AsOne theatre company Library Tour Fundraiser 2018

by Laura McHarrie in Dorset, England, United Kingdom

AsOne theatre company Library Tour Fundraiser 2018
We did it
On 28th January 2018 we successfully raised £1,000 with 13 supporters in 14 days

Join the Curry & Quiz night in aid of the Mary Anning's Fossil Depot LIBRARY LIVE TOUR 2018 - another AsOne theatre company production

by Laura McHarrie in Dorset, England, United Kingdom

Following on from our successful library tour last year with ‘The Fisherman’s Daughter’ - the 2018 four-week library tour will be visiting Bath, South Gloucestershire, Dorset, Poole and Bournemouth, with ‘Mary Anning’s Fossil Depot'. The tour starts on the 12th February and is an all inclusive free event for children. 

The idea is that children who might never see live theatre get to do so. Moreover, children who may have never been in a library get to do both. Our libraries are fighting to survive – many are closing. We are a part of a movement to make libraries exciting, creative hubs as well as a place to read wonderful books. Many of the libraries are inviting their local primary schools. As we are touring the Dorset libraries during half term week, we do rely on our fans to promote on our behalf.

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It’s an engaging, and  very interactive piece called ‘Mary Anning’s Fossil Depot’. Whilst Mary, and her brother Joseph Anning tell her story - the children get to handle several different, small fossils; do mega-piece-jigsaw of a Plesiosaur; appreciate the palaeontology tools that Mary would have used, see artifacts and drawings of the era on this amazing 19th Century role model’s research. 

Mary Anning quite literally ‘shook the world of science’, which was at the time dominated by rich and powerful men.  In her short 47 years, Mary Anning, the cabinet makers daughter, made quite a name for herself.

We first ran this production in 2012 - as you will see in the promotional video.  We are excited to be bringing it back with popular demand  in 2018, largely due to it coinciding with Dippy the Dinosaur's visit to Dorchester County Museum!!!

Now, we find ourselves in the lovely, but difficult situation (through its desirability) a wee bit short of funding. Each of the 26 performances costs a minimum of £275 to perform; and £2000 to rehearse with three creative practitioners for 10 days.

This year, we have 23 venues booked (and could have done many more) so we are struggling financially to fulfil the demand. We tirelessly fundraised last year.  Through Crowdfunding and special events we have raised around £3000 to support the tour so far.

We have, of course applied for Arts Council Funding (for the cost of rehearsals, and the adaptation of the play), and to West Dorset CC for a venue subsidy.  But due to funding cuts these organisations have less, and less to hand out. To cut to the chase, this is a plea to our band of generous, and amazingly 'good looking' philanthropist for further help.

All contributions gratefully received with our thanks, and 'Sponsored By' donations will be acknowledged on tour.  Or perhaps you'd like to join us for our fun-filled Curry Quiz and Cabaret night on the 31st January in Weymouth?

In addition, we are looking for support to promote the Dorset Library tour in: Weymouth, Dorchester, Gillingham, Bridport and Christchurch; please let us know if you can help ... ?

And ... as always we are indebted to your continuing support. Please would you help us by share this link to – your own contacts?

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A simple Thank YOU for your contribution

We recognise that quizzes and curries are not everyone's cup of tea. However, you may wish to help us support this tour. If so, your donation is so very gratefully received. You will be able to follow the tour & its progress to see how your contribution supports independent theatre, education and libraries.

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Curry & Quiz night on the 31st January 2018

If you can't make up a table of six, place a single pledge and we'll find a table for you to join for a great evening of curry, quiz, and cabaret. There will be a raffle of course plus a super surprise for the winning team as always! The Curry & Quiz night takes place on the 31st January 2018 at: Shalim's Balti House, 24 Commercial Road, Weymouth, Dorset. DT4 7DW From 6.30 - 9.30pm The curry is a choice from a fixed menu - drinks not included.

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Table of 6 for the Curry & Quiz Night in Weymouth

Get a table of 6 together, and have an entertaining evening of curry, quiz, and cabaret. There will be a raffle of course plus a super surprise for the winning team as always! The Curry & Quiz night takes place on the 31st January 2018 at: Shalim's Balti House, 24 Commercial Road, Weymouth, Dorset. DT4 7DW From 6.30pm - 9.30pm The curry is a choice from a fixed menu - drinks not included.

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Library Tour Sponsor of Mary Anning's Fossil Depot

If, as a business, you think we can help you reach your target audience, we will mention your kind sponsorship at the beginning and end of each performance. We will hand your company literature to accompanying adults on arrival at each venue. As an AsOne theatre company sponsor, you will receive an invitation to the annual gala event which launches the Autumn Theatrical Tour - this year, we celebrate the story of Marie Stopes.

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