We sat and listened to the borough council’s Executive Committee meeting yesterday. One of the items on the agenda was to note the proposed Camberley International Festival. The briefing paper for the meeting said the following:
We’re all in favour of trying such initiatives, so full marks to the council this time. But we were a little surprised that the Executive Committee didn’t question the ‘international’ aspect of the festival at all. The Queen is, after all, primarily the Queen of England, and Lau might be internationally renowned, but it’s a British folk band. What’s more, another part of the briefing note said “British folk rock icons Fairport Convention [are] booked to perform” Note the ‘British’. Finally, if the aim is to encourage the public to enjoy Camberley’s heritage and shops, will the stress on ‘international’ help?