Tuesday, 29 September 2015
We are trying to raise £2,500 to get Fable to New York.
In the whole grand scheme of things, it's not a lot. But person to person, no one has £2,500 to spare. And, although we have a reward for £500 on our Crowdfunder, I don't expect anyone to really pick that up.
Instead, we're far more likely to ask 250 people to gift us £10.
£10 is about the price of a theatre ticket, around how much it cost to see Fable in at Summerhall or Beulah in YTR's studio.
So, if 250 people gift us £10, we will give away 250 tickets to a Flanagan Collective show before the end of 2015. Crowdfunder will tell us everyone's name who gifts us £10, and we can message you to get your email address so we can let you know where and what we'll invite you to.
We'll do one show in York and one in London. We'll make sure it's special - because you will have helped us get to New York, which is pretty damn special.
We can, of course, raise more than £2,500. So if 300 of you gift us £10, then we'll invite 300 of you. This isn't a reward which is offered on Crowdfunder. And all the rewards on Crowdfunder still stand. And if you gift £10 and want nothing in return, then that's fine too.
If you can afford a tenner, and think you'd like a special night some time on the other end of it, then please do think about giving us a leg up.
You can find our crowdfunded page here
Hopefully see you in a room sometime soon.
Monday, 21 September 2015
So, for us, this is big exciting news.
After running Fable at Summerhall over August, we have been invited out to New York. We have an off-Broadway transfer to the Soho Playhouse from the 20th-31st October. We're working with Greenwich Theatre in London as producing partners for our stateside debut.
We have never taken work to New York before. This is a great chance for us to perform Fable in the States. It's also a good time for us to try and meet and chat to as many industry folks as we can. We want to start conversations and relationships which we can carry on in to the future. It's great to be able to do this on the ground with a show in the city.
We have worked with such brilliant people over these last years - and now we get to take their work to a new audience and a new bunch of industry. Jim (composer) and Veronica (perfomer) will be touring the Scottish Highlands with Fable as well - so Henry Bird and Calire Curtis Ward are taking up the reigns in The Big Apple.
And we'd like to ask for your help - we want to meet people. Whether that's folks that will put us up whilst we're there, folks that will come see the show, folks that we can have a beer with, folks who work in the arts who we could chat with...we'd like to meet them all!
We're also raising some money here - this is quite simply to afford to spend the time there. We're not planning anything fancy - just your basic living costs. We want to use our time wisely, meet as many industry as we can and start to lay some foundation for the future. So, for us, this is a real opportunity to make sure we can be in the city and have those face to face conversations. If you're able to help us do that, we'd be oh so grateful.
Fable plays as part of this season.
Thanks for reading and any sharing, helping or support for a next step in a big adventure.
Saturday, 19 September 2015
So we opened the doors of The Fleeting Arms at the beginning of March. Loads of hours of loads of brilliant people's time has been poured in to this place since then. Events, gigs, plays, parties, poetry, installations, rehearsals, gatherings and a fair few beers have come and gone.
But what now? We're keeping going for 3 more months - and we're keeping going in style.
Between now and the 31st December you can expect...
The Fleeting Quiz - Harry Potter / James Bond / Disney
Macmillan Fundraisers with Orillo - The Lord of The Rings trilogy / Back To The Future 1,2&3 / The original 3 Jurassic Park films / Baz Luhrmanns Red Curtain trilogy
A Rocky Horror Halloween Party
A regular play reading group
...not to mention the incredible amount of gigs and bands you brilliant folks put on here.
And we've got plays a plenty too. In pretty exciting new Chris Thorpe's incredible award winning show 'Confirmation' is here for two nights in November.
Over Christmas we're going big. From the 3rd-31st The Guild Of Misrule take over with an immersive version of The Great Gatsby...across all three floors of the building. Expect a slamming jazz party, wild cocktails and a full throttle production of F Scott Fitzgerald's tale of parties, love and liquor. At weekends, we'll run special late night events too, after the show.
But between all that there's plenty of room for more. Want to put on an event? Need a place to meet or rehearse? Got a party to house? Well we'll be here with free space and a bar. You're always very welcome!
Thanks for your support since March. He's to a little while longer.
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Alex & Jane
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