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HappyFeet@ Celebrate: Light up your Life

Funded on Spacehive 27 June 2015

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HappyFeet@ Celebrate: Light up your Life

Whalley Range Community Forum By Whalley Range Community Forum

Happy Feet @ Celebrate: Thousands of people - all ages & cultures have been part of our community-led festival for 17 years. Help us raise £2411 to make our 18th Festival happen on June 27th!

Manchester Delivery stage

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This project was funded on 27 Jun 2015!

We want to hold an amazing age-friendly Festival for local people featuring
• Fun, educational, intergenerational workshops
• Advice & information
• Stalls selling plants, cards, jewellery & more
• International food
• Community groups
• Showcasing local talent
• Health advice: healthy eating, fasting & health, pampering
• A fantastic age-friendly atmosphere celebrating diversity & friendships between faiths & cultures
• Support for people looking for training, volunteering & employment opportunities
• Music, play and sports activities for young people & children

We really need your help to make this project possible - whether you're a resident, group or local business, by supporting this project you can have a direct impact on our amazing community.
Visit our website to see the REWARDS offered in return for your pledge!
Read the history of Celebrate

What we'll deliver:

  • Buy materials for free workshops, food for volunteers and performers, a programme, first aid provision
  • Invite everyone to celebrate International Year of Light at our 18th community festival
  • Hire marquees, a stage, chairs, tables, PA, workshop providers for free participatory intergenerational workshops
  • Feature 6 exciting themes and workshops with a focus on light & light based technology...
  • Feature dance, music, information, stalls, health advice, community group stalls and more
  • Provide dedicated learning, information and Health & Wellbeing areas; be age-friendly and inclusive

Why it's a great idea:

Celebrate is our volunteer-led community Festival - and so much more than just a one day event.
Everyone can get involved!
An integral part of our richly diverse community for 17 years: bringing together different ages, cultures, community groups, musicians, performers, schools & service providers - sharing news & showcasing achievement. We connect people, encourage participation & provide access to a wide variety of information & activities enabling more people to get involved & shape their community.
Our theme this year is Light up your Life!
Celebrate the talent, diversity & resources of Whalley Range & surrounding areas
Promote a positive image of the area & improve the quality of life
Encourage participation of the different communities within the area
Work in an anti-discriminatory & inclusive way.
“Please pledge your support!”

Steps to get it done:

  • By learning new skills and sharing resources
  • By celebrating and sharing community news
  • By providing an Age-friendly and tolerant community Festival for all
  • Encourage participation, promote local capacity building & community cohesion
  • Teaching skills and sharing knowledge
  • The Light Fantastic (Performance) The Light Touch (Technology, computing, health & wellbeing, Art)
  • I see the Light (Multifaith & respect, mindfulness) Light & Flight (Space, the sky),
  • Light for the future (Solar power, sustainability) Light Up Your Life (Get involved, gain skills, participate)
  • Bring volunteers, artists, performers, community groups, schools & businesses together to celebrate our diversity
  • To celebrate our 18th festival by raising the artistic standard of the event

Rewards for pledgers
Business: £25 = a free advert displayed at the Festival
£50 = a free advert on a poster displayed at the Festival and link to your website which we’ll circulate across our networks
£100 = a free advert on a poster displayed at the Festival and a link to your website which we’ll circulate across our networks – including websites, Twitter and in a poster displayed at the Festival
Adverts will feature in our programme or programme supplement
Community: 100 pledgers will receive a personal invitation to our community meal ‘Come 4 Tea’
50 pledgers will get a Celebrate Calendar
50 pledgers will get a CD of the Celebrate Anthem
20 pledgers will receive a Whalley Range community map:
Keep checking for more rewards!
Our Survey: How does the Celebrate Festival bring the Whalley Range community together?
Why is an event that brings members of a very diverse community together important?
Read the survey results on our website

Location Manchester

About the space

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Manchester City Council

How will the money be spent?Total £2,326

Music, Performance: Accessible Trailer Stage, PA, Engineer - £1,350 (58%)
30' x 30' Health and Information Marquee - £414 (18%)
30' x 30' Intergenerational and interactive Workshops Marquee - £414 (18%)
Other - £148 (6%)

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.

Music, Performance: Accessible Trailer Stage, PA, Engineer
30' x 30' Health and Information Marquee
30' x 30' Intergenerational and interactive Workshops Marquee
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  • Spacehive fees
  • VAT
  • Transaction Fees

Total £2,326

Our Volunteer List

We're currently looking for people to offer skills and time to develop our project! Check out the list of what we need below and then use the 'Volunteer' button to the right to get involved.

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