Launching Apollo: One Giant Leap! in Dorchester

by Dorchester Arts in Dorchester, England, United Kingdom

We did it
On 6th December 2018 we successfully raised £7,510 with 94 supporters in 38 days

Help Dorchester celebrate 50 years since the first moon landing, with an astronomical musical performance for everyone, under a giant moon!

by Dorchester Arts in Dorchester, England, United Kingdom

One giant leap....

A lovely local couple came in to the office today and donated to celebrate their Golden Wedding next year, they married in the same year as man landed on the moon.  It was the start to a great day -  we have watched our total creep up towards £6,000.  And though we were trying not to (a watched pot etc etc), at 3.15pm thanks to an anonymous donor, we hit £6,000!  

And  just as we breathed a big sigh, we received £500 from the Solo Trust, which supports young musicians and music-making in Dorset. They join the Bunbury Trust as two of the biggest supporters of the project to date. 

So we have six days to go.  We are at 87% of our stretch target. Now we know how Armstrong felt as he approached the surface of the moon....can we reach £7,500?  Please do keep donating!

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This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

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Launch pad

We will love you to the moon and back....

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Become a member of Dorchester Arts for one year, and receive ticket discounts, priority booking for popular shows, and invitations to special events. Whether you enjoy music, theatre, opera, stand-up comedy or all of the above, membership will add to your enjoyment.

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Lift off!

Get one of our t-shirts bearing our exclusive 'Apollo - One Giant Leap' design by acclaimed Dorset artist Robin MacKenzie - different sizes available.

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In orbit!

Your name will be featured as part of the rolling credits on our giant screens at the event! Plus an Apollo - One Giant Leap t-shirt....(different sizes available)

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We can offer a wonderful experience for you and three friends. Be taken by a qualified walking leader at night on a stargazing walk in Dorset - see the night sky as you've never seen it before.

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Get a limited edition print of ‘Apollo – One Giant Leap’, a new print by Dorset artist Robin Mackenzie, designed exclusively for Dorchester Arts and the 'Apollo - One Giant Leap' project. A lovely thing to own, or give as a memorable gift to that special person who is fifty this year....

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The final frontier

An invitation for two people to be our VIP guests at the event on 19 July 2019. View the performance from our private VIP enclosure, while enjoying a bottle of bubbly and a picnic supper hamper for two! A lovely way to celebrate.

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