Welcome, everyone to this the 5th Caterham Festival. When we started, the idea was for a weekend, possibly a week of events. We now have so many different events that they are taking over a month to complete! People are now coming up to us asking if they can organise events such as the series of four Piano concerts at St Johns Church. I am particularly looking forward to Derek Paravicini on the 6th June.
We are now getting sponsorship for some of the events, Caterham Round Table have generously got involved with supporting the Street Party whilst Caterham Rotary Club have offered to sponsor the Archaeological dig.
WIthout groups such as these there would be no future festivals. Money is always tight and last year we made a loss of over £6,000! To help save costs this year we have bought the centre pages of the Caterham Independent rather than print and deliver a separate programme, It has allowed us to add colour and pictures. I trust you like it.
When the street Party first started, there wasn’t a problem with shops as they all closed like normal. Now they want to open which is fantastic, but the street party will be moving down the High Street, nearer to some shops that have offered to support us.
It is taken a few years, but the Festival logo, the Festival brand is now recognised across the area. Where you see that logo, you can be sure that you will have a good time
I would like to thank all those who have volunteered to assist us over the years, from organising events, stewarding or running a small game. There are too many people to name here, but you will see them at the events in a blue Festival polo shirt or the green ‘Festival team’ event shirt. Why not stop and say thank you, it will make their day.
I trust that you will be able to attend many of the events this time
More Festival dates are slowly being added to this site so please come back later
Chairman, Caterham Festivalby