Another Fine Fest 2023

by Another Fine Fest in Ulverston, Cumbria, United Kingdom

Total raised £17,109

raised so far

825

supporters

The twice world record breaking, free, multi-arts family friendly festival is back.. WE NEED YOUR HELP TO MAKE IT HAPPEN!

by Another Fine Fest in Ulverston, Cumbria, United Kingdom

We're still collecting donations

On the 9th March 2023 we'd raised £16,651 with 801 supporters in 28 days. But as every pound matters, we're continuing to collect donations from supporters.

 New stretch target

This would really take the pressure off!

We work hard to attract funding from as many different streams as possible. This includes sponsorships, advertising and grant applications but none of this is guaranteed.

Your crowdfunding contributions usually equal around a quarter of our total costs, help to unlock funds from grant givers who ask for match funding and enable us to pay everyone a fair wage

The more we raise via crowdfunding, the more sustainable we become. You could really help us futureproof our festival for many years to come!


A FREE & INCLUSIVE FESTIVAL  - WHERE EVERYONE IS WELCOME, EVEN CRABS!

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On 17th and 18th June with your help, Ulverston will once again erupt in a multicoloured feast of live music, DJs, circus, street theatre, live street art, window painting, yarnbombing, stand up comedy, spoken word, interactive workshops and a carnival parade as well as a cornucopia of various other weird and wonderful activity. 

Yes, that’s right, the twice world record breaking Another Fine Fest is back to rock the cobbles with the 8th installment of our free multi-arts festival where we celebrate till the sun goes down!

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After just 7 years, AFF has established itself as one of the firm favourites in Ulverston’s festival calendar. It is also one of the most well attended with estimates of up to 18,000 revelers flocking to Ulverston from all over the world for the 2019 installment. 

Some claim that we're now the biggest festival in town?! We'll let you be the judge of that..

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CELEBRATING AN ICON

We are the only event in Ulverston which celebrates Stan Laurel, the world famous comedy icon born in this very town in 1890. 

In his honour we create an annual celebration which gives a platform to hundreds of acts upon multiple stages and from the entire spectrum of creative disciplines!

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World class touring acts rub shoulders with the best of our local and up and coming performers. You can check out the kinda shenanigans that we like to get up to right here

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WE WOULD NOT EXIST WITHOUT YOU  - WE NEED YOU!

We are a not for profit community group who love this town and want to see amazing things happen on our doorstep. The type of magical activity that you would usually have to travel to the cities to experience. It is your generous donations that help us to "rock the cobbles!"

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RESPECTING ART - COS ARTISTS CAN'T PAY THEIR BILLS WITH "EXPOSURE"

We work hard to attract funding from as many different streams as possible. This includes sponsorships, advertising and grant applications but none of this is guaranteed. (Please message us if you would like to help in that way!)

Your crowdfunding contributions usually equal around a quarter of our total costs, help to unlock funds from grant givers who ask for match funding and enable us to pay everyone a fair wage. Even these sheep - Herdies gotta eat too you know!

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 QUIDS FOR THE INFRASTRUCTURE 

Your quids help us to afford all those things that go into creating the event, multiple outdoor stages, tech such as amps and speakers, wood for art zones and paint for the artists as well as the boring but absolutely essential stuff such as toilets, security, insurance & licensing etc..

The vast majority of the people and the companies which we employ are from our area so your money continues to circulate within the local economy.

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MULA FOR MUSIC

Your currency allows us to book a multitude of acts representing Rock, Indie, Jazz, Blues, House, Techno, Breakbeats, Hip Hop, Disco, Reggae, Funk, Folk, World, Country, Psychedelic and more late into the night! 

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POUNDS FOR PAINT

Your coins assist us in bringing Ulverston to life in an explosion of vibrant creativity and paint it several shades of every colour with live street art displays, yarnbombing and window painting on at least 20 shop windows. 

These stunning artworks have become tourist attractions in their own right with people travelling from all over the UK to have pictures taken alongside them.

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WONGA FOR WORKSHOPS

We are inclusive and fully interactive, offering workshops for everyone to learn. We particularly like to reach out to those who may be suffering a disadvantage in life and offer a safe space to feel a part of something welcoming and positive and ultimately rather special.

Previously we have taught circus skills, poetry and rap, song creation, music production and promotion as well as prop and costume making.

We wish to procure the services of many more professional practitioners in order to educate and uplift the young people from the Furness area and beyond. 

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CHARITY

As well as having a jolly good time we will also be using our shenanigans as a way to generate much needed funds for local charity. This year we will be collecting for St Mary's Hospice once again, as well as Ulverston Food Waste Project and with your help we hope to smash all previous figures!

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MORE TREES PLEASE!

With the cash that we raised from selling wildflower seeds (sponsored by Boudoir Pink and Wild at Heart Holistic Therapy) we were able to buy and donate trees to several local organisations such as Ford Park.

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GIVE A LITTLE - GET A LOT

Our 2019 Crowdfunding Campaign generated £6,437 GBP from just 312 generous backers. 

In 2022 this increased to £11,952 from 422 of you lovely people.

In 2023 we aren't asking a single person to contribute more than you have done previously - we know all too well how tough things have been financially.

But just imagine if a larger number of people could contribute just a small amount. Just a few quid each from everyone that has ever enjoyed our events and we would not only obliterate our target but safeguard the future of our fest!

To create something truly spectacular we really need your help! Together we can make amazing things happen...

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GET INVOLVED

If you would like to trade, play, paint, busk or perform in any way at the festival or if you would like to volunteer, please get in touch or complete the appropriate form here or message [email protected].

If you want free tickets to our Edinburgh Fringe preview shows please go here

IT'S EVEN BETTER TO SHARE

Please help us by sharing this campaign and our social network posts. Every little helps and we will love you forever and beyond if you could simply spare us a click :)

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If you just wish to donate - please click DONATE - there is no minimum donation - if you wish to purchase a reward - you MUST CLICK THE REWARD - in order to qualify for it.

(ALL REWARDS MUST BE COLLECTED BY 1 JULY 2023)

REWARDS GALLERY

  • PLANTABLE WRISTBANDS

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  • HAND SEWN LOVE HEARTS

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  • IMMORTALISED - YOUR NAME IN THE PROGRAMME

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  • A3 FELINE PRINT

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  • A3 HEARTS OF OAK PRINT

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  • MAD HATTER

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  • COMEDY ROYALTY                                                                       1675912342_aff_2022_gw_(608_of_939)_-_museum.jpg



  • WINDOW TO THE SOUL


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  • TROPICAL BEAUTY

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Rewards

This project offered rewards

£5 or more

Born to be Wild

A supporter's wristband with a difference. A wildflower seed paper band! Wear it with pride & show the world how much you love Fine Fest! Then plant it, and show the world how much you love the bees and the planet! Help us to preserve native British plants and shrinking habitats, and support declining bee and butterfly species. Collection from the museum from 5th April

£25 or more

You've Got The Love

Your own personalised, hand stitched love heart :) Your heart will be joined with the others to form a string of bunting filled with festival love. Our main stages will be adorned with the bunting for all to see at the fest. You may collect the heart from the Laurel & Hardy Museum one week after the festival is complete. (Mail us if you'd like a name other than your own to be sewn. (SEE BOTTOM OF PROJECT PAGE FOR IMAGES OF ALL REWARDS)

£25 or more

Immortalised

Bestow upon us 25 English, and we'll print your name on the thanks page of our official programme. 20,000 copies of which will be distributed throughout the North West and beyond. Be immortalised forever and let the world know that you are a real philanthropist and proper Fine Fest lover!

£25 or more

Laurel Lover

Two VIP adult entries to the Laurel and Hardy Museum with drink of your choice included and a personal tour from the curator... The wonderful museum is the home of all things Stan Laurel and the venue for our free Edinburgh Fringe Festival preview shows.. Redeemable from the second that you purchase! (This is applicable for the Museum - not for Planet Mirth or other events held at the Museum)

£35 or more

Feline Good

A signed A3 print of this magnificent piece of street art, created by the Cunning Craftsman at AFF'22. You can go stroke the real thing in Brazier Fell's Yard. Available for collection from the man himself at his shop "Still Life" in Ulverston from 5th June.

£35 or more

Prawn to be Wild

A signed A3 print of this stunning depiction of the Hearts of Oak, the much loved Morecambe Bay prawner, built on the shores of Ulverston town. This piece was painted by the artist TEAone at AFF'19. Sail on over to Fountain St car park to see it with your own seafaring peepers. Available for collection from Still Life in Ulverston from 5th June.

£35 or more

Mad Hatter

A limited edition hand painted bowler hat (the hats are plastic and are more of an art piece that a wearable - but still truly beautiful! Only 20 of these brilliant bowlers available, personally crafted by our street art specialists & window painters. Various designs available - first come first served.. Collection from the Museum from 5th June.

£45 or more

Comedy Royalty

Get the VIP treatment at one of our Edinburgh Fringe preview shows held at the Museum during the festival, courtesy of Ulverston's comedy club Planet Mirth.. Grab 2x front row seats, a glass of bubbly for you and a laughter loving friend as well as a shout out from the act! (You must message us to let us know which show you choose, once the timetable has been released)

£500 or more

Hilarity For An Eternity

Bag yourself some laughs for life! 1 x FREE ENTRY to all Planet Mirth comedy events in Ulverston FOREVER - yes - till the day that you shuffle off your mortal coil. Never again will you need to pay to wet your trousers... Marvellous.

£1,500 or more

Tropical Beauty

A one off art piece painted by Peachzz at AFF'23. The art is 12ft x 8ft and splits down into 3 x 8ft x 4ft wooden boards. It is a little scuffed around the edges but still stunning. 20 young children helped with this design as part of the free street art workshops that we offered. We will be offering more of the same this year if this beauty finds a new home!

£60 or more

Window To The Soul

Have your window decorated in a dazzling fashion by one of our talented team of window painters. We'll send one of our arty wizards to paint a window in your house just like we do upon the shop windows in town on the weekend of the event. Liquid chalk pens or gouache paint will be used thus easily removed! (Must be in a 10 mile radius of Ulverston - Art will be completed in the weeks leading up to the festival)

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