The beautiful weather affected the attendance figures. Nottingham’s Monday to Friday weather was atrocious: and blue sky’s and a Bank Holiday weekend took its toll. During conversations with Community Members, all agreed the sun rightfully won the day!
Saturday – 121
Sunday – 124
Total attendance down by 45
Did we care? No way! The Well Being Show was brilliant. The atmosphere can be described as astounding. I can confirm from my vantage point there is no doubting Visitors adored the whole event.
“The Facebook comments evidence the success of the weekend. No argument: The Community, as usual, excelled. Visitors stayed for the whole day, and many returned to listen to talks and enjoy the atmosphere”.
Many Thanks, Emma Gowshall for your images.
There is no exaggeration: This small Well Being Show hit the mark on so many levels. The first hour was slow. No worries retailers, therapists and readers stood their ground and sure enough, the venue filled. While many Visitors stayed; the hall’s temperature climbed and understandably for some a three-hour stay was enough.
Every talk received great feedback. The balance was spot on, and Visitors did not seem concerned about the change of programme. Although four people had travelled to listen to one of the cancelled seminars, they loved the replacement. Many thanks to Bridey Barber and Peter Wall for standing in at short notice.
Listen to Liz’s interviews: the comments guide you to the essence of the weekend.
My final feelings?
The Community has every reason to be proud of this weekend: In fifteen years of attending the old style m.b.s fairs never and I retype NEVER have I witnessed such camaraderie. Every single one of The Community worked in complete accord. The atmosphere created was magical.
The Community can be confident they can take the show anywhere they chose. My advice? Become architects of your future, design a Palace of Well Being.
You are thirty-six extraordinary people:
Gill and Simon Essex Crosby
Carol and Campbell Wallace
Dale Bannister and Tracy
Bridey and Brian Barber
Melanie Jones and Pat
Kiran – Woodland Trust
JoPaz and Keith
Jennifer Gallagher & Paul Hughes
And of course, the 245 Visitors who came to the Well Being Show
May your God bless every one of you.
See You Soon