Good day fellow Pinkies!
Firstly apologies for the lateness of this report on the last meeting of the Various Voices Planning Group, the meeting was on the 27th of Feb. No excuse, I must try harder!
So to business and the main business of the meeting was to finally sign all the paper work connected with setting up the limited company that will be responsible for running the festival. It was decided to drop 2009 from the company name so when the Various Voices festival is over the organisation can continue working on future choral and musical projects around London with the ultimate goal of a mass LGBT choral event for the 2012 London Olympics.
Three directors and a company secretary have been appointed to start, with one director being chosen from each choir. I was asked to be one of the directors and have accepted the position until the first AGM when we will all have to stand down. I must say it’s quite exciting; I’ve never been a company director before. Once the company is officially registered as Various Voices London we will start the process of applying for charitable status.
Also covered in the meeting were promotional material, the issue of Patrons (the pros and cons) and the next meeting with the artistic team from the South Bank and a tour of the new site.
Finally I would like to make a request to any of you that have pictures or video footage of choral events and ask if you would like to donate copies to the organisation so they may be used in our promotional material. If you have anything it can be sent to the our webmaster.
My next meeting is at the end of March so see you back here early April.