Towie stars in bid to film at Leigh folk festival

Towie stars in bid to film at folk festival

Towie stars in bid to film at folk festival

First published in Local News

TOWIE producers made a last-minute attempt to film an episode of the reality show at the Leigh Folk Festival this weekend.

Organisers of the festival were approached on Tuesday for permission to allow the cast to be filmed at the three-day event, but they say it is highly unlikely to be granted because of the late notice.

Speaking just hours ahead of the start of the festival yesterday, Tony Prior, chairman of the festival committee, said: “In order for anything to happen at the folk festival, the committee and trustees would have to approve it.

They would look at things like budgeting for this sort of presence.

“We are looking at that situation, but there has been no final decision.

“They were interested in filming an episode of Towie at the festival, but from a logistical point of view the application was very late.

“There are certain safety procedures that have to be put in place and management plans have to be looked at to make sure they comply.

“The decision isn’t final, but there would probably be too much admin too late to allow it to happen.

“It could also attract far more people to the festival and we could have crowd control problems.”

The popular festival has more acts than ever before.

The Fishwives Choir will perform along with Mike Heron, Son Yambu, Stick in the Wheel and the Furrow Collective.

The festival includes music, dance, comedy, poetry, film and theatre, and Morris dancers.

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8:31pm Fri 27 Jun 14

Kim Gandy says...

Why? I've performed at the Leigh Folk Festival as part of a dance group..

They're a talented bunch down there. What would they want with this lot? As far as I know, they are just famous for being famous.

Leigh Folk Festival is made up of talented local singers and dancers, not plastinated tangerines.
Why? I've performed at the Leigh Folk Festival as part of a dance group.. They're a talented bunch down there. What would they want with this lot? As far as I know, they are just famous for being famous. Leigh Folk Festival is made up of talented local singers and dancers, not plastinated tangerines. Kim Gandy
  • Score: 31

10:14pm Fri 27 Jun 14

Robin Reliant says...

Thankfully it looks as if it won't happen and the organisers have played the right card but bet your life they are all dead against it anyway, its leigh Folk festival, don't spoil it with a bunch of pl0nkers mincing about and taking the limelight away from the 'real' event, it seriously would be the last place that it would work, and today i read that This show got voted the worst in some poll.
Thankfully it looks as if it won't happen and the organisers have played the right card but bet your life they are all dead against it anyway, its leigh Folk festival, don't spoil it with a bunch of pl0nkers mincing about and taking the limelight away from the 'real' event, it seriously would be the last place that it would work, and today i read that This show got voted the worst in some poll. Robin Reliant
  • Score: 24

10:18pm Fri 27 Jun 14

Robin Reliant says...

maybe village green will take them on.
maybe village green will take them on. Robin Reliant
  • Score: 3

7:08am Sat 28 Jun 14

Richy don't shine shoes no more says...

Kim Gandy wrote:
Why? I've performed at the Leigh Folk Festival as part of a dance group..

They're a talented bunch down there. What would they want with this lot? As far as I know, they are just famous for being famous.

Leigh Folk Festival is made up of talented local singers and dancers, not plastinated tangerines.
It does seem a bit contrary to the spirit of the event
[quote][p][bold]Kim Gandy[/bold] wrote: Why? I've performed at the Leigh Folk Festival as part of a dance group.. They're a talented bunch down there. What would they want with this lot? As far as I know, they are just famous for being famous. Leigh Folk Festival is made up of talented local singers and dancers, not plastinated tangerines.[/p][/quote]It does seem a bit contrary to the spirit of the event Richy don't shine shoes no more
  • Score: 8

8:02am Sat 28 Jun 14

Robin Reliant says...

Richy don't shine shoes no more wrote:
Kim Gandy wrote:
Why? I've performed at the Leigh Folk Festival as part of a dance group..

They're a talented bunch down there. What would they want with this lot? As far as I know, they are just famous for being famous.

Leigh Folk Festival is made up of talented local singers and dancers, not plastinated tangerines.
It does seem a bit contrary to the spirit of the event
A bit ? just shows that they are all not in the real world along with the shows producers who insist on keep churning it out, nothing like a knock back to bring them down a peg or two.
[quote][p][bold]Richy don't shine shoes no more[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Kim Gandy[/bold] wrote: Why? I've performed at the Leigh Folk Festival as part of a dance group.. They're a talented bunch down there. What would they want with this lot? As far as I know, they are just famous for being famous. Leigh Folk Festival is made up of talented local singers and dancers, not plastinated tangerines.[/p][/quote]It does seem a bit contrary to the spirit of the event[/p][/quote]A bit ? just shows that they are all not in the real world along with the shows producers who insist on keep churning it out, nothing like a knock back to bring them down a peg or two. Robin Reliant
  • Score: 8

8:26am Sat 28 Jun 14

SARFENDMAN says...

Be interesting though if they have any real talent as performing artists in an open house singaround. They could be closet Folkies?
Be interesting though if they have any real talent as performing artists in an open house singaround. They could be closet Folkies? SARFENDMAN
  • Score: -2

8:32am Sat 28 Jun 14

Nowthatsworthknowing says...

Kim Gandy wrote:
Why? I've performed at the Leigh Folk Festival as part of a dance group..

They're a talented bunch down there. What would they want with this lot? As far as I know, they are just famous for being famous.

Leigh Folk Festival is made up of talented local singers and dancers, not plastinated tangerines.
What sort of dance was it I wonder ? the German Goose Step ?
[quote][p][bold]Kim Gandy[/bold] wrote: Why? I've performed at the Leigh Folk Festival as part of a dance group.. They're a talented bunch down there. What would they want with this lot? As far as I know, they are just famous for being famous. Leigh Folk Festival is made up of talented local singers and dancers, not plastinated tangerines.[/p][/quote]What sort of dance was it I wonder ? the German Goose Step ? Nowthatsworthknowing
  • Score: -3

8:48am Sat 28 Jun 14

John Right says...

I hope they just turn up, with a camera, and do some add hoc filming, they'd steal the show with their glamorous looks and fame, better than seeing a bunch of weirdos prancing around a pole with bells stitched to their legs...
I hope they just turn up, with a camera, and do some add hoc filming, they'd steal the show with their glamorous looks and fame, better than seeing a bunch of weirdos prancing around a pole with bells stitched to their legs... John Right
  • Score: -22

10:38am Sat 28 Jun 14

roger moore says...

thats all we need *yawn*
thats all we need *yawn* roger moore
  • Score: 7

11:55am Sat 28 Jun 14

pembury53 says...

John Right wrote:
I hope they just turn up, with a camera, and do some add hoc filming, they'd steal the show with their glamorous looks and fame, better than seeing a bunch of weirdos prancing around a pole with bells stitched to their legs...
too right, john right..... lets get it on, you would think these 'organisers' would be biting their hands off, the chance to get real celebraties at this amateur event, to raise the profile of the town.....
[quote][p][bold]John Right[/bold] wrote: I hope they just turn up, with a camera, and do some add hoc filming, they'd steal the show with their glamorous looks and fame, better than seeing a bunch of weirdos prancing around a pole with bells stitched to their legs...[/p][/quote]too right, john right..... lets get it on, you would think these 'organisers' would be biting their hands off, the chance to get real celebraties at this amateur event, to raise the profile of the town..... pembury53
  • Score: -22

12:20pm Sat 28 Jun 14

AuldGit says...

pembury53 wrote:
John Right wrote:
I hope they just turn up, with a camera, and do some add hoc filming, they'd steal the show with their glamorous looks and fame, better than seeing a bunch of weirdos prancing around a pole with bells stitched to their legs...
too right, john right..... lets get it on, you would think these 'organisers' would be biting their hands off, the chance to get real celebraties at this amateur event, to raise the profile of the town.....
TOWIE, putting the brat in "celebraties" (sic)
Plenty of talent among the many amateur acts at the festival.
Professional - one who is paid for performing
Amateur - one who performs for the love of it.
[quote][p][bold]pembury53[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]John Right[/bold] wrote: I hope they just turn up, with a camera, and do some add hoc filming, they'd steal the show with their glamorous looks and fame, better than seeing a bunch of weirdos prancing around a pole with bells stitched to their legs...[/p][/quote]too right, john right..... lets get it on, you would think these 'organisers' would be biting their hands off, the chance to get real celebraties at this amateur event, to raise the profile of the town.....[/p][/quote]TOWIE, putting the brat in "celebraties" (sic) Plenty of talent among the many amateur acts at the festival. Professional - one who is paid for performing Amateur - one who performs for the love of it. AuldGit
  • Score: 4

12:46pm Sat 28 Jun 14

Howard Cháse says...

They ought to nip up to The Grand put on a hard hat a high vis vest and some safety boots and give their old mate (former TOWIE star) unshaven Mick a hand pulling up the weeds around his hoarding and then steaming in with a hammer and chisel etc to shift things along a bit..


They might chip their nails, mess their hair up and get a bit dirty though so that's out then....
They ought to nip up to The Grand put on a hard hat a high vis vest and some safety boots and give their old mate (former TOWIE star) unshaven Mick a hand pulling up the weeds around his hoarding and then steaming in with a hammer and chisel etc to shift things along a bit.. They might chip their nails, mess their hair up and get a bit dirty though so that's out then.... Howard Cháse
  • Score: 7

2:52pm Sat 28 Jun 14

Maddogg says...

Grown up sweaty old men, prancing around jingling their bell? This should be outlawed. Wouldn't want my children seeing this kind of behaviour in public.
Grown up sweaty old men, prancing around jingling their bell? This should be outlawed. Wouldn't want my children seeing this kind of behaviour in public. Maddogg
  • Score: -11

10:29am Sun 29 Jun 14

Nowthatsworthknowing says...

Maddogg wrote:
Grown up sweaty old men, prancing around jingling their bell? This should be outlawed. Wouldn't want my children seeing this kind of behaviour in public.
Perverted lot those Morris dancers/prancers
[quote][p][bold]Maddogg[/bold] wrote: Grown up sweaty old men, prancing around jingling their bell? This should be outlawed. Wouldn't want my children seeing this kind of behaviour in public.[/p][/quote]Perverted lot those Morris dancers/prancers Nowthatsworthknowing
  • Score: -3

1:24pm Sun 29 Jun 14

Howard Cháse says...

Tedious
Orange
Wannabees
Irritate
Everyone
Tedious Orange Wannabees Irritate Everyone Howard Cháse
  • Score: 4

4:59pm Sun 29 Jun 14

mrjames1972 says...

they aint famous and def not stars
HA HA HA
they aint famous and def not stars HA HA HA mrjames1972
  • Score: 1

6:17pm Sun 29 Jun 14

CarnMountification says...

Rained all afternoon, BAD LUCK
Rained all afternoon, BAD LUCK CarnMountification
  • Score: 0

10:17pm Sun 29 Jun 14

Robin Reliant says...

CarnMountification wrote:
Rained all afternoon, BAD LUCK
Must of been a differant Leigh folk festival you went to, as the one i went to in the afternoon was dry, left at 5pm and walked 1 hour and still dry, guess your senses are all ar$e upwards or not switched on, one or the other.
[quote][p][bold]CarnMountification[/bold] wrote: Rained all afternoon, BAD LUCK[/p][/quote]Must of been a differant Leigh folk festival you went to, as the one i went to in the afternoon was dry, left at 5pm and walked 1 hour and still dry, guess your senses are all ar$e upwards or not switched on, one or the other. Robin Reliant
  • Score: 0

4:51pm Fri 4 Jul 14

andy:) says...

CarnMountification wrote:
Rained all afternoon, BAD LUCK
Tiny bit of rain, had great day, drinking, meeting friends and watching some great local bands for free :). The TOWIE fold and their supporters would of stood out like sore thumbs so glad they stayed at home and worked on their orange tans and vajazzles.
[quote][p][bold]CarnMountification[/bold] wrote: Rained all afternoon, BAD LUCK[/p][/quote]Tiny bit of rain, had great day, drinking, meeting friends and watching some great local bands for free :). The TOWIE fold and their supporters would of stood out like sore thumbs so glad they stayed at home and worked on their orange tans and vajazzles. andy:)
  • Score: 0

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