Thursday, 14 May 2009

The Welwyn Festival, annually in June


Each year
The BPc sponsors the production of the Welwyn Festival's 36-page programme. This takes up to a week of one person's time to complete over a three week period from mid-April to mid-May, from receiving information to sending final proofed artwork to the printers. This has just been finished.

Following programme production, we update the web site with the current year's events towards the end of May and help to publicise the event via local media: Hertbeat FM, Welwyn-Hatfield Times, online event listings, etc.

This year, the web site is going to be revamped to accommodate RSS feeds from the new blog that we've set up for the Festival group so that news can be updated more easily by any committee member, rather than them having to ask The BPc to keep making web updates.

We've also set up a Twitter account for committee members to comment on events throughout the Festival. If you are a Twitter user, please feel free to 'follow' welfest.

Programmes are distributed free to around 5,000 homes throughout Welwyn and surrounding areas, the cost being covered by advertising in the programme (if you want to advertise in next year's programme, contact The BPc or the Welwyn Festival Group); there will be a few additional copies for sale in some of Welwyn's High Street shops.