Now in it's fifth year, Sing Along the River has become a mainstay amongst Cornwall's summer arts events. It pulls together singers and musicians from Lostwithiel and beyond to produce a wonderful line-up of quality music, that entertains young and old, locals and visitors beside the River Fowey. The bar, coffee and fresh hot food mean that the audience is well looked after and special lights and staging mean that our artists love to perform! Most importantly, it is a free event that supports the Lostwithiel community and attracts hundreds of visitors each evening.
"Such a wonderful atmosphere!"
In the past we have be fortunate to gain small grants from arts organisations, such as Arts Council England, to help support Sing Along the River. They have helped cover some of the costs for staging the event - from toilets to sound and staging to licences. This year, we are going it alone and despite some generous community donations, we still need your help to keep Sing Along the River free for our audiences.
"The BEST thing for the community in ages."
Lost in Song, the town's community choir, take to the stage every week as well as supporting in making cakes, stewarding and serving at the bar (not to mention the early starts and late nights to make everything beautiful and safe). They won't receive any of this funding, instead it will go directly to the staging and production of the event.
"Not many events manage to do a simple thing like this, as professionally as this."
If you have ever enjoyed an evening at Sing Along the River then we urge you to drop us a pledge. If you want to keep seeing live music in Cornwall that is free, then please share this with friends (and pledge too!). In return we will give you evenings of beautiful music under the trees, with a great atmosphere and a community spirit. You can also choose one of a number of treats from us to say thank you.
"The atmosphere and camaraderie were superb, more please"
Your pledge could bring you more than a sense of satisfaction:
£20 - Lostwithiel Tea Towel
Beautifully packaged, this tea towel has been designed and printed in Lostwithiel and shows a very special view of our beautiful town. If you've ever wanted some motivation to do the dishes, this tea towel has been made for you!
£30 - Lostwithiel Enamel Mug
Forget bone china, enamel is the way forward for all your beverages. Depicting a design made especially for Sing Along the River, the mug can hold your campsite tea, fishing beer or winter-time mulled wine and hot chocolate (we don't recommend that you mix these drinks though!)
£50 - Lostwithiel A1 Poster
Whether you own a guesthouse, rent your cottage or are a student about to leave home for the first time, this poster is for you. Beautifully designed in the style of a black and white lino print, the poster shows the beauty of Lostwithiel and will suit pretty much any decor. It will be delivered to you in a protective poster tube ready to be framed or simply blu-tacked straight to your wall.
Expected Delivery: You will notice on all the rewards on the right hand side that we have stated that the expected delivery is September. This gives us plenty of time to deliver on time (the last thing we want to do is have you waiting). As soon as this campaigns finishes we will be working round the clock to get all rewards out the door and delivered to you (the end of September is worst case).
This year we have received tremendous support from:
- Generous programme advertisers
- Lost in Song
- Lostwithiel Business Group
- Lostwithiel Rotary Club
- Lostwithiel Town Council
- Revival Design
- and many, many artists, singers and volunteers.
Thank you for making the music happen!