Saturday 17 November 2012

Do clouds have different linings?

Audience members took time to fill out two sets of questionnaires this year (two festivals to celebrate our tenth birthday). Might their feedback reflect seasonal changes, differences in tone between the two?

With the nifty aid of word cloud generator Tagxedo - you simply copy and paste the whole of the comments column, press submit and customise the appearance - here's the comparison.

Main Festival February 24 to March 11

May Festival 4 to 20 May

Same but different? Might be the colour palette talking, but the May version seems more, kind of... funky. That figures. It was. Trying out new stuff can be very bracing and we've acquired a taste for it.

Thursday 1 November 2012

From November, a glimmer of May

As November heralds the slide towards winter, here's a reminder of the Borderlines 10th birthday treat: the very idiosyncratic May Festival. New boundaries were broken in terms of open air screenings and pop-up cinemas and we even left the ground with the trial flights that accompanied our weekend at Shobdon Airfield. It's worth remembering however, that it was bloody cold in May, blankets, fake furs, woolly hats and scarves, even hot water bottles were much in evidence.

We certainly won't be able to do anything on this scale on a regular basis but if we  held some outdoor or pop-up screenings in September (often more reliable weather-wise) would you come along?