Bristol Shakespeare Festival

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This project finished on Saturday the 14th of July, 2018

£1,410 was raised by 20 supporters — that's teamwork!


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Bring accessible and exciting Bard to Bristol

 

 

 

Who are we?

The Bristol Shakespeare Festival was founded in 2003, became a CIC in 2012, and is organised and staffed entirely by volunteers. BSF aims to bring the freshest and most exciting performances  to venues across Bristol enabling new audiences to engage with Shakespeare. Platforming both local and touring companies from across the UK and the world, we use unusual performance spaces to make our programme as accessible as possible and also programme a free Fringe Festival.

Why do we need your help now?

As an arts organisation based in the fantastic city of Bristol, we know that it is important for us to make sure we are reaching, supporting, and working with as many people as possible.

A focal point for last year’s festival was our first in-house production and our new schools educational programme, offering free workshops to young people aged 11-14. This year we have been developing this, piloting a  free educational drama project in schools across Bristol, supporting secondary-aged young people to explore Shakespeare's plays—and theatre in general–in safe, creative environments. Now, we want to push this work even further, offering more educational outreach, staging more fully accessible work for all ages, and producing more professional in-house productions that cast local, emerging talent.

However, since we're a volunteer-run CIC, this is where you come in. To ensure that the workshops we run have fun and accessible materials and are staffed by professionals who are being fully compensated for their skills and time, and to allow our productions to pay their casts and creatives, we need your help. We are actively seeking sponsorship from Bristol's private sector, but as a community-run venture, we also ask for your support. Anything you can pledge would be greatly received, and will go towards ensuring that children from all economic backgrounds are able to access drama opportunities in Bristol, and towards supporting emerging artists to make accessible and exciting new theatre through the festival. Every penny helps!

Last year's production of Shakespeare's Worst was a sell-out hit, generating a buzz and a community spirit of which we are incredibly proud. This year, we are staging 1599, a brand new hilarious play written especially for the festival, promising even better, brighter things!

Help us to share Shakespeare with the city, and make our festival the best it can be.

Become a  Brizzle Bard Buddy - we will give you a free ticket to 1599 and loads of other fantastic rewards .

Thank you

 

 

£1,410

pledged of £5,000 goal (GBP)

29% pledged

20

backers

This project ended on Saturday the 14th of July, 2018

This is a take what you raise project. At the end of the funding period the project owner receives all of the pledged funds.

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£5 – All that glitters is not gold

4 people want this

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But it works for us! Thank you £5 will bring a little bit of Shakespeare glitter to Bristol

£20 – The Play’s the thing

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A VIP ticket to 1599 - including a seat in the Royal Box, a free programme, and an Elizabethan goody bag

( please note tickets are subject to availability)

£30 – A horse! A horse my kingdom for a horse

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A VIP ticket to 1599 - including a seat in the Royal Box, a free programme, Elizabethan goody bag AND a poster signed by the director cast and James Shapiro!
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£35 – How sharper than a serpent's tooth it is to have a thankless child!

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But they will be thanking you with 4 x fantastic 1 hr Acting Out drama workshops for Children age 4 - 11 years (Mondays 16:00 -17:00 Southville Centre term time) AND A VIP ticket for you to 1599 - including a seat in the Royal Box, a free programme, Elizabethan goody bag
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£40 – If music be the food of love play on

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Yum Yum - a delicious mixed box of 6 Pieminister Pies AND a signed copy of the Pieminister cook book AND A VIP ticket to 1599 - including a seat in the Royal Box, a free programme, Elizabethan goody bag
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£50 – All the Worlds a stage

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TWO VIP tickets to 1599 - including seats in the Royal Box, a free programme, Elizabethan goody bag AND TWENTY-FIVE beautifully printed invites/ greeting cards, printed by Minuteman, using your OWN personal design to make merry and invite all your friends to an event … perhaps to join you at 1599 with you and your guest!
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£75 – What is in a name ? A Rose by any other name would smell as sweet

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Well, actually quite a lot, especially if you get to place your name on a specially included leaflet, printed by Minuteman, to be printed and handed out with the programme at performances and TWO VIP tickets to 1599 - including seats in the Royal Box, a free programme, and Elizabethan goody bag
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£1,000 – Be not afraid of greatness: some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them.

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You are an all-round Shakespearean Egg! Complete sponsorship of our 1599 production will be yours! Plus, TWO free tickets to every performance, advert and logo on all publicity materials, with cast and ushers telling all the audience what a thoroughly good person you are … AND a free programme and Elizabethan goody bag too!

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