Getting to Iona

by Tomás Barry in London, Greater London, United Kingdom

Total raised £653

£1,000 target 6 days left
65% 12 supporters
Keep what you raise – this project will receive all pledges made by 5th June 2024 at 6:30pm

Tom Barry is fundraising to support a tour of 'Getting to Iona', a play about St Columba of Iona, and leaving home for the unknown.

by Tomás Barry in London, Greater London, United Kingdom

Hi! I'm Tom, an actor & writer from London with a show called 'Getting to Iona' about St Columba of Iona (an Irish monk who lived in the 500s AD), and leaving home for the unknown.

The show is an adaption of the book 'Joyful Pilgrimage' by John Barry, my grandfather, who was involved in the 1963 voyage of the so-called Iona Curragh, itself a recreation of St. Columba's journey in 563 AD.

'Getting to Iona' will premiere this June at St. Columba's Church, Pont St in London (booking link below). Then it will be performed in July at St. Columba's in York, and in August at St Columba's-by-the-Castle in Edinburgh.

The dates are set and the show will go on! My hope for this fundraiser is to cover the essential costs of the church venues who are generously supporting the development and realisation of this project, as well as my transport costs from my home in London, and a small marketing budget. The success of this show will depend largely on word-of-mouth. Any & all profits resulting from the performances will go to the churches where they take place.

Thank you so much for reading about 'Getting to Iona'! It is a passion project close to my heart, a whole-hearted labour of love. I hope you can come and see it, I can't wait to share it with you!

Ticket booking link for London, June 3rd-6th:


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Thank you very much for your generous support! Your donation represents one giant leap towards the funding goal, and you will receive a special thanks at all performances alongside the artists who have contributed to its realisation

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Thank you so much for your incredible generosity! At this reward level, not only will you receive a special thanks at all performances alongside the contributing artists, but also I will perform the show for you at a venue in London, and as many of your guests as the venue can accommodate. Outside London is also possible, but please get in touch before donating at this level. Thank you!!!

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I do not expect this reward level to be taken up by anyone, but if you do, I will do my utmost to perform the show for you anywhere in the world. I cannot thank you enough!

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