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Suffolk wedding venue Glemham Hall has backed a global action day by lighting up in red to highlight the crisis facing the live events sector due to COVID-19. The popular wedding and events venue joined forces with organisers of the FolkEast festival for the #LightItInRed global action day with #WeMakeEvents. The action day was organised to bring home urgent calls for government support to help the live events sector to survive the current crisis.
FolkEast organisers John and Becky Marshall-Potter and their crew also lit up the historic old oak tree in the surrounding parkland. The tree is traditionally decked out in colourful fabric to herald the six-week countdown to the FolkEast festival usually held in August.
Glemham Hall, an Elizabethan country house, dates back to 1560 and is set in 3,000 acres providing a magical backdrop for weddings. Along with other venues around the globe, it has been hit from the postponement of large-scale events such as FolkEast during the pandemic, as well as the cancellation and postponement of weddings and in-house events.
Donna Stockley, events manager at Glemham Hall, said, "We were thrilled to be joined by the FolkEast family for this campaign and also working with our friends at My Big Fat Wedding Disco, Encore SFX and Gofer in supporting the #LightItInRed campaign. Our industry is renowned for collaborations in producing great events and this clearly illustrates the importance of a supportive network. Joining together to light up Glemham Hall and the FolkEast tree was an exciting and challenging event and one that we're certain will have captured the attention of the passing traffic on the A12 in the hope that it'll be shared far and wide on social media."