The 2004 Festival was bigger and better than ever before. The total number of visitors to all the events was over 700 (70 at the opening event, 240 on Saturday 12 June, 260 on Sunday 13 June and around 130 in total at the 2 concerts). This was nearly double our highest attendance in previous years and reflected the wider scope of the festival and the number of events on offer.
Over 60 villagers contributed to the festival in some way; more than ever before. This was particularly encouraging as it suggested we were achieving our underlying objective of building and enhancing the community.
The Arts Festival made a significant surplus from advertising, sale of the programmes, commission on sales of art, catering and sales of concert tickets.
The surplus was split as follows: £500 to Welborne Village Hall, a welcome £500 contribution to the Church and £1000, put into a reserve fund to build flexibility for funding future Welborne Arts Festivals.