The Peoples Front Room Collective is a diverse group of artists and musicians who work collaboratively to put on accessible, affordable events. Through outdoor projects, inner city venue takeovers and podcasts our members are given a platform to showcase their work. The PFR is working on a community outreach project which focuses on workshops for vulnerable young people. We need your support to improve our reach and develop our vision.
"We help to nurture and develop new talent." - Adam Holgate, PFR musician for 7 years, guitarist in Hannah & The Affirmations.
Who are we?
For over a decade The People’s Front Room has worked on creating an immersive and unique experience for artists and audiences.
We believe that art in all its forms is one of the greatest mediums of communication. Through crafting an environment that combines visual, digital and sculptural artwork we have connected live performance with an interactive artistic space.
For years the venue has been travelling British music festivals such as Glastonbury, Boomtown, Shambala, Bestival and many more. In the last 5 years our collective has grown and with it too so has our popularity. We are now able to create events in towns and cities and have a portfolio of workshops that we can provide engagement with hard to reach young people. We can now proudly say we have 80 different musicians, artists and poets that perform and contribute to the Collective.
One of the most unique and treasured parts of the PFR is the collective itself. We work incredibly closely with one another, and in turn have created a large support network between all our artists. We have taken the chance to build upon this by encouraging younger or struggling artists to join the collective and in the hope that they will benefit from the mentoring and advice the more established members have to offer.
"It's an ever-evolving project."- Alba Torriset, PFR musician for 4 years, front woman of 'Ålesund'.
We have been invited to organise a range of community projects with young people, helping them to engage with the arts. We have a programme of workshops covering music and the arts. We aim to support individuals who are trying to access the creative industries. This is immensely important as these industries are increasingly difficult to connect with and maintain as a career.
This is who we are- but we need your support.
What we need you to do
We are nearly entirely reliant upon the generosity of the members of the Collective for our equipment and travel.
For the venue to function properly and give the best audio performance available we need professional and reliable sound equipment.
With this gear we can give people opportunities to write and perform music in a way that they would not be given elsewhere.
With your contribution we will be able to spread the work of the Collective, increase our community work and make the lives of our musicians and sound engineers a lot easier.
At the moment the PFR owns very little equipment, and the majority is borrowed from members of the collective. This is unsustainable.
We are asking you to donate so we can buy the equipment the venue needs to run smoothly.
We need our kit to be as good as our performers deserve, so the quality of sound can match the quality of performance.
In order for the PFR to grow and include more artists and entertain more people we need this equipment. Your support will be hugely appreciated by so many.
"We need to keep young people in music." Charlie Fitzgerald, PFR musician for 9 years, front man of Little Thief and BOMBS.
Pick up one of our great rewards
You can get your hands on a variety of spectacular rewards for your donation! All of our members are excited to share their art and expertise with you in return for your generosity.
Music lessons by a range of our talented musicians
Head dresses made by our own Alba Torriset
Unique art made by members of the collective
And much much more!
Any funds raised will be used for:
Audio Equipment £5000.00
Replace marquee £5300.00
What will happen if we do not raise all the money?
Any money raised by your support will be an immense help to the collective and all its members. If we do not succeed in raising the money we could still function - but not without difficulties.
Having water leaks, poor sound equipment and no means of transportation will lead to more damage to our equipment and greatly reduce the quality of the PFR experience.
This will certainly put us in a more strenuous situation for 2019.
If we do not succeed in raising the money we may be unable to provide workshops to all the young people we hope to reach in the coming future - as we will not be able to support our mentors and give them transportation around the UK.
We can still keep the PFR collective alive through the determination and support of our members but we will no longer be moving in the direction we’re all hoping for.
Thanks for your support from everybody in the PFR.