Be Part Of Our Story - FatE 2021

by Susan Chand in Hopton Wafers, England, United Kingdom

We did it
On 21st June 2021 we successfully raised £6,398 with 171 supporters in 28 days

To run Festival at the Edge 2021 we need your help to meet the extra costs associated with COVID-19 safety measures.

by Susan Chand in Hopton Wafers, England, United Kingdom

OUR STORY

Festival at the Edge (FatE) is the oldest storytelling festival in England having run for 27 years! Not only do we attract internationally renowned storytellers but the event also includes a selection of top-class folk music performances ensuring an amazing festival experience for everyone. 

The festival is run on a not for profit basis by a committee of dedicated volunteers and none of the organisers makes a profit from the event, we do it because we love sharing great storytelling and brilliant folk music with you. 

WE NEED YOUR HELP TO BE AS COVID-19 SECURE AS POSSIBLE

Due to the COVID-19 lockdown rules, we had no choice but to cancel our 2020 event but we are back for 2021 and anticipate this year's festival will be our best yet. To achieve this we really need your help to meet the extra costs of ensuring the event is COVID-19 secure.

COVID-19 LOCKDOWN EXTENSION UPDATE

ABOUT FatE 2021

FatE 2021 is taking place between 16 to 18 July and visitors can come for the day or the whole weekend. Camping is available at the festival site and many local venues are offering bed and breakfast. 

FatE 2021 is set to offer visitors a weekend of fantastic storytelling, tall tales, terrific tellers, music and more in the picturesque setting of Hopton Court, our new venue. Our exciting programme of music, storytelling and other activity for children of all ages is also an important part of FatE, ensuring that there is plenty of fun on offer for the whole family.

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HOW CAN YOU HELP?

Relaunching the festival in 2021 comes with some unique challenges, thankfully COVID-19 is now starting to come under control in the UK but this is only possible due to strict guidelines such as social distancing and hand sanitisation. We want to make FatE 2021 a fun event for everyone involved and do our bit to help stop COVID-19 by ensuring that FatE 2021 as safe as possible. This means we need to meet some additional costs for COVID-19 safety measures that we would not normally have. We are also committed to keeping the festival as affordable and accessible as possible, so to avoid having to raise ticket prices we are asking for your help to meet these extra costs through this crowdfunding campaign. 

Award-winning storyteller Peter Chand, who heads the organising committee, said: “We have a full programme of events for 2021 and we’re raring to go, but we need the public’s help to stage the 28th Festival at the Edge".

Not only does FatE provide a wonderful weekend for those who attend it's also important to the local economy, especially local businesses many of which depend on tourism and hospitality to emerge from the ravages of 2020. As a result, you can be certain that by supporting FatE you are ensuring that a valuable art and cultural celebration can take place and also helping a fragile rural economy recover from COVID-19.

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GET FANTASTIC AND UNIQUE REWARDS

We really need your help, but we also want to make sure that our crowdfunding campaign is part of the fun. Whilst you can make a simple donation via the button at the top right-hand side of this page, you can also choose to take up one of our unique rewards. In exchange for a set donation, our rewards offer an exciting range of items and unique VIP experiences. These are all listed on the right-hand side of this page, why not check them out, we think they are amazing!

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HOW CAN I ATTEND FatE 2021?

Advance booking is required as we are unable to sell tickets at the gate this year. Please visit the FatE website to find out more about the festival and book your tickets.

WHAT IS FatE LIKE?

In addition to the images above the following photos from past years at FatE should help you get a great feel for the fantastic range of things on offer for the whole family at FatE 2021.

Diverse and atmospheric performances by day and night

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Enthralling acts including:

  • Renowned storytellers

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  • Incredible folk bands and musicians

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Great food, drink and lots of relaxed fun

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Craft and makers market

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Brilliant workshops for kids

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Wellbeing activities

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Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£110 or more

1 of 2 claimed

Russian Meal and Song from Daria Kulesh.

Authentic 3-course Russian meal for 2 delivered to your tent/caravan at FatE 2021 by Folksinger Daria Kulesh, accompanied with a smile and an evocative song. Enjoy the Russian delicacies lovingly homecooked by Daria's favourite Russian delicatessen Gastrohome, including such staples as borscht and pirozhki. Vkusno! (tasty!)

£5 or more

Roll of Honour

A heartfelt thank you, and your name on our website roll of honour.

£10 or more

Your name on the festival bunting

A thank you on the website and your name on colourful festival bunting at FatE 2022

£15 or more

12 of 100 claimed

Commemorative Festival Beer

A bottle of our wonderful commemorative festival bottled beer, provided by the brilliant Hobsons Brewery Cleobury Mortimer. 500 ml Golden Ale (over 18s only - checked at collection). Only available to collect at FatE 2021.

£20 or more

31 of 100 claimed

FatE 2021 Merchandise

A unique FatE 2021 branded item such as a snood or facemask posted out to you in time for use at the festival.

£35 or more

Entry to our lifetime ticket for two draw

Enter a draw to win lifetime FatE tickets for two, plus a camping spot. This will be drawn after FatE 2021 and the tickets can be used from our 2022 event. The winner will be drawn on the final day of FatE 2021.

£60 or more

6 of 10 claimed

Introduce an act at FatE 2022.

This offers the unique opportunity to introduce one of the amazing acts performing at FatE 2022. (please note that a valid festival ticket is required to use this reward).

£85 or more

5 of 10 claimed

VIP visit to Hobsons Brewery

A special VIP Visit to Hobsons Brewery including tour, tasting, snacks, and a pint glass to take home. This reward can be used between January 5th 2022 and December 31st 2022

£150 or more

1 of 10 claimed

Your Own Private Performance!

A half-hour live performance (delivered at a mutually agreed date post-festival) by a respected Storyteller or Musician who has performed previously at FatE. This can be delivered over the phone, via Skype or Zoom anywhere in the world.

£250 or more

0 of 4 claimed

FatE 2021 VIP Experience for 2

Our VIP treat for 2 people offers the opportunity to have tea and cake with a storyteller, enjoy a front-row seat in a show, plus receive a festival beer, and one item of festival merchandise or badge at FatE 2021. (A valid FatE ticket is required for each person)

£500 or more

0 of 4 claimed

A performance at home, work or a community event

An hour-long storytelling or music session at your home, workplace or local community event (not for profit events only) With a quality performer who has previously appeared at FatE. This will take place after the festival up until June 1st 2022, the date selected must be mutually agreed with the performer.

£110 or more

2 of 2 claimed

Indian Meal and Story from Peter Chand

3 course Indian meal delivered to your tent/caravan at FatE 2021. Cooked and delivered with a story by Storyteller Peter Chand.

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