They say that things happen in 3s, and for Festive Road this has certainly proved to be the case in the past week.
Firstly we held a Preview Evening at our new premises; offering guests an exclusive behind-the-scenes glimpse into the extraordinary, weird and wonderful world of Festive Road.
Opening our doors, by strict invitation only, this was a unique opportunity to meet and chat with the artists, and get up close and personal with the creations; enabling people to find out what makes Festive Road such an imaginative, award-winning, creative, tour-de-force.
We were delighted to welcome guests from the arts, charity and the corporate world; including John Cove, Chief Executive of MKDonsSET; Monica Ferguson, Chief Executive and Artistic Director of The Stables and IF:MKfest; and Angus MacKechnie, Executive Director of The Independent Street Arts Network (ISAN) - a national membership and strategic organisation that aims to bring together the many diverse parts of the Outdoor Arts sector.
The following evening, we were honoured to be invited to take part in the Beacon Lighting Ceremony at Campbell Park, an event organised by The Parks Trust, to celebrate Her Majesty The Queen’s 90th birthday.
The Mayor of Milton Keynes, Councillor Keith McLean, opened the celebrations, with Festive Road providing the Fire Performance up to beacon and beacon lighting.
Thirdly, Festive Road is delighted to announce that Martine Frost, Business Director of Jeanius Consulting, has accepted their invitation to become a Trustee/Advisor. Yvette Lamidey, Chair of Festive Road, said, “We think that Martine will be a good fit for Festive Road. Her skills and expertise, coupled with her knowledge of and enthusiasm for the organisation, will be a great asset to Festive Road going forward.” Martine commented on her appointment by saying, “I love the work that Festive Road does and look forward to doing whatever I can to help them thrive.”
Photo Credit: Stella Wallington