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1:52pm 24th January 2012
(Updated 1:52pm 24th January 2012)

One of Cornwall's biggest festivals fights for its future.

The council has pulled funding for Golowan in Penzance.

Tourism bosses reckon the event makes the Duchy £1.5 million a year.

Golowan organisers say:

"Last year Visit Cornwall identified that over 50% of respondents on holiday in, or staying nearby Penzance, indicated the Golowan Festival was the main reason for their visit.  Golowan is good for the community and good for business – bringing £1.5m into the economy"Now organisers are holding a meeting, asking local businesses to help save it.

Now they are holding a public meeting to drum up support and funding.

Director Andy Hazlehurst added:

"I hope it won't disappear, but it's certainly going to have to change. You can keep cutting and keep cutting but eventually, you'll start spoiling what people come to see. We're probably at that point now"

"Although the cuts in funding have been difficult, I am confident that the Penzance and wider community of individuals, families and businesses want Golowan to go from strength to strength.  No-one will want to see anything less than a programme of high quality events and activities where there is something for everyone and this is what, with your support, we are intent on providing."

"Golowan needs your support in 2012 and it’s great to see that individuals and businesses are already expressing their interest in working with us over the coming months"

In a statement Cornwall Council said:

"The Council recognises the important value of festivals as part of the culture and economic life of Cornwall. In previous years Golowan has been in receipt of arts grants funding but with the recent development of the Culture White Paper the Council is changing how it invests revenue support for the arts and museums sectors. As part of the change the Council is reviewing the way it supports festivals and events with an intention the build a single support mechanism from April 2012. A meeting is scheduled shortly for us to discuss the implications of these changes with Golowan and to identify the ways in which we can support the festival in the future"

The meeting takes place at The Acorn in Penzance from 6pm on Tuesday 24th January.

1:52pm 24th January 2012

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