Present - Ilaria, Gareth, Tove, Abby, Stephen, Ida, Deborah, Isla, Ida, Graeme, Alex, Emma
Carried forward action points:
Smells - Alex (nearer the time)
Entrance - as above
Decorations - Simone to provide details
Door staff - Tim to provide a rota
New points & updates:
Ida is organising. Recipes, team for cooking, orders, cleaning up, serving rota, checking Roxy kitchen all to be organised this week. Ida to get help from KMs for ordering and menus. Also to order soft drinks.
Smoke, bubbles and lights:
It was decided that we will not use the smoke machine as those not in favour had strong reasons against - bad for health etc. We will use the bubble machine and Nix to fix. Nix will organise disco lighting. Gareth and Abby may have access to black lights and UV strips for entrance. They will check.
Transport & Storage:
Emma to put post on BB asking for people to help transport items to Roxy. Emma to check if we can store anything at Roxy in advance.
Ilaria has drafted a newsletter for invites. Abby will work on poster with Ilaria so has same info, names, text etc. Newsletter/invite to be sent on Monday/Tuesday this week latest.
Ilaria confirmed that the following have agreed to play on the night - Pockets, Billy Liar, Black Cat, White Heath, Ruby and the Emeralds. Ilaria to check if Forest Choir can also perform on the night.
We discussed bands selling their merchandise and agreed this was a good thing as they were performing for free. They will have their own stall. Alex to arrange with bands.
Gareth has organised and provided rota to Alex for passing to Dan at Roxy.
Bar will be open from 4pm now.
There were a few comments on BB suggesting that kids pay or we ask for a donation. This was discussed and it was agreed that we thought would be a good gesture if kids would still get in free as its only a small portion of the event and there will be areas were we will be collecting cash from kids/parents - drinks, cakes etc.
We looked at the suggestions and agreed on "For F*@$#'s Sake" with the byline "Fundraiser Hellraiser Fete"
Stephen has this in hand. Deborah and Gareth helping.
Kids part of day:
Isla and Anna have in hand. Puppet show being organised and lots of games will be available. Gandalf stopped by and may be able to offer big box full of juggling balls, spinning plates etc for the day as long as it will be supervised.
Slushie machine working. Graeme has tested and has to do a few more things but will be there on night. Alex testing recipes tonight after his big Grand National win. We will also have a virgin option.
Sound & music:
Nix has spoken to Shane who will be sound engineer on night. Nix to check in with him to do sound checks during the day. Ilaria to confirm with acts times for sound checks between 1pm and 4pm. Nix will be arranging Forest jukebox using Mike's laptop.
Nix is making posters inviting people to enter competition. There will be cake, jams, chutneys, seeds and home brew competitions. Produce will be sold off after competition judged. We will have bearded vicars judging. Ryan will be a judge. Emma to ask Nick too. Nix looking for one other bearded judge. Nix also going to run some other competitions that will appear as surprises on the night such as the human livestock idea.
Cafe will close at 7pm with a big sign on door asking people to come to the Roxy instead. Nix to make a poster.
Nix confirmed Ida is setting this up at the event and we will sell Forest publications fare. We may also have a one-off CD for sale if this can be prepared in time.
(All the awesome fete things we agreed before - face painting, massage, food, tombola, food, Forest shop etc etc)
4.00pm to 6.30pm - Kids time
6.30pm to 7.00pm - Breather/band set up
7.15pm to 7.45pm - Choir/Pockets
7.45pm to 8.00pm - Break
8.00pm to 8.30pm - Haley and Billy Liar
8.30pm to 8.45pm - Break and Produce Judging
8.45pm to 9.15pm - White Heath
9.15pm to 9.30pm - Break and more Judging
9.30pm to 10.00pm - Ruby & the Emeralds
10.00pm to 10.15pm - Break
10.15pm to 11.00pm - Black Cat
11.00pm - CLOSE
It was suggested that Pockets would be great at this. Nix to ask.