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Mendip Cave Festival 2018
« on: September 11, 2017, 09:47:46 am »
Hello fellow cavers.   :bounce:

This is an early advertisement for the second annual Mendip Cave Festival. It will be held in Priddy on Friday 4th - Monday 7th May and it will again be a free event.
The aim of this post is to gather interest early so we can build the best event we can, this includes finding leaders. We have already set up a community event and chat room on Facebook called "Cave fest UK" so please have a look and get involved.
Alternatively, please feel free to add comments here, or indeed offer your services if you feel you can.

Please be patient for a reply as we are doing our best.
Thank you for your interest.
Neil Maine
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Re: Mendip Cave Festival 2018
« Reply #1 on: September 13, 2017, 06:32:38 pm »
Is it worth me asking what this is all about, what happens at this festival and what you are organising? (I still don't do Facebook and I didn't get an answer last year).

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Re: Mendip Cave Festival 2018
« Reply #2 on: September 13, 2017, 07:10:28 pm »
Hi there and thank you for asking.
This year mendip cave fest was held over easter and we organised over 50 cavers trips to some of the best caves on the mendips.  It was our first year and everyone who came got to cave.
Next year we plan to do the same thing but bigger if possible.
It's a free event other than camping or other accommodation fees.
It's simply a bunch of cavers getting together to celebrate our passion. The organisers aim to arrange some 50+ trips next year for all levels of experience.
I hope this helps.

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Re: Mendip Cave Festival 2018
« Reply #3 on: September 13, 2017, 09:32:30 pm »
Thanks for the quick reply.
Is it just caving trips then our are you also planning anything else? Stomps or workshops perhaps?

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Re: Mendip Cave Festival 2018
« Reply #4 on: September 14, 2017, 06:51:21 pm »
We are planning more than just caving.  Hopefully we will be able to include a workshop or two and a couple of talks from well known faces.
Ideas, offers of help, time, or otherwise are welcomed.  The whole aim of cave fest is to celebrate what the mendips have to offer for the caving community as a  whole.
Please feel free to contact me direct if you wish to get involved
I hope this helps.
Thank you again
Neil.
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Re: Mendip Cave Festival 2018
« Reply #5 on: September 14, 2017, 08:37:28 pm »
Cheers Neil.
I'll see how I'm fixed and may well get back to you.

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Re: Mendip Cave Festival 2018
« Reply #6 on: September 16, 2017, 07:55:11 am »
Excellent.
Hope to speak soon

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Re: Mendip Cave Festival 2018
« Reply #7 on: November 17, 2017, 07:12:13 am »
Hello everyone.
Since our last post we have been working hard to make  next year's cave festival something to be proud of.

CavefestUK are  working together with local committees and clubs to bring to you an amazing weekend of caving activities such as;
SRT training and demonstrations
Talks from explorers and pioneers of caving.
Photography talks and competitions
Family orientated rambles
Evening entertainment , bar and food

There is also a possibility that Cave rescue may do a demonstration or something but this is yet to be confirmed, and the Wessex challenge 50th anniversary is next year and may well be run at the event.

Needless to say, your support it what makes these events work so please make an effort and tell people about it.

Thank you again.
CavefestUK

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Re: Mendip Cave Festival 2018
« Reply #8 on: November 17, 2017, 08:51:21 am »
Don't forget DigFest is held on the same weekend also 😉
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Re: Mendip Cave Festival 2018
« Reply #9 on: November 17, 2017, 11:10:18 am »
From last set of CSCC Minutes:

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DC Would it be possible to combine DigFest and CaveFest into the same event next year. LW
to make an initial contact regarding this.

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Re: Mendip Cave Festival 2018
« Reply #10 on: November 17, 2017, 11:17:47 am »
From last set of CSCC Minutes:

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DC Would it be possible to combine DigFest and CaveFest into the same event next year. LW
to make an initial contact regarding this.

LW is already involved in this...  :tease:
I'm a very busy person

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Re: Mendip Cave Festival 2018
« Reply #11 on: November 17, 2017, 01:54:40 pm »
Is there a date  :-\
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Re: Mendip Cave Festival 2018
« Reply #12 on: November 17, 2017, 01:57:33 pm »
It's in the first post...  :smartass:

This is an early advertisement for the second annual Mendip Cave Festival. It will be held in Priddy on Friday 4th - Monday 7th May
I'm a very busy person

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Re: Mendip Cave Festival 2018
« Reply #13 on: November 17, 2017, 05:16:57 pm »
Yes, digest is indeed running on the same weekend along with Cavefest.
I also believe it is not the 50th anniversary of the Wessex challenge.
Not to worry as all events will I believe combine to make a very special weekend

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Re: Mendip Cave Festival 2018
« Reply #14 on: November 17, 2017, 06:33:36 pm »
Hello everyone.  CavefestUK are here and will update when possible.

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Re: Mendip Cave Festival 2018
« Reply #15 on: November 17, 2017, 06:36:23 pm »
Indeed. We will share all we can and reply as soon as we can to any comments

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Re: Mendip Cave Festival 2018
« Reply #16 on: November 18, 2017, 01:31:22 pm »
Will there free beer?

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Re: Mendip Cave Festival 2018
« Reply #17 on: November 18, 2017, 02:31:44 pm »
Will there free beer?
Yes, if Tony Oldham provides it.  :clap2:
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Re: Mendip Cave Festival 2018
« Reply #18 on: November 19, 2017, 11:38:24 am »
OK.  I will provide the first pint, but be quick as you will have to share.

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Re: Mendip Cave Festival 2018
« Reply #19 on: November 21, 2017, 07:32:33 am »
Sounds like the bar is getting sorted as we speak everybody. Hehehe

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Re: Mendip Cave Festival 2018
« Reply #20 on: November 21, 2017, 10:10:37 am »
Free beer at a 'free' event....you'll attract the vultures by the thousands  :beer2:
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Re: Mendip Cave Festival 2018
« Reply #21 on: November 27, 2017, 03:18:23 pm »
Hello everyone.
CavefestUK are proud to announce the the Council of Southern Caving Clubs (CSCC), have agreed to support us for our upcoming event next year at Priddy.
The old cavers fair and dig fest events will be joined together and revitalised and presented to you by CavefestUK. With the help of the CSCC, we aim to bring you the cave festival you all want to see.
Please keep an eye on our updates as soon we will be adding an event and entertainment list and a cave trip list for you all to see and sign up to.
Also please remember to tick either going or interested on the actual event post on Facebook as numbers count.
If you don't have a Facebook account, worry not as our official website is due to rolled out by christmas 2017

Thank you once again from everyone here at CavefestUK

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Re: Mendip Cave Festival 2018
« Reply #22 on: December 09, 2017, 09:03:58 am »
Amazing news.....

We met with the Mendip Cave Rescue committee recently and asked them if they would like to be the sole beneficiaries of the CavefestUK event.
They decided to accept and we can now proudly announce that the 2018 CavefestUK Mendip cave festival will indeed officially be a fundraising event for the MCR.
A bar and food will be supplied and proceeds from this will be donated, along with any other monies raised by donation.
We hope that your growing support will continue and next years event will be the cave festival you want.
Thank you

Also new....

Another evening and another committee meeting.
Good news to report as the Bristol Exploration Club, (BEC) have agreed to support CavefestUK at next year's Mendip cave festival.
 It's great to have them on board as we look forward to next year, so thank you BEC for helping us make this happen.

Thank you again to everyone who is helping CavefestUK bring this event to life. We value your support and involvement and look forward to next year

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Re: Mendip Cave Festival 2018
« Reply #23 on: December 10, 2017, 08:37:46 pm »
Hi chaps,
Well done on getting the support. I saw your poster about Eugene.
However, please learn the difference between ".your" and "you're." It might seem trivial but when you get it wrong, it can make you look a bit daft.

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Re: Mendip Cave Festival 2018
« Reply #24 on: December 11, 2017, 06:59:33 pm »
It's only one individual who was set the task to find bands and he is doing a fantastic job so far, besides the illiterate issues...I've told him to run any of his posts through the admin' for scrutinisation before any posts go public, so hopefully it won't happen again.

Mike.
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