Introduction... Festivals provide a way of showcasing arts and media work in a single event. It’s usually a celebration that is aimed to carry a feeling of vibrancy and excitement. Some festivals have a particular focus for example the “London Children’s Film Festival” or the “Montreux Jazz Festival” whereas other festivals celebrate a range of work across a number of different genres for example the “LadyFest”.
History... Festival was first recorded as a noun in 1589. Before it had been used as an adjective from the fourteenth century, meaning to celebrate a church holiday. A festival is a special occasion of feasting or celebration, and back in the days it was usually religious. There was many types of festival for example Eid and Christmas. Modern festivals that focus on cultural or ethnic topics seek to inform members of their traditions. In past times, festivals were times when the elderly shared stories and transferred certain knowledge to the next generation. Historic feasts often provided a means for unity among families and for people to find mates.
Mime Fest (International Festival) The London International Mime Festival is one of Europe’s most exciting seasons of innovative visual theatre that takes place on January. It gives a chance to come and see the very best and professional circus-theatre, puppetry and animation, physical and object theatre. The Mime Fest provides away of showcasing arts and talents. They want people to have passion for performing arts. It provokes beginners and experienced actors into finding their own clown personas through workshops.
Mime Fest (International Festival) Target audience – Mainly for adults over the age of 18 years old who have passion for performing arts and comedy.
Regent Street Festival (Local Festival) One of the stylish of the local and free festivals in London, the Regent Street Festival takes place in Regent Street on 26th September 2010. The event encourages Londoners to enjoy an electric mix of live music as well as fashion shows, live performances, food, competitions and much more. The festival features contributions from the shops and restaurants in the local area. Regent Street Festival will close off the area to traffic and transform the famous shopping location onto the scene for a huge street party.
Regent Street Festival(Local Festival) Target audience – All age and gender that live locally who are looking for something fun and lively to spend their day.
Community Fun Day(Small Festival) Fun Day is a small town festival in the community at the Marner Centre celebrating the anniversary of Bromley-By-Bow Community Organisation’s (BBBCO) youth community services. It helps bring teenagers as well as children and parents in the community together. There’s refreshment stalls, prize draws, henna/mehndi artist, make up artists, nail workshops, graffiti consultation, bouncy castle and much more. It’s free fun for family and friends.
Community Fun Day(Small Festival) Target audience – Mainly children and teenagers up to the age of 16 years old and parents who live in the community or locally.