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Flaxmill Maltings Open Mic Marathon

Funded on Spacehive 10 June 2014

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Flaxmill Maltings 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 Friday 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 10 Jun 2014!

The event will be free to attend, offering 4 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 4 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:

Our Big Gig hosted over 336 events in July 2013 across the UK with over 200,00 attending.
We hosted one of those events in the forecourt of the Flaxmill Maltings. It was very successful, and in 2014 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 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 comittee


Location Shrewsbury

About the space

A group of heritage buildings known as the Flaxmill Maltings


Shrewsbury Town Council

How will the money be spent?Total £820

Workshop tutor fees - £200 (24%)
Tables / chairs hire - £140 (17%)
Toilet hire - £100 (12%)
Venue costs - electricity etc - £100 (12%)
Marquee hire - £100 (12%)
PRS fees - £60 (7%)
Local authority licence - £50 (6%)
Other - £70 (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 tutor fees
Tables / chairs hire
Toilet hire
Venue costs - electricity etc
Marquee hire
PRS fees
Local authority licence
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  • Spacehive fees
  • Transaction Fees
  • VAT

Total £820

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