We did it
On 15th October 2020 we successfully raised £6,471 with 152 supporters in 56 days

To enable children to explore Edward Lear's Nonsense Songs, Stories, Botany and Alphabets in creative and empowering ways.

by ATEAB community group in St. Leonards On Sea, England, United Kingdom

New stretch target

We will double our programme of artists working with schoolchildren in twice as many schools.


We are a community group of volunteers who care passionately about children's creative exploration of books. 

Every year, there is a festival - A Town Explores A Book - in the spring school holiday which focuses on a chosen book. This year it is Edward Lear's Nonsense anthology of 1871 which includes the first publication of the nation's favourite children's poem (poll of 2014), The Owl and The Pussy-Cat. 

We want to fundraise so children's art is made and exhibited out on the streets of St Leonards on Sea, on street corners and in every day places. The money raised will fund artists to work with a wide range of school children in local  primary and secondary schools. The artists will engage with schoolchildren in lively and accessible ways and empower all young people to embark on a journey with Edward Lear's wonderful words and images.

Our Crowdfunder gears up to celebrate the 150th anniversary of The Owl and The Pussy-Cat with a brilliant currency exchange. We invite you to swap your tiny polymer Bank of England fiver for a beautiful limited edition blue and pea green Bank of Edward Lear five pound note big enough to wrap up honey and plenty of money.

If you can make a larger donation, the rewards include a special Festival edition of the Nonsense anthology for you - and the opportunity to give copies of the book to children across the town.

By supporting our Crowdfunder you can empower every child to become a joyful and enthusiastic reader.

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£5 or more

15 of 2000 claimed

Owl & the Pussy-Cat Five Pound Note - you collect

A beautiful A3 Owl & the Pussy-Cat five pound note designed by graphic artist Erica Smith. To save money on postage, you will need to pick this up from our Bank of Edward Lear currency exchange at Teddy Tinker's Emporium, 134 London Road, St Leonards-on-Sea TN37 6LT.

£9 or more

4 of 2000 claimed

An Owl and the Pussy-Cat Five Pound Note

An A3 Owl and the Pussy-Cat £5 note illustrated by graphic artist Erica Smith. Perfect for wrapping up honey, plenty of money and other gifts... or frame it and put it on the wall! £4 of this gift price is P&P

£10 or more

Just give us £10 - or more!

You might not want ANYTHING AT ALL in exchange for your donation. If so, this is the option for you! Feel free to donate £10 or as much as you can realistically afford. We will be delighted. Thank you!

£15 or more

4 of 2000 claimed

£5 and Festival edition of Nonsense Anthology book

A special Festival limited edition Nonsense Anthology beautifully wrapped in a Bank of Edward Lear £5 note.

£20 or more

27 of 200 claimed

A fiver, a book for you and one donated to a child

You will receive a book beautifully wrapped in a Bank of Edward Lear £5 note and we will gift a second book to a local child.

£25 or more

5 of 200 claimed

£5, a Nonsense Anthology for you & 2 for children

A Nonsense Anthology beautifully wrapped up in a Bank of Edward Lear £5 note for you and 2 donated to local children

£30 or more

4 of 200 claimed

£5, a book for you and 3 books for local children

A Nonsense Anthology beautifully wrapped in a Bank of Edward Lear £5 note for you and 3 additional books for local children

£50 or more

6 of 200 claimed

£5, a book for you and 10 books for local children

A Nonsense Anthology beautifully wrapped in a Bank of Edward Lear £5 note for you plus 10 additional books for local children

£100 or more

2 of 100 claimed

£5, a book for you and 20 books for local children

A Nonsense Anthology beautifully wrapped in a Bank of Edward Lear £5 note for you and 20 additional books for local children

£100 or more

2 of 8 claimed

A beautiful Ed Boxall Owl and the Pussy-cat print

Artist Ed Boxall is making an A3 beautiful limited edition lino-cut print of the Owl and the Pussy-cat for us. He is making it at the moment and they should be ready for the big reveal soon!

£200 or more

0 of 20 claimed

£5, a book for you and 40 books for local children

A Nonsense Anthology beautifully wrapped in a Bank of Edward Lear £5 note for you and 40 additional books for local children

£500 or more

0 of 25 claimed

£5, a book for you & 100 books for local children

A Nonsense Anthology beautifully wrapped in a Bank of Edward Lear £5 note for you and 100 additional books for local children

£1,000 or more

0 of 5 claimed

£5, a book for you & 250 books for local children

A Nonsense Anthology beautifully wrapped in a Bank of Edward Lear £5 note for you and 250 additional books for local children

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