Sponsors & Supporters

Golowan Festival 15 – 24 June 2018

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Golowan would like to thank Truro & Penwith College for once again being the festival’s headline sponsor.

We would also like to thank our other sponsors:
Penzance Folk Club – sponsoring the Quay Fair Day Folk Stage and Penzance & District  Tourism Association – sponsoring the Mayor’s Platform

Many thanks to Hugh Scantlebury for his generous support of the Mazey Day Parade images.
Thank you to Humphry Davy School for its sponsorship of the Disabled Viewing Area which will be in Market Jew Street on Mazey Day.
And thanks go to Chris Sedgeman Scaffolding Ltd for providing the scaffolding for the Mayor’s Platform on Mazey Day.
We are also grateful for the support of Plastic Free Penzance, South West Water, Co op Penzance, The Crown, Penzance and Biffa.

Golowan Festival 2018-Business Sponsorship Packages

For 2018 Golowan is offering an exciting array of sponsorship packages which range in cost from only £50, to £4,000 (for Headline Sponsorship) with lots of options inbetween.  Scroll down to take a look at all that’s on offer!

GOLD – HEADLINE SPONSORSHIP £4,000

  • Naming rights via strapline to Golowan Festival
  • Sponsorship featured on home page of the Golowan Festival website
  • Logo featured on 120 (approx.) Golowan Volunteer T-Shirts
  • Sponsorship featured with front cover logo and full page ad in 12,000 issue festival brochure: logo featured on 3,000 festival weekend four page brochure
  • Sponsorship featured on Facebook page and Twitter
  • Opportunity for staff to volunteer at the event
  • Press release regarding sponsorship sent out via social media and print media
  • Inclusion in all media releases
  • Inclusion in all advertising and event promotional pieces
  • Logo / recognition on all printed publicity materials
  • VIP invitation to the Festival launch party
  • Barrier advertising on key route section (sponsor to provide banners )
Mazey Day 2017. Photo John Stedman.

SILVER – KEY EVENT SPONSOR – SKATE PARK EVENT £2,000

The Golowan Youth Space at Wherrytown  on Quay Fair Day is a fun-filled event for young people with activities including skate competitions, music, DJ-ing competitions, graffiti-art and a barbecue.

  • Organisation name carried via signage at the event.
  • Sponsor featured in 12,000 issue festival brochure and logo featured on 3,000 festival weekend four page brochure
  • Press releases regarding partnership in print media
  • Organisation named on the Golowan Festival website
  • Sponsorship featured on Facebook page and Twitter
  • Logo / recognition on all printed publicity materials
  • VIP invitation to the Festival launch party
  • Barrier advertising on key route section (sponsor to provide banners )
  • Opportunity for staff to volunteer at the event

BRONZE – KIDS ON THE PROM £1,500 NOTES ON THE GREEN £1,500

Children’s activities including creative, piratical, scientific, circus and entertainment workshops on the Prom and an open air concert in Penlee Park Theatre featuring young emerging musical talent from local schools and colleges – both events on Quay Fair Day,

  • Organisation name carried via signage at the specific event.
  • Sponsor featured in 12,000 issue festival brochure
  • Press releases regarding partnership in print media
  • Organisation named on the Golowan Festival website
  • Sponsorship featured on Facebook page and Twitter
  • VIP invitation to the Festival launch party
  • Barrier advertising on key route section (sponsor to provide banners )
  • Opportunity for staff to volunteer at the event

BRONZE – VOLUNTEER T-SHIRTS £1,500

Golowan needs around  120 volunteers to help support the festival in a variety of ways, mostly they will be working over the long weekend of 21 – 24 June.  Most  of these wonderful volunteers will be seen  out and about amongst the crowds on Mazey Day itself.  The opportunity may exist for a business/organisation to sponsor the costs of the Golowan Volunteer  T-Shirts.  This sponsorship offer includes:

  • Logo featured on 120 (approx.) Golowan Volunteer T-Shirts
  • Sponsor featured in 12,000 issue festival brochure
  • Press releases regarding partnership in print media
  • Organisation named on the Golowan Festival website
  • Sponsorship featured on Facebook page and Twitter
  • VIP invitation to the Festival launch party
  • Opportunity for staff to volunteer at the event

BRONZE – FOLK STAGES £1,500 SPONSORSHIP PER STAGE

Mazey Day Folk Stage. Photo John Stedman.

We have two folk stages – one each on Mazey Day and Quay Fair Day (23 and 24 June) when musicians are contracted to perform from 10 am – 5 pm.  Both are in very busy outdoor areas with other activities going on and attract a wide audience.  The sponsor would be able to display a flag or banner advertising their involvement, although Golowan wouldn’t be able to make or provide the flags.

  • Sponsor featured in 12,000 issue festival brochure
  • Press releases regarding partnership in print media
  • Organisation named on the Golowan Festival website
  • Sponsorship featured on Facebook page and Twitter
  • VIP invitation to the Festival launch party
  • Opportunity for staff to volunteer at the event

BRONZE – MORRAB GARDENS – MAZEY DAY – £1,500 

We are having children’s activities with circus performers, a play bus as well as musicians and dancers in Morrab Gardens on Mazey Day.  This event is very well attended by both families and adults without children who want to enjoy the entertainment whilst relaxing or picnicking in the grounds.

  • There would be opportunity for the sponsor to display their flag or banner
  • Sponsors featured in 12,000 issue festival brochure
  • Press releases regarding partnership in print media
    Morrab Gardens on Mazey Day. Photo John Stedman
  • Organisation named on the Golowan Festival website
  • Sponsorship featured on Facebook page and Twitter
  • VIP invitation to the Festival launch party
  • Opportunity for staff to volunteer at the event

BRONZE – GOLOWAN POP UP SHOP – ALL WEEK LEADING UP TO AND INCLUDING MAZEY DAY – £1,500

Golowan books a pop up shop in Penzance  – usually in the key location on the Terrace in Market Jew St next to the Sir Humphry Davy statue – and we use this as a base from which to sell our Golowan merchandise and as a space for our volunteers and crew to gather for a break and refreshments.  The shop will be in a busy area, the sponsors will be able to display banners and also posters in the shop windows in the lead up and during Golowan and in the shop itself on Mazey Day so there will be maximum display opportunities.  They would also be able to hand out/ leave on display leaflets or other promotional materials in the shop.

  • Press releases regarding partnership in print media
  • Sponsor featured in 12,000 issue festival brochure
  • Organisation named on the Golowan Festival website
  • Sponsorship featured on Facebook page and Twitter
  • VIP invitation to the Festival launch party
  • Opportunity for staff to volunteer at the event

BRONZE – Reusable Drinks Containers £1,500

In partnership with the high national profile Plastic Free Penzance campaign, Golowan are demonstrating their commitment to the environment by introducing Golowan logo branded re-usable drinks containers in the Festival Marquee and many key locations. Drinkers will pay an initial £1 for the container, re-use it and either return it for £1 or keep it as a souvenir. This is a measure that has proved immensely popular at other festivals. The opportunity exists for a sponsor to participate in this prestigious high profile campaign by having their business name/logo/strapline on the opposite side to the Golowan logo. Other benefits include:

  • Sponsor featured in 12,000 issue festival brochure
  • Press releases regarding involvement in high profile Golowan/Plastic Free Penzance campaign in print media
  • Organisation named on the Golowan Festival website
  • Sponsorship featured on Facebook page and Twitter
  • VIP invitation to the Festival launch party
  • Opportunity for staff to volunteer at the event
KEY SPONSOR – The Mayor’s Platform – Mazey Day – £500

There is an opportunity to sponsor the Mayor’s Platform, which is the platform placed on high scaffolding around Market House on Mazey Day.  It is from this platform that, after the Mayor’s procession has taken place, the Mayor (and mock mayor!) of Penzance address the crowds in Market Jew Street.  There is a huge audience for this and potential maximum visibility for the sponsor’s flag or banner throughout the whole day.

  • Sponsor featured in 12,000 issue festival brochure
    2017 Mock Mayors & Town Crier. Photo John Stedman.
  • Press releases regarding partnership in print media
  • Organisation named on the Golowan Festival website
  • Sponsorship featured on Facebook page and Twitter
  • VIP invitation to the Festival launch party
  • Opportunity for staff to volunteer at the event
KEY SPONSOR – Street Music – Mazey Day & Quay Fair Day, Greenmarket, Queens Square, Wharfside Shopping Centre and the Boatshed – £500

Golowan features music throughout the town and the four specific sites named above over Mazey weekend – when 40,000 people flock to Penzance – are available in a sponsorship package which includes:

  • Sponsor credit on all promotion material relating to the specific street music events
  • Sponsor featured in 12,000 issue festival brochure
    Street entertainment. Photo John Stedman.
  • Press releases regarding partnership in print media
  • Organisation named on the Golowan Festival website
  • Sponsorship featured on Facebook page and Twitter
  • VIP invitation to the Festival launch party
  • Opportunity for staff to volunteer at the event
KEY SPONSOR – Disabled Viewing Area – £150

On Mazey Day, we will be repeating last year’s successful initiative of  providing a designated safe and stewarded viewing area from where people with disabilities can watch the parades. This facility was very well used in 2017 and we are pleased to be putting it in place again for 2018.  The sponsorship opportunity exists to sponsor the cost of employing trained stewards to man the viewing area and the cost of the barriers protecting the viewing area.  The sponsorship offer includes:

  • Advertising banner at the site (sponsor to provide banners )
  • Sponsor featured in 12,000 issue festival brochure
  • Press releases regarding partnership in print media
  • Organisation named on the Golowan Festival website
  • Sponsorship featured on Facebook page and Twitter
  • VIP invitation to the Festival launch party
  • Opportunity for staff to volunteer at the event
KEY SPONSOR – Volunteers Refreshments – £100

Mazey Day – the beating heart of the Golowan Festival, when thousands of people flock to Penzance – simply wouldn’t happen without the help of a dedicated army of Golowan volunteers.  Providing refreshment for our volunteers – working hard all day at the height of Summer – is essential and the opportunity exists for a sponsor to associate themselves with this vital role in return for £100. The sponsorship offer includes:

  • Sponsor featured in 12,000 issue festival brochure
  • Press releases regarding partnership in print media
  • Organisation named on the Golowan Festival website
  • Sponsorship featured on Facebook page and Twitter
  • VIP invitation to the Festival launch party
  • Opportunity for staff to volunteer at the event
KEY SPONSOR – Parade Refreshments – £100
Mazey Day 2017. Photo John Stedman.

On Mazey Day hundreds of children take part in the vibrant parades through Penzance as thousands of people look on in awed enjoyment. Providing refreshment for these children – parading at the height of Summer – is essential and the opportunity exists for a sponsor to associate themselves with this vital role in return for £100. The sponsorship offer includes:

  • Sponsor featured in 12,000 issue festival brochure
  • Press releases regarding partnership in print media
  • Organisation named on the Golowan Festival website
  • Sponsorship featured on Facebook page and Twitter
  • VIP invitation to the Festival launch party
  • Opportunity for staff to volunteer at the event
KEY SPONSOR – ADVERTISING on Crowd Barriers £50
  • £50 per barrier panel (2m x 1m) on road closure and crowd management barriers. Advertiser to supply barrier panel by 18th June 2018.
ENVIRONMENTAL PARTNER – Advertising on Plastic Collection Bins £50

This year the Golowan Festival is in partnership with the high national profile Plastic Free Penzance campaign to demonstrate its commitment to the environment. There is a gradual intention to replace the plastic water bottles which provide essential refreshment for the hundreds of children in the Mazey Day parades with plastic-free options; as such options are developed in partnership with Plastic Free Penzance the key requirement in 2018 is to ensure all plastic bottles are recycled. Together with Plastic Free Penzance, Golowan will be siting several large “plastic recycling bins” at various locations within the town – where several thousand people will be gathered on Mazey Day. A sponsorship opportunity arises this year, therefore, for environmental partners’ business logos to appear on these bins @ £50 per business. Other benefits to the sponsors include:

  • Sponsor featured in 12,000 issue festival brochure
  • Press releases regarding partnership in print media
  • Organisation named on the Golowan Festival website
  • Sponsorship featured on Facebook page and Twitter
  • Opportunity for staff to volunteer at the event
KEY SPONSOR – Parade Images – £50                            

A highlight for many of the Golowan Festival is the abundance of wonderful, colourful, imaginative images that schoolchildren are helped to create and parade through the town in front of thousands of people on Mazey Day. The materials for these images – willow withies, paper, canes and tape – are purchased by the Golowan Festival and provided free to the schools to help them participate in an activity which is inspirational, educational and thoroughly enjoyable for their students. The opportunity exists for businesses to help defray this cost to Golowan by becoming a Parade Image sponsor in return for a contribution of £50 per business. The sponsorship offer includes:

Mazey Day Parade. Photo John Stedman.
  • Sponsor featured in 12,000 issue festival brochure
  • Press releases regarding partnership in print media
  • Organisation named on the Golowan Festival website
  • Sponsorship featured on Facebook page and Twitter
  • Opportunity for staff to volunteer at the event
Mazey Day Parade. Photo John Stedman.
If you would like to advertise your business in the Festival Programme Brochure (A5 size) and/or on this website see below.
Size of advert Height mm Width mm Price with Web advert
1/8  A5 47 68 £60 £90
¼     A5 100 70 £120 £150
½    A5 100 140 £240 £270
Full page –  A5 210 148 £480 £510
Web advert only £60

The deadline for placing an advert is the 15th April and we will need your artwork, preferably in a high resolution PDF format, by then. The festival programme is scheduled to be available by 18th May 2018 to allow  time to circulate it before the festival starts.

If you are interested in taking up one of the packages or finding out more, please do get in touch:
 The Barbican, Battery Road, Penzance TR18 4EF

Call us: 01736 369686 (if we’re not in leave a message and we’ll be sure to get back to you).
Email: golowan@hotmail.co.uk

twitter @golowanfestival