2017 was an amazing first year for us at Funraising where we managed to get our multi-platform project off the ground. From Soiree to PostBox, we would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who helped us with the website, events, artwork, flyers, writing, editing and everyone who gave a donation or bought artwork at our first public event, ArtBox. We also couldn’t have done without the incredible help of CASS ART Manchester or GW Sound and Lighting – Fallowfield.
2018 holds a lot of promise – we have loads of brilliant stuff planned for you. Here’s just a couple of examples:
This month we have exclusive video interviews with the ArtBox artists coming in, as well as footage of the live acts that performed at the event.
We also have two interview features coming in – one with Instagram artist Amy Hall about mental health, political cartooning and Milhouse, and one with Thomas Barlow, University of Manchester alumni and media revolutionary on the state of media, the creation of Pangaea festival and his fundraising for Eddie Conway of the Black Panther Party to climb Mount Kilimanjaro.
On Thursday the 8th of February, PostBox is sliding back through the Indigo Withington letter-box for a diverse night of different drum and bass.
On Tuesday the 20th of March we are debuting a new night Easy on the Dijon, a spicy acid house experience at Cubo. This is to raise money for Mustard Tree, a local charity in aid of homelessness.
We also wanted to say how happy we are to have seen such an immense number of charity club nights. 2017 saw the rise of brands Love For The Streets and Mensai, and they aren’t the only ones getting going – there’ve been so many more just in Fallowfield and Withington let alone across the whole of Manchester! It seems every time we go on Facebook we see amazing nights raising money for some excellent causes. In 2018 we hope to see much more creativity flowing through the charity vein, as well as much more charity flowing through the creative vein.
The Funraising Team x
Graphics by Joe Yapp