Festival Review

b-side Director Rebecca de Pelet reviews her experiences at the recent Festival, why Festivals are important and the impact they can have on communities in the November edition of Sherborne Times.


Festivals are important things. The anthropologist David Picard argues that ‘the defining element of the ‘festive’ lies in its ability to allow people to mediate
different forms of life crisis, from pivotal points in the
life cycle to the shock of migration, environmental disaster or revolution.