The Peoples Front Room Collective Build and Grow.

by The Peoples Front Room in Winchester, Hampshire, England

Help The PFR Collective provide arts and opportunities to a wider audience through developing accessible pathways for all.

by The Peoples Front Room in Winchester, Hampshire, England

We did it
On 23rd April 2018 we successfully raised £4,233 with 91 supporters in 42 days

 

ABOUT US

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'.

Workshops

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:

 

Vehicle                               £5000.00

Audio Equipment        £5000.00

Replace marquee        £5300.00

Total                                    £15300.00

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.


Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£20 or more

8 of 40 claimed

1st and 2nd Edition PFR Zine

Get to know the collective with our DIY magazines full of: articles, writings and illustrations.

£35 or more

8 of 50 claimed

PFR T-Shirt

A PFR brand T-shirt designed by John Carney in a variety of colours and sizes.

£40 or more

0 of 1 claimed

Personalized Cassette Tape

An individual, one of a kind mix tape made by Jez with hand made cover and illustration.

£50 or more

1 of 5 claimed

PomPom Flower Head Dress

Bespoke and vibrant flower and PomPom head dress hand made by Alba Torriset (front woman of Ålesund).

£50 or more

1 of 10 claimed

T-shirt, Zine and CD Bundle

A PFR T-Shirt with 2 Zines and a PFR compilation CD.

£50 or more

1 of 10 claimed

Bundle of CDs from 6 PFR Artists

A collection of CDs from 6 different artists who perform in the Peoples Front Room.

£55 or more

0 of 2 claimed

Singing Lesson

A 1 hour singing lesson with Alba Torriset in Bristol.

£55 or more

0 of 2 claimed

Drumming Lesson

A 1 hour drumming lesson with Rhii Williams in Bristol.

£55 or more

0 of 1 claimed

Music Production Lesson.

A 1 hour music production lesson with Tom Fryer.

£55 or more

1 of 2 claimed

Violin Lesson

A 1 hour violin lesson with Dan (DBH) in Manchester or Jo Cooper in London.

£55 or more

0 of 1 claimed

Banjo Lesson

A 1 hour banjo lesson with Jo Cooper in London.

£60 or more

0 of 2 claimed

Hand Drawn Mandala.

A beautiful hand drawn and painted mandala by Faith Gaiger-Roscoe.

£60 or more

0 of 8 claimed

Guitar Lessons

A Personal 1 hour guitar lesson from one of our very own amazing guitarists: Adam Holgate and Kanan Keeney in Bristol Cat Brooks in the Midlands, Chaz Thorogood, London or Devon.

£60 or more

0 of 1 claimed

Piano Lesson

A 1 hour piano lesson with James Graham in Bristol.

£70 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Pet Unicorn

A one of a kind pape-mache unicorn made by Gilli Peter.

£75 or more

0 of 1 claimed

Large Word Wall Piece

A replica of a large word (e.g. YES, NOW and LEAP) of your choice to hang as seen in the Peoples Front Room Venue.

£75 or more

1 of 2 claimed

Framed Drawing

A personalised drawing by one of our in-house artists.

£100 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Handmade Guitar Pedal Board in A Vintage Case.

A handmade and painted wooden guitar pedal board in a vintage case.

£100 or more

0 of 1 claimed

Song Writing Workshop

A half day song writing workshop with 2 experienced practitioners in Bristol.

£125 or more

0 of 1 claimed

A Replica of PFR Wall Hanging.

A downsized replica of a handmade wall hanging as seen in The Peoples Front Room venue.

£250 or more

0 of 1 claimed

Gold Toy Mirror

A handmade mirror made from toy collections as seen in The Peoples Front Room venue. 15-20 inch square.

£250 or more

0 of 1 claimed

Sequin Cape

Beautiful sequin cape made by Lucie Bowles of Capes Capes Capes.

£300 or more

0 of 1 claimed

Photoshoot

A photoshoot and 2 prints by Gilli Peter in Winchester.

£450 or more

0 of 2 claimed

1 Day Workshop

A 1 day workshop for you and 3 friends. Choose from model making, printing or up-cycling.

£2,000 or more

0 of 2 claimed

Private Acoustic PFR Experience

Have a number of PFR musicians come to your house and put on a private acoustic gig.

£5,000 or more

0 of 1 claimed

The PFR Full Experience

An exclusive and fully immersive PFR experience. We will travel to and set up at your home or preferred location. You will experience all we have to offer including a variety of music, art and poetry. Suitable for unique parties, weddings or creating your own festival experience.

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