The Frome Festival website which opened on Friday 4th July 2014 recieved an increase this year in sponsorship from many local businesses.
Amongst them is Eyetech who provide office space, and Butler Tanner and Dennis who have considerably discounted the cost of 20,000 brochures over the last few years.
We were saddened to hear of the company’s recent difficulties, and of the death of proprietor Felix Dennis, who always remembered the Frome Festival by sending us signed copies of his wonderful poetry books every year” “In particular” said Martin, “we have welcomed the support of Stellasoft, the Frome company who built our website three years ago, and have continued to help develop and improve the service.” Stellasoft Director Simon Roberts said: “We are delighted and excited to have been able to roll our sleeves up and get involved with the Frome Festival. Our whole team has been involved in building this web platform, something we feel that Stellasoft, the Festival and Frome can be really proud of”.
Web Design Frome Festival team, The Frome Festival has seen 12000 visitors a month since the tickets went on sale in May. The first week after the box office opened, the website hit nearly 3800 visitors. On Tuesday 24th June alone the site attracted 577 visitors and numbers are on the increase.
“We are grateful too for the support of Frome Town Council” continued Martin. “Our sponsorship and funding comes almost exclusively from the Frome area, which indicates that the Festival really means something to the local community. Huge thanks goes to Marjorie Morris, Suzanne Cooke and Ric Rycroft, the sponsorship team who have been so successful this year.
The Festival ran for 10 days, starting on Friday 4th July with an opening night party at the Cheese and Grain featuring Praying for the Rain.