Frustrated by inadequate amplification, stages and performance spaces at local festivals and events, Lost in Song set about creating a new platform for community music makers - its name is Sing Along the River and the festival is now in it's fourth year.
What began with enormous contributions in kind from Bodmin College, SPS Audio and volunteer sound engineer, Jon Middleton, brought to life the parade gardens in Lostwithiel with community choirs, brass bands and local folk groups.
Local food and drink purveyors including the Globe Inn, Big Pan Parties, Siam Kitchen and Harding and Scoots, provided catering and refreshments with Lost in Song cake bakers, filling the cake stall. We would also like to thank The Globe Inn, St Austell Brewery, Skinners and the Cornish Cider Festival for their ongoing support.
The first small-scale festival developed in 2014 was a huge success. Four years on and with funds raised each year, we have been able to attract arts and festival funding from FEAST and Arts Council England to develop the programme.
Today Sing along the River continues to showcase the best of community music in East and North Cornwall. To find out more visit www.lostinsong.org.uk
Cornwall Community Fund
Arts Council England