Expand the St Pauls Carnival weekend into a city wide 7 day celebration
St Pauls Carnival is already a major cultural event in the event calendar of the SW. After 4 decades, it is still the largest carnival event in the region and continues to grow in size and reputation each year.
Extending the footprint, content and duration would allow other festivals to take advantage of the fact that nearly 100,000 people come to Bristol each year on that weekend. By extending the duration and content make up, it would be possible to create a multifacetted festival programme in the style of the Edinburgh Festival.
Edinburgh Festival is actually 6 separate festivals all beneffiting from the collective marketing power of promoting an entire month of events in one city. It is a proven format that has grown every year.
Bristol has a wealth of creative experience, local promoters and home grown talent. Creating a platform that allows others to benefit from the undeniable success of St Pauls could lead to the birth of another cultural phenomenon to rival Edinburgh's spectacular achievements.
Why the contribution is important
“As last year’s economic impact study showed, the Edinburgh festivals make a significant contribution to Scotland’s economy, generating £250m in additional tourism revenue and more than four million attendances at events."
Source Scottish Government website
by user140154 on December 11, 2013 at 01:01PM