Our Leicester PR campaign for Clarendon Park’s ArtBeat Festival 2016 has won good quality coverage in today’s Leicester Mercury newspaper. The news story is a heartwarming piece about the family of the late Gareth Carnall (pictured), owner of Fingerprints Delicafe, and their personal donation of £100 to the ArtBeat Festival short story prize.
The donation and constant support from Fingerprints Delicafe for ArtBeat Festival led to the short story prize being renamed as the Gareth Carnall short story prize, to preserve Gareth’s memory.
We’ve won this Leicester PR as part of a wider Leicestershire PR campaign we’re currently undertaking for ArtBeat Festival. This is a free 10-day arts festival celebrating Leicester’s vibrant Clarendon Park and Queens Road area. ArtBeat Festival was launched in 2013 and is now in it’s third year.
You can read this Leicester PR news story on the Leicester Mercury website and will see it featured in some form on the ArtBeat Festival social media channels. In the meantime we’ve included some snippets for you below:
The family of a popular cafe owner who was killed in a car crash in July 2014 have sponsored a short story competition.
ArtBeat Festival is Clarendon Park’s annual community arts event including music, literature, poetry, and dance. The events are all free and organised by volunteers.
Gareth Carnall, 33, who ran Fingerprints Delicafe, in Queen’s Road, died when the van he was driving was hit by another car in a head-on collision, in Leicester Road, Earl Shilton.
Gareth’s sister Jess Jones and her parents have sponsored the ArtBeat Festival short story prize, as a permanent dedication to his memory. The festival will take place this year over ten days from Friday, June 17 to Monday, June 27.
There are two ArtBeat Festival writing competitions – the short story and Rockhaq music review writing competition. They both have cash prizes and the deadline is June 6.
Jess, 37, said: “We are happy Gareth’s name will be continued to be associated with the community through the ArtBeat Festival short story prize.
As former journalists, we know the fine art of telling a story that wins media coverage and makes your event or festival look inspirational. We don’t even need to be in Leicester to win Leicester PR, but our results show that our story has made an impact in the Leicester media.
If you’d like to speak to us about winning Leicester PR, or you’d like us to run any East Midlands or national PR campaign for you, just get in touch.