Burning the Clocks

by sameskybtn in Brighton, England, United Kingdom

We did it
On 13th December 2016 we successfully raised £7,586 with 100 supporters in 42 days

Burning the Clocks brings Brighton together to celebrate the winter solstice each year and has become a much loved tradition.

by sameskybtn in Brighton, England, United Kingdom

New stretch target

Reaching our stretched target will allow us to create a fantastic fireshow as well as firework display for our entire city to enjoy. Burning the Clocks is a wonderful way to celebrate the festive season with friends and loved ones and we would like to make it as memorable as possible.


Burning the Clocks needs your help once more! Help us ignite Brighton with an outpouring of passion, fun and fireworks to wish goodbye to the old year and usher in the new in a unique celebration of community and togetherness!

Every year on 21st December, the winter solstice, we produce this much-loved free event in Brighton. Burning the Clocks combines a beautiful lantern procession through the streets of Brighton, with a spectacular fire and fireworks show, bringing the whole city together to celebrate. 

Arts funding has become increasinly difficult to secure and with this in mind we decided to start crowdfunding in order to support the event each year . Whilst Same Sky is recognised by Brighton & Hove Council for the contribution we make to the city and they are kind enough to help us with core costs, Burning the Clocks receives no guaranteed funding and so we rely on crowd funding and the support of local business to make sure Burning the Clocks can go ahead each year. 
Burning the Clocks was created in 1993 as an antidote to the excesses of the commercial Christmas and as a way to celebrate the festive season regardless of faith or creed. It brings people together from all ages and walks of life to celebrate our fantastically uniqiue city and to share the things that bind us all. 
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Around 20,000 people now come to watch Burning the Clocks each year, which is free for spectators.  2,000 people join us and take part in the lantern parade each year and there are plently of ways to get involved with this uniquely Brighton celebration.  Purchasing one of our packages not only allows you to be at the heart of this unforgettable event but also helps to make sure Burning the Clocks can return next year!
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This year for the first time ever, we will be throwing an official Burning the Clocks after party following straight on from the main event, kindly hosted by the lovely Patterns. We've included tickets with selected pledges, for further details on how you can purchase tickets please keep an eye on our facebook page, we look forward to seeing you guys there!
We are proud to announce that the incredible Graham Carter has decided to support Burning the Clocks again for the 4th year running and has created another stunning limited edition print to go with this years theme 'Nonsense'. This print, as well as the previous years, are available to purchase here on our crowfunder page and the proseeds from each sale goes towards Burning the Clocks. 
2015 - The Cosmos 
2014- Urbano
2013 - The Deep
Each of Grahams stunning prints are a limited edition of 50, Giclee A2 print.

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£5 or more

£5 Reward

Help support BTC with a one off £5 donation, we'll thank you with a shout out on our facebook page!

£10 or more

£10 Reward

Pledge £10 and we'll send you a BTC supporters sticker to say thank you

£25 or more

6 of 25 claimed

£25 Reward

Come and join us in the heart of the action on Brighton beach to help fill the bonfire with lanterns from the parade and watch the fireshow from the beach front

£40 or more

21 of 30 claimed

£40 Reward

We will create you an exclusive personalised lantern to carry in the BTC parade, you will also receive two wrists bands so you can bring a friend or loved one along with you. Please email your choice of word to: jasmine@samesky.co.uk

£85 or more

£85 Reward

Receive 'The Cosmos' a beautiful limited edition of 80 giclee print by Graham Carter for Burning the Clocks 2015. £5 of this donation is allocated to postage costs. Prints will be sent via Royal Mail recorded delivery. If you would like to receive the print before Christmas we can arrange for it to be collected from the Same Sky office, near London Road, on the 19th December between 10-11 am. Please email jasmine@samesky.co.uk if you have any questions.

£85 or more

£85 Reward

Receive 'Urbano' a beautiful limited edition of 50 giclee print by Graham Carter for Burning the Clocks 2014. £5 of this donation is allocated to postage costs. Prints will be sent via Royal Mail recorded delivery. If you would like to receive the print before Christmas we can arrange for it to be collected from the Same Sky office, near London Road, on the 19th December between 10-11 am. Please email jasmine@samesky.co.uk if you have any questions.

£85 or more

£85 Reward

Receive 'the Deep' a beautiful limited edition of 50 giclee print by Graham Carter for Burning the Clocks 2013. £5 of this donation is allocated to postage costs. Prints will be sent via Royal Mail recorded delivery. If you would like to receive the print before Christmas we can arrange for it to be collected from the Same Sky office, near London Road, on the 19th December between 10-11 am. Please email jasmine@samesky.co.uk if you have any questions.

£85 or more

15 of 25 claimed

£85 Reward

Receive 'Nonsense' a beautiful limited edition of 80 giclee print by Graham Carter for Burning the Clocks 2016. £5 of this donation is allocated to postage costs. Prints will be sent via Royal Mail recorded delivery. If you would like to receive the print before Christmas we can arrange for it to be collected from the Same Sky office, near London Road, on the 19th December between 10-11 am. Please email jasmine@samesky.co.uk if you have any questions.

£100 or more

4 of 20 claimed

£100 Reward

Receive two VIP wrist bands which will grant you the best view of the Burning the Clocks fireshow and fireworks, right on the beach front, as well as two tickets to the official after party at Patterns. Please email jasmine@samesky.co.uk to rsvp for your tickets before the 13th of December 2016.

£250 or more

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£250 Reward

Our Same Sky artists will make you a unique large family lantern to carry in the parade as well as wrist bands for 4 people and tickets to the after party at Patterns! Please email jasmine@samesky.co.uk to rsvp for your tickets before the 13th of December 2016.

£500 or more

1 of 2 claimed

£500 Reward

You and your family will walk at the front of the Burning the Clocks parade, a truly unforgettable experience! As well as 10 tickets to the Burning the Clocks after party at Patterns. Please email jasmine@samesky.co.uk to rsvp for your tickets before the 13th of December 2016.

£1,000 or more

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£1,000 Reward

For our top pledge of £1000 you can light the Burning the Clocks 2016 bonfire in front of around 20,000 people and lead us into the new year. You'll also receive 10 tickets to the Burning the Clocks after party at Patterns. Please email jasmine@samesky.co.uk to rsvp for your tickets before the 13th of December 2016.

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