A meeting held to discuss the return to Harborough of the annual Arts Fresco street festival proved encouraging, organisers have said.
Businesses interested in sponsoring the event attended the presentation at the Angel Hotel on Wednesday last week.
The group behind the event’s resurrection say they need at least £30,000 to put it onin the town centre on Sunday September 14 next year.
They hope some of that money will come from a successful bid to the Arts Council. But businesses are also being encouraged to support the event.
Martin Hill, one of those behind the plans, said: “It went very well. There was quite a good response from a number of businesses in the town and an officer from Harborough District Council.
“The amounts of money being talked about in the room were greater than I had hoped for which was very encouraging.
“I still need to speak to a couple of businesses who might be headline sponsors but the indications are that - if it’s held in the town centre - people are interested in supporting it.”
At its peak the festival attracted up to ten thousand visitors to Harborough town centre to see a variety of wacky street performers.
But with arts grants increasingly difficult to secure, last year’s event was cancelled in favour of a scaled down event to coincide with the Olympic Torch relay through the town. It was scrapped completely in May.
Anyone interested in getting involved in the festival’s revival is urged to phone Mr Hill on 01858 467181.