Getting The Gadgies into the Community: Launch Day

by Kristin Abbott in Newcastle Upon Tyne, England, United Kingdom

We did it
On 16th March 2018 we successfully raised £2,620 with 28 supporters in 56 days

Help us raise money to get our fantastic Launch Day cast into the community, and get some of our incredible community cast on stage!

by Kristin Abbott in Newcastle Upon Tyne, England, United Kingdom

Here at Kelly-Abbot Dance Theatre (KADT) we need your help to raise funds to be able to take our amazing Launch Day cast into local communities, and in turn, bring those locals into the show.

Launch Day breathes life into The Gadgies, local working class ship builders and working men depicted as characters in Alexander Millar’s paintings. Celebrating the working man, and showing his life with honesty.

This is our most ambitious cross-art form project to date, and we’d love to bring this work into the communities it is inspired from, and involve those people in this work.

Every penny you are able to give us will support the delivery of workshops across the entire tour, and allow us to create a community cast to feature in our show. As well as this it also facilitates us to work with primary and secondary schools to create curtain raisers (opening community works) for the shows on the tour.

Also, if you support us, you can grab some really brilliant rewards.

All donation givers will be entered into a PRIZE DRAW with a chance to win an original sketch from the artist Alexander Millar worth £2500!

Everyone who donates to the crowdfunder will receive a special thank you across our social media platforms.



This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£10 or more

1 of 25 claimed

Alexander Millar Artwork Postcard

Special thank you postcard signed by the Launch Day cast.

£20 or more

2 of 20 claimed

Signed Launch Day Photograph

A production photograph signed by Kristin Kelly-Abbot (Artistic Director of KADT) and artist Alexander Millar! (Including all the above rewards)

£30 or more

2 of 10 claimed

Signed Launch Day Production Poster

A production poster signed by Alexander Millar, Kristin Kelly-Abbot, and the cast of Launch Day! (Including all the above rewards)

£50 or more

0 of 5 claimed

Launch Day Date Night!

Two tickets to your closest Launch Day showing and two complementary drinks. (Not inclusive of the above rewards)

£75 or more

0 of 5 claimed

Launch Day Date Night!

Two tickets to your closest Launch Day showing and two complementary drinks! (Including the £10, £20, and £30 rewards)

£100 or more

3 of 5 claimed

Launch Day Production Photograph Book

A personalized production photograph hard-back book, with a special inscription from artist Alexander Millar! (Including the £10, £20, and £30 rewards)

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