Description Rhythms Of The World Ltd, Hitchin
Rhythms of the World (ROTW) is a registered charity (no 1090835), led entirely by volunteers, which aims to unite diverse communities through music and the Arts. The main way we achieve this is to hold an annual festival of music, dance, arts and cuisine from around the world - every July in The Rhythms of the World festival, originally organised by the local Oxfam campaigns groups, has evolved into one of the biggest - and best value - world music festivals in the UK with over 31, 000 attending in 2011. People come from all sectors of the community and the event features both local talent as well as artists from around the world. How it's funded The festival is a massive undertaking in both terms of organisation the festival site itself is a two-week build and de-rig and cost around £260, 000 in 2011 The event is led entirely by volunteers, freely offering their time, support, experience, knowledge and enthusiasm.
We organise a range of events to meet our objectives - the main one is a festival in Hitchin, Hertfordshire. We also run an outreach programme - Rhythms in the Community - which aims to take the ethos of the festival out to people who might not attend it.
2009 - Finalist in Regional enjoyEngland Awards for Excellence 2010 - Winner, The Charity Awards 2012 - One of Top 10 UK Summer Festivals, Songlines Magazine
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