Sparkly Bird at Hastings Fringe

by Bohemia Arts and Music CIC in Hastings, England, United Kingdom


raised of £800 target
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Flexible funding – this project will receive all pledges made by July 10th 2019 at 12:00pm

We want to provide subsidised and free tickets to Sparkly Bird so that we can reach an audience otherwise excluded from live arts perfomance

by Bohemia Arts and Music CIC in Hastings, England, United Kingdom

Bohemia Arts and Music community interest company exists to support the performance of shows we think need to be seen, to an audience typically excluded from the power and benefit of live arts performance.

Our next project is Sparkly Bird:

On 7th December 2004, a 43 year old woman hung herself from her loft stairs. She was found hours later by her husband, who had no idea that she was anything but content. She had a beautiful home, good marriage, lovely son and a rewarding job, so what caused her to do such a violent and destructive act. ? Sparkly Bird is the collection of evidence, the examination of cause and motive, and the journey her family took to find peace for themselves.
The Story is told in 12 songs, with  1 dancers,one aerialist one narrator and one band- The Fabulous Red Diesel.The songs are written by Kat Lee-Ryan, and the story is true.

Sparkly Bird will be performed at Hastings Fringe 13 July. 

The show is going ahead, but you can help us reach a wider auidience:

We need money to promote the show to people who don't access the internet, provide free and low cost tickets and travel reimbursement so that people who live in the edges of town can afford to come.

Sparkly Bird has been performed at local theatres and mental health conferences and has always been well received. Here is some feedback:

‘’I think this is the most beautiful thing I have ever seen or experienced.Thank –you – I think this will save my life’’

''Sparkly Bird at The Stables. Wow! What an incredibly brave, poignant, moving and uplifting show. Kat Lee-Ryan your songs, your band and incredible singing (along with Jackie Rawe) were just stunning. Your dancers and the choreography (Joanna Poulton and Ruby were spellbinding - I was so moved I had to make a sharp exit. Many congratulations and I hope you perform it again soon xxxx ''❤️’’

‘’Sparkly Bird will hit your heart hard, it will touch every emotion that you can imagine. If this show doesn't touch you in some way or other, then you surely are not of this world.’’

''The music was so moving and also so uplifting. The dance also. It was utterly amazing and your singing just beautiful - I am still overwhelmed - thank you''


This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£10 or more

£10 Reward

Ten pounds- is a free ticket for anyone who needs it- but, you get something too- a discount on your own ticket. Give us a tenner, bring your smart phone to the show to show us your donation, and we will give to 2 quid off any full price ticket you buy for the show.

£5 or more

£5 Reward

for a fiver we will (with your permission) list you on our funders page

£20 or more

£20 Reward

For twenty quid (the price of 2 full price tickets), we will give you a free download from the new upcoming Sparkly Bird album.

Let's make 'Sparkly Bird at Hastings Fringe' happen

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