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Our Big Gig at Acocks Green Carnival

Funded on Spacehive 23 May 2015

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Our Big Gig at Acocks Green Carnival

Our Big Gig at Acocks Green Carnival

Acocks Green Carnival By Acocks Green Carnival

A free Our Big Gig event at Acocks Green Recreational Ground on Saturday 4 July as part of the annual Carnival, bringing families & the local community together to enjoy live music performances.

Birmingham Delivery stage

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This project was funded on 23 May 2015!

Acocks Green Carnival has been taking place for over 40 years. This year we have teamed up with Our Big Gig to host a dedicated music stage plus a music tent for workshops.

Acocks Green Carnival always includes a procession with floats, marching bands, dancers and musical entertainment.

The procession leads to an event on Acocks Green Recreational Ground. This year this event will feature a dedicated youth music stage with performances from local young people.

We will also host a music tent where families can take part in workshops.

What we'll deliver:

  • Deliver an Our Big Gig event at Acocks Green Carnival
  • Programme 4 hours of musical performances
  • Involve local schools and young people
  • Provide a dedicated youth stage
  • Provide a music tent for workshops

Why it's a great idea:

Since 2013, over 380,000 people have attended 520 Our Big Gig events which have seen a wide variety of musical activities take place in a range of community spaces. This year Acocks Green Carnival wants to be part of this national initiative.

We've always had plenty of music at the carnival, but this year we want to offer even more!

For over 40 years Acocks Green Carnival has been the lead community celebration in this ward, and surrounding area. We aim to bring local charities and community groups together to raise funds for the coming year and showcase their work. We aim to bring 1000s of local people together to celebrate. Acocks Green Carnival is run by volunteers who know and love the local area.

Steps to get it done:

  • We have regular planning meetings
  • We will use our past experience of hosting a similar events
  • We will use social media to promote our event and project
  • We have a large pool of volunteers to draw on
  • We have an organising committee
  • We have knowledge of local musicians and performers

Obviously it costs much more than £500 to deliver Acocks Green Carnival! All of the carnival's costs and outgoings are not outlined in this crowdfunding project. This campaign is to specifically raise funds to deliver more musical activities at the carnival.

This campaign is to raise some much needed additional funds to programme specific musical activities.

We welcome new comers to our monthly planning meetings on the 3rd Thursday of the month at Acocks Green Methodist Church, 7pm-8pm. Interested in volunteering on the day? Come to a meeting or get in touch via facebook/twitter/email.

Location Birmingham

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Birmingham City Council

How will the money be spent?Total £546

Workshop Materials/ Leader - £150 (27%)
PA Hire with Sound Engineer - £150 (27%)
Tent Hire - £100 (18%)
Marketing Materials - £70 (13%)
Generator Hire - £30 (6%)
Other - £46 (8%)

Costs Breakdown

This shows how money raised for the project will be spent. These costs have been confirmed by the project's Delivery Manager and verified.

Workshop Materials/ Leader
PA Hire with Sound Engineer
Tent Hire
Marketing Materials
Generator Hire
Other Read More
  • Spacehive fees
  • Transaction Fees
  • VAT

Total £546

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