Today Liz and I are recording at The Lincolnshire Showground Epic Centre. The videos will be used for promotional activities over the next few months. With all the talk about weather and events being cancelled, I will remind readers of LIzianEvents policy on cancellations.
We will never cancel a show. The only way the doors would be closed is if the venue management chose to make the decision. Our feeling is, if only one Community Member and one Visitor turned up on the day we would be open to them.
It is accurate to observe that some events (any genre) were difficult or impossible to reach last weekend (17-18 March 2018). It is unfortunate this was the situation for them, and I realise that it is impossible to predict the weather. I have an understanding of how the organisers must feel in this situation, the work and commitment to the show come to nought due to poor weather conditions.
The three venues we use were all assessable during this period. Nottingham Trowell is on a bus route, and the roads remain open. Both roads which pass by Newark Showground and Lincolnshire Showground (A46 and A15) were clear this weekend. At the time of writing the AA, road search showed a small road closed near Scampton. Does this suggest a need to be concerned about booking the February Newark Well Being Show? Not at all, the fact is the showground is accessible in all but blizzard conditions.
My focus is on the Well Being of our Well Being Shows. Attention is drawn to the accessibility of the venues in difficult weather conditions because it gives Visitors confidence to venture out to enjoy the show. In reality, the two Shows which could be affected are January – Nottingham and February Newark; the remaining shows are safe from adverse weather. The strength of an organisation is discovered in times of adversity. Issues are also prevented in planning and reviewing the situations which could be a problem. Failure to address a possible issue is irresponsible. This is the primary reason for writing this article. Although, there is another aspect to this article which requires consideration.
What is unfortunate: is in times of difficulty: some social media information is inaccurate: for example: During this window of poor weather conditions we read ‘posts’ indicating people could not access Nottingham. Was this accurate? Not from my journey into the City. The suggestion is, there may have been those who could have made some venues and scaremongering ruined the event. It is possible, the moment it is suggested a show will be cancelled the chain reaction takes effect.
It is similar to when an ‘exhibitor’ wishes to start taking down their stand before the end of a show. The action indicates to Visitors the show is over and it is not long before everyone is ‘stripping down’ tables. Success is discovered when we see our objectives through to the conclusion.
Many of The Community members are determined to progress and succeed: They do not listen to gossip, underminers or allow adversity to prevent their progress:
We see Rick Paul dedicated to his purpose and determined to follow his objective. Kat Lawrence is travelling the country with her sought-after drums. Kirstie Wood devoted to finding ethically sourced products for her aptly name business ‘Ethically Gifted’. Simon Goodfellow’s partner Dave with his relentless quest to promote Simons work and teachings. Kevin Doe researches all aspects of the aura and colour psychology, he see’s his work as a continuous evolution. Carol and Campbell Wallace, travel the World to source the best crystals and minerals for their customers.
These are a few of the many people who simply refuse to stop if the going gets tough. They do not give up because the day is slow or they feel they are not making headway. Everything they do between the shows does in some way benefit the Well Being Shows. We must acknowledge and support The Community every day of the year. Our strength is in the daily connections: not the two days of a weekend which makes a show. Everyone should be aware our objectives are long term and in constant evolution. Everything we do is directed toward the success of The Community.
The more and varied our Community, the stronger and more interesting we are to our Visitors. There is one certainty: The doors are always open.
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