Wodenstock

Funded on Spacehive 20 June 2019

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Wodenstock

Wolverhampton, Bilston & District  Trades Union Council By Wolverhampton, Bilston & District Trades Union Council

Free Sunday afternoon entertainment for families in and around Wednesfield at start of school holidays on Black Country Day organised by local trade unions.

Wolverhampton Fundraising stage

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An open-air summer free music festival in Wednesfield Amphitheatre called "Wodenstock". The main act The First of May Band offer an eclectic mix of folk, blues, reggae and ska, cut with real-life story-telling traditions. They have interviewed countless ordinary people in extraordinary circumstances, and turned their stories into songs reflecting the dramatic and moving stories of communities which tie in to the industrial history of Wednesfield and celebrate Black Country Day. We as the city's trade union council will get backing and volunteer help from local trade union branches. There will be information stalls to explain to people what trade unions are and how they might join. We also hope to involve several other Wednesfield community groups with the event. Giving them opportunity to engage with the public and build their own organisations by generating new volunteers and funds from e.g. any sales of food/drink.

What we'll deliver:

  • free family entertainment at start of school holidays
  • celebrate Black Country Day
  • opportunity for people to find out about benefits of trade unions
  • utilise the under-used Amphitheatre
  • joint working of local community groups to benefit area
  • we have £5m public liability insurance for the event

Why it's a great idea:

A musical celebration of industrial history and the struggles of working people - the essence of Black Country Day.

Steps to get it done:

  • establish planning group
  • complete documentation required by council, SAG etc
  • engage with other local groups and volunteers
  • book acts and arrange equipment
  • start publicity

We will also engage other local acts and hopefully this event will become an annual culture, arts and literary festival for the area.

Location Wolverhampton

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Council

Wolverhampton City Council

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How will the money be spent?Total £2,056

Main Act:The First of May Band with PA and Sound Technician - £800 (39%)
2 additional solo acts at Musicians' Union rate - £285 (14%)
6x3 Marquee hire (quoted by First Class Leisure) - £210 (10%)
Council Billboard adverts 10@2weeks - £200 (10%)
printing A1 posters x25 for billboards inc.VAT - £137 (7%)
Printing 10,000 A5 colour flyers VAT exempt - £92 (4%)
Mendi handpainting - £75 (4%)
children's Facepainting - £70 (3%)
Facebook Advertising 2 weeks@£3/day +VAT - £50 (2%)
240V 2.6kVA Electric Generator weekend hire inc VAT - £24 (1%)
Other - £112 (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.

39%
Main Act:The First of May Band with PA and Sound Technician
£800
14%
2 additional solo acts at Musicians' Union rate
£285
10%
6x3 Marquee hire (quoted by First Class Leisure)
£210
10%
Council Billboard adverts 10@2weeks
£200
7%
printing A1 posters x25 for billboards inc.VAT
£137
4%
Printing 10,000 A5 colour flyers VAT exempt
£92
4%
Mendi handpainting
£75
3%
children's Facepainting
£70
2%
Facebook Advertising 2 weeks@£3/day +VAT
£50
1%
240V 2.6kVA Electric Generator weekend hire inc VAT
£24
5%
Other
£112
  • Spacehive fees
    £87
  • VAT
    £17
  • Transaction Fees
    £8

Overfunding

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: If we raised an extra £142.50 we could include another artist on the line-up

Total £2,056

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