Support The Unthanks

by The Unthanks in Corbridge, England, United Kingdom

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We’re back in lockdown, so in place of our usual events, we're bringing an interactive weekend into your homes: The Unthanks Winter Onliner!

by The Unthanks in Corbridge, England, United Kingdom

New stretch target

With live events unlikely to return before the Autumn, and other commitments July to Dec, we're unlikely to tour at all this year, and unlike last year, there's no government help! Enjoy our online event and help us stay afloat as a band and plan for our return to live touring and album releasing in early 2022. 


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Welcome to our second Crowdfunder! Now we’re back in lockdown and it’s unlikely we’ll get to play live or earn from touring for a long time yet, we have decided to bring you our first online event!

The Unthanks Winter Onliner will take place on the weekend of February 26th to 28th. In addition to weekend tickets, other rewards on the right include brand new t-shirts, hoodies and sweatshirts to wear during the event, and our Kitchen and Song books. There are images below of each.

The weekend will feature exclusive new performances, new short films, podcasts, workshops, older performances, Q&As, family content and much more besides that we’re still dreaming up! There will be lots of new and interesting content for avid followers, but it's hopefully also a chance for those who have never seen us to get as close as possible to doing that, especially for those overseas who haven’t had chance to see The Unthanks perform before!

The idea is inspired by the absence this winter of our annual singing weekends, but our Winter Onliner should appeal to any Unthanks fan, especially just now, when lots of us are largely based at home, without access to in-person performance and participation. While it will be interactive, there will be plenty to enjoy for those that don’t wish to participate.

The weekend onliner will take place on an amazing event platform that we hope will really bring alive the whole experience. As well as a main stage that will show the key content, there will also be session rooms where you as attendees, can chat on screen, and even sing to each other. There will be sing around rooms, chat rooms, maybe even a storytelling and poetry room. We don’t just want to perform at you. We hope to create a space in which there is connectivity and enrichment between lots of people, sharing far more colour and light than we can offer alone. Unthanks band members will be popping into rooms too, for a chat, a song, who knows! Whether you want to contribute or just listen, we look forward to seeing you all.

As well as regular weekend tickets for the Onliner, there are 550 participant tickets for sale. Everyone with a participant ticket will get a 75 minute zoom choir workshop session with Becky and I, prior to the weekend.

As some of you will know, we usually run residential singing weekends every winter, on the coast of Northumberland. We’re missing that very much this winter, and we hope that our Winter Onliner can function for those singing weekenders who are missing their annual trip to see us, as well as those who have tried but haven’t managed to get a place yet.

Previous singing weekend attendees are invited according to their regular groups, and there will be newbie workshops for those who haven’t been before. We’ll then put highlights of these together and bring you them during the Onliner. Choose your session on the checkout page.

We hope this brings the winter cheer that we all could do with at the moment. If you like the sound of The Unthanks Winter Onliner, please buy your tickets as early as possible, as this will help us tailor content for the amount of people attending. Your support of our weekend will help enormously in the survival of The Unthanks, as we strive to stay afloat and make new content, until the time comes we can all be together again.

It may even be next year before we play live again, because by the middle of this year, we’re going to be busy making the music for 3 more episodes of Worzel Gummidge. So we hope our online event will help us all through the back end of the winter, and give you not just the chance to see us, but for us to see you!

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The Unthanks Winter Onliner WEEKEND TICKET

Take part in our 3 day online event! Feb 26-28th (Friday evening to Sunday lunchtime). Full access to The Unthanks Winter Onliner includes:

  • Exclusive new performances and films by The Unthanks
  • Podcasts and Q&As with The Unthanks - audio only content, so that you don't have to spend all weekend sat in front of a screen!
  • Workshops, cook alongs and family content.
  • Live interactive chat rooms & sing rooms. With up to 20 participants in each, hop about different 'rooms' which will be labelled and themed as places to chat and hang out, sing, share poetry or stories. Take part or just listen. Unthank band members will be popping in and out to chat, listen to other singers and share a song.
  • The event will all take place on an easy-to-use interactive online event platform. You will receive links and details on registration, by email in due course.
  • You will also receive challenges in advance, such as heading out on a walk and recording yourself singing a song from a favourite spot. We'll put highlights together and play them as part of the weekend, so that we are all nourished by much more life and soul than we could provide alone.

The Unthanks Winter Onliner PARTICIPATION TICKET

EVERYTHING detailed in the weekend ticket above, PLUS:

75min choir workshop zoom session with The Unthanks, prior to the weekend event.  Choose your session in the reward options on the checkout page. No singing experience required. Hosted by Rachel and Becky Unthank, the onus will be on the joy and simplicity of group participation. Guidelines will be sent in advance.

Once you have bought tickets, you will receive details by email of how to register with the event platform. It’s very easy and lots of fun to use.

WINTER ONLINER FESTIVAL WEAR AND OTHER PHYSICAL REWARDS 

* Delivery - For rewards that require delivery, postage and packaging is included in the price, but it's not possible on Crowdfunder to increase postage for overseas buyers. So while we are very pleased deliver to overseas customers, please consider adding a donation to cover overseas postage. THANKS!

* Deadline - Please be quick if you want to buy t-shirts and hoodies. We'll have to take these down from sale at some point, because we'll need to go to print soon to have them ready and delivered before the Winter Onliner!

T-SHIRTS

All T-Shirts are 100% organic cotton and designed by Natalie Rae Reid, who designed the Mount The Air cover and the Lines Trilogy.

Sizes:

Men's XS 30/32" S 34/36" M 38/40" L 42/44" XL 46/48" 2XL 50/52" 

Women's XS 8 S 10 M 12 L 14 XL 16 2XL 18/20

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Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£32 or more

TRILOGY of Book/CDs by Jim Mageean

A trilogy of book-CDs. Each book comes with a 75 minute CD as well as all the words, explanations, history etc. The books are titled ‘Haul Away’ (hauling or pulling shanties), ‘Heave Away’ (heaving or pushing shanties and ‘Sail Away’ (forebitters and sea songs). UK Postage included. +£3 donation for Europe postage

£6 or more

Diversions Vol 1 - Robert Wyatt/Antony&TheJohnsons

Special price for today only, marking 10 years since the premiere. CD. +£2 donation for Europe postage

£12 or more

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The Unthanks KITCHEN

By popular demand from our singing weekenders, a recipe book of dishes made at our winter weekends, including our infamous Sprout Pasta! Limited copies! Brand new second edition, featuring additional recipes. Price inc UK P&P. Please add donation for OVERSEAS postage.

£12 or more

CD Books by Jim Mageean

Jim Mageean has written a trilogy of book-CDs. Here you can chose one, or buy the whole trilogy in the REWARD BELOW. Each book comes with a 75 minute CD as well as all the words, explanations, history etc. Choose on the next page between ‘Haul Away’ (hauling or pulling shanties), ‘Heave Away’ (heaving or pushing shanties and ‘Sail Away’ (forebitters and sea songs). Price includes UK postage. +£3 donation for Europe.

£15 or more

The Unthanks MEMORY BOOK

Almost 200 full-colour A4 pages in screen printed hardback. Tour diary accounts, photos, memorabilia, artwork, written contributions from current and past members, tour date posters and fliers, foreword by writer Paul Morley, and written contributions by band members, regular fans and fellow artists such as Robert Wyatt, Martin Freeman and Maxine Peake, Martin Hayes and Nick Hornby. *INC P&P but please add donation for overseas postage.

£15 or more

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TWO FOR JOY MAGPIE TEA TOWEL

+£3 donation for Europe postage

£16 or more

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The Unthanks SONGBOOK

Over 60 pages of our favourite songs, including original cuttings from our own songbooks. Second edition including additional songs. Limited copies! Price inc UK P&P please add donation for OVERSEAS postage.

£20 or more

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The Unthanks APRON

The last 45 left! Natural colour apron with the Singing Weekend / Onliner artwork by Natalie Rae Reid. Includes Postage and Package but please add a donation to cover overseas post.

£20 or more

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TWO FOR JOY MAGPIE T-SHIRT MENS LARGE

+£3 donation for Europe postage

£20 or more

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TWO FOR JOY MAGPIE T-SHIRT WOMEN'S LARGE

+£3 donation for Europe postage

£20 or more

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TWO FOR JOY MAGPIE T-SHIRT MENS MEDIUM

+£3 FOR EUROPE POSTAGE

£20 or more

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TWO FOR JOY MAGPIE T-SHIRT WOMEN'S XL

+£3 DONATION POSTAGE FOR EUROPE

£20 or more

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TWO FOR JOY MAGPIE T-SHIRT WOMENS XXL

+£3 DONATION FOR EUROPE POSTAGE

£20 or more

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TWO FOR JOY MAGPIE T-SHIRT MEN'S SMALL

+£3 DONATION FOR EUROPE POSTAGE

£15 or more

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CONCERT DOUBLE BILL

8.30pm Fri 26th - Mount The Air full show, Newcastle City Hall 2015 8.30pm Sat 27th - Exclusive new show from Northumberland, filmed in the beautiful, atmospheric Simpson Street Studios. Ticket includes both shows. Ticket link will be emailed closer to the date. This ticket grants access to these shows only. They are part of The Unthanks Winter Onliner (for full access to the weekend including heaps more exclusive content, see below).

£20 or more

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TWO FOR JOY MAGPIE T-SHIRT MENS XL

+ £3 DONATION FOR EUROPE POSTAGE

£24 or more

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Men's 100% Organic Cotton T-Shirt in Forest Green

Your Unthanks Winter Onliner festival-wear! Organic Men's T-Shirt in Forest Green. See image in main section. All sizes. Select size on next page. *Inc P&P but please add donation for overseas postage.

£24 or more

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Women's 100% Organic Cotton T-Shirt Urban Orange

Your Unthanks Winter Onliner festival-wear! Organic T-Shirt in Urban Orange. See image in main section. All sizes. Select size on next page. *Inc P&P but please add donation for overseas postage.

£24 or more

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Men's 100% Organic Cotton T-Shirt in Red

Your Unthanks Winter Onliner festival-wear! Organic Men's T-Shirt in Red. See image in main section. All sizes. Select size on next page. *Inc P&P but please add donation for overseas postage.

£24 or more

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Women's 100% Organic Cotton T-Shirt in Red

Your Unthanks Winter Onliner festival-wear! Organic Women's T-Shirt in Red. See image in main section. All sizes. Select size on next page. *Inc P&P but please add donation for overseas postage.

£38 or more

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WOMEN'S HOODIE

Your Unthanks Winter Onliner festival-wear! Winter Onliner Women's Hoodie in Navy Blue. Beautiful artwork by Natalie Rae Reed. See image in main section. Select size on next page. *Inc P&P but please add donation for overseas postage.

£38 or more

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MEN'S HOODIE

Your Unthanks Winter Onliner festival-wear! Winter Onliner Men's Hoodie in Tropical Blue. Beautiful artwork by Natalie Rae Reed. See image in main section. Select size on next page. *Inc P&P but please add donation for overseas postage.

£40 or more

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The Unthanks Winter Onliner WEEKEND TICKET

Take part in our 3 day online event! Feb 26-28th. Full access to The Unthanks Winter Onliner - includes exclusive performances, films, podcasts, Q&As, workshops, plus live chat rooms & sing rooms with other attendees and Unthank band members, and more we're still dreaming up! This will all take place on an easy-to-use interactive online event platform. You will receive links and details on registration, by email in due course.

£50 or more

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The Unthanks Winter Onliner EARLY BIRD TICKET

Take part in our 3 day online event. Participation ticket includes: - 75min choir workshop zoom session with The Unthanks, prior to the event (you can select from a choice of dates and groups on the next page). - Full access to The Unthanks Winter Onliner - includes exclusive performances, films, podcasts, Q&As, workshops, plus live chat rooms & sing rooms with other attendees and Unthank band members, and more we're still dreaming up

£50 or more

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The Unthanks Winter Onliner PARTICIPATION TICKET

Take part in our 3 day online event. Participation ticket includes: 75min choir workshop zoom session with The Unthanks, prior to the event (you can select from a choice of dates and groups on the next page). - Full access to The Unthanks Winter Onliner - includes exclusive performances, films, podcasts, Q&As, workshops, plus live chat rooms & sing rooms with other attendees and Unthank band members, and more we're still dreaming up.

£60 or more

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The Unthanks Winter Onliner WEEKEND TICKET FOR 2

Same as the Early Bird ticket above but for two people living together and sharing one device.

£75 or more

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The Unthanks Winter Onliner EARLY BIRD FOR 2

Same as the participation ticket above, for two people living together sharing the same device.

£75 or more

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The Unthanks Winter Onliner PARTICIPATION FOR 2

Same as the participation ticket above, for two people living together sharing the same device.

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