel, to be held at Ropetackle Arts Centre on March 25 at 7pm.

Herald reporter Simon Robb is among a panel of experts in the field who will give an overview of the many ways to reach the audience through good graphic design, print, social media, press and more.