The March Of The Artists

by amanda.hennessy in Manchester, England, United Kingdom

We did it
On 23rd July 2018 we successfully raised £1,857 with 40 supporters in 21 days

We want to complete the March from Manchester to London that was began by the brave Blanketeers in 1817, and dedicate our walk to them.

by amanda.hennessy in Manchester, England, United Kingdom

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Norma Rose 20th July 2018

As you walk your merry way, Stretch your legs and Vaseline your parts, Think of us, You’re always in our farts? (Typo) Grams, Mum, Patty P, R Pam, Looby xxx

Ute Kelly 19th July 2018

Love the idea of walking, talking, connecting with history and present and creating art along the way. Will try and join you for a bit of the way... x

Jacqueline Oppenheimer 8th July 2018

The March of The Artists reflects the courage of the original Blanketeers. Artists help us to channel and recognise our emotions. I wish these three creative artists the very best in their endeavour.


This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£1 or more

A great big, over the top, thank you!

You can pledge as little or as much as you would like to. Thank you

£5 or more

Walk with us!

Join us on the walk for an hour, a day, a weekend. Come and walk with us for the very small donation of £5. We will send you a map of our route and send regular updates so that you can decide where to meet us. We'll also send you a March Of The Artists badge for you to wear when you join us! Alternatively you can do a parallel walk in your own area. Just let us know where you will be so that we can communicate with each other!

£10 or more

3 of 30 claimed

Sing with us!

A download of our specially written ballad, words by Mike Hugo, tune and recorded by Jennifer Reid. We'll also send you our March Of The Artists version of the Riot Act notice as a pdf. These words will be read to the crowd by Jennifer Reid just before we leave Manchester for London. You will also receive a March Of The Artists badge.

£30 or more

7 of 10 claimed

The Postcard

A March of the Artists postcard, created by one of our artists, sent to you each week from wherever we are, and personally written to you. And ... a March Of The artists badge.

£35 or more

2 of 20 claimed

Instagram Photobox

A very special set of 36 of our favourite Instagram photo cards taken during the walk. A beautiful keepsake, delivered in a special box, especially if have taken part in the march itself. You will also receive a March Of The Artists badge.

£35 or more

3 of 40 claimed

Tumults and Riotous Assemblies

A poster designed by Lauren Sagar, printed by marc the printers of Salford who use soya-based spot colour Risograph inks. Limited run of 50 prints, each signed by the three marching artists. We'll also send you a download of The Blanketeers Song by Jennifer Reid and a March Of The Artists badge.

£60 or more

2 of 25 claimed

The Package

A poster, the Instagram Photobox and the song! And a badge of course.

£250 or more

1 of 10 claimed

Meet The Artists!

Sponsor us for a day’s walking, and then join us for a ‘meet the artists’ special event in Manchester once the walk is completed.

£1,000 or more

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The Blanket

Each Blanketeer carried a blanket to identify themselves as textile workers and to sleep under at night. Lauren created 3 blankets as part of her art project Call For Cloth which the 3 walking artists will wear during the March. The reward for this pledge is your own custom made blanket created by Lauren Sagar. There will be only one of these rewards, and you will receive it in 2019 after you have met up with Lauren. £1000

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