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Flaxivity Open Mic Marathon

Funded on Spacehive 15 June 2015

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Flaxivity Open Mic Marathon

Friends of the Flaxmill Maltings By Friends of the Flaxmill Maltings

We will be hosting an Our Big Gig music event at the Shrewsbury Flaxmill Maltings on Saturday the 11th of July, bringing attention to the site and creating a celebration for local contributors!

Shrewsbury Delivery stage

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This project was funded on 15 Jun 2015!

The event will be free to attend, offering up to 6 hours of music in an open mic format. There will be workshops, music and dance, local choirs, ukeleles, food, drink and a festival atmosphere.

This will take place in and around Flaxivity, a youth centre based in a disused glazing factory in front of the Flaxmill Maltings buildings. The centre, which was set up by the Friends of the Flaxmill Maltings, offers skateboarding ramps and other activities and it will greatly benefit from the Our Big Gig event.

We will bring together a wide range of ages from the community to celebrate the Heritage site and the youth centre.

What we'll deliver:

  • Deliver an Our Big Gig event at Flaxivity
  • Programme 6 hours of free live musical performance
  • Have musical activities to engage children
  • Involve local schools
  • Offer music and dance based workshops
  • Provide food and drink stalls
  • Provide information on the Heritage site and it's future regeneration
  • Support local businesses and the local economy

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 unusual spaces.

Last year we hosted one of those events in Flaxivity. It was very successful, and in 2015 we want to build on that success, and once again put on a music based event that people of all ages and backgrounds can enjoy.

Steps to get it done:

  • We will draw on and add to our experience of hosting a similar event in 2014
  • We will use social media and the local press & radio to recruit more acts and to publicise the event.
  • We have a large pool of volunteers to draw on
  • We have a long list of local musicians who have contributed to past events at the Flaxmill Maltings
  • We have an organising committee

Location Shrewsbury

About the space

A youth centre run by the Friends of the Flaxmill Maltings


How will the money be spent?Total £485

Toilet hire - £156 (32%)
Rap workshop - £75 (15%)
Synth workshop - £70 (14%)
Sound Engineer - £50 (10%)
Caretaker - £40 (8%)
PA hire - £40 (8%)
Temporary event license - £21 (4%)
Other - £33 (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.

Toilet hire
Rap workshop
Synth workshop
Sound Engineer
PA hire
Temporary event license
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  • Spacehive fees
  • Transaction Fees
  • VAT

Total £485

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