In 2017, Village Green, and its accompanying schools festival, Village Green: Next Generation delighted audiences of 21,000; worked with 663 artists (449 local / 156 UK / 58 International); delivered workshops to 4980 young people; and partnered with 28 schools.
Alongside all the other projects that our small team in Southend deliver, we work across the whole year to plan, fundraise and prepare these festivals. Before the lights go out and the stages pack up, we are already in planning for the next year.
After nine really great years of working at this speed, we have decided to take a year out in 2018. We will be using the year wisely, taking time to have a proper think, brainstorm some new ideas and talk you all about how to come back for a HUGE tenth anniversary special in 2019!
We know that this will be disappointing news for those of you who take part, volunteer, support or come as audience every year – and we wanted to take this opportunity to say a MASSIVE THANK YOU for your part in making it such a brilliant experience.
Look out for updates from us in the coming months – and in the meantime – SAVE THE DATE for 2019 – Fri 12 July (Schools Day) & Sat 13 July (Village Green festival).
See you then,
The Metal Team
A Festival of Arts & Music
In Chalkwell Park, Southend on Sea
THE NEXT VILLAGE GREEN WILL BE ON SATURDAY 13TH JULY 2019.
TO FIND OUT MORE ABOUT WHY WE'RE TAKING A CREATIVE YEAR OFF, HEAD TO OUR HOT NEWS PAGE