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Post: # 11963Post glenniedragon
Sat Feb 18, 2006 5:22 pm

I was amazed to discover how much they charged for the big Green gathering :cry: How can they justify a family of four costing over £200! and we're local to it so we don't have the accomodation or transport worries....Outrageous! the only gathering is the green spondoolies (cash).
Is there anyone on the site with a meadow or some such expanse where we could meet up there and 'rough it'?

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Post: # 11964Post Shirley
Sat Feb 18, 2006 5:36 pm

well... we've got a fairly big bit of land but not acres,,, but we are way up in the north east of scotland... so what you would save on the swings you would lose on the roundabouts.
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Post: # 12106Post Andy Hamilton
Sun Feb 19, 2006 6:57 pm

Perhaps we could see about getting in for free as an organisation for some events??
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Post: # 12818Post gunners71uk
Mon Feb 27, 2006 5:36 pm

so what is the concensus let us know when you wanna meet up
andy if you got any promo events planned let me know i try give you hand
if i can make it ,and somewhere to crash.

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Post: # 12960Post ina
Tue Feb 28, 2006 10:00 pm

Andy Hamilton wrote:Perhaps we could see about getting in for free as an organisation for some events??
I've got the feeling that they wouldn't let too many of us in for free... Otherwise we'd have dozens of folk joining up just before the event!

Any idea yet what events are on this year?
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Post: # 12965Post Shirley
Tue Feb 28, 2006 10:40 pm

Ina

I think you are right.. but they may offer discounted tickets.

When we did a stand for CLAPA at the Herefordshire show we were allowed four people free.
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Post: # 13031Post Andy Hamilton
Wed Mar 01, 2006 4:16 pm

Shirlz2005 wrote:Ina

I think you are right.. but they may offer discounted tickets.

When we did a stand for CLAPA at the Herefordshire show we were allowed four people free.
good point if there are loads of us, what we could do is if we gt say 4 free tickets and 8 want to come then we all pay half price.
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Post: # 13038Post Shirley
Wed Mar 01, 2006 5:45 pm

Andy

I think that sounds good - BUT - only discounted if willing to stand on the stall and tout for new members rather than being discounted for sitting and swigging beer lol...

Of course it depends on what you have planned...
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Post: # 13213Post Shirley
Fri Mar 03, 2006 3:14 pm

http://www.daisychainlive.co.uk/

BETTER EVENTS NATURALLY


A family firm based in Herefordshire look to promote greener thinking within the events industry, one of the most wasteful areas of the leisure industry, their ethos being to produce quality events whilst actively seeking to reduce the environmental cost; creating better events naturally.

This philosophy is put into practice for all of the events Organic Events involves itself with. Sanna Evetts, founding partner of Organic Events and Event Director for Daisychain Live said “In all my years in events, I look around and see waste: refuse, energy inefficiency, cars with one passenger and everything disposable.

I have become determined to do what can be feasibly done to improve the environmental disaster that most events are and encourage venues to provide greener solutions to everyday issues.

2006 sees Organic Events grasp the nettle and present their flagship show Daisychain Live, bringing a brand new green experience to the UK. An annual indoor public showcase filled with traders, government bodies and community organisations from all areas exhibiting environmentally friendly solutions.

Designed to connect people to green businesses, whilst promoting awareness of environmental issues and initiatives Daisychain Live is 2 days of shopping, information gathering and meeting like-minded people, all you need for going or being greener for yourself, your family and your home, inside and out.

Nestling beneath the Malvern Hills, in an area of outstanding natural beauty in the Midlands, the Three Counties Showground is where we have chosen to host this event.

The picturesque setting belies its proximity to road and rail links from all points of the compass – only 20 minutes drive from the M5/M50 motorways, and a 5 minute bus ride from Great Malvern station, which in order to encourage people to travel to the show by public transport we are providing a free connecting bus from the station to the showground as well as a £1 off entrance to the show voucher for bus users.

We are in discussion with waste management firms to reduce and recycle waste generated and also with local caterers to ensure food traceability and reduce food miles and much more, all this and still providing a great day out.

For more information contact: Sanna & Paul Evetts ask@daisychainlive.co.uk or 01885 488168.
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Looks good!

Post: # 13214Post glenniedragon
Fri Mar 03, 2006 3:36 pm

That looks great Shirlz! what with the daisy link and all definately a place to wear my newly acquired T shirt. I think I'll toodle along to that- also a good excuse to revisit Midland based family and friends at the same time.

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Post: # 13226Post Andy Hamilton
Fri Mar 03, 2006 5:04 pm

Sounds good, shall I contact them and see if we could have a stall there or something?
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Post: # 13235Post gunners71uk
Fri Mar 03, 2006 5:46 pm

yeah i like the look of it dunno if i could make it but if i am available find somewhere to crah fri sat night go home sun am.
anyone live nr by can put me up if needed pls(not definite yet)
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Post: # 13256Post Shirley
Fri Mar 03, 2006 9:32 pm

Well Andy

I think that would be a great idea.

I don't know whether I'll be able to go though - skint and miles away. WHY did this have to happen after I moved from Herefordshire lol.....typical. Have found LOADS of interesting things to do in Herefordshire and Wales since we moved... likewise with Bath and Bristol... oh, and EVEN manchester.

Sods law I guess.

Let us know how it goes and I'll see whether we can make it down.
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Post: # 13467Post ina
Tue Mar 07, 2006 8:42 pm

I wouldn't be able to make that one, either... Visitor coming.
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Post: # 13473Post Andy Hamilton
Tue Mar 07, 2006 8:49 pm

probally easier for me a bit later in the year too if I am honest. Are we anywhere close to finding a suitable place yet?
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