Black Country Festival @ Wednesbury

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Black Country Festival @ Wednesbury

Black Country Festival @ Wednesbury

Wednesbury Library By Wednesbury Library

Black Country Festival event - Hosted by Wednesbury Library and compered by Wednesbury's Poet Laureate, Brendan Hawthorne. Free admission between 12noon and 4pm.

Wednesbury Idea stage

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A bostin' blend of Black Country culture through the traditions of music, poetry and ballad. Listen to various performers for a massive four hours as well as look at a sample of Black Country books which will be on sale (well we are a library after all!).

What we'll deliver:

  • Raise awareness of the Black Country tradition of passing on local knowledge through music.
  • Launch the library as a premier venue for performing artists.
  • Diversify the type of person likely to use the library services.

Why it's a great idea:

When you think of a library you likely don't imagine music and certainly not live performances. Yet more and more these public spaces are catering to these types of events, proving that far from stuffy, sterile buildings these really are vibrant places that the entire community can be proud of.

Supporting this project by your attendance and backing is a real vote of confidence in this institution which has been a cornerstone of the local community for more than 100 years (107 to be precise!).

Steps to get it done:

  • Bring in quality performers through connections with local artists.
  • Back that up with a regular series of follow on events.
  • Promote them through the council website, social media and word of mouth.

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Location Wednesbury

Wednesbury has 8 other projects and £355,000 in potential grant funding

About the space

A beautiful Carnegie Library.

Council

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How will the money be spent?Total £549

PA Equipment - £300 (55%)
Performers - £150 (27%)
Refreshments - £50 (9%)
Volunteers - £1 (0%)
Other - £48 (9%)

Costs Breakdown

This shows how money raised for the project will be spent. Before entering fundraising these costs will be confirmed by the project's Delivery Manager and verified by the verifier.

55%
PA Equipment
£300
27%
Performers
£150
9%
Refreshments
£50
0%
Volunteers
£1
9%
Other
£48
  • Spacehive fees
    £23
  • Transaction Fees
    £21
  • VAT
    £5

Total £549

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