Bastille Day Festival in Reading

by Boubacar Dembele in Reading, Berkshire, England

We did it
On 13th March 2017 we successfully raised £25 with 2 supporters in 56 days

Even more so than in previous years, our festival aims to bring a bit of France & Europe in Reading to celebrate the union of our cultures.

by Boubacar Dembele in Reading, Berkshire, England

After 5-years of continued success, Bastille Day Festival Reading is rolling out its plans for yet another weekend of fun, relaxation and laughter staged in the Forbury Gardens, Reading.

With everything that is happening in the UK, in Europe and in the world, we decided that it was important to make Bastille 2017 the best it has ever been. 

Indeed, Bastille Day Festival Reading has been running every year since 2012 with a budget consisting of everything Bouba, Fred, Vince could invest from their own money and time as a gift to our adopted town and its people.

We've had help from some great friends over the years, such as Catherine, Eric and Ian, to name a few, that gave us their time and money to ensure that the festival would always be successful.

Obviously, the festival couldn't have happened without fantastic volunteers that gave up their time year after year to give the people of Reading the best experience possible in a fantastic atmosphere.

Finally, the patronage and support of prominent figure of the town, such as Sir John Madejski, the successive Mayors of Reading, as well as Reading Borough Council, the Early Charity, Decathlon, HobbyCraft, Mi-Media, Emotion Robotics has been heart-warming to say the least.

However, the fact of the matter is that despite its success, the festival has always been run on a shoestring and never got the opportunity to shine as it should.

Consequently, we decided to invite the people of Reading, of the UK, and actually, of all Europe to support us financially and help us make Bastille Day Festival 2017 a festival that will be remembered as a celebration of the place of the UK in Europe and Europe in the UK, a celebration of everything the union of our respective cultures stand for, a celebration of people, wherever they are and wherever they are from.

If you believe in our vision as much as we do, support us however you can.

 

Your donations would be used for the following (list non exhaustive)

Musical Performances (French & local artists)
Other Artistic Performance (reading, pop-up museum, etc.)
Fashion event
Other activities
night event in the town hall
Stage & PA equipment
Other Equipment (tables, Gazebos, etc.)
Van, Generator & storage rental
Banner & other marketing
Accessories & Decoration
Forbury Gardens
Medical & First Aid provision
Security Staff
Organisers, other Staff & Catering for Volunteers
Insurance for the year
Paypal, banking and accountant Fees

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£5 or more

£5 Reward

Get a "I was @ Bastille 2017" Wrist Band to be picked up during the week end

£10 or more

£10 Reward

Get 4 "I was @ Bastille 2017" paper Wrist Band to be picked up during the week end

£15 or more

£15 Reward

Get a Bastille 2017 Poster A3 in addition to your 4 "I was @ Bastille 2017" wrist band

£20 or more

£20 Reward

Get 2 Bastille 2017 A3 posters in addition to your 4 "I was @ Bastille 2017" wrist band

£25 or more

£25 Reward

Get 1 Bastille 2017 and 1 "The Adventure de Boulon" A3 posters in addition to your 4 "I was @ Bastille 2017" wrist band

£30 or more

£30 Reward

Get 2 Bastille 2017 and 2 "The Adventure de Boulon" A3 posters in addition to your 4 "I was @ Bastille 2017" wrist band

£50 or more

£50 Reward

Get a Kindle copy of the bilingual book "The Adventure de Boulon" in addition to your "I was @ Bastille 2017" wrist band. The book has been written to inspire bilingual children of all ages to always aim higher and to persevere. Go on Amazon to look inside - http://bit.ly/boulon-uk

£100 or more

£100 Reward

Get a printed copy of the bilingual book "The Adventure de Boulon" to be picked up during the weekend in addition to your "I was @ Bastille 2017" wrist band. The book has been written to inspire bilingual children of all ages to always aim higher and to persevere. Go on Amazon to look inside - http://bit.ly/boulon-uk

£200 or more

£200 Reward

Get a "I was @ Bastille 2017" T-shirt in addition to your "I was @ Bastille 2017" wrist band.

£500 or more

£500 Reward

Get the sponsor status in our website, programme as well the posters, the wristbands, the book and the T-shirt.

£1,000 or more

£1,000 Reward

Your name or the name of your business would appear in all our marketing material (unless you wish for anonymity) in addition to our website and the programme. Obviously, you also get the posters, the wristbands, the book and the T-shirt.

£2,000 or more

£2,000 Reward

You are our hero and will be treated accordingly. you would get everything the other pledges get and more

£5,000 or more

£5,000 Reward

The earth needs more people like you and if you are happy for us to do so, we will make the whole world knows that. Obviously, you also get everything the other pledges get.

£10,000 or more

£10,000 Reward

Lost for words. We'll dedicate the festival to you and the humanitarian causes you believe in.

£50,000 or more

£50,000 Reward

We'll name the festival after you, period.

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