Beyond the Border 2012 is over…

I’ve just seen the last shifted the last set of fencing down to the holding area for Generation Hire to collect… the site is now completely back in the hands of the wonderful Atlantic College, and the first Beyond the Border Wales International Storytelling Festival run by its own organisation is all over. It has been an epic journey for me – learning from David Ambrose’s many years of experience programming the festival, relying on Chris Wicks, Tim Rich and their fabulous production team and working alongside the new Beyond the Border board as well as the team at St Donats Arts Centre – and the result was an event that battled the storms at night and was bathed in sunshine by day. So many different types of storytelling over the weekend, and over 10,000 attendances at the different events.

I’m going to step down from managing the event – it leaves too little time for the many other projects I’d like to be developing, but I’m glad to have been in there for this one!