Today I met the Swale Arts Officer as well as the arts producer for the whole of the Encounter programme (through which Streetwaves is funded). We agreed a rough schedule for the project and I was able to speak with them about the positive feedback I had had from the shopkeepers in the part of Sittingbourne High Street that I have chosen for the installation to be placed. Without exception, they have all been very enthusiastic about the idea of the installation which, I think, says a lot for the good will of the traders in this town.
After the meeting I visited many of the shop keepers again to let them know the dates that the installation would probably run at the end of July and also that we had considered having some sort of launch. The general consensus was that the best day for such an event would be a Saturday afternoon, when that part of the town is not only fairly quiet in terms of foot-fall, but is also closed to traffic.