New bid to resolve events bailout row

Stendhal organisers suggest festival in a ‘very precarious position’

New bid to resolve events bailout row

The Stendhal Festival was in a precarious position ahead of a council meeting on Monday

Peter Winter

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Peter Winter

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AN emergency council debate has been called to resolve a row that is threatening the future of some of the North Coast's favourite events.

Among those in jeopardy are the NW200 and, as the Chronicle can reveal this week, the Stendhal Festival.

In normal years, organisers depend on revenue from the council's Tourism Events Fund.

But earlier this year an alternative Events Recovery Fund was set up, aimed at helping events affected by the pandemic, whether they run or not.

*Full story in this week's Chronicle*

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