Sponsored Walk to Hebden Bridge

by Victoria Guy in Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, United Kingdom

Sponsored Walk to Hebden Bridge
We did it
On 22nd May 2023 we successfully raised £1,000 with 46 supporters in 56 days

Jesse & Toi are raising funds to make a new experimental dance & live music show, by asking you to sponsor a 116 mile Queer Pilgrimage!

by Victoria Guy in Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, United Kingdom

 New stretch target

If we reach our target and raise even more (!) then we will be able to pay a producer to help us secure this stage of  funding, and buy ourselves some music equipment to use in the show! And be in love with you forever

We are two queer multi-heritage dance artists: Toi Guy (british-colombian) and Jesse Salaman (jewish) looking for support towards our new collaborative experimental punk-musical dance show exploring queerness, gender-play and hopes for healing.

1678127252_img_7600.jpgWe are making songs and dances for our alternate-fantasy-selves to realise their superfreakipowers of embodied re-worlding & quantum queerness to change the world at the speed it is already changing, without getting left behind.

We are asking anyone who feels able and interested in seeing a project like this happen to SPONSOR OUR PILGRIMAGE! All funds raised will go towards the match funding for our Arts Council England application.

✧ ˚ · .the queer pilgrimage ೃ⁀➷

On April 17th, we are starting our walk from our home in Newcastle Upon Tyne to Hebden Bridge, affectionately known as "the lesbian capital of the UK", aiming to arrive at historic site Mount Cross (7th Century). Jessica Lofthouse (1976) reported that a local farmer said of this stone, “Queer things happened here”.

A big part of our project is the integration of our relationship to land, ancestors, cultural histories, species we encounter along the way, songs we make up to support each other. We are initiating exciting collaborations with sound artists and visual artists with focus on organic / environmentally harmonious materials to create set pieces for our queer speculative musical world. The Arts Council funding, supported by funds raised on this page, will go towards paying all artistic and administrative collaborators well and fairly, and expanding the project to involve opportunities for LGBTQI+ communities across the North.



This project offers rewards in return for your donation. Please select a reward below.

£11 or more

Thank you and video update

Thank you so much for contributing! We will send you a short thank you selfie video whilst we are on our walk updating you on the landscapes, how we're feeling, creative conversations/process.

£22 or more

6 of 10 claimed

We will build a shrine for you

If you contribute £22, we'd be so grateful, we will build a shrine for you somewhere on our journey, with precious things that we find around us, if you would like we will spell your name or a chosen word/wish in stones, and fill the shrine with gratitude and blessings for you. We will take a picture of the shrine and send you a printed copy. Only 10 of these available!

£33 or more

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A song and a dance for you

We'd be so grateful if you were to support us with £33 that we will make up a song and dance for you, about you (somehow) somewhere on our journey, filled with blessings and gratitude, video it and send it to you personally. Only 5 of these available!

£44 or more

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Prints in the post

If you support us with £44 we will send you printed photos from our journey, with a big heartfelt thank you letter. Only 10 of these available!

£55 or more

Choose Two!

We'd be so grateful if you could support us with £55 or more! You can choose any two of the above :)

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