Creative Update: Promotional video for Galtres following Festival Awards nominations

In August 2012, Mike went down to Galtres Festival in Crayke near York and produced a video. Following their nominations at the Festival Awards, we would like to see the video contributing to the festival gaining more votes. We would love to see them win an award.
Galtres Festival 2012 logo

To support Galtres gaining votes in the awards, please write about the nominations by downloading our press release here or reading below. We would also like to say thanks to the Galtres festival organisers for linking to our video on the front page of the main website! Brilliant. You can also watch it below.

(Press Release, October 2012)

A promotional video produced by York St John University‘s Phoenix Centre based media agency, The Creative Condition aims to share the positive impact Galtres festival. The video for the York festival in it’s eighth year, aims to encourage festival visitors to vote for Galtres at the Festival Awards by 31st October 2012.

The two categories in which you can vote for Galtres are:

  • Best Small Festival

  • Best Family Festival

Galtres has also been nominated for other awards; Promoter of the Year and The Extra-Festival Activity Award, which are decided by a panel of judges.

The Promoter nomination was for the huge improvements which James Houston and the team behind Galtres introduced to the 2012 event, including weather contingency measures, stewarding and security, crew and volunteers. The other Extra-Festival’ nomination is for the Dragons and Knights-themed activities based in the medieval village, complete with jousting, and the dragon ball, which can be seen in the online video.

To vote for Galtres, visit and vote. The organisers are asking everyone who came to spread the word so that more do the same.

Of the festival, James said: “The quality of this year’s event means we have a really good chance of winning, but only will if everyone who came casts their vote.”

Notes to Editors:

About Galtres:

Galtres Festival is an event in the village of Crayke on the outskirts of York regularly attracts an audience of around 7,000 over the 3 days August bank holiday weekend.

In 2011, the festival received national media coverage from the likes of The Guardian, The Sunday Times and Vogue as well as substantial local press and broadcast attention through attracting large headline acts from Adam Ant, to Ash, Billy Bragg, The Levellers and The Charlatans.

The Galtres team of volunteers and staff supports six stages showcasing local talent at the festival, which really provides an eclectic mix from over 100 artists and bands as well as theatre, storytelling, cinema and many more family friendly and children’s activities from the Arts Barge, Oxman, Firkin, Dukes, Tiny Top, and and main stage.


Published by mikeleighcooper

Media Production / Training Self Shooting Director & Producer / Editor / Project Assistant / Workshop Leader / Audio / Video Vox Pop / Interviews / Documentary / Shorts I work with people to explore and publish stories about their business using audio and video. I develop and deliver workshops in arts organisations, charities, and school I work in the UK and Europe; and in 2011 I was selected as the UK Relay’ Reporter - one of the 27 Relay Reporters participating to the Relay section of the European Year of Volunteering. I produced two audiovisual reports in Lithuania as well as a series of blogs describing my daily activities that captivated a large audience across all 27 European Member states; reaching more than 100,000 viewers and contributing to the 1.6 million impressions as part of the global reach of the project.

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