Magic Orchard 2015 – Thanks and Credits!

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The idea had floated around for several years before last year’s small-scale event, planned only as an end of season party for Cowran’s own staff, and friends of the Estate.  2015 took a completely different approach though; moving on several strides from our fourteen foot trailer as a main stage, to a huge eight metre Main Stage, Acoustic Stage, Disgoat Dance Tent and Courtyard Stage; as well as a professional crew of riggers, stage managers, sound engineers, lighting engineers, electricians; and a huge variety of talent both up and coming, and long established, ‘home-grown’ and from around the world!

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NW Evening Mail – Cumbria Live Review: INTIMATE FESTIVAL WAS THE PICK OF THE BUNCH!

We are extremely happy to declare the event a huge success, with a crazy Facebook buzz over the course of the last week; and some beautifully worded NW Evening Mail reviews by Hollie Rees and Karl Steel, both online (click picture or here to read), and in print (Tuesday 8th September).  With help from a great South Lakes District Council team, we were able to create an amazing event, that was safe, fun and hopefully has a great future; personally I hope it be a ‘jewel in the crown’ of South Lakeland!

We are really keen to collect as many pictures & videos as possible, in order to keep track of the event.  We are also looking for audio and video testimonials, to showcase the event; so if you fancy getting together with a couple of friends, who attended, and recording us a little audio or video through your computer; it can be as RAW as you like, we’re happy to tidy it up.  Send any media to magicorchard@cowranestate.com along with your name and address, for credits, and the chance to win a free ticket to Magic Orchard 2016!  The best audio or video clip, photo or movie, which encompasses the spirit of the Magic Orchard will be awarded one free ticket!

Screen Shot 2015-09-15 at 14.28.09Magic Orchard 2015 would not have been possible without a long list of people, I hope I have included everyone below, but our efforts were so extensive, that I’m sure there are a few more names too.  Cowran Estate will be improving it’s infrastructure again over the course of the next 12 months; we have plans to improve camping facilities and our on-site infrastructure (including loos); as well as creative and practical ideas in order that we can produce an even more exceptional Magic Orchard 2016!

Ever grateful, faithfully yours,

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Simon Diss – Cowran Estate

To find out more about the estate, and Magic Orchard, go to cowranestate.com

 

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2015 MAGIC ORCHARD OFFICIAL CREDITS

ANNE & MIKE DISS – Consideration, Support & Open-mindedness

Event Crew

SIMON DISS – Managing Director, Event & Site Manager, Licensee, Community Liaison

ROB DUNPHY – Event Manager, Licensing Liason, Marketing, Public Relations

MIKE DISS – Financial Controller, Head of Recycling

ANNE DISS – General Support

JOE LYDON – Assistant Event Manager

GRIPPER NEWBY – Programming, Live Scheduling, ‘Old School Set’ in the Discgoat (Saturday), Setup Assistance

DAVE CROSSLEY – Artist Liason, Monster Monster Reggae Regga (Sunday), Setup Assistance

ABBIE BAGLIN – Event Office Manager

MAXINE BAGLIN – Medical Officer

GEORGIA BEACH – Event Office Volunteer

CHLOE DAVIS – Event Office Volunteer

BOB & ALEX – Awesome Goats Head (Courtyard) & Tree Fire Drawing (Orchard)

MATRIX CIRCUS & THE COMMUNITY SPARK PROJECT, ULVERSTON – Inspiring night-time LED performance

Sound, Lighting & Stage

RICH & CREW  – Main Stage Manager & Sound Engineers

BIG JT – Lighting & Electrics

SKY BANKS – Discgoat Marquee & Jambeater Soundsystem

CLYDE RICHARDS – Acoustic Stage Sound Technician

DAVE AND TERRY TURNER – Courtyard Sound System

Foods Crew

LEE BUTLER – Catering Manager/Head Chef

FIONA SCHOFIELD – Foods Front of House

SEAN CRABTREE – Second Chef

HILARY GREGSON – Front of House Support

ISAAC HARRISON – Kitchen Porter

DANIEL BUTLER – Kitchen Porter

SHEILA BURROWS – Ordering & Organising

Bar Crew

ANTHONY MEYNELL – Crafty Fox Bar Manager & Craft Beer Master; Provision of Bar, Acoustic Stage equipment

CHRIS DUNPHY  – Barman & Craft Beer Connoisseur

NICK ROBINSON- Barman & Craft Beer Connoisseur

RACHEL STOBBART- Bar Assistant

SIA Security

TIM HOLLIDAY – Head of SIA Security and his team of five SIAs

Stewards

JOANNE YOUNG – Head Steward

DARCEL WALKER – Steward & Runner

LIAM PICKERING – Steward & Runner

MEGAN McCARRON – Steward & Runner

SAM MARCH — Steward & Runner

MARIAN STORY – Steward

SCOTT PHIFER – Steward

RACHEL DISS – Steward

JAMIE BELL – Steward

Photography & Media

PETE WILSON – Graphic Design

RONNIE WHITE – Event Photographer

JOE LYDON – Event Photographer

KARL STEELE & TEAM – North West Evening Mail

MICHAEL DISS & LYNSEY DUNPHY – Videography

Ancillary Positions

MIKE BRYANT – Litter picking, general support & an endless list of other jobs 365 days a year

TOM CURWEN- Voluntary Support; including mowing, post knocking, and setup assistance

GEOFF CROSSLEY – Voluntary Support and setup assistance, site decoration

NATHAN HIGH – Setup Assistance & Decoration of Acoustic Stage

SAM RAVEN – Setup Assistance, General Support

MARTINE HARMAN – Estate Admin, Ticket Sales Admin

SI ROGERS – Spray Art on the Bale Walls

DEAN BARROW – Moving & Creating the Silage Bale Walls

BRIAN HEAVYSIDE – Loan of Catering Equipment, General Support

LINDA DAVY, LISA TUPPEN, DEBORAH SCHOFIELD – Farmer’s & Mercantile Insurance (Yorkshire Office)

THE HOPE & ANCHOR PUB – Very Kind Loan of excellent marquee for the Courtyard / Beach Stage

DARREN HEALEY, THE WELLINGTON INN – Ale and Support

TRAVIS PERKINS, ULVERSTON – Donation of Bulk Bags for litter

ALTRINGHAM CATER HIRE

GARY SEARLE, SEARLE AUDIO – Turntable Service & Repair, Loan of Mobile PA

PETER WINSTON, ULVERSTON – Hire of Gazebos, Traffic Cones & Road Signs

2 HIRE THIS, WALNEY – Van Hire

Licensing & Local Authority

SEAN HALL – SLDC Principal Environmental Health Officer

PC SHANE WHEELER – Cumbria Constabulary Licensing Officer

HARDEEP BURNLEY – SLDC Head of Licensing

PATRICK CANTLEY – SLDC Licensing

NEITHER WOULD THIS HAVE BEEN POSSIBLE WITHOUT THE PATIENCE, SUPPORT, AND GENERAL OPEN-MINDEDNESS OF OUR NEIGHBOURS AND FRIENDS IN LOPPERGARTH, AND PENNINGTON; WE ARE VERY GRATEFUL AND APPRECIATIVE! PARTICULAR THANKS TO THE GRANTHAM FAMILY FOR LIVING RIGHT NEXT DOOR!

WE REALLY WOULD LOVE YOU AND YOUR FAMILY TO JOIN US FOR 2016!

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