Build a community cinema at the Star & Shadow

by Star and Shadow Cinema in Newcastle upon Tyne, Staffordshire, England

We’re raising £50,000 to build a marvelous community cinema and arts space for Newcastle, and we need your help.

by Star and Shadow Cinema in Newcastle upon Tyne, Staffordshire, England

We did it
On 7th November 2016 we successfully raised £41,619 with 740 supporters in 62 days

WHY WE NEED YOUR HELP?

You can help us reopen the Star and Shadow bigger and better than ever before. We’re raising £50,000 to build a marvelous community cinema and arts space for Newcastle, and we need your help.

For 10 years the much loved Star and Shadow has been a creative and social hub for the Newcastle community. A welcoming and open space for film makers, musicians, artists, and audiences, the Star and Shadow has been the starting point for so many new works, careers, and friendships.

For a decade, the Star and Shadow has not only made the first career steps of Newcastle based creatives possible – providing a space, equipment, audiences, and the support of volunteers – but has been an iconic destination for anyone seeking amazing cultural events with a difference.

Whether it’s a weird DJ set and disco, the rare screening of an obscure film, a community family event, or an experimental music festival, the Star and Shadow has been the place to go, and with your help it can be again.

After years of amazing discos, gigs, exhibitions, screenings, and community events, due to plans for redevelopment of the area the Star and Shadow was forced to close its doors. A hub for community groups, activist groups and much more was facing an uncertain future.

This is where you come in.

Our community and volunteers has been working hard and have found a new space in a disused warehouse on Warwick Street. With your help, we can raise the funds to reopen The Star and Shadow in 2017, bigger, better, more versatile, but still as committed as ever to supporting Newcastle’s amazing arts scene and community.

WHAT WE'RE DOING

We are going to transform the warehouse site into an amazing new Star and Shadow space.

Volunteers have been hard at work tearing down partitions, pulling out bricks, and busting concrete. When the dust settles, we’ll have the foundations and walls for new gig and meeting spaces, artist studios, a new and improved bar/cafe, a library, community garden, crèche, a social hub including space for family social events and activities.

Funding has been secured for much of the work, but we need your support to make the next stage happen.

“While we have a lot of the funding in place, we still have some way to go” says volunteer Sheena Revolta, "and we still need to raise £50,000 towards building the actual cinema!"

With a new venue, the Star and Shadow can continue to bring much-loved movies, comedy, DJ nights and bands to the people, encouraging local and national talent, and at a price that all can afford.  It's going to be a real arts venue that everyone can benefit from and be part of, and you can help build it.

FABULOUS REWARDS

By donating to our campaign, you not only get to be part of the new Star and Shadow movement, to say “I helped build that!”, but there’s some pretty awesome rewards for you to take home too.

As well as a raft of cool Star and Shadow stuff (like sponsoring your own sq. ft of the cinema), or a years pass to any and all the films, we’ve broken the rewards gifted from our community into 4 seasons to keep things simple.

All that’s left to do is pick your reward!

MUSIC

Fancy some of Newcastle’s coolest bands playing in your living room? Take your pick, Richard Dawson, Rob Heron, Kathryn Williams … we could go on.

If that weren’t special enough, why not have the legendary G Winston Lang of indie stalwarts St James’ Infirmary write a song for you on a subject of your choice and come perform it at your house?

If you’re feeling less decadent, you could always just haul home a massive bag of limited edition vinyl and CDs from ALT-VINYL or Acid Waxa.

All this and much more in the music season.

FILM

What could be cooler than a private film screening for you and your friends at the shiny new Star and Shadow in 2017?

What’s that you say? Your own film crew for a week to shoot a documentary?...OK, we’ve got that too.

Maybe you’re sick of watching epic movies on your tiny telly. The Star and Shadow projectionist crew are on hand to pop round your house and produce the best home movie night of your life.

If you’re feeling less decadent, there’s always a selection of beautiful digital film posters to be had.

WORKSHOPS

Ever wanted to learn carpentry? Put some cash towards our woodwork and pro carpenter Jack Richardson will give you a masterclass in all things chisel and lathe.

Fancy yourself as a bit of a Darren Aronofsky? Help us put up the new screen by signing up to a “shooting in 16mm film” workshop.

Maybe you’re more of a street artist deep down inside and you just need our graffiti workshop to unleash your inner Banksy.

Whatever your hidden ambitions, there’ll be a Star and Shadow workshop for you to build your talents along with the new cinema.

No end to the workshops on offer in workshop season.

Thank you for supporting the Star and Shadow. We hope you enjoy whichever brilliant rewards you opt for, and can’t wait to welcome you through the shiny new doors in 2017.

#buildyourcinema

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£5 or more

£5 Reward

PAY WHATEVER YOU WANT ... just click this reward and then click PAY MORE on the next page. Just because you love the Star and Shadow.

£10 or more

162 of 300 claimed

£10 Reward

You'll receive A CINEMA TICKET and a THANK YOU ON THE BIG SCREEN before each film screening in 2017. This offer is limited to individuals only (unfortunately no companies or organisations can be credited). Thank you for believing in the Star and Shadow!

£20 or more

20 of 200 claimed

£20 Reward

Receive digital copies of three different VINTAGE STAR & SHADOW POSTERS plus we'll throw in a FREE cinema ticket, which you can use whenever you please - there's no time limit. Thank you for believing in the Star and Shadow!

£21 or more

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£21 Reward

Sponsor A SQUARE FOOT of the new cinema just for the love of it and know that you're truly part of the new building, and you'll also receive a digital copy of the ground plan illustrated by artist RACHEL BOLLEN. Thank you for believing in the Star and Shadow!

£25 or more

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£25 Reward

Written and face-to-face FEEDBACK from renowned local writer ELLEN PHETHEAN on up to 6 poems or up to 5,000 word prose. http://www.diamondtwig.co.uk Thank you for believing in Star and Shadow!

£25 or more

147 of 200 claimed

£25 Reward

For a ticket to our OPENING NIGHT PARTY, featuring amazing films, DJs and live acts. LIMITED TO OVER 18s ONLY. Party will take place at a date TBC after we reopen. Thank you for believing in the Star and Shadow!

£25 or more

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£25 Reward

Ever wanted TO LEARN HOW TO PLAY either CELLO, PIANO or ACCORDION? Kerrin Tatman is a composer, multi-instrumentalist and creative producer. He is offering an hour long taster lessons for individuals in either cello, piano, or accordion. You don't even need your own instrument! He plays with Newcastle bands Aether and Tatters Catman and the Infinite Broken Sequins, works for Circus Central, and co-directs the upcoming Moving Parts: Newcastle Puppetry Festival. http://www.kerrintatman.co.uk/ https://m.facebook.com/kerrintatmanartist/ Offer limited to residents of Newcastle area and those willing to travel. Thank you for believing in Star and Shadow!

£26 or more

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£26 Reward

You and plus one COME DINE WITH US and LEARN about a great example of COMMUNAL LIVING in an urban environment. For nearly three decades the community has been evolving, sharing and learning. We will treat you and a friend/lover/housemate/Mam to a delicious home made meal, pudding and show you how it works. We look forward meeting you. Andrew, Ashley, Arto, Jack, Janina and Lauren Thank you for believing in the Star and Shadow!

£27 or more

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£27 Reward

A beautiful hand-printed, ethically sourced and produced T-SHIRT featuring the classic DIY S&S logo. Thank you for believing in the Star and Shadow!

£30 or more

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£30 Reward

A one-day STREET ART WORKSHOP for kids with renowned street artist Bobzilla. Date and venue to be confirmed but the workshop will take place in Newcastle/Gateshead. Suitable for ages 8-15.

£30 or more

10 of 10 claimed

£30 Reward

A carnet of SIX MOVIE TICKETS, which you can use whenever you please - there's no time limit. The ticket will be a unique print by artist Jade Sweeting. Thank you for believing in the Star and Shadow!

£30 or more

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£30 Reward

FILMMAKING WORKSHOP - PHOTOGRAMS ON 16MM – Would you like to try your hand at 16mm film-making? Pledge £30 for the opportunity to make a collective film with 5 others, using the photogram technique made famous by the artist Man Ray. Led by artist Leah Millar, you will learn to create photograms together using darkroom magic and found objects. We will also cover basic film-processing, so be prepared to get chemical! Workshop will take place in Newcastle. Thank you for believing in Star and Shadow!

£30 or more

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£30 Reward

Receive digital copies of SIX VINTAGE POSTERS from previous Star and Shadow events plus we'll throw in a FREE cinema ticket.

£35 or more

1 of 1 claimed

£35 Reward

Two tickets for TEENAGE FANCLUB at Whitley Bay on Wednesday 16 November. This gig is sold out and you'll get your tickets for below cost price AND with all proceeds going to the S&S. We'll send them to your home address too.

£40 or more

1 of 10 claimed

£40 Reward

For a NEWCASTLE ROLLER GIRLS' goodie bag, including: NRG branded tote bag NRG t-shirt NRG badges and stickers Two tickets for a home game & A baseball cap Thank you for believing in the Star and Shadow!

£47 or more

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£47 Reward

A beautiful hand-printed, ethically sourced and produced T-SHIRT featuring the classic DIY S&S logo, AND, a hand written/drawn personal thank you letter addressed to you by a volunteer artist from the Star and Shadow. Thank you for believing in the Star and Shadow!

£50 or more

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£50 Reward

The legendary G WINSTON LANG of indie stalwarts St James’ Infirmary will WRITE A SONG on the subject of your choice, then come to your home and sing it to you as part of an intimate thirty minute concert. https://stjamesinfirmary.bandcamp.com/ NE only.

£50 or more

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£50 Reward

Attend a one-day 35mm FILMMAKING WORKSHOP with artist filmmaker Mat Fleming , limited to eight places. https://vimeo.com/fleming The workshop will take place in Newcastle upon Tyne, at a date to be agreed. Thank you for believing in the Star and Shadow!

£55 or more

10 of 10 claimed

£55 Reward

A carnet of TWELVE MOVIE TICKETS, which you can use whenever you please - there's no time limit. The ticket will be a unique print by artist Jade Sweeting. Thank you for believing in the Star and Shadow!

£60 or more

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£60 Reward

Have a personal DRUMMING WORKSHOP with LADIES OF MIDNIGHT BLUE and you can bring up to five friends. Thank you for believing in the Star and Shadow!

£65 or more

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£65 Reward

ACID WAXA goodies! – 1 much sought after and long sold-out copy of the Roy Of The Ravers 2 Late 4 Love 12" ft. Emotinium  – 7 full tape albums by Roy Of The Ravers, Halvtrak and Chris Moss Acid  – Digital downloads for all 12 releases – 1 screen printed Acid Waxa t-shirt –2 x +3 guest passes for the next 2 Acid Waxa events http://acidwaxa.bandcamp.com/ https://soundcloud.com/acidwaxa https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100008941359706&fref=ts

£65 or more

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£65 Reward

Get 4 HOURS of DIY CARPENTRY under the guidance of professional Carpenter Jack Richardson. This is your chance to learn! Offer limited to residents within 20 miles of Newcastle. Thank you for believing in Star and Shadow!

£69 or more

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£69 Reward

Four hours of GARDEN TIDY-UP, celebrating our forthcoming community garden, by a professional tree surgeon AJC Treecare who will do hedges/lawns/shrubs/light tree maintenance for your garden. Available only in Newcastle. Thank you for believing in the Star and Shadow!

£70 or more

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£70 Reward

Get 3-day TUSK 2016 FESTIVAL PASS and BOTH TUSK LP RELEASES with a discount price! I can't think of a better present to any music lover? Releases: THE UNIT AMA – ‘THE MASON’S MALLET’ & AMBARCHI/CAMPBELL/FLOWER – ‘LIVE AT TUSK FESTIVAL 2013′ http://tuskfestival.com/ http://tuskfestival.com/releases/

£75 or more

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£75 Reward

HOME MOVIE NIGHT – Do you or your family have a bag of old Super 8 films but no way of projecting them? Bid for this reward and a pint sized projectionista* will arrive at your home with a projector and screen, giving you home cinema night with family and friends! Rediscover footage of long forgotten holidays, family and pets, all in the comfort of your living room.  Please pledge £75 to bring all the charms of super 8 home cinema to life with your nearest and dearest. * aforementioned pint sized projectionista is Leah Millar, a locally based artist film-maker and photochemist. Offer limited to Tyne and Wear residents. Thank you for believing in Star and Shadow!

£75 or more

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£75 Reward

A huge stack of desirable wax from our friends at ALT-VINYL. You'll receive a copy each of ten vinyl LPs, including: Gareth Davis & Steven R Smith - The Line Across Family Elan - Bow Low Bright Glow Nalle - The Wilder Shores of Love Marica Bassett & Helena Espvall - Lapidary Anahita - Arcana en Cantos Invisible Sports (Aaron Moore) - The Future Tastes The one ensemble (Daniel Padden) - Oriole Nick Mott - The Visitors Riel - LP & EP De Zombies Alberto Boccardi & Maurizio Abate - Superficie These are all pressed on to 180gm heavyweight vinyl. Additionally each pledge order will receive a mystery additional release which may be on lathe cut, vinyl or cassette.

£75 or more

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£75 Reward

A huge stack of 25 releases from our friends at DISTRACTION RECORDS. You'll receive a copy of each of these releases: See My Sound 'Hidden Depths' 7" Mushi Mushi 'Chicken EP' 7" Dressed In Wires 'The Big Black Cock Of Death EP' 12" picture disc Lachrymose One / Sansava 'Sometimes a Sense of Realism Creeps In / untitled' 7" Summer Night Air '3' CD Cathode 'Chronophobia / Economic Growth' 7" The Retail Sectors 'March Of Incurable Workaholic / Song About A Girl Who Killed Herself Yesterday' square 8" lathe cut d_rradio 'Born / Come To Light' 7" d_rradio 'Dear John / Pick Me Up' 7" d_rradio 'Out Of Love / You Hold My Breath' 7" d_rradio 'd_rradio' CD d_rradio 'd_rradio remixed' CD Moira Stewart 'Sweetness, Yes!' CD Tempelhof 'Leaving Home / Cage' 12" Tempelhof 'We Were Not There For The Beginning, We Won’t Be There For The End' CD d_rradio 'Parts' CD d_rradio 'Parts' LP Mushi Mushi 'Sequins Save Lives' CD The Big Oaks 'Monster Turd' LP Necro Deathmort 'Music of Bleak Origin' CD Necro Deathmort 'The Colonial Script' CD Warm Digits and Field Music 'BBC Radio 3 Late Junction Session' 10" deathrowradio 'Yummy' LP deathrowradio 'Yummy' CD Necro Deathmort 'EP3' 12"

£75 or more

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£75 Reward

Receive a carnet of 12 CINEMA TICKETS and six digital VINTAGE POSTERS from the Star & Shadow archive. Thank you for believing in the Star and Shadow!

£75 or more

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£75 Reward

Avant-improvisers PHALLICTITE will play a one-hour set in the safety of your own home by playing it, or, create a score to a silent film of your choice. You're welcome to join the band, but you must choose "an instrument" you can not play! If outside Tyne & Wear, travel and accommodation costs need to be added or you can come to ours. Thank you for believing in the Star and Shadow!

£77 or more

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£77 Reward

A beautiful hand-printed, ethically sourced and produced T-SHIRT featuring the classic DIY S&S logo, AND, a hand written/drawn personal thank you letter addressed to you by a volunteer artist from the Star and Shadow. AND a carnet of SIX MOVIE TICKETS, which you can use whenever you please - there's no time limit. The ticket will be a unique print by artist Jade Sweeting. Thank you for believing in the Star and Shadow!

£90 or more

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£90 Reward

BOX RECORDS VINYL SET! Retail price £108.50. 1. Bismuth - "unavailing" 2. Haikai No Ku - Temporary Infinity 3. Khünnt - Failures 4. Blown Out - Supernormal 2015 Live transmission III 5. Luminous Bodies 6. Girl Sweat - Bad Happenings 7. Khünnt - Dead Eyes 8. Beauty Pageant - torso 9. Blown Out - Planetary Engineering https://boxrecordsshop.bandcamp.com/ Thank you for believing in Star and Shadow!

£99 or more

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£99 Reward

Xperience OJAY – THE AMAZING BASS PLAYER jamming for you and your dearest in the comfort of your own home. All you need to do is DANCE while the improvising Bass in a Box Busker turns the vibe to cooler than cool. Let the rhythm take you far far away. Offer limited to residents of Newcastle, Whitley Bay and nearby areas. Thank you for believing in the Star and Shadow!

£125 or more

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£125 Reward

A PORTRAIT session with rock photographer IDENE ROOZBAYANI. http://www.idene.co.uk/ Offer limited to Tyne & Wear residents only, or those willing to travel to Newcastle. Thank you for believing in the Star and Shadow!

£125 or more

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£125 Reward

A PORTRAIT session with Lithuanian photographer JANINA SABALIAUSKAITE. She is offering a chemically hand printed 10x8 inch BLACK and WHITE portrait. https://www.instagram.com/janinasabaliauskaite/ Offer limited to residents of Tyne and Wear and those willing to travel to Newcastle for the shoot. Thank you for believing in the Star and Shadow!

£125 or more

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£125 Reward

A PHOTOSHOOT with Nicola from LOVE IN FOCUS who is the natural family portrait specialist in the region. Let her capture your nearest and dearest with style. http://www.loveinfocusportraits.com/family.html Available for people in Tyne and Wear or those willing to travel. Thank you for believing in Star and Shadow!

£125 or more

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£125 Reward

DJ LADY ANNABELLA will spin three hours of lounge, yeye and sixties pop at your house party, bat mitzvah or wedding. https://www.mixcloud.com/LadyAnnabella/ Tyne & Wear area only. Thank you for believing in the Star and Shadow!

£125 or more

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£125 Reward

DJ LALYA GAYE (from DJ collective Montoya) will spin three hours of eclectic world dance rhythms for your barbecue, christening or house party. Tyne & Wear region only. Thank you for believing in the Star and Shadow!

£150 or more

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£150 Reward

Berlin-based alt-country singer GEM ANDREWS will play live in your living room, kitchen or corridor on her next visit to the UK. www.gemandrews.co.uk Tyne and Wear only. Thanks for supporting the Star and Shadow.

£150 or more

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£150 Reward

What about a RICHARD DAWSON house gig at yours? Shivers, twisted straight blurry lines and warm cool. This is your chance to enjoy his barrage of musical expression and personality in the comfort of your home. Let the mighty humble voice fill the space. All you need to do is to enjoy the ride. Can I come too? Please. www.richarddawson.net Offer limited to residents of Tyne & Wear only. Estimated delivery either in November 2016 or after February 2017. Thank you for believing in the Star and Shadow!

£150 or more

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£150 Reward

Screenwriting analysis by an award winning screenwriter/filmmaker Simon Herbert! Pledge and get one-hour Skype consultation which would involve concentrating on three-act structure, character development, dialogue, etc; the aim being to make it more commercially viable. The process is a cross between normal script analysis and a more contemporary studio development process (as in: the writer won't just have their ego boosted, it's all about suggesting constructive changes to make the screenplay more suitable for the contemporary market.). Scripts must be no longer than 120 pages. Normal charge is $300 (about £235) but through us you can get it for £150! Simon Herbert is a Los-Angeles (but ex Toon!) based filmmaker, whose latest film "Savageland" has won eight awards during its 13-city festival run, and is to be distributed by Terror Films in spring 2017. As well as writing, producing and directing, he teaches Advanced Screenwriting at the prestigious UCLA Professional Program in Screenwriting, and is a Senior Story Analyst for Amazon Studios. e is repped by Management 360. Thank you for believing in Star and Shadow!

£150 or more

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£150 Reward

OPAL TAPES VINYL BOX SET with 17 vinyls! 1. Shapednoise – until human voices wake us 2. Michael Vallera – distance 3. L Neils – Puzzlebox 4. Body Boys – No Face 5. Russell E. L. Butler 6. Kaumwald – Hantasive 7. Sciahri – Behind the Line E.P 8. Life’s Track – Black Opal 9. Lumisokea – Transmissions from Revarsavr 10. We will meet at other human parties – a collaboration by Helm & Decimus 11. J. Albert – Small Room 12. Patricia – Bem Inventory 13. Cop Envy – Total End 14. Clouds – DJ Ultra Greatsword 15. Personable – Oyster 16. Opal Tapes 17. Wanda Group – Central Heating https://opaltapes.bandcamp.com/ https://www.facebook.com/opaltapes

£150 or more

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£150 Reward

Avant-choral explorers NOIZE CHOIR will perform a concert in your own home. http://noizechoir.tumblr.com/ Offer limited to residents of Tyne & Wear only. Thank you for believing in the Star and Shadow!

£150 or more

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£150 Reward

Extraordinary Geordie/Swedish vocalist NATHALIE STERN will perform at your home for you and your friends. https://nathaliesternmusic.bandcamp.com/ Offer limited to residents of Tyne & Wear only. Thank you for believing in the Star and Shadow!

£200 or more

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£200 Reward

THE ULTIMATE CINEPHILE pledge to see all the films for a year with the ULTIMATE CINEMA PASS. One whole year of pre-paid movie going. See all the films at the Star and Shadow for a whole year. Your film year begins from the first film you decide to see. In numbers; 42 weeks, average 2 films a week makes it less than £2.4 per film! Get it and share it with your friends/family/lover. Just because you don't wanna miss a frame. The ticket will be unique print by artist Jade Sweeting. Thank you for believing in the Star and Shadow!

£200 or more

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£200 Reward

The wonderful KISSED will play a gig in your home or venue of your choice. Featuring Nicky and Sarah from MUSH, Nathalie Stern and actors Charlie Hardwick and Zoe Lambert, KISSED are the nearest the NE has to a supergroup. https://www.facebook.com/kissedband/ Offer is only available to donors living in the North East.

£200 or more

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£200 Reward

A PRIVATE FILM SCREENING of the movie of your choice for you and 88 of your friends. What better way to celebrate your birthday, anniversary, retirement or lottery win? Thank you for believing in the Star and Shadow!

£250 or more

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£250 Reward

RECORD at BLANK STUDIOS. Get two days - a day to record, and a day to mix - and create some music with one of the Blank team. You could be an established act or an intrepid creator, new to music. Normal price is £320-360 but by pledging £250 you can record, mix and save some hard earned cash! Blank Studios is a commercial recording studio and production company in Newcastle-upon-Tyne. Built upon the premise of a relaxed, creative environment, alongside sonic integrity, Blank Studios and its four engineers offer a leading music house in the North East of England. http://blank-studios.com/ Thank you for believing in Star and Shadow!

£250 or more

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£250 Reward

Be ONE OF THE FIRST to RECORD in the NEW BLANK STUDIOS on Warwick Street. Once it's built you will get two days to record and mix whatever you'd like with one of the Blank Studios team. You could be an established act or an intrepid creator, new to music. Normal price is £320-360 but by pledging £250 you can record, mix and save some hard earned cash! It will be opened in the first half of 2017. Blank Studios is a commercial recording studio and production company in Newcastle-upon-Tyne. Built upon the premise of a relaxed, creative environment, alongside sonic integrity, Blank Studios and its four engineers offer a leading music house in the North East of England. http://blank-studios.com/ Thank you for believing in Star and Shadow!

£300 or more

1 of 1 claimed

£300 Reward

A week’s stay in a beautiful cottage in Craster, Northumberland in 2017. This does not apply in High Season but at any other available time (normal price £395 - £595). Sleeps 4 and one dog to be kept downstairs. https://www.facebook.com/artistscottagecraster/ Check availability via the Crabtree And Crabtree website but book your week via the Star & Shadow! Thank you for believing in Star and Shadow!

£500 or more

£500 Reward

A PRIVATE EVENT for you and your friends. What better way to celebrate your birthday, anniversary, retirement or lottery win? Thank you for believing in the Star and Shadow!

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