Issue - meetings

Festivals and Events Programme

Meeting: 06/02/2019 - Cabinet (Item 87)

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To consider the report of the Cabinet Member for Culture and Leisure that seeks review of the City Events Programme for 2018 and consideration and approval of the Programme for 2019

Additional documents:

Decision:

RESOLVED that:

(1) Approval is given to the Civic Events Programme for 2019 set out in the table at paragraph 6.4 of the report to be delivered by the City Council Cultural Services Events and

Marketing Team based at Gloucester Guildhall.

(2) Approval is given to the City Events Programme for 2019 set out in the table at paragraph 11.3 of the report to be delivered by Marketing Gloucester Ltd

(3) Approval is given to directly fund the following City Events: Three Choirs

Festival (£5,000), Gloucester History Festival (£10,000) and Kings Jam

(£16,500)

(4) Approval is given to retaining the budget and delivering the Lantern Procession and Tree of Light by the Cultural Services Events and Marketing Team.

Minutes:

The Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Economy declared a personal interest in the agenda item as Chairman of the Board of Marketing Gloucester Ltd. (MGL) and withdrew from the meeting.

 

The Cabinet Member for Planning and Housing Strategy chaired the meeting during the discussion on this item.

 

Cabinet considered the report of the Cabinet Member for Culture and Leisure that sought review of the City Events Programme for 2018 and the consideration and approval of the Programme for 2019.

 

The Cabinet Member for Culture and Leisure summarised the successes of the past year.  She noted that these had been made possible through the Council working in partnership with a range of organisations, an approach she believed essential to achieving future ambitions and continued success.  The Cabinet Member for Culture and Leisure drew Members’ attention to the funding allocated for `Gloucester Carnival’ in the report (11.3) and clarified that this related to the whole Carnival fortnight.  She announced that there would be a summer/autumn Festival of the Moon marking the 50th anniversary of the lunar landing to include iconic exhibits in the Museum of Gloucester and Cathedral as part of a particularly exciting programme of events for 2019.  She further advised everyone to subscribe to the Marketing Gloucester Events Calendar at www.marketinggloucester.co.uk to keep informed of coming activities.

 

The Cabinet Member for Environment commented that the programme of festivals and events was a great asset that brought people into the City contributing to its social and physical regeneration.  The Cabinet Member for Planning and Housing Strategy noted the breadth and inclusive nature of the activities and reminded Members of the importance of tourism as an economic driver.  The Cabinet Member for Performance and Resources asked that outcomes, such as footfall, be recorded in future reviews.  The Cabinet Member for Culture and Leisure gave assurance that they would be.

 

RESOLVED that:

(1) Approval is given to the Civic Events Programme for 2019 set out in the table at paragraph 6.4 of the report to be delivered by the City Council Cultural Services Events and

Marketing Team based at Gloucester Guildhall.

(2) Approval is given to the City Events Programme for 2019 set out in the table at paragraph 11.3 of the report to be delivered by Marketing Gloucester Ltd

(3) Approval is given to directly fund the following City Events: Three Choirs

Festival (£5,000), Gloucester History Festival (£10,000) and Kings Jam

(£16,500)

(4) Approval is given to retaining the budget and delivering the Lantern Procession and Tree of Light by the Cultural Services Events and Marketing Team.


 

 
 
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