We want to create HOBOkiosk : the Pub, a place for grown-ups to socialise in a unique Cabinet of Curiosities. Fine beer, good Company.

by Tristan Brady-Jacobs in Liverpool, Merseyside, England

We did it
On 5th March 2018 we successfully raised £3,875 with 65 supporters in 28 days

Hello we are Delia and Tristan Brady-Jacobs

We run Hobo Kiosk and Hobo Bazaars in Liverpool's Baltic Triangle

Our shop has been a talking-shop for visitors for the two years its been open. We provide advice, directions and good conversation along with a distinct character of quirky weird and thought provoking gifts, home wares, clothes, records and emphera.

Over the last two years we have struggled to make our beloved Hobo Kiosk work and whilst everyone loves our shop and its unique atmosphere, there are just not enough strolling shoppers or footfall in our area. Instead of being in the vanguard of cool shops in the city's 'cultural quarter' we have seen new apartments spring up around us one after the other.  We either close down walk away from our commitment to the area and the people here, or we find some new way forward......

WHY A PUB?

We think everyone loves being part of a community - local communities, city-wide communities, arts communities. Communities bring company, friendship, laughs and thought into our lives, giving vibrancy and animation to urban living. Pubs are great generators of communities, from 2 lovers in a booth finding time and space to discover each other to large gatherings forming new social movements, discussing great topics and finding new ways of thinking and working in the world. Pubs are places to arrange farewells, greetings, introductions, the occasional seduction or betrayal. They convey all the requirements for grown-up interaction -  including being places for just hanging and drinking and belonging.

SO?

SO.... we are going to turn Hobo Kiosk into Hobo Kiosk the Pub - a social place dedicated to the concept of community and suffused with the Beejay's take on design, character, charm and good company.

Hobo Kiosk will be a haven from the flash and dash of life in an ever-changing city... You will be able to relax into a booth with a good book, a notepad, your knitting, an old-time newspaper, one of our collection of cool old magazines, tell us a story or ask for information from the soul of Liverpool herself, Delia.  She can tell you where the best food, entertainment, beer and cracke is to be had - and where the bodies are buried!

 IMPORTANT STUFF

We are working with local breweries on a perfect range of drinks.  We won't have many, but we will be ensuring that from the carefully assembled collection of handpicked beers, spirits and wines, there will be something to satisfy everyone - plus regular beer tasting events to sample new ideas from our friends and learn from them the secrets of quality brewing.  All the Beer and Spirits will come from within 30 miles to keep the miles and the cost to the environment down. But the emphasis is on simple quality!

 Coffee? It will be  fresh ground, locally roasted and  it'll be coffee. Tea? the best we can find and it'll be tea. Simple and well chosen ingredients for good times.  Food  - delicious, fresh and simple again... Music? discreet and handpicked to reflect the city and its varied cultural inhabitants. 

 PART OF THE CULTURAL LIFE OF THE CITY

We have been part of the cultural and bohemian life of the city for all our adult lives. While it is tiny and snug we will be using Hobo Kiosk to explore the arts and culture of our city. Hobo Kiosk will host micro exhibitions and bespoke commissioned work - automata, art-dioramas, mini-shrines to forgotten gods, toilet-poetry, table collages and evenings of small perfectly-formed music, spoken word and performances - on the city's smallest stage. This will not interfere with the most important element of our project  - being a comfortable space for grown-ups to socialise and relax.

TIMES

We will be opening from 2 - 10pm.

These times have been chosen to make us a place for after work, before you go home or after you struggle back.  If you're going out we are there before you begin, somewhere to meet up and to plan the night. After you have made tea, pop down for a small social time. We are not about partypartyparty and we will be closing before the wolves come out.

Hobo Kiosk:  Reviving the concept of social space for adults....

 

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£10 or more

HOBO Angel Pin Badge £10 : Hobo Babyhead

Pledge £10 pounds and receive a Hobo Kiosk 'angel' badge to wear proudly and show folks you care... featuring the famous Hobo Babyhead mexican wrestler mask head designed by HOBO and made from finest steel this badge is waterproof to a depth of 200ft (should the mafia catch up with you) and will retain its colour in the most inclement of solar storms.

£20 or more

5 of 50 claimed

Hobo Babyhead Mug £20

Hobo Bayhead mug. A decent sized mug to drink your favourite beverage from, featuring our very own famous Hobo Babyhead mexican wrestler mask.

£30 or more

5 of 30 claimed

T-Shirt £30 : HOBO Babyhead

T-Shirt. Show your support with our limited edition HOBO Angel t-shirts, featuring the famous Hobo Babyhead mexican wrestler mask head, printed onto fine cotton shirts and guaranteed to resist withering looks and glares of admiration....

£40 or more

1 of 30 claimed

HOBOceramics £40: Unique plates by HOBOartist

HOBOeramics

£50 or more

6 of 100 claimed

Ceramic Tile £50: Wall of Angels

WALL OF ANGELS Show your support and add your name to our wall of angels. A ceramic tile with your name on it will be fired and added to the entrance of the Hobo Kiosk so that you and all your friends can be reminded of your wonder and cool at all times...

£75 or more

1 of 10 claimed

HOBOceramic £75: Sassy Girl Teapot

A unique Teapot - A second-hand wonder, each one unique, and decorated with the Sassygirl image as well as elements from the HOBO image-cupboard... topped with your initials or the initials of a loved one...

£100 or more

5 of 50 claimed

Hobo Angel Package £100

ANGEL PACKAGE make a statement of support and help us with a mighty donation! In return you will receive a HOBO angel enamel badge, a coffee mug and a tile on the wall with your name on it!

£200 or more

1 of 8 claimed

Hobo Bench Club £200

HOBO BENCH CLUB Have your name or a friends name or a witty phrase mounted on one of our benches to remember or curse you for ever... Each plaque will be engraved in brass and screwed on to the back of a bench or installed seat - make your statement or leave your mark... All Bench heroes receive an Angel badge and mug as well...

£250 or more

1 of 10 claimed

Your Portrait £250

PORTRAIT Now is you chance to have a portrait made for your home or clubhouse, snug or den by HOBO (Tristan). He will visit you and take your photo then turn you into a beautifully fully coloured unique A2 or A3 print (your choice), signed and mounted and framed all ready for display. These are limited as his brain has only a limited amount of creative cells left - take advantage and exploit the last of them! Plus a Hobo badge

£300 or more

3 of 30 claimed

Super Fan £300: Hobo Friends (you & a friend)

SUPER FAN - Hobo Friends You and a friend! Become our next best friend and join us in OOU (one-of-us) membership! receive a special Sassy Girl badge, an Angel plaque, email updates on our progress and all that is new and lovely in the Hobo Kiosk world, invites to Hobo Kiosk events, special discounts plus an exclusive invite to the official opening party - only 30 allowed! This pledge is for two people!

£600 or more

0 of 4 claimed

Book the Joint £600: Your very own HOBO party!

BOOK THE JOINT For up to 30 people. one day or evening. The first keg free. Free DJ and all the attention of ourselves on making your time a wonderful one. We will consult you on music, and all the trimmings. and everyone gets a badge!


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