The Dedham Vale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) and Stour Valley Project provided a grant from its Sustainable Development Fund.
The AONB and Stour Valley is the geographical basis of the festival, and with the wealth of local cultural, visitor related, conservation and heritage organisations based along the River Stour, there is an incredible variety of talent and heritage that will be showcased.
Suffolk Holiday Cottages are also very pleased to be supporting this inaugural festival as sponsors. As a specialist holiday letting agency featuring some of the best quality, luxury holiday properties in Suffolk and East Anglia they make ideal partners. Offering a carefully chosen selection of historic and contemporary cottages, farmhouses and apartments in country settings.
Councillor Nigel Chapman, Chair of the AONB Joint Advisory Committee and a member of the River Stour Festival steering group, says:
“I am particularly pleased to be personally involved in what I think will be a tremendous celebration of the river, its landscape, its culture and its people! A festival like this will draw people to enjoy, exercise and relax in and around the AONB and wider valley. We welcome everyone into their own discovery of the Stour Valley and aim to enthuse and inspire them to build a long term love of this outstanding landscape”.
There are many ways that organisations can support the River Stour Festival. The steering group are currently looking for financial support to promotion the festival. If you are interested in joining us as partners, supporters or sponsors please get in touch by email: [email protected].