Stowed out Festival was a tremendous success, there was a massive community turn out of seven hundred people attending over the two days to enjoy an eclectic mix of music.
The Festival featured fifty three musicians from our own local villages, the Borders and beyond. Highlights included Shooglenifty with a dance floor filling set of “Acid Croft” and The Merrylees fresh from supporting Paul Weller who charmed the audience with moments of psychedelic pop perfection. Alongside the two days of music there was an Art Exhibition in the Cloudhouse for a month which featured both local and international artists such as Helen Douglas. Stow Primary School senior pupils visited the exhibition and were treated to a talk by the curator.
The Stowed Out philosophy of “by the community for the community” aims to give the whole community the opportunity to come together but also brings performers to Stow that would never normally be seen out side our larger towns and cities and this year we achieved both these goals with the help of a huge number of local volunteers, organisations and businesses and our thanks goes out to everyone who helped. Sound Out would appreciate hearing your thoughts on the event and how you would like to see it develop.
Please help us by filling in the enclosed questionnaire or do it online www.surveymonkey.com/s/XSTDWR7.
If you feel you would like to help us shape Stowed Out drop in to see us at our AGM and social evening on 26/11/14 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.