Wardourcastlesummerschool

A Blog about the Wardour Castle Summer Schools 1964, 1965

Accounts for 1965

1965 Accounts

The following are excerpts from the 1965 Certified Statement of Accounts, held at the V&A (ACGB/51/1265)

It is curious that no payment was made for music hire… It is also interesting to see the insistence with which the Arts Council corrects the accounts to conform to their commitment to guarantee 5 concerts and not six. There seems to have been a close eye kept on ensuring that the support the arts council gave was transparent and not confused with overall support for the summer school. One thinks of how rarely the arts council is credited as such in today’s concert programmes, where, instead, an arts council logo appears alongside other supporters. The full amount of the guarantee was paid, since the reduced deficit was still more than double the guarantee.

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A

£350 Guarantee for series of 5 concerts

Number in the audience: [red hand in margin] (45+105 students free*)

150 average per concert (6 in all) including 100 students.

Capacity of the Hall (i) Seats:

160/180

(ii) £

124- 10- 6

B

Artists and other taking part

Melos Ensemble            600- : – :

Bethany Beardslee            100- : – :

Edward Downes            100- : – :

Leonard Stein                        40- : – :

Eric Roseberry            40- : – :

Alan Hacker                        40- : – :

John Aldis                        30- : – :

Stephen Pruslin            25- : – :

Roger Smalley                        10- : – :

Additional Players            100- : – :

C Receipts

Single Tickets:

25@5/-                        6- 5- :

55@7/6                        20- 12- 6

186@10/6                        97- 13- :

[total, written in red ink]            124 10- 6

Sale of Programmes:

199@1/- & 2/6d            18- 11- 6

Payments:

Totally Fees and Payments to Artists Etc (as above):            1.085- : – :

Hall:

No Charge made

Piano:             Hire            15- 15- : [this is unclear and these figures could apply to moving/tuning]

Moving:            24- : – :

Tuning:

Printing:            Tickets:                                    7- 10- :

Programmes:                                    136- 19- :

Publicity:            Leaflets:            43- 11- :

Posters                        10- 5- :

Postage and Telephone:            16- 6- 2

Hire of Music:

A Grants Paid, Donations, and any other income – with details

Contribution from Summer School. (6 concerts at £50 each):            300- :- :

[in red ink] 300 [|] 124- 10- 6- [|] Total “[??] income” 424- 10- 6

Total Receipts:            503-2- :

[in green] less £57- 18- 6 = 445- 3- 6

[in green] DEF: 714- 2- 8

F Balance Deficit

836- 4- 2

[in red ink] SPNM to make a grant of £250 [pencil in the margins] ???

Total            £1. 339- 6- 2

[in green] less £180 = 1,159- 6- 2

E

Balance Surplus:            £1. 339- 6- 2

[in green] These accounts are for six concerts instead of five (see correspondence) and figures for five events are given in green. H.R.

G

31st August 1965

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