Our partners are either providing valuable resources and time to deliver and promote the festival and/or communications, contacts and support. A huge thank you to them all.
Statements of Support
“EventPlan are honoured to act as the living history and battle coordinators for the Battle of Evesham Festival project. As specialist historical event organisers we always prefer to take part in the recreation of significant moments in British history. Having staged projects depicting eras as diverse as the Romans and the infamous “Battle of Orgreave” of 1984, it is exciting to now be involved with a re-enactment of The Battle of Evesham, a view echoed by the numerous excellent quality re-enactment and living history groups that have expressed their strong interest in participating.
Winston Churchill once remarked that battles are the punctuation marks of history, and it is our view that Evesham was one of the most important. We look forward to working with our project partners to present a recreation worthy of those who fought for their lives in the bloody bend in the river back in 1265.”
Howard Giles, EventPlan
“The Simon de Montfort Society is proud and delighted to be a principal supporter and champion of the 750th anniversary commemoration in 2015 of the Battle of Evesham, a truly momentous landmark in the history of England. We especially look forward to help making the Medieval Festival of 8 & 9 August 2015 a really outstanding & memorable event. To see the Festival on its way we wish tonight's launch event every success.”
Clive Bostle, Simon de Montfort Society
“Wychavon District Council is pleased to support the 750th Battle of Evesham Anniversary Event. The council recognises the huge significance of the battle and of Simon de Montfort and the impact of both on our country’s constitution. The celebration will also contribute considerably to Evesham’s local economy and provide many opportunities for local businesses to benefit from an event that will have national significance and profile.”
Jack Hegarty, Managing Director of Wychavon District Council.
“The Best of Evesham team are delighted to partnered with this event and promoting it to our local community. This will be a "not to be missed" event on the 2015 calendar and will be a fantastic boost for the town and the businesses and communities within it.”
Alan Jones, Best Of Evesham
“Award winning local radio station 102 Touch FM is proudly partnering with the Battle of Evesham celebrations. The Touch FM Breakfast hosts Ollie and Simon are very much looking forward to getting involved. “Obviously I’ll be rooting for the forces of his Royal Highness Prince Edward. You won’t find me fighting a losing battle…” commented Ollie. Simon meanwhile says “De Montfort’s my man… there’s no shame in going down fighting”.
102 Touch FM will be bringing to the airwaves all the excitement of the build-up to the Evesham 2015 activities. Stay tuned!”
Steve Orchard, Chief Executive, Quidem Radio
“Newsquest, via Worcester News, The Evesham & Cotswold Journal and other titles are pleased to support the Battle of Evesham Medieval Festival. The event promioses to be a fantastic showcase for the Vale and surrounding areas and we will be documenting its development and associated programme of activities throughout the year. The project is a great opportunity for business and domestic communities and we wish everyone involved our best wishes and lots of fun.”
Peter John, Group Editor Worcester, Newsquest
“Here at Gras Roots we are very excited to be involved in next year's landmark Evesham event. We know that the celebration will help put Evesham firmly into the minds of all those interested in the richness of our history both as a town and as a nation. The 750 will be a strong statement of cultural significance and a boon to the arts within the town.”
Tash Daly, TD Event Management & Gras Roots
“The Fleece Inn is proud to be a partner in this major celebration of our history and contribution to the development of democracy throughout the world.
We are sure the event will bring thousands of visitors to the town and along with them much needed revenue for many local businesses and for the town in general. “
Nigel Smith, Director of Moongazing Hare Ltd
‘The Battle of Evesham will undoubtadly attract the interest of local, regional, national and international audiences, as well as increasing overall visitor numbers to the town. On-going promotional activity will see Evesham in the media spotlight for all the right reasons right up to, and beyond the event itself. On-going positive publicity for the town, its people and business community can only be a good thing.’
Mark Symington, Communications Director Quicksilver PR