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Ed's Riff Shop

Funded on Spacehive 8 November 2021 Delivered 9 March 2023

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Ed's Riff Shop

Ed's Riff Shop

The Boaty Theatre Company By The Boaty Theatre Company

Help us fund Ed's Riff Shop - a weekly men's group guitar class at The Boat Shed, open to the whole community - from beginners to Santana!

Ellesmere Port Delivery stage

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This project was funded on 08 Nov 2021!

Ed's Riff Shop started out life as a group of guys casually getting together to master the great riffs of the music world. Set up by one of our lovely trustees Ed Barton to help people learn guitar regardless of their ability. We now want this to become a permanent, weekly fixture at Boaty Theatre Company's The Boat Shed in Ellesmere Port and need your help! The group is attended by men age 40+ (Though we are inclusive of everyone) who play, want to learn or just need a friendly face and a cuppa. The group have supported each other through some difficult times during the pandemic and we welcome everyone with open arms.

What we'll deliver:

  • Free access to musical instruments
  • Free refreshments
  • Opportunity to perform
  • Access to recording equipment
  • Free weekly guitar class

Why it's a great idea:

This project is a wellness-based project that aims to provide a safe space for men to talk freely, make friends and build positive relationships. We have teamed up with our local social prescribers to be able to have access to mental health services if they are required, but we mostly offer a smile and a friendly ear if you need one. We have access to recording equipment and would love to welcome new people in to help us record an EP.

Steps to get it done:

  • Run a successful crowdfunding campaign
  • Hire the space for the year and purchase necessary equipment
  • Welcome people to join Ed's Riff Shop on a weekly basis


Location Ellesmere Port

About the space

The Boat Shed


Cheshire West and Chester Council

How will the money be spent?Total £3,961

Room hire - £1,248 (32%)
Record Producer - £1,000 (25%)
Recording studio time - £600 (15%)
Refreshments - £500 (13%)
Equipment - £430 (11%)
Other - £183 (5%)

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.

Room hire
Record Producer
Recording studio time
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  • Spacehive fees
  • VAT
  • Transaction Fees


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:

  • Continuing our work for a longer period

Total £3,961

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