#SaveOurVenues - Omeara

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Project by Ben Lovett

#SaveOurVenues - Omeara

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Project by Ben Lovett

£62,121

raised of £75,000 stretch target

609

supporters
83% 20 days left
Flexible funding – this project will receive all pledges made by 1st September 2020 at 8:00pm

Omeara is a an independent London music venue that is under threat. Please support the venue and it's staff.

New stretch target


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#SaveOurVenues - a national initiative led by the Music Venue Trust to prevent the closure of 100's of independent music venues.

As lockdown measures lift, the future of many venues and the people that make them work  remains uncertain.



In an effort to prevent the closure of Omeara and protect the wellbeing of our extended family, as well as ensuring we are still here on the other side of all of this to host artists again; we’ve reached out to artists, dug into the vault, spoken to everyone from our cocktail makers, suppliers, engineers, chefs and promoters to do what they do best… get creative and think of experiences we can open up to our community to show your support, as well as creating some special moments along the way!

Over the coming weeks Omeara will roll out a series of incentives in a bid to raise our fundraise target, with any donations over £35 automatically entering you into a lucky dip to win from a selection of special prizes.

As part of the initiative, the venue is proud to be working alongside award-winning British designer Louise Goldin. A long-standing favourite of the global world of fashion, Louise has worked alongside the likes of artists such as Kanye West, From Yeezy to Omeara, the venue is honoured to collaborate with Louise on a limited edition run of t-shirts and hoodies.

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Alongside Louise, we’ve also worked with our friends at renowned NY fashion brand La Ligne to design some very tasteful, branded face masks. We’re all going to be wearing face masks at shows for the foreseeable, and so should you. Stay safe and stay stylish. Again, these are a limited edition run, and we’re very excited to be their label’s first face mask collaboration.

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Beyond the world of fashion, the Omeara lucky dip will also offer up the opportunity to win tickets (+1) to attend almost every future show that Omeara hosts, a “supper club” night for friends at British tapas’ finest London restaurant (and our neighbours) Lupins before a night out at Omeara, or a complete takeover of Flat Iron Square to have the most ridiculous party ever dreamed of.

Further prizes include a private cocktail masterclass for a winner and ten pals by legendary London mixologist Ernest Reid (with bottomless sampling held at The Siding – Omeara’s gallery space), or even a Zoom call with one of the venue’s in-house cocktail specialists, taking the winner through their drinks cabinet to help them make the tastiest cocktails no matter what’s leftover.

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So whether it's buying one of our new limited edition hoodies, dining experiences from Flat Iron Square, or your very own full take over of the space, every single contribution will make a difference…

Also, keep your eyes peeled for more incentives throughout the coming weeks and if you have any other brilliant ideas for new experiences, or getting involved please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Omeara. X

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“SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT”: LIMITED EDITION GOTR (GENTLEMAN OF THE ROAD) GOOD TIME BANJO

As a further initiative to the crowdfunder, all donations of £10 or more will automatically enter you into a raffle to win a Limited Edition GOTR (Gentlemen of the Road) Goodtime Banjo. Specially designed for Mumford & Sons (and signed by the band), the instrument was modelled after Deering's legendary Goodtime Openback and is hand built in Spring Valley, California. Weighing only 4 pounds, the weight makes it ideal for both children and adults to play and travel with.

For those looking for further details on the spec: 


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The Neck - Blonde Slender Rock Maple Neck, 22 Pressed In Nickel Silver Frets, GOTR Shield Inlays, Mumford & Sons Engraved at the 21st Fret, Est. 2007 the Year Mumford & Sons Formed as a Band Engraved at the 22nd Fret, Sealed Geared Tuners, Geared 5th String Tuner, Durable Satin Finish, Deering Fiddle Shaped Peghead bearing Mumford & Son’s Original Willis and GOTR Shield. 

and...

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The Pot - 11" Blonde 3-ply Violin Grade Maple Rim, Steel Tension Hoop, 11″ Custom Remo, Banjo Head Bearing the Delta Tour Mumford & Son’s Wings Logo, 5/8″ Maple/Ebony Goodtime Bridge, 16 Flat Hooks with 9/32″ Nuts, 16 Bracket Shoes with Screw Attachments, Deering Patented Goodtime Tailpiece, Steel Coordinator Rod for Adjustments, Durable Satin Finish, Openback, Triangle Goodtime Box for Carrying

Oh, and the strings… 

Comes strung with Deering Light Gauge Banjo Strings… Thank you Deering! 

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“SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT”: ORIGINAL ARTWORK FROM JACK COULTER

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OMEARA are very excited to announce a collaboration with renowned Irish artist Jack Coulter, in the latest phase of our fundraising initiative.

Jack Coulter is an abstract expressionist painter and photographer from Belfast Coulter, whose fans include the likes of Paul McCartney, Hans Zimmer, Shia LaBeouf and Harry Styles.

He revealed: "Aside from art, music is everything. I’m lucky enough that they both play a major part in my life. Artistically, psychologically & neurologically. The painting I’ve donated to Omeara is Freddie Freeloader by Miles (Davis), it’s one of my favourite tracks. I wanted it to be linked with my other works in Omeara.”

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OMEARA's founder, Ben Lovett is a friend of Jack’s and commented: “The thing I love about Jack’s work is that I believe art should be felt first and contemplated second, and given the unique way in which Jack channels his Synesthesia, he does this naturally. I also love that I feel a connection somehow to his experience as when I look at one of his pieces inspired by a song, more often than not Jack’s work makes me feel like the song does on quite a unique level.”

All donations of £20 or more will automatically enter you into a raffle to win the artwork.

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MORE INFO ON WHAT WE’LL DO WITH THE MONEY

All proceeds will go directly to our staff and artists. Everything above the amount we need will be donated to the Music Venue Trust GMV Crisis Fund to protect other venues just like ours, right across the country. There will be no surplus or profit retained by Omeara and we believe in supporting all venues as much as we possibly can.



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MORE INFO ON OMEARA

Since its launch in 2016, Omeara and our team of bar staff, engineers, management and curators have been dedicated to delivering the best possible experience for artists and fans that we possibly can. So much passion and heart has been poured into this small business by so many, and your support to date has been what has made it all possible.

With over 500 artists taking our stage since our doors opened. We’re very proud of the intimate shows we’ve put on at Omeara for huge global names such as Beck, Kylie Minogue, Skepta, Laura Marling, Lewis Capaldi, Anne-Marie, Biffy Clyro and James Bay. We’ve also had early careers London shows or indeed first time in the UK shows from the likes of Jorja Smith, Maggie Rogers, Octavian, Sam Fender, Jade Bird, Poppy, Dermot Kennedy, Marlon Williams, Yxng Bane, Another Sky, Allan Rayman, Bruno Major, Tyler Childers, Anderson East, Mahalia, Yungen, Albin Lee Meldau, Poppy Ajudha, Black Honey, Tamino, Blaenavon, Maisie Peters, Fatherson, Celeste, and Avi Kaplan.




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MORE INFORMATION ON #SAVEOURVENUES

Music Venue Trust, the charity which protects, secures and improves the UK’s grassroots music venues has launched #saveourvenues to draw together fundraising activity aimed at preventing the permanent closure of these vital venues due to COVID-19.

There are 556 venues at risk of closure, so this campaign aims to bring together artists who want to help with the venues they love, and provide an easy way for music fans to financially support the resultant live streams.

The idea behind #saveourvenues is to secure grassroots music venues one by one, as Frank Turner has been doing with his Independent Venue Love series of concerts.




DISCLAIMER

THE AMOUNT THAT YOU DONATE WILL DIRECTLY CORRELATE TO THE INCENTIVE AVAILABLE. IF YOU ARE KEEN FOR MULTIPLE INCENTIVES THEN PLEASE DONATE MULTIPLE TIMES. WE ARE AWARE THAT WE ARE INTRODUCING THESE INCENTIVES AFTER OVER A HUNDRED OF YOU HAVE ALREADY KINDLY DONATED. WE WILL APPLY THESE RETROSPECTIVELY TO YOUR DONATIONS.

ALSO WE ARE MORE THAN HAPPY AND GRATEFUL TO RECEIVE DONATIONS. WE WILL BE IN TOUCH WITH EVERY PERSON WHO DONATES AND IF YOU WISH TO NOT RECEIVE AN INCENTIVE FOR ANY REASON THEN YOU CAN JUST TELL US THEN. ALL OF THE BELOW IS SUBJECT TO TERMS AND CONDITIONS WHICH ARE AVAILABLE HERE

SOME POINTS TO BE MINDFUL OF: SHIPPING OUTSIDE OF THE UK WILL BE AT YOUR EXPENSE, THE FUNDRAISER WILL RUN UNTIL 31ST AUGUST 2020, THOSE SPENDING OVER £35 WILL BE ENTERED INTO A LUCKY DIP - WINNERS AND PRIZES WILL BE SELECTED AT RANDOM AND NOTIFIED WITHIN 7 DAYS OF FUNDRAISER CLOSING. IF YOU ARE CONCERNED OR HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT THIS FUNDRAISE WHATSOEVER PLEASE EMAIL INFO@OMEARALONDON.COM .

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Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£10 or more

"RAFFLE": Ltd Edition Signed GOTR Banjo

Donate £10 (or more) to be automatically entered into a raffle for a chance to win a limited edition GOTR (Gentlemen of the Road) Goodtime Banjo. Specially designed for Mumford & Sons (and signed by them), the instrument was modelled after Deering's legendary Goodtime Openback and is hand built in Spring Valley, California. It only weighs 4 pounds, making it ideal for both children and adults to play and travel with.

£5 or more

Buy us a pint

Raise a glass with a £5 donation.

£10 or more

51 of 500 claimed

Omeara Tote Bag

Limited edition Omeara tote-bag

£20 or more

5 of 20 claimed

Virtual Cocktail Masterclass (Zoom)

Have one of our bartenders walk you through your own drinks cabinet via the wonders of zoom or facetime, as you wish, and help you make some delicious cocktails to impress your friends and family at home.

£20 or more

36 of 475 claimed

Limited Edition Omeara T-Shirt

Limited edition Omeara t-shirt designed in collaboration with award winning british fashion designer Louise Goldin. Louise is a global icon in fashion and has collaborated with many artists in her time including Kanye West on his Yeezy collection.

£20 or more

Save Our Venues T-Shirt

Support our venue and the Save Our Venues campaign with a high quality 4 color print Gildan black shirt featuring the official Save Our Venues logo • Available in five sizes • Price includes delivery • Delivery can take up to 21 days

£20 or more

“RAFFLE”: Original Artwork painted by Jack Coulter

Jack Coulter, artist and close friend of Omeara has created a piece of original artwork that those donating £20 (or more) will be automatically entered into a raffle for a chance to win. "Asides from Art, music is everything. I’m lucky enough they both play a major part in my life. Artistically, psychologically & neurologically. The painting I've donated for Omeara is Freddie Freeloader by Miles (Davis), it’s one of my favourite tracks."

£30 or more

13 of 500 claimed

La Ligne x Omeara Face Mask

A new thing to think about for 2020, we have a limited edition face mask designed in collaboration with one of the coolest new brands to come out of New York in recent years, La Ligne. The black fabric mask is stretch canvas with cotton voile interior meaning it is machine washable and has the option to add a medical grade filter that you can replace whenever.

£35 or more

Lucky dip: Spend £35 to be automatically entered

• (2) x Tickets to any 6 Nations game ● (1) x Entirely unique screen print commemorative Omeara poster ● (1) x £100 bar tab ● (2) x Merch bundle including an Omeara branded face mask with replaceable filter ● (1) x Dinner & Show ● (1) x Virtual cocktail master class

£50 or more

1 of 100 claimed

Limited Edition New Era x Omeara Cap

Limited edition snap back cap in partnership with New Era.

£50 or more

10 of 90 claimed

Limited Edition Omeara Hoodie

Limited edition Omeara hoodie designed in collaboration with award winning british fashion designer, Louise Goldin. Louise is a global icon in fashion and has collaborated with many artists in her time including Kanye West on his Yeezy collection.

£60 or more

10 of 20 claimed

Dinner & Show

Whilst we pride ourselves on our music policy, we take equal pride in our food vendors. 2 x tickets for a show and dine with any of our vendors within Flat Iron Square arches.

£100 or more

10 of 100 claimed

Omeara Merch Bundle

For those that like a deal, we’re offering all 5 merch items (worth £150) for a nice round £100. That’s 33% off!

£250 or more

3 of 5 claimed

Cocktail Masterclass (in person & private)

You and up to 10 friends can join the legendary mixologist Ernest Reid for an exclusive cocktail masterclass with bottomless samples at The Siding.

£380 or more

6 of 10 claimed

Omeara Supper Club

For those that know Omeara, you may also know some of the incredible neighbouring restaurants within Flat Iron Square. Lupins will host a private dinner and drinks for up to 6, before you head over to a show of your choice, bypassing the queue with VIP access.

£750 or more

1 of 5 claimed

Pair of Omeara Annual Ticket Passes

You and your favourite person need never miss a sold out show again. This will give you access to any Omeara general sale performance (though no more than 2 a week). If you went to every show you could, this experience would be priceless whilst also being worth around £3000.

£25,000 or more

0 of 4 claimed

The Big Party

If you’re feeling popular and generous enough, we will facilitate a full party (or wedding reception) for you and up to 750 friends across our 3 arches. Could also be the perfect wedding venue if you’re looking for one?! Bottomless drinks and a full staff ready to pull off whatever crazy event you want to throw. (Again T's & C's apply - feel free to email us about this one!) ✮ 1 sold already, only 4 left available! ✮

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