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A Community Party for the East End

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A Community Party for the East End

Love is the Map By Love is the Map

We want to put on a 1-day community party at the Cumberland Arms in August, as a place for people to connect, build confidence & re-imagine community after the Covid-19 pandemic.

The Ousebarn Delivery stage

pledged of £13,130

Sorry this project was unsuccessful, we did not reach our fundraising goal.

The event will be a celebration of the local community, a place to learn more about each other and listen to talks and music from a range of artists. It will be free to attend. There’ll be musicians, workshops (where people can work together to plan positive futures for the community), lights in the trees, dancing & conversation. The event will be co-created with the local community, bringing people from different backgrounds together to get involved with ideas/making decorations. Through this event we hope to bring together and foster understanding amongst people from diverse communities, and of different ages, abilities and life experiences. The activities will offer opportunities for planning next steps post-Covid, acknowledging the struggles people have faced over the last year and aiming to create space for community-led change.

What we'll deliver:

  • A one day free community festival for Newcastle residents
  • Music & dancing
  • A programme of performances, workshops & discussions
  • A friendly & welcoming space

Why it's a great idea:

The party will be a vital local event to celebrate & reflect after a challenging year and begin to plan positive futures as a community post-Covid. It will: - Help build confidence as we'll use the field as an outdoor COVID safe venue. - Be an enjoyable festival with music, dancing, learning and fun. - Inspire a collective sense of purpose, and raise aspirations by valuing everyone's contributions in the co-creation process. - Help bring back a sense of collective community as local people from a range of backgrounds will be involved in creating and attending the event. - Offer practical ideas for adults & families to contribute to the community in the wake of Covid-19 both at and after the event. - Be a friendly & welcoming space. - Be a place for local artists to perform after a difficult year.

Steps to get it done:

  • Deliver one-day community festival
  • Hire artists, musicians and workshop facilitators
  • Run co-creation workshops with the community
  • Design art and decor for the site
  • Work with local food vendors and community businesses

The event will be run by Love is the Map, a new community group of about 25 Newcastle Gateshead residents. Working with local people, groups, businesses, artists and communities we plan to create meaningful and joyful celebrations of our collective hopes, aspirations and plans of action for this area and the wider city. We’re building on strong existing relationships and proactively seeking out new ones, consulting with people to find commonalities in what makes our gatherings meaningful - and then putting these things into action in designing our activities.

Location The Ousebarn

About the space

Custom Location


Newcastle City Council

How will the money be spent?Total £13,129

Artists & workshops/speakers - £3,800 (29%)
Venue hire & support - £2,800 (21%)
Security and stewards - £1,710 (13%)
Walkways/ground guards for wheelchairs (incl. delivery & VAT) - £1,178 (9%)
Event Management costs - £1,050 (8%)
Art and decor - £500 (4%)
Public Liability insurance - £390 (3%)
Toilets (incl. delivery & VAT) - £384 (3%)
Fencing (incl. delivery & VAT) - £360 (3%)
Crowd barriers x 40 (incl. delivery & VAT) - £72 (1%)
Other - £885 (7%)

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.

Artists & workshops/speakers
Venue hire & support
Security and stewards
Walkways/ground guards for wheelchairs (incl. delivery & VAT)
Event Management costs
Art and decor
Public Liability insurance
Toilets (incl. delivery & VAT)
Fencing (incl. delivery & VAT)
Crowd barriers x 40 (incl. delivery & VAT)
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  • Spacehive fees
  • Transaction Fees
  • VAT
  • Hand gel
  • Temporary Event Notice license fee
  • Waste disposal (bags & gloves)


This project is enabled for overfunding. If the project hits its funding goal before the end of the campaign period, any extra funds raised will be spent (in order of priority) on:

  • Staffing/additional artist costs
  • Decor/additional materials
  • Future events

Total £13,129

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