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Ref. no.
Description/contact info.
Expires
AOF/PL001
BATTLE MUSIC AND ARTS FESTIVAL
"The event of the weekend", The Guardian. The Battle Festival of arts and music, held in October, seeks to fund and present major classical concerts and a new music commission to be performed by children from twelve schools, at the De La Warr Pavilion in Bexhill, a workshop/performance to introduce young children to an orchestra. "We want to take music to people who can't attend concerts through infirmity, at local residential homes and hospices. We want to offer Master Classes on song writing and how to enter the music industry. We present jazz and contemporary music. We facilitate and encourage a visual arts strand, showcasing local and international artists. Most of all we want to encourage and develop talent and enhance people's wellbeing through awareness of, and participation in, music and the arts. The Festival Committee established Battle Festival in 2013. It received considerable critical acclaim and appealed to a wide age group. The committee is managed by a team of creative professionals and educators. Artistic Director Dan Cornford, principle Viola Player of the London Philharmonic, draws on the skills and experience of internationally-renowned performers to deliver our classical repertoire to a rural community. Musical education and outreach projects are managed by John Boyd, former Head of the Hastings Areas Music Service. The inaugural project delivered in 2014 drew together 300 children from six varied schools and, working with East Sussex Hub providers, delivered a programme of music to children in addition to the curriculum. Young musicians (popular music) were provided mentoring opportunities from an Ivor Novello Award winner, songwriting workshops, alongside a Q & A session with industry figures, including BBC Introducing, thus delivering invaluable advice, support and inspiration for musicians at an early stage, an experience not available at school or the rural community. Opera in a Day was presented by Glyndebourne Education Department and we have joint plans for a major collaboration in 2016. A diverse range of Battle Fringe activities was programmed to supplement and enhance the core programme. This will be developed for 2015 to include a greater visual arts element. We will produce a world class music and arts festival that enthuses the local community, boosts the local economy and encourages visitors to the region. We want to make Battle an essential cultural destination for the arts, inspiring new audiences and bringing world-class performers and artists to Battle. We will expand on our 2014 visual arts element, producing a programme for local, regional and international artists, including gallery exhibitions, free talks, workshops, demonstrations and masterclass mentoring sessions. We are partners with Battle Town Council and the Pure Arts Group and are constructing an Arts and Heritage Trail and a competition for a sculpture to be placed on a roundabout. This will foster 'Health and Wellbeing' with participants and audience. In 2016 we will further develop all our art and music streams as part of the celebration of the 950th anniversary of the Battle of Hastings". Contact: Steve Scott. Address: 12 Sidcup Close, Eastbourne BN23 7LJ. Tels.: 01323 765378. E-mail:
stevescott5@hotmail.co.uk
link to website

 

Ongoing
AOF/PL002
BLOODSTOCK FESTIVAL
As the UK's biggest annual independent Metal festival, held at the picturesque location of Walton on Trent in Derbyshire, B-O-A has won the hearts and minds of fans of heavy Rock and Metal by consistently showcasing the strongest metal line up on UK soil. The average attendance for the festival is 15,000, with that figure rising year-on-year as the line-ups get stronger. Updated details about the next festival can be found on the website. Contact: Adam Gregory, Director. Address: 54 Arundel Drive, Spondon, Derby DE21 7QW. Tel.: 07906 761083. E-mail:
adam@bloodstock.uk.com
link to website

 

Ongoing
AOF/PL003
BREWIN DOLPHIN BORDERS BOOK FESTIVAL
Since its launch in 2004, the Borders Book Festival has grown rapidly in popularity and stature and has become established as one of the top five literature festivals in the country and one of the Scottish Borders' most prestigious events. Consistently praised by the national press for its quality, the festival has delighted audiences of all ages year on year by bringing many distinguished, entertaining and high profile writers to the picturesque town of Melrose in June each year. It also nurtures new talent by providing a platform for debut writers and local authors. Recently Rory Bremner, Jim Naughtie, former Children's Laureate Michael Morpurgo and Gervase Phinn have returned to dazzle audiences, along with John Simpson, John Prescott, Sarah Raven, Lord Hurd, William Fiennes and Dame Shirley Williams. This is in addition to a long list of other fascinating, influential and entertaining authors. "A range of packages exist for the Brewin Dolphin Borders Book Festival that offer a fun opportunity to market your products and services to our growing audiences, entertain your clients or reward staff through an association with the festival. It also provides the opportunity to demonstrate corporate social responsibility by supporting a significant cultural and educational event that promotes literacy, social inclusion and participation. More information is available on request". Contact: Mrs Sarah Mathieson. Address: Vantage, Renwick Suite A, High Street, Melrose TD6 9PB. Tel.: 01896 800720. E-mail: sarah@vantageevents.co.uk
link to website

 

Ongoing
AOF/PL004 BRISFEST - ASHTON COURT ESTATE, BRISTOL (updated details TBC)
BrisFest, Bristol's largest music festival for 20,000 people per day, is designed to showcase the best of the south west, alongside top name artists. The festival typically features a packed programme of top quality entertainment, outdoor stages, flamboyant décor, costumed walkabouts, circus and comedy tents, projection light shows, miles of internationally renowned graffiti and an array of interactive fun for that ultimate festival experience. Tickets are from £15 a day, kids free, plus hundreds of volunteering opportunities to be accessible to all the event's wide-ranging audience, over 60% of whom are between 16 and 35. "We invest in people, offering mentoring, training and recognised qualifications to help people into work, using the engaging power of music, art and festival fun. We offer tailored partnerships, including social media campaigns to communicate directly to our huge online following or sponsored event consumables in order to really integrate our partners into the show. Partnering with BrisFest is an excellent value-for-money option to significantly raise your profile, reach thousands of potential customers and support a worthy cause. Previous partners have included Nokia Music, Sailor Jerry, UWE, Fenchurch, Gala Casinos, Redrow Homes and many more. For further information on future opportunities please email partners@brisfest.co.uk or call 0117 3281492 or see our website (link below)". Contact: Poppy Stephenson. Tel.: 0117 3281492. Address: BrisFest, Bush House, 4th Floor, 72 Price Street, Bristol BS1 4QD. E-mail:
poppy@brisfest.co.uk
link to website

 

Ongoing
OOF/PL005
BRISTOL FESTIVAL OF PUPPETRY (2016 details TBC)
The organisers of Bristol Festival of Puppetry are seeking sponsorship to make it bigger, better and bolder than ever before. Bristol Festival of Puppetry (BFP) is dedicated to showcasing the very best puppetry and animation on stage and screen. With over thirty performances, films and pop up puppetry along Bristol's harbourside, BFP 2015 is set to attract 10,000+ visitors. "In 2015 we are launching our first-ever BFP Business Club for UK businesses who like to do things a little differently. Benefits include great opportunities for advertising, exposure and coverage in line with your own business aims, entry into our Main Show Sponsorship Draw (maximising your exposure and coverage across Festival activities) and Festival parties and events where you will meet our artists, Festival team and fellow club members. For further information, please visit our dedicated website or contact Rachel McNally, Executive Producer". Contact: Rachel McNally. Address: Unit 18, Albion Dockside Estate, Hanover Place, Bristol BS1 6UT. Tel.: 0117 929 3593. E-mail:
rachel@puppetplace.org.
link to website
 
https://www.facebook.com/puppetplace  
https://twitter.com/PuppetPlace

 

 

 

Ongoing
AOF/PL006
CAMBRIDGE SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL
The Cambridge Shakespeare Festival, established in 1988, delivers outstanding performances of Shakespeare plays throughout July and August each year. The productions, in full Elizabethan costume, are staged open-air in the beautiful gardens of the Colleges of Cambridge University (including King's, St John's and Trinity). The Company consists of professional actors from all over the UK who come together annually for the Festival. The CSF aims to deliver creative partnerships that allow companies the opportunity to be associated with one of the UK's leading theatre companies, to entertain clients and staff at internationally renowned productions and to gain media opportunities with extensive coverage throughout Cambridgeshire and the UK. "The Company also has an extensive educational and charitable programme. An evening at the Cambridge Shakespeare Festival is a unique experience. Prior to the performance, members of the audience can picnic in this idyllic setting, before sitting back to enjoy an evening of dynamic and highly visual theatre. The Festival prides itself on an artistic policy which strips away unnecessary theatrical artifice and gimmickry, and the Company exists to provide access for all to these marvellous works without assuming any prior knowledge of the author or the play in question". Contact: Dr David Crilly, Artistic Director. Address: South Lodge, Thornton Common Road, Thornton Hough CH63 4JU. E-mail:
mail@cambridgeshakespeare.com
link to website

 

Ongoing
     AOF/PL007    
CAMELOT FILMS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL - see website for updated information
London-based, award-winning production company Camelot Films is launching its first independent film festival, Camelot Films International Film Festival, to be held in July 2016. With the purpose of championing emerging talent from all around the world, the festival would provide a great opportunity for filmmakers to showcase their work and connect with industry professionals. "Apart from growing independent film communities and fostering creative collaboration, we aim to further increase the quality of independent cinema, and support the local creative community". Camelot Films has developed close industry relationships with Oscar-winning sound designer Glenn Freemantle (Gravity, Slumdog Millionaire, V for Vendetta), veteran acting legend Julian Glover (Game of Thrones, Star Wars, Indiana Jones), VFX genius Chris Hardman (Avatar, Spectre, Harry Potter) and actor Ian Burfield (V for Vendetta, The Selfish Giant), who would be judging the films at the festival. The festival will be hosted by Jared Fryer, founder of Cinema Jam, will include key speakers from the film industry and is expected to have up to 400 attendees. Guests will be greeted with a glass of champagne on arrival, there will be a live band playing and the day will be concluded with an after party. The organisers are offering sponsorship opportunities that will allow companies to be associated with one of London's biggest independent film festivals of its kind. Contacts: Matt Hookings, Founder; Agnes Bobvos, Festival Marketing Manager. Tel.: 07864005300. E-mail:
info@camelot-films.co.uk.
link to website

https://www.facebook.com/camelotfilms/  
https://twitter.com/CamelotFilmsUK

 

 

Ongoing
AOF/PL008
THE COTTIER CHAMBER PROJECT (WEST END FESTIVAL)
The Cottier Chamber Project is the UK's biggest chamber music festival and forms a core part of the West End Festival's programme. Featuring predominantly Scottish-based ensembles, the programme will consist of forty-three concerts and one talk over a two week period. Performances last around an hour, mostly taking place in the stunning Cottier Theatre. Repertoire will cover music from the 1500s through to first performances, with an incredibly varied line up of groups - string, wind, brass, vocal, mixed, jazz and world music groups are all included. Specific programme details are available on request and attractive sponsorship opportunities are available. Contact: Andy Saunders, Artistic Director. Address: The White House, 50 Havelock Street, Glasgow G11 5JE. Tel.: 07794159214. E-mail:
andy@cottierchamberproject.com
link to website

 

Ongoing
AOF/PL009 THE DAPHNE DU MAURIER FESTIVAL OF ARTS AND LITERATURE
** Call for updated details. Started in 1997, the Daphne du Maurier Festival has grown steadily and proved to be very popular attracting visitors from far and wide, giving sponsors the opportunity to reach a diverse audience for their products. The first festival celebrated the ninetieth anniversary of the author's birth and has become an important date in Cornwall's cultural literary calendar. Fowey, in Cornwall, has been proud to host this festival and has welcomed a variety of artists and performers to enjoy the delights of this ancient seaport on the wonderful south coast of Cornwall. With its focus of a tented village overlooking the Fowey Estuary, the festival has been popular with artists and visitors alike. The Festival Village houses a 600 seat auditorium, bookshop and a cafe and bar, with views over the river. In addition to the Festival Village, the Festival also uses many more venues in and around Fowey. In the past artists such as Sir John Mills, Cleo Laine and John Dankworth have all asked to come again another year as they enjoyed the Festival's special atmosphere so much. The Festival Village events are complemented by community events. These include plays, talks, concerts, exhibitions and a series of guided walks. The festival has strong links with the local schools and is keen to encourage events suitable for, and put on by, the young generation. The University of Exeter has had a long association with the du Maurier Festival and has provided interesting and lively talks and debates covering a wide range of subjects. It has strong, loyal support from its enthusiastic supporters. An independent survey to assess the economic benefit stated     The Daphne Du Maurier Festival currently provides an event that is well supported and highly regarded by its visitors with high satisfaction levels throughout     The local community also supports the festival through attendance, but also appreciates the fact that it allows them to experience culture close to home. The festival, formerly run by Restormel Borough Council, then Cornwall Council, has recently been taken over by a joint committee of Fowey Town Council and the Port of Fowey Chamber of Commerce. The new committee is working to develop the festival further to encourage more visitors and in subsequent years to widen the range and breadth of its artistic programme. There is a range of sponsorship opportunities available in connection with this very special festival. Contact: Jonathan Aberdeen, Festival Administrator. Address: Daphne du Maurier Festival, Cornwall Council, Penwinninck Road, St Austell, PL25 5DR. Tel.: 01726 223439. E-mail:
admin@dumaurierfestival.co.uk.
link to website

 

Ongoing
AOF/PL010
GRIMM UP NORTH HORROR FILM FESTIVAL
The producers of Grimm Up North promise sponsors the red carpet treatment at Manchester's blood-curdling festival of horror. Grimm Up North is rapidly growing and tipped to rival London's annual horror event, Frightfest. The festival's core audiences are the tech savvy 18-35 age group and, with lots of media coverage, big promotional benefits are offered. With the festival run by film and TV professionals, sponsors are offered tailor-made multimedia packages with take-away promotional tools. Contact: Sponsorship Department. E-mail:
Info@GrimmFest.com
link to website

 

Ongoing
AOF/PL011
GRIMSBY PRIDE
The North East Lincolnshire Pride (trading as Grimsby Pride) committee have been providing an annual Pride festival for a number of years. The event always occurs on the Saturday after the August Bank Holiday, usually at Meridian Park, Cleethorpes. Its aim is to raise awareness and promote social integration of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) community and other strains of the diverse communities within the North East Lincolnshire area. "As I am sure you are aware, it can be very difficult for all people that are unsure about their feelings with regards to their sexuality. We can offer support and encouragement through professional bodies and organisations that will be present on the day to help people through what can be a very troubling time. It also offers them the opportunity to enjoy a fabulous day with like-minded people. The festival has become hugely successful with thousands of people attending throughout the day, where they can enjoy a fantastic array of headline acts, local acts and a wealth of information, health awareness and retail stalls. We are looking to increase the attendance figures for this year and are planning a fantastic line up of entertainment and attractions to ensure a great success. We are a non-profit organisation with every member of the committee being volunteers. Due to funding cutbacks within the local authority, we are now seeking additional funding, sponsorship and donations. With this in mind, in the attached sponsorship pack are a compilation of packages available for your consideration. We hope that you can support us in some way, no matter how great or small. 2012 saw the management committee apply to the Charities Commission to become a registered charity. Our charity number is 1146977. In addition, we are in a growing, developing and exciting partnership with Grimsby Institute, developing a support group for the LGBT youth of North East Lincolnshire". Contact: Wayne Reece-Gorman, Chairman. Address: Grimsby Pride, PO Box 646, Grimsby DN31 9HN. Tel.: 07824875261. E-mail:
wayne@grimsbypride.co.uk.
link to website

 

Ongoing
AOF/PL012
HUDDERSFIELD FOOD AND DRINK FESTIVAL (HUDDERSFIELD PARTNERSHIP)
Huddersfield Food and Drink Festival (Hudds Food Fest) is the largest FREE festival of its kind in Yorkshire and in 2015 attracted over 100,000 people over its four day period, from across the north of England and as far away as Cornwall and New York. Set within the exquisite backdrop of St George's Square, the event highlights the best of Huddersfield, including its local cuisine, beautiful surroundings and talented entertainers. "The festival has a strong brand and its reputation precedes it. With a colossal following, the event grows from strength to strength. We're ever thankful to our previous sponsors, including John Smith's Stadium/Heineken, Santander, Jamie's Ministry of Food, Heart Radio, Saltaire Brewery and First TransPennine Express (to name a few). We are now seeking new sponsors to enhance our existing brand and further elevate our event to national significance". Contact: Karen Hobson, Partnership Manager. Address: 23b Packhorse Walk, Packhorse Centre, Huddersfield HD1 2RT. Tel.: 01484 480890. E-mail:
karen@huddersfieldpartnership.co.uk
link to website
 
https://www.facebook.com/htcpl/?fref=ts  
https://twitter.com/huddsfoodfest

 


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Ongoing
AOF/PL013
HULL LGBT COMMUNITY PRIDE - UK PRIDE 2017
2017 is an exciting year for Hull LGBT Community Pride. "Not only is Hull the UK City of Culture for 2017, we are also hosting the first annual UK Pride as part of a national network of over a hundred regional Prides. It is also fifty years since the decriminalisation of being gay. It will be a massive celebration, encompassing a whole week which will garner much local, national and international media coverage. We believe we can work together for a mutually beneficial partnership. This is a fantastic opportunity for you to be involved with the largest LGBT+ celebration in 2017. A list of the main events follows, but we will be running events throughout the week.     Pride Parade: up to 105 individual UK Prides will be marching along with organisations such as the Police (every force to be represented) and the Fire Brigade. This year will see the parade undertake the longest route in its history.     Main Pride Event: the main Pride event will this year be held for the first time at Queens Gardens, a ten acre site right in the middle of Hull city centre. There will be the main stage, with live entertainment featuring music from the last fifty years, together with a VIP site for corporate sponsors and stalls for organisations that provide support for the LGBT+ community. This will be a family event, so everybody can get involved with individual stalls and attractions. We are even going to have a symphony orchestra perform a specially arranged LGBT+ musical timeline in an evening concert, with special guests making an appearance. 2017 is a big year for us and we welcome you to get involved. We are looking for sponsorship for a very wide range of events, so we would appreciate your taking the time to click on the download button below and read the attached booklet. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact me". Contact: Danielle Oliver, Trustee, Sponsorship and Advertising Opportunities. Address: 31 Rosebury Street, Hull HU5 6PQ. Tel.: 01482442543. E-mail:
danielle@prideinhull.co.uk.
link to website

Other UK Pride events include

    LGBT+ Film Festival
    LGBT+ Comedy Festival
    LGBT+ Poetry, Spoken Word Festival
    LGBT+ Photography Festival
    LGBT+ Tea Time Talks
    LGBT+ Cabaret Fundraising Ball
    LGBT+ Job Skills and Entrepreneur Workshops

and so much more. There will also be many community supported events throughout this landmark week of celebration.

https://www.facebook.com/hullcommunitypride/?fref=ts  
https://twitter.com/prideinhull

 


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UK Pride - 22/07/2017 to 28/07/2017; Hull Pride - annual
AOF/PL014
I WILL TELL INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
The I Will Tell International Film Festival is a large and strong community that understands the power of story. "We have a variety of sponsorship opportunities available to help you tell yours. The tenth anniversary of the I Will Tell International Film Festival will be a spectacular celebration of ten years of showcasing award-winning films from over twenty-five countries, covering a variety of genres from micro-animations to epic feature-length dramas, followed by thought-provoking and inspirational post-screening discussions. The festival was inadvertently named by a young girl, called Anel, in an impoverished area of Mozambique, who wanted the world to know her story and the story of so many others around the world. I Will Tell is run with a Christian ethos and showcases the most innovative and exceptional films made by filmmakers of any faith or none, addressing issues such as war and peace, relationship, faith, family, business, government, gender issues, race and much more. These are films that, just by being screened, help to empower, support, teach, encourage and challenge people around the world. But it is the inspirational post-screening discussions after each film - with the audience, filmmakers and subject matter experts - that contribute to making I Will Tell unlike any other festival in the world. The festival serves a culturally diverse and vibrant audience of mostly early 20s to mid-50s men and women who are active in film or the creative industries, passionate about social renewal and purpose and/or are thought leaders or specialists in the themes addressed by the wide range of films. Please get in touch for details of sponsorship opportunities". Contact: Jenny Lee. Tel.: 07961 314 251. E-mail:
info@iwilltell.com
link to website
 
https://www.facebook.com/IWillTellFamily  
https://twitter.com/Iwilltell

 

 

Ongoing
AOF/PL015
INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF CHILDHOOD 2017
The International Festival of Childhood 2017 takes place in the city of Bath between 29th June and 2nd July, 2017. The first of its kind in the world, the festival consists of a four-day seminar, bringing together some of the leading thinkers to share their thoughts and ideas about modern childhood, surrounded by an extravaganza of playful events and activities. "IFOC2017 provides an opportunity for your organisation to become associated with a high profile event championing the rights and freedoms of children. With major partners already agreed and a fantastic line-up of speakers, the event comprises a TED-like conference embedded within a city-wide celebration of childhood". Full details of sponsorship opportunities are available on request. Contact: Wendy Ellyatt, Chief Executive. Address: Save Childhood Movement, 1 Ashford Road, GL50 2QZ. Tel.: +447860474688. Fax: +447860474688. E-mail:
wendy@savechildhood.net.
link to website

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January 2017
AOF/PL016
LIMETREE MUSIC & ARTS FESTIVAL
** Call for updated details ** Limetree Music & Arts Festival is becoming well respected in the Festival arena, having been nominated for Best Small Festival and Best Live Performances in the Festival of the Year Awards. The festival attracts a mature, professional audience with its core appeal being to young families. The business's turnover is doubling year on year. Operated and managed by a small team headed by Sean Birdsall, a Finance Director in a successful construction company, the festival has attracted masses of good PR and publicity which can be viewed online or sent to anyone who registers an interest. Sponsors will have exclusivity and various options can be discussed. "We are now getting national coverage in print and will be expecting some TV coverage in the near future. The festival would be particularly attractive to a drinks company, as Limetree operates its own bars and could offer a fully exclusive deal with a drinks operator, including them in all direct marketing materials (100,000+ A5 flyers) and incorporating a full web presence. Bespoke deals are available, so please do get in touch". Contact: Sean Birdsall, Managing Director. Address: 10 Scarthingwell Park, Barkton Ash, Leeds LS24 9PG. Tel.: 01937 557812. Fax: 07941 477067. E-mail: sean@limetreefestival.co.uk.
link to website

 

Ongoing
AOF/PL017
LONDON SCHOOL OF SAMBA
For decades the London School of Samba has been producing spectacular samba drumming, dance shows and parades in exquisite costumes, entertaining millions of people every year. "We regularly perform throughout the UK and internationally at a range of high profile events, festivals and carnivals. Recent clients include Tate Modern, Southbank Centre, Chelsea Football Club, Glastonbury Festival, Notting Hill Carnival, Hong Kong Tourism Board and many more! We are now looking for financial support to help with our organisation's running costs, in return for intensive media coverage, large scale exposure at live events and brand awareness via our print, web and merchandise - as well as entertainment for your company. Packages range from £2,000 to £20,000, so please get in touch to find out more!" Updated/current sponsorship information is available on request. Contact: Louise Forster, Development Manager. Address: Unit B202.2, The Biscuit Factory, 100 Clements Road, SE16 4DG. Tel.: 0207 394 9847. E-mail:
manager@londonschoolofsamba.co.uk.
link to website

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Ongoing
AOF/PL018
MAGICAL LANTERN FESTIVAL (WELI CREATIVE LTD)
With its 2,000-year history, the Lantern Festival from the Far East made its debut in London between 3rd February and 6th March, 2016. This first Magical Lantern Festival was held at Chiswick House & Gardens and attracted over 110,000 ticketed visitors and more than 150 major media organisations. These included the BBC, ITV, ABC News, Reuters TV, TRT, The Guardian, The Telegraph, The Times, Evening Standard, Metro, Time Out, Buzzfeed, etc. The festival has generated over £5 million in media value and achieved over 150 million views on air, online and offline. "This year, the Magical Lantern Festival will expand its scale to other parts of the UK. Apart from London's Chiswick House & Gardens, Birmingham Botanical Garden, Leeds Roundhay Park and Glasgow (venue TBC) will also stage the festival. We are expecting 300,000 ticketed attendees throughout the country this winter. We welcome more companies and organisations to join us to take advantage of these fantastic opportunities. You can choose either to sponsor four festivals or just join us on one site. Choosing the former, you would get a total 15% discount. Please click on the download button below for a sponsorship pack". Contact: Ian Xiang. Tel.: 02071015450. Address: Weli Creative Ltd, 10-16 Tiller Road, London E14 8PX. E-mail:
Ian.X@welicreative.com.
link to website

Key sponsor benefits

     £6.5 million media value
     182 million audience reach
     300,000 ticketed attendees
     Four sites in UK: London, Birmingham, Leeds and Glasgow (TBC)
 
https://www.facebook.com/magicallantern  
https://twitter.com/magicallantern

 


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Ongoing
AOF/PL019
MUSIC AT PAXTON
     About Music at Paxton - established in response to local demand in 2006, Music at Paxton is a charitable organisation which produces an annual Chamber Music Festival each July in the tranquil setting of Paxton House, an eighteenth century Palladian country house, near the historic town of Berwick-upon-Tweed in the Scottish Borders. "From a pilot weekend in 2006, we have grown to a ten-day summer festival, featuring international celebrity artists alongside emerging young talent and the best of the UK's established chamber musicians, with audiences who travel from Edinburgh and the Lothians, Northumberland and the Scottish Borders, Glasgow, and beyond.     About Paxton House - an eighteenth century John Adam mansion, Paxton House nestles in the banks of the River Tweed. Full of treasures, the house is home to a magnificent collection of Chippendale and Trotter furniture, and boasts beautiful gardens and extensive woodland and riverside grounds. Concerts are held in the stunning Picture Gallery, an intimate venue seating 140, the largest built for a private home in Scotland, and an outreach of the National Galleries of Scotland. With its wonderful acoustics, domed roof-light that lets in the summer sun and walls hung high with paintings from the National Galleries of Scotland's collection, it is an idyllic setting for chamber music. Full programme details and sponsorship information are available on request". Contact: Elizabeth Macdonald, General Manager. Tel.: 07719702265. Address: 31 Kirk Park, Dunbar, East Lothian EH42 1BJ. E-mail:
info@musicatpaxton.co.uk.
link to website

Sponsor benefits

     Support a local charity, and engage with the communities on both sides of the border.
     Promote your business to audiences drawn from the length and breadth of the UK.
     Entertain existing and potential clients, and reward staff.

Sponsor a concert from £2,500

     Full page colour inside cover advertisement in programme.
     Prominent acknowledgement as sponsor on website - www.musicatpaxton.co.uk.
     Prominent acknowledgement as sponsor on all printed materials and publicity.
     Display facilities.
     Agreed number of reserved seats and complimentary programmes.
     Opportunity to entertain guests at Paxton House through receptions and dinners.*

* Costs to be borne by sponsor.

"The above are simply illustrations, and we would be pleased to discuss alternative sponsorship packages according to your requirements. Financial information can be supplied on request".
 
https://www.facebook.com/Music-at-Paxton-487900837938175/?fref=ts

 

 

Ongoing
AOF/PL020 OAKWELL MUSIC FESTIVAL
The Oakwell Music Festival is a one day event set in the beautiful Oakwell Hall Country Park. This is a non profit event with proceeds going to charities and good causes in the local area. "The event consists of two stages with up to sixteen bands playing throughout the event; along with live music we will have plenty of other entertainment for the whole family to enjoy. Our music lineup will include local bands and artists along with more established headliners. This is the first time anyone has been allowed to put on a festival at this unique venue, with its natural amphitheatre and 110 acres of stunning country park. This is a fantastic opportunity for someone to join us at the beginning and have an influence and association with this brand new Music Festival Event. It is impossible to put a price on having your brand of name linked to an event that generates so much good feeling, and with plenty of opportunity of brand placement at the event". Contact: Paul Fisher. Address: 21 Dewsbury Road, Gomersal, Cleckheaton BD19 4AX. Tel.: 07766254850. E-mail:
paul.fisher@oakwellfestival.co.uk.
link to website

 

Ongoing
AOF/PL021
POLPERRO FESTIVAL
The historic and picturesque Cornish fishing village of Polperro has held a nine day Community Music and Arts Festival for many years. "We're a non-profit event, run by volunteers with the aim of highlighting Polperro, Cornwall, and local arts, music and the environment and we are always looking for sponsorship as we run entirely off these and other donations. There are many opportunities, from covering the costs of our marquee in the village (approximately £1,800) to an advert in our programme at £75, or on our website. Our little website gets 20,000+ visits per annum and we print 1,000 programmes that are sold to locals and visiting tourists. We have no large corporations in the village, so have to search much further afield". Further/updated information is available on request. Contact: Chairman. Address: c/o Polperro Post Office, Fore Street, Polperro, Cornwall PL13 2QR. Tel.: 07813 303445. E-mail:
chairman@polperrofestival.co.uk.
link to website

 

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AOF/PL022 PRIDE GLASGOW
Pride Glasgow is offering the opportunity to sponsor Scotland's largest LGBT festival. This very popular annual event, established for well over twenty years, offers both sponsorship and advertising opportunities - "and also a way to show your customers and staff that you support LGBT equality and fairness". Get in touch for updated information. Contact: David Sinclair, Strategic Partnership Manager. Address: 4/1 30 Bell Street, Glasgow G1 1LG. Tel.: 0844 664 5428. E-mail:
david@pride.scot.
link to website
 
https://www.facebook.com/prideglasgow  
https://twitter.com/prideglasgow

 

 

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PROJECT NOEL GROUP
The Project Noel Group is a small project team affiliated to the Royal Signals Association. The objectives of the Group are twofold: 1. To bring together veterans, families and serving members of the Royal Signals in reunion. 2. To raise funds for the Royal Signals Benevolent Fund. "To this end we organise a weekend of events and functions at Liverpool Cathedral and the Adelphi Hotel in Liverpool over the last weekend in November. The events take the form of a concert by the massed bands of the Royal Signals on the Friday evening, a Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols on the Saturday afternoon; both these events are held in the cathedral. The functions take the form of a formal 'regimental' dinner on the Saturday evening and a buffet and cabaret on Sunday lunchtime, both at the Adelphi Hotel. These functions are self-financing and outside the scope of this request for sponsorship and their inclusion here is for information only. To enable us to maximise our contribution to the Royal Signals Benevolent Fund, through ticket sales and collection, we are looking for sponsorship of some, or all of the cathedral events. If you are able to offer such sponsorship or wish for more information, please contact me, Dr David Vickers". Contact: David Vickers, Treasurer. Address: 11 New Lane Pace, Banks, Southport PR9 8EZ. Tel.: +44 1704 507918. E-mail:
treasurer.projectnoel@gmail.com
link to website

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AOF/PL024
RHYTHMS OF THE WORLD
Rhythms of the World is a community festival which competes with the big boys! "Voted one of Songlines Magazine's Top Ten UK Summer Festivals - alongside the likes of the Womad and Latitude festivals - we offer 125 musical acts from 'around the World and round the corner', across six stages. We also provide a host of other entertainment: a Family Area, a Community Arts arena, including our Street Art Wall and a chill out Garden. Up to 30,000 people visit Rhythms of the World from across the region each year. It's located right in the heart of the beautiful market town of Hitchin in Hertfordshire - just twenty-eight minutes by train from London. Whilst it's a great place to discover music you've never heard before, you can also see a host of household names. Past performers include rock legends The Damned, jazz impresario Courtney Pine, Mercury Prize Winner Speech Debelle and 2015 Brits Critics' Choice winner James Bay. We offer a host of sponsorship and advertising packages, starting from just £400.00 plus VAT. As well as event sponsorship, we have opportunities to sponsor a stage, the wristbands, lanyards or crew T shirts. Product sampling is also available. As Rhythms of the World is a registered charity, by sponsoring our event, you'll also be meeting your company's corporate social responsibility objectives. You could even get your staff involved in some of our many corporate volunteering opportunities". Contact: Cath Cole, Head of Sponsorship. Address: PO Box 121, Hitchin SG5 2WB. Tel.: 07786 270192. E-mail:
sponsorship@rotw.org.uk.
link to website
https://www.facebook.com/rotwfestival  
https://twitter.com/rotwfestival

 
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AOF/PL025
SOUTH WEST 7s - MULTI-SPORT AND MUSIC FESTIVAL
With the recent success of the men's and women's Team GB in the 2017 Olympics, plus the England 7s side having a hugely successful season, rugby 7s is taking off in a big way. Originating in 2015, South West 7s is now heading into its third successful year. The event is quickly becoming one of the biggest multi-sports and music festivals in the south west. With over forty teams already signed up to play at Cleve RFC in Bristol between 2nd and 4th June, 2017 is shaping up to be another great year for the festival, with organisers predicting some 2,000+ attendees of all ages over the weekend - see
www.southwest7s.co.uk. South West 7s prides itself on its multi-sport focus, from grassroots level upwards, delivering an all-inclusive weekend with five competitions for all levels and ages, live music, local food traders, on-site camping and a great festival atmosphere. With full backing from the RFU forming a part of their 24/7s Series, the SW7s production team is proud to be leading the way in rugby 7s development in Bristol and the south west. "Having recently moved to Cleve RFC due to the need for more pitch space to grow the event even further, Cleve RFC boasts some of the best pitches and club facilities in the south west, which, teamed with our great festival design and management we are very excited about this year. Our dynamic team has some great ideas about how to deliver a bespoke sponsorship package specific to you, targeting your brand ideals and your consumer market within our diverse demographic of attendees. Get involved:     our 2017 sponsorship pack can be downloaded for your perusal (see the download button below); we are very open to creating packages specific to your budget and goals. We are looking to build positive and lasting relationships with local businesses, progressing the event to our target of 5,000 attendees in the next three years". Contact: Thea Wise. Address: South West 7s, Unit 9, Montpellier Central, Station Road, Bristol BS6 5EE. Tel.: 07752610810. E-mail: info@southwest7s.co.uk.
link to website
 
https://www.facebook.com/SouthWest7s  
https://www.twitter.com/SouthWest7s

 


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AOF/PL026
THAME ARTS & LITERATURE FESTIVAL
Thame Arts & Literature Festival, which takes place on the third weekend in October, is a vibrant and exciting festival, now in its seventh year. "In recent years we have hosted BBC Radio 4, Will Gompertz, Jonathan Dimbleby, Mary Berry, Michael Morpurgo, Sophie Dahl, George Monbiot, Vince Cable and many others. Contact us for full details of the exciting range of sponsorship opportunities which we offer". Contact: Steve Bannister. Tel.: 07712 090514. Address: 12 Aston Street, Oxford OX4 1EP. E-mail:
steve@talfestival.org
link to website

    Background

One weekend with approximately thirty-five events
3,000 tickets sold
5,000 printed high quality A5 brochures
1,250 newsletter database
A website that includes an online ticketing facility Twitter and Facebook campaigns starting in May each year
- our philosophy is to be friendly yet professional - and accessible as well as challenging.

85% of attenders are based within twenty-five miles of Oxford and Thame and are aged between 35 and 65


    Commercial partnerships

Headline Sponsor - works closely with the festival at all levels; benefits include naming rights, staff discount, joint events, private events, joint promotions, competitions, etc., etc.
Associate Partner - a more structured package with more pre-defined benefits, including (amongst other benefits) branding involvement at all events, ten x complimentary tickets, full page advert in the souvenir brochure, promotional links in newsletters and other digital correspondence, invitations to special events, including the VIP Launch evening, etc.
Event Partner - with some thirty-five events to choose from, an Event Partner benefits from branding involvement at the event, four x complimentary tickets, 1/2 page advert in the souvenir brochure, logos on and links to and from the TAL website, invitations to the VIP Launch evening.
 
https://www.facebook.com/Thame-Arts-Literature-Festival-227373494033591/?fref=ts  
https://twitter.com/tal_festival

 


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AOF/PL027
UNIVERSAL FILM MAGAZINE
Universal Film Magazine is a free film and festival magazine going out to over 1.6 million worldwide as a free publication. The magazine is free to all and is filled with exciting and gritty content from all over the world. It covers topics from established industry professionals about film news and reviews, film finance, film festivals, industry news, reviews, swashbuckling for the silver screen, cinematography, director training, film schools, projects in development and filmmaking issues. The magazine has a clear competitive advantage over many other publications of its kind. It is totally free to all. "We are seeking sponsors for the magazine and in return offer free advertising and/or an editorial". Contact: Dom Murphy. Address: 223 Regents Street, W1B 2QD. Tel.: 0207 193 8870. E-mail:
editor@ufmag.org.
link to website

 

Ongoing
AOF/PL028
WAYS WITH WORDS LITERATURE FESTIVAL
Ways With Words is an annual, ten-day literature festival which takes place in the glorious buildings of Dartington Hall in Devon. The mediæval courtyard at Dartington, with its Great Hall, Barn Theatre and on-site accommodation, makes a perfect setting for a high quality, civilised and most enjoyable festival. The festival is run in association with the Telegraph Media Group who offer substantial editorial coverage and promotional space to the festival in the Daily and Sunday Telegraph, online and to their subscribers list. Ways With Words takes place in July each year and during the course of the ten days there are about 120 different events, with over two hundred speakers giving talks, readings, performances and taking part in discussions. The speakers who attend are leading authors in the UK and abroad, politicians, commentators, journalists and personalities from the media world. Past speakers and regular attenders include Joan Bakewell, Roy Hattersley, Martin Bell, Kate Adie, Michael Buerk, Melvyn Bragg, Baroness Warnock, A.C. Grayling, Salley Vickers, Rageh Omaar, Blake Morrison, Michael Frayn and Claire Tomalin. During the festival about 20,000 audience members attend. A typical audience member will be 45+, well-educated with some disposable income and interested in new ideas and intellectual improvement. There is access to exclusive hospitality facilities. "There are many opportunities for sponsors to tailor a package which suits you and your clients". Updated details are available on request. Contact: Kay Dunbar or Stephen Bristow, Directors. Address: Ways With Words, Droridge Farm, Dartington TQ9 6JG. Tel.: 01803 867311. Fax: 01803 863688. E-mail: kay@wayswithwords.co.uk.
link to website

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AOF/PL029    
WEZIMBABWE
WEZIMBABWE is a UK based charity and its premier event is called Zimfest™. This is an annual festival which has been held successfully over the last six years. Zimfest has grown to become one of the biggest African festivals and last year attracted over 5,000 people. Testament to the success of the event is that strategic partnerships have been established to give the event a unique global presence and it now takes place in five cities across the globe: London, Cape Town, Perth, Brisbane and Bulawayo, attracting Zimbabweans as well as locals in a truly multicultural celebration of Zimbabwean music and culture. "We are very proud of this achievement", says Head of Marketing Mike Tashaya, "and would like to offer you the opportunity to join us in the continued success of the festival. To this end we would like to discuss the possibility of your joining us as one of the sponsors and partners of this event. We currently receive extensive coverage in both local and national press, as well as several community focused publications. With Zimbabwe being the subject of constant debate we are assured of wide press coverage and have in the past been covered by, amongst others, the BBC, Virgin Media, the Sunday Independent, TNT Magazine and InLondon as well as several online publications and media services. We also provide a good opportunity to have your brand on thousands of computer screens via our website and our social media presence online. Over the last couple of years the event has been supported by Qantas, Coca-Cola, Western Union - to name just a few of the companies who have worked with one or more of the festivals around the world. Please take a look at the documents which provide you with a brief history of WEZIMBABWE and a detailed sponsorship proposal for Zimfest. If you are interested in finding out more or in discussing this opportunity further, please do not hesitate to contact me via the contact details provided". NB: updated information is available via the website. Contact: Mike Tashaya, Head of Marketing. Address: 54-64 Leonard Street, London EC2A 4JX. Tel.: 07876 430182. E-mail: mike.tashaya@wezimbabwe.org
link to website

 

Ongoing
AOF/PL030
WORTHING THEATRES' SUMMER OF CIRCUS
As a group of three theatres and a cinema, Worthing Theatres hosts a diverse range of up-and-coming, contemporary and traditional theatre, music, dance, circus and film on the south coast. "This June to September we will be celebrating our first Summer of Circus, an exhilarating festival featuring renowned non-traditional circus acts, heart-stopping new productions and outdoor pieces by the hottest circus companies. As a sponsor, you are invited to join the fun of bringing spectacle, colour and vibrance to the town while aligning your brand with all the joy, seduction and sparkle of contemporary circus". Contact: Gemma Nethersole, PR and Fundraising Co-ordinator. Tel.: 01903 231 226. Address: Connaught Theatre, Union Place, Worthing BN11 1LG. E-mail:
gemma.nethersole@adur-worthing.gov.uk.
link to website
 
https://www.facebook.com/WorthingTheatres
https://twitter.com/WorthingTheatre

 


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AOF/001 ASHFORD FEDERATION OF ARTS
The organisers of this year's Arts at St Mary's combined arts festival in Ashford are looking for financial help or sponsorship support to aid an ambitious programme. Ashford is within an area of cultural deficit, with regard to professional arts, so any assistance from sponsors would be much appreciated. Contact: Jane M. Lawrie, Chairman. Address: 32 Hardinge Road, Ashford, Kent TN24 8HA. Tel.: 01233 634718. Fax: 01233 665318. E-mail: jane_mary_lawrie@hotmail.com.
link to website

 

Ongoing
AOF/002 BATH FRINGE FESTIVAL
The Bath Fringe Festival has been running for well over twenty years and is one of the largest fringe festivals in the country. The festival is organised by local artists, promoters and many willing helpers. Offering a range of both popular and alternative art forms, the festival is seeking commercial sponsorship to fund expansion of its activities - sponsorship could cover the whole programme or individual events/venues. Contact: Wendy Matthews, Administrator. Tel.: 01225 480079. Address: 103 Walcot Street, Bath BA1 5BW. E-mail: admin@bathfringe.co.uk.
link to website
 
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AOF/003 BATH INTERNATIONAL MUSIC FESTIVAL
Inaugurated in 1948, the Bath International Music Festival has an illustrious artistic history and is a well-established event of national significance and international reputation. It takes place annually over seventeen days in late May/early June, presenting a range of high quality events including orchestral, chamber and contemporary classical music, contemporary jazz, world music and new electronica. The programme takes place mainly in city venues and also includes free-to-the-public outdoor events. A selection of events additionally take place in the surrounding towns and villages of the North East Somerset local authority area. Over the last sixty years the festival has been host to many internationally acclaimed artists and has showcased many spectacular events, including the now famous collaboration between Yehudi Menuhin and Ravi Shankar. Typically more than sixty events are staged in a number of Bath's outstanding venues, such as the art-deco Forum, regency Assembly Rooms and Guildhall, and the magnificent Bath Abbey. Contact: Clare Diacono. Address: Abbey Chambers, Kingston Buildings, Bath BA1 1NT. Tel.: 01225 462231. Fax: 01225 445551. E-mail: clare.diacono@bathfestivals.org.uk.
link to website

 

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AOF/004 THE BELFAST FESTIVAL AT QUEEN'S
Every year, the largest festival of its kind in Ireland brings the best of international art to Belfast and brings international attention to the city’s dynamic arts practitioners. The Festival covers all art forms including theatre, dance, classical music, literature, jazz, comedy, visual arts, folk music and popular music, attracting audiences of 60,000 annually. Address: Ulster Bank Belfast Festival at Queen's, Lanyon North, Queen's University, Belfast, BT7 1NN. Tel.: 028 9097 1034. E-mail: belfastfestival@qub.ac.uk
link to website

 

Ongoing
AOF/005 BRIGHTON FESTIVAL SOCIETY LTD.
Brighton Festival is an annual celebration of music, theatre, dance, circus, art, film, literature, debate, outdoor and family events - taking place in venues both familiar and unusual across Brighton & Hove for three weeks every May. Now in its fiftieth year, Brighton Festival is an innovative commissioning and producing festival, which continues to win critical acclaim for its ambitious and daring programme. As England's biggest curated mixed arts festival, Brighton Festival attracts some of the most innovative artists and companies (and some of the most adventurous audiences) from the UK and around the world. The festival is at the cutting edge of artistic programming, bringing the very finest in national and international art to the city and the south-east. Stunning, unique and versatile, Brighton Dome is firmly established as the leading arts and conference centre for the south coast. Since undergoing a multi-million pound refurbishment, it has played host to an extraordinary range of events from classical concerts to stage-fighting workshops. It is committed to involving all sectors of its community in the arts through presenting artistic and education events of the highest quality that appeal to a wide group of residents and visitors alike. Sponsorship of Brighton Festival and Brighton Dome enables companies to support the provision of an international arts programme of the highest standard, whilst delivering on key business objectives. There are all kinds of tailored sponsorship opportunities available to match differing needs and budgets. Contact: Kata Gyongyosi. Tel.: 01273 260810. Email: kata.gyongyosi@brightondome.org.
link to website

 

Ongoing
AOF/006 B.SUPREME - INDEPENDANCE LTD.
B.Supreme is the only UK hip hop festival dedicated to Women in Hip Hop. The festival launched in September 2006 at the South Bank Centre, London and platformed the work of 121 of the best international hip hop artists, to an audience of 3,400. The festival - designed to showcase the talent of women in all aspects of hip hop as well as the younger generation of female hip hoppers - also ran six month education initiatives with young women throughout the country, giving opportunities to young and emerging artists. As well as being covered by publications such as The Guardian, The Independent and Time Out. B.Supreme also featured on BBC1Xtra, which broadcast live from the festival to an estimated 1.5 million listeners. TV companies such as MTV Base and Just Fabulous TV also filmed the event to be screened later in 2007. Hip hop is becoming increasingly popular due to its exciting, accessible and inspiring format. It is the voice of young people and refuses to go away. B.Supreme aims to continue to inspire young women and showcase hip hop dance theatre, DJs, films, music, battles and education work in an annual celebration of Women in Hip Hop. B.Supreme offers a multitude of potential opportunities and, with ideas for future tours and branding, is set to grow rapidly in momentum, taking the festival to levels of success reached by no other hip hop event in the UK. Contact: Holly Miles, Festival Manager. Address: Independance, Brixton Hill Methodist Church, Elm Park, London SW2 2TX. Tel.: +44 (0) 7903 740 626. E-mail: holly@bsupreme.co.uk.
link to website

 

Ongoing
AOF/007 CATHEDRAL QUARTER ARTS FESTIVAL
The Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival has been bringing a feast of literature, theatre, comedy, music, circus, street theatre, film, family events, visual arts and more to the Cathedral Quarter area of Belfast's north city centre annually since May 2000. It presents arts events in informal, often unfamiliar spaces, such as theatre productions in pubs, poetry in cafés, music in a boat on the river, opera in St. Georges Market and circus on the street. The culmination of all this activity is that for a period during April and early May every year, Belfast starts to resemble a cosmopolitan, culturally confident city in the European model. Guests to date have included authors Frank McCourt and Nick Hornby, comedians Dylan Moran and Jerry Sadowitz, and musicians such as Patti Smith, Billy Bragg and David Holmes. The organisers are keen to hear from dynamic and imaginative sponsors who recognise what the Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival has to offer and would like to work creatively with a young, energetic arts organisation. For sponsors, there are several different levels of involvement and benefits available - from offering your service as sponsorship-in-kind, to sponsoring an individual event or an entire section of the programme (e.g. music, theatre, comedy, etc.) - right through to potential title sponsorship. If you would like to discuss potential involvement in Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival, simply email your Expression of Interest and contact details to info@cqaf.com. Contact: Sponsorship Department. Address: Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival, Unit 8, Northern Whig House, Bridge Street, Belfast BT1 1LU . Tel.: 028 90232403. Fax: 028 90249142. E-mail: info@cqaf.com.
link to website

 

Ongoing
    AOF/008     CORNWALL FILM FESTIVAL
The Cornwall Film Festival (CFF), the South West's leading film festival and one of the largest public film events, is an organisation of cultural exchange that aims to promote engagement, enjoyment, diversity and participation in specialised film. "Attracting 5,500 visitors in 2013, CFF constantly works to strengthen relationships with industry and audiences, making Cornwall Film Festival a natural meeting point for companies and private audiences. By sponsoring CFF, you support a rich cultural life in the region. During the festival, films are shown in ten screens across Cornwall, hosting galas, premieres and presenting a variety of panels, educational seminars, workshops, live music and silent film performances and outdoor screenings. At the film festival and other events that CFF organises throughout the year, we offer companies the opportunity to strengthen relationships and meet new customers and partners. In addition to exposure and visibility, CFF also offers activities, film shows, customer meetings, sponsor meetings and press. By supporting the Cornwall Film Festival, you join an elite group of companies who support unique and diverse voices in independent filmmaking. The festival offers a multitude of opportunities to promote your brand to an audience of film lovers, trendsetters and influencers. Companies across an array of industries have sponsored the festival in order to align their brands with the visionary talent and excitement associated with the Cornwall Film Festival. By combining access, exposure, hospitality, social media and experiential marketing, CFF offers each sponsor a customised package of features and benefits to ensure its promotional, relationship and business development goals are met". Contact: Louise Fox. Address: The Poly, 24 Church Street, Falmouth TR11 3EG. Tel.: 01326618115. E-mail:
info@cornwallfilmfestival.com.
link to website

https://twitter.com/CornwallFilm

 

Ongoing
AOF/009 CORSHAM FESTIVAL
Corsham Festival is a seven day arts festival held in Corsham, Wiltshire in late June. The organisers tell us that it was named by the Daily Express as being one of the top fifty arts festivals in the UK and by the Financial Times as one of the UK's emerging arts festivals. Sponsorship is now sought for individual arts events or for the festival as a whole. The Corsham Festival has a particular focus on contemporary music and the work of composer Sir Michael Tippett, who lived in the town for ten years. Contact: Martin Campbell. Address: The Pound, Pound Pill, Corsham, Wiltshire, SN13 9HX. Tel.: 01249 712618. E-mail: box.office@poundarts.org.uk
link to website

 

Ongoing
AOF/010 DISCOVERING LATIN AMERICA FILM FESTIVAL
** Current/updated details are available on request - see Facebook and Twitter pages **. Contacts: Hugo Cruz (07769932427, hugo.cruz@citigroup.com; Claudia Trosso (07736072301, claudiatrosso@hotmail.com; Jorge Garayo (07803047175, jorge@discoveringlatinamerica.org. Address: 21c Westbourne Park Road, London W2 5PX


 
https://www.facebook.com/Discovering-Latin-America-Film-Festival-119829466966/  
https://twitter.com/DLAFilmFestival

 

 

 

Ongoing
AOF/011 EDINBURGH'S WINTER FESTIVALS
Edinburgh's Christmas and Edinburgh's Hogmanay are two world class celebrations that take place annually in the spectacular setting of Scotland's capital city. Edinburgh's Christmas events and activities include the Festive Lights Switch On, the Winter Wonderland Ice Rink and the Edinburgh Wheel and Carousel. Many opportunities exist for sponsorship, sampling, promotions and advertising to an extensive audience comprised of Edinburgh residents and weekend visitors from the rest of the UK and overseas. Edinburgh's Hogmanay is a four day festival of music, cinema and street theatre and its flagship event, the Edinburgh's Hogmanay Street Party, brings together 100,000 people to celebrate the midnight moment and to welcome in the new year. Sponsorship is available of large scale public events as well as smaller sponsorships, and advertising opportunities in the brochures and on the website. Contact: Tania Alonzi. Tel.: 0131 529 3169. E-mail: tania.alonzi@edinburgh.gov.uk
link to website (www.edinburghschristmas.com)
link to website (www.edinburghshogmanay.com)

 

Ongoing
AOF/012 GFEST - GAYWISE LGBT ARTS FESTIVAL
GFest - gayWise LGBT Arts Festival is recognised as London's Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Arts Festival For All. GFest provides an unrivalled and much needed platform for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer performers, artists, filmmakers and designers to express, inspire and empower attendees and participants. GFest features queer artists and talent across performance events, short film screenings and visual arts exhibitions. Connecting these strands are social and networking events, workshops, debates and seminars with leading LGBT artists, workshop facilitators and academics in the UK. GFest takes place in November and is organised by arts charity Wise Thoughts. Contact: Mr S. Rathod. Address: Wood Green Central Library, 2nd Floor, London N22 6XD. Tel.: 020 8889 9555. E-mail: info@wisethoughts.org
link to website

 

Ongoing
AOF/013 HARROGATE INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL
The Harrogate International Festival offers a wide range of sponsorship packages and corporate hospitality opportunities. It has been acclaimed by The Times as the "north of England's leading arts festival". Each summer during July and August a world class programme features international symphony orchestras, celebrity concerts, jazz, ballet, modern dance, world music, comedy and street theatre. Contact: Sharon. Address: 1 Victoria Avenue, Harrogate, North Yorkshire HG1 1EQ. Tel.: 01423 562 303. E-mail: sharon@harrogate-festival.org.uk.
link to website
 
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AOF/014 INSPIRATIONAL ARTS: 3MUSIC FESTIVAL
Since its launch in 2009, the 3Music event has established itself as the leading arts festival for young people in Hertfordshire and one of the most popular in the Eastern region. Led by Arts Council-funded Inspirational Arts, 3Music provides opportunities for the best young talent to sing, play music and dance in both workshops and at large scale public performance venues in Hertfordshire. The festival looks to find young talent through its partnerships with local authorities in Hertfordshire via schools, youth centres, dance and singing schools. As its name suggests there are three elements to 3Music: 1. Music Mix - which provides songwriting opportunities for local musicians and bands; 2. Dance it Up - which provides dance workshops and career-enhancing opportunities to perform at high profile venues; 3. Pop Luck - which provides young singers with the chance to become the best young vocalist in the county. 3Music nurtures new talent and gives a platform for the young people of Hertfordshire. Previous winners have gone on to be signed by major record labels as well as becoming established performers in the region. "A range of packages exist for sponsors, including an offer to market your products and services to our audiences, entertain your clients or reward staff through an association with the festival. It also provides the opportunity to demonstrate corporate social responsibility by supporting a significant cultural and educational event that promotes talent, social inclusion and participation. More - and updated - information is available on request or via the website (see link below)". Contact: Catherine Davies, Funding Director. E-mail:
contact@inspirationalarts.org.uk.
link to website

 

Ongoing
AOF/015 LONDON INTERNATIONAL ANIMATION FESTIVAL
The London International Animation Festival (LIAF) is a celebration of the very best international and local animation. It showcases the painstaking and amazing work of artists and filmmakers who have discovered that in this medium they can go anywhere their imagination leads them. LIAF has very quickly become the largest animation festival in the UK and a vital and unique event, expanding the diversity of London's film and cultural scenes. The festival is broad in scope and content with competitive screenings, kids sessions, the latest digital computer animation, animated documentaries, retrospectives and specialised theme sessions as well as workshops, seminars and discussions. The festival screens over six days and nights at the Curzon Cinema Soho in the heart of London. The festival attracts significant national press coverage. LIAF seeks to form a partnership with a small number of presentation sponsors to bring the world's best animation to some of London's most exciting and valuable audience groups. There are a variety of levels of involvement available including Title sponsorship. Contact: Nag Vladermersky, Festival Director. Address: London International Animation Festival, Hungerford Road London N7 9LF. Tel.: 0207 607 8660. E-mail: info@liaf.org.uk.
link to website

 

Ongoing
AOF/016 LIFT
LIFT explodes across the city every two years in June and July. Since 1981 LIFT has been pioneering new forms of theatre, presenting spectacular performances and moments of magic in every corner of the capital. A year-round programme culminates in the world-renowned biennial festival that transforms the city into a stage. LIFT is an opportunity to make a mark on London and to attract the attention of thousands of people, every day, right across the capital – giving your company countless chances to let your brand light up the city. We don't circulate ready-made packages - we tailor very individual relationships with companies to ensure that we can deliver what you really want. To talk about creating a sponsorship opportunity or partnership that breaks the mould and allows something amazing happen for you and us, just get in touch. We're open to discuss any ideas you may have. Contact: Francis. Address: 19/20 Great Sutton Street, London EC1V 0DR. Tel.: 020 7968 6800. E-mail: francis@liftfestival.com
link to website

 

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AOF/017 MERSEYSIDE DANCE INITIATIVE
Merseyside Dance Initiative is an agency working to develop dance throughout Merseyside. A partner of Dance Northwest, the national dance agency for the region, MDI works in partnership with artists, promoters and other agencies and organisations to provide opportunities to participate in, create and see all kinds of dance. The charity is deeply involved in the community of Merseyside and believes that dance is integral to not only the physical well being of the community but also their mental health. MDI is committed to bringing dance to the region and each year holds its two-week contemporary dance festival, LEAP, at various locations across Liverpool. It recently held the first of its biennial festivals of African and Caribbean dance called Cultural Awakening Festival, which runs concurrently with Cultiv8, its seminar to discuss the cultural integration of African and Caribbean arts in the UK. As an arts agency in the north west, MDI is reliant upon charitable donations, sponsorship and funding from organisations. "If you think you or your organisation can assist us in upholding the the promise we assert in our strapline, 'Inspiring People Through Dance', we'd love to hear from you". Contact: Karen Gallagher, Director. Tel.: 0151 708 8810. Fax: 0151 707 0600. Address: 13-15 Hope Street, Liverpool L1 9BQ. E-mail: info@merseysidedance.co.uk.
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AOF/018 PORTUGUESE FESTIVAL
The Portuguese Festival was launched in Peterborough in 2014, a new and exciting annual event which proved highly popular. The 2016 festival will take place on 9th and 10th July at Peterborough Rugby Union FC's ground. It is a celebration of Portuguese culture and allows the local Portuguese community to celebrate many aspects of their country's heritage and way of life. As with the first two festivals, in 2016 there will be a range of attractions for all the family, including children, with entertainment in the form of singing, dancing and animation. There will also be the opportunity to sample Portuguese gastronomy, with stalls featuring pastries, wines, beers, cheeses and charcuterie. "We are looking for sponsors to help us realise this third edition of the Portuguese Festival in Peterborough. To achieve our goal, we need an investment of £10,000.00 and in return will offer a range of attractive benefits. If you would like to be part of a successful team and be associated with a very popular and growing event, please get in touch to discuss sponsorship opportunities". Contact: Paulo Batista. Tel.: 07766584535. Address: Peterborough. E-mail:
pbleafletdistribution@hotmail.co.uk.
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https://www.facebook.com/FestivalPortuguesuk/  

 

 

 

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AOF/019 RUGBY MUSIC FESTIVAL
Rugby Music Festival will not be running in 2016. Contact: David Head, Event Organiser. Tel.: 07720 444084. E-mail:
david@rugbymusicfestival.org.uk
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www.facebook.com/rugbymusicfestival  
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AOF/020 SMALLZONE EVENTS: ICE - BRITAIN'S COOLEST COMICS CONVENTION
Smallzone Events is offering sponsorship opportunities connected with its educational and recreational event ICE - Britain's Coolest Comics Convention. "This is an international comic industry conference and is part of The International Comic Industry Conference. The event is held in Birmingham city centre and starts with a recreational convention for the fans. It features appearances from famous comic artists and writers from properties such as The Walking Dead, Iron Man, Spiderman, Batman, Doctor Who and Judge Dredd. Typically around 1,500 fans attend, although any sponsorship funding would primarily be spent on advertising and marketing to increase awareness of the event and our brand. We are currently supported by Arts Council England, as well as various publishers within the comic industry. The conference concludes with a professional industry conference featuring fourteen educational events hosted by some of the biggest names in comics, including Dave Gibbons, Charlie Adlard and Eric Stephenson, publisher of Image Comics. We will be happy to create bespoke sponsorship packages to suit all budgets. This can include your logo on printed advertising and marketing, as well as a prominent placement on our main website and in all press releases. We can also offer free entry to your employees and/or discounted VIP access to the events. By sponsoring this event you will be supporting the British comic industry and helping to inspire creativity and diversity within the medium of comic art". Contact: Shane Chebsey. Address: 11 Glendower Court, Falstaff Street SY1 2RG. Tel.: 07843443340. E-mail:
smallzone.events@gmail.com
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https://www.facebook.com/pages/ICE-The-International-Comics-Expo-Britains-Coolest-Comic-Convention/529276490479928?ref=hl  
https://twitter.com/ICECOMICON

 

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AOF/021 TENBY ARTS FESTIVAL
Tenby Arts Festival is an annual event offering a diverse programme of music, dance, drama, poetry, art and talks featuring local, national and international artistes. It opens with a weekend of family entertainment launched by a grand parade through the streets of the town prior to the main cultural repast spread over eight days in late September. In previous years, performers have included Julian Lloyd Webber, Evelyn Glennie, Luminita Berariu, The King's Consort, Katherine Jenkins, Kerstin Doelle, Noriko Ogawa and a host of others. The 2014 Festival will be held between 20th and 27th September. Tenby is a beautiful, medieval, coastal resort in Pembrokeshire, West Wales. The Festival is a registered charity and, following the loss of Arts Council funding, is heavily dependent on sponsorship to maintain this important event for visitors and local residents in an area deprived of access to the arts. Contact: Diana Lunn, Secretary. Address: 24 Penally Heights, Penally, Tenby, Pembrokeshire SA70 7TH. Tel.: 01834 845341. E-mail: dialunn@tiscali.co.uk
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AOF/022 UNIVERSAL FILM & FESTIVAL ORGANISATION
The Universal Film & Festival Organisation (UFFO) is a database of ethical filmmakers and film festivals. UFFO oversees the database of accredited film festivals and the UFFO logo appears on the accredited festivals' websites. UFFO created a ten point Film Festival Code of Conduct which was drafted with the collaboration of filmmakers and festival directors with a view to improving the relationship between industry professionals and acknowledging the importance of enhanced cooperation between filmmakers and film festivals. The FFCOC film festival code of conduct has ten guiding principles and the successful implementation of this code will largely depend on the acceptance by the film festival and filmmaking community as a whole. Although the Code of Conduct is completely voluntary, it will help define the obligations and responsibilities that film festival organisers have towards the filmmaking community. The Code of Conduct will not only demonstrate a film festival's willingness to be transparent but in addition it can also be used as a practical guide to assist filmmakers in determining the difference between a legitimate film festival, a fraudulent festival and one that operates dubious business practices. The Code of Conduct has a pragmatic approach to implementation that is based on rational and transparent working methods. It will promote good business practices and assist in the development of relationships between film festival organisers and the filmmaking community. "We are looking for sponsors who wish to benefit from an association with a global organisation which is founded on ethical principles". Contact: Tyrone D. Murphy. Address: International House, 223 Regents Street, London W1B 2QD. Tel.: +44 7779977769. E-mail:
info@cmefilms.co.uk.
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AOF/023 WHITBY MUSICPORT
Staged each October, Whitby Musicport boasts a position as the UK's biggest indoor World Music Festival, attracting artists from all over the world - and a sell-out event for the last two years. Contact: Jim McLaughlin, Director/Co-ordinator. Address: Highfield, Sledgates, Fylingthorpe, Whitby, N. Yorks. YO22 4TZ. Tel.: 01947 603475. Make contact via this web page: www.musicportfestival.com/get_involved.
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AOF/024 THE WICKERMAN FESTIVAL
Many different sponsorship opportunities are available. Contact: Helen Chalmers. Address: The Wickerman Festival, 10 Quay Street, Ullapool, Wester Ross IV26 2UE. Tel.: 01854 613746; mobile: 07968 433272. E-mail: helen@thewickermanfestival.co.uk.
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