An exciting ( and frustrating) thing that is happening is that people who hadn’t noticed until recently what we are up to, have been in touch saying ‘we’d love to get involved and have something in our area’ (Saltburn and Folkstone so far) and we just CAN’T raise enough money for them as well in the time. So we are suggesting they do their own thing and we will support them by including their events in our marketing, but nothing more. Wouldn’t it be great though, if we could raise more, and include them properly?
We may have hit our crowd fund target but we aren’t resting on our laurels, there are 10 days to go yet, and plenty of rewards…
We are going to continue adding rewards to tempt people to join in, the more money we raise the more we can pay the writers, who really don’t do well out of live events despite the fact the events can’t happen without their writing. I’ve had a look at the Writers Guild guidelines and we are now aiming at a minimum royalty for performance of £60. I don’t think we’ll get there but we can try.
Most recent reward added is the singing workshop with Val Regan on 25th November in SE London. Obviously every ticket sold for this will support Dusk, as all the profit we make on it will go towards funding the festival, so really, adding it as a reward is just a way of publicising it. You can get your ticket here, and if you want to buy one at a more supportive price go to our crowd fund where you can pay much more than the ticket price, if you feel inclined to do so
Out Aloud Choir under the direction of Val Reagan (photo Nelly Naylor)
25th November 12:45-17:15 St Hilda’s Church Hall, Courtrai Road, Crofton Park SE23 1NL
In preparation for our planned women’s vote centenary celebrations we’ve invited renowned chorus leader and song writer Val Regan down from Sheffield to run a singing workshop. Come and learn a mix of songs about women by Val and others.
Val has worked as a community musician since 1993. She leads choirs and singing workshops around the U.K. and Europe, plus a host of music-making, composition and theatre projects. She writes songs for community choirs, is published by Oxford University Press and firmly believes there is no such thing as a wrong note.
Come and spend an afternoon learning some great songs. The workshop will feature a new original song, Nasty, for feminists of all genders and none, plus an Icelandic gem and a traditional Sheffield carol.
a capella, 3-4 part harmony, not individual singing.
Everyone is welcome, no experience necessary taught by ear.
£25 includes refreshments, and access to recordings after the event.