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Description/contact info.
Expires
AV/PL001

BUSH HALL MUSIC
Bush Hall has been a live music and entertainment venue since September 2001 and attracts a diverse range of gigs and events. Bush Hall offers an intimate and attractive setting, with great acoustics and aesthetics that set it apart from other London venues. It was recently voted one of the top ten rock music venues in the country by The Independent newspaper. As a totally independent organisation, Bush Hall is committed to quality and style and is driven by creative and original ideas. There could be a great many promotional, hospitality, brand development and cultural benefits for the right sponsor partnership to develop. Highly recognised industry promoters like Metropolis Music and SJM Concerts mainly promote gigs, though Bush Hall also does this and will continue to promote their own successful and respected Buzz Nights. These introduce an exciting mixture of musicians and bands, with many that have gone on to be signed. The venue hosts regular showcases for leading artists and bands and regular cabaret and comedy shows. Bush Hall is often used as a TV/film and photographic location and hosts numerous corporate and private hospitality events throughout the year. The venue is actively seeking a sponsorship partner with whom it can work to develop the business and collectively reap the associated benefits. Further information on Bush Hall and its sister company The Music House for Children, its sister company specialising in music and arts education, can be found via the website listed below. Contact: Charlie Raworth, Managing Director. Address: Bush Hall Music Ltd., 306-310 Uxbridge Road, London W12 7LJ. Tel.: 020 8222 6955. Fax: 020 8222 6638. E-mail: charlie@bushhallmusic.co.uk
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AV/PL002

LIVERPOOL LIGHTHOUSE
Liverpool Lighthouse is a versatile venue in Anfield, Liverpool. It is a registered charity and a company limited by guarantee. It is seeking sponsors for various elements of its venue, for core funding, for donated items for its furniture outlets and for its community projects. Liverpool Lighthouse is part of the Love and Joy Ministries Group and is Europe's first designated Urban Gospel Arts Centre. Its aim is to transform communities through working together. It is based in the former Gaumont cinema in Anfield, Liverpool, just 100 metres from the famous football ground. The building was in a very poor state of repair when purchased in 1998 and since then, through private and public fundraising plus a huge number of volunteers, the organisers have renovated it. However, there is still more work to be done. Liverpool Lighthouse has a 430 seater auditorium; back auditorium space that can also seat an extra one hundred; dance space; workshop space; conference and board rooms; meeting rooms; a Learndirect centre; café small business office space; recording studio; and a furniture outlet. Amongst the charity's community projects are Harmonize - an alternative education programme underpinned by arts and music for children aged 14 to 16 who are excluded from school or in care, in conjunction with Liverpool LEA; Kaleidoscope - an over 55s community project, including card making, local history and a community choir in conjunction with the Capital of Culture Company; Skills for Work courses for the local community; and Integrate - helping asylum seekers and refugees learn English and other skills. It is the home venue for a number of gospel choirs, including the award-winning Love and Joy gospel choir. It is able to host meetings, exhibitions, conferences, performances, rehearsals, etc., etc. Liverpool Lighthouse seeks sponsorship, benefits in kind, use of people's skills and expertise, donations and good quality items for their furniture outlets. Be assured that anything that they receive will be put to good use. In return, obviously depending on what is provided, they may offer coverage in their marketing material, use of their facilities, recognition within the venue itself, capacity to host team building exercises, tickets to their events and the ability to provide a 'Be a Gospel Choir in a day' package. "Help us to help others. We look forward to hearing from you". Contact: Irene Ryan, Marketing Executive. Address: Liverpool Lighthouse, Oakfield Road, Liverpool L4 0UF. Tel.: 0151 476 2342. Fax: 0151 260 4192. E-mail: info@liverpoollighthouse.com
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AV/PL003

MANCHESTER CRAFT & DESIGN
The Manchester Craft & Design Centre boasts a position as the largest provider of studio/retail space and support for designer-makers in the north west of England. Manchester Craft & Design's aims are: (i) to provide workspace, facilities and support services for designer-makers; (ii) to foster an environment that encourages creativity, innovation and excellence; (iii) to encourage opportunities for designer makers through joint marketing initiatives, press and publicity and a city centre retail environment; and (iv) to promote and increase the interest of the public in contemporary craft and design through exhibitions, workshops and open studios. Manchester Craft & Design Centre comprises sixteen retail/studio spaces, a café and a regularly changing programme of exhibitions of work from national and international designer-makers. Contact: Jack Hale, General Manager. Address: 17 Oak Street, Manchester M1 6LG. Tel.: 0161 832 4274. Fax: 0161 832 3416. E-mail: manager@craftanddesign.com
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Current opportunities

Project 1

Greater Manchester Craft & Design Award
Selection of the best designers/makers resident or working in Greater Manchester to be exhibited at the Craft and Design Centre. The winner will be offered free studio space for 1 year plus a support 'grant' to enable the maker to develop their work over that period.

Project 2

IT/Computer resource for use by designer/makers
A computer resource including use of computers, design packages, printing/fax/copying and internet facilities (some financial support has already been provided by North West Development Agency).

Project 3

Development of a series of exhibitions at the centre
Establishing a series of high quality exhibitions with a national remit (some financial support has already been provided by North West Development Agency).

 

Ongoing
AV/PL004
SCOTLAND'S SECRET BUNKER
Scotland's Sectret Bunker is seeking sponsorship from local or national companies who wish to take advantage of its unique attractions. Scotland's Secret Bunker sits in the heart of Fife between Anstruther and St. Andrews. Its location attracts thousands of visitors during its open seasons, due to the popularity of the area with St. Andrews, the home of golf, just six miles north. The East Neuk is a popular attraction due to its rich history and famous food. Sponsors will be able to use the bunker facilities for conferencing or any other reason that they choose. Sponsors will be heavily represented, both in the bunker itself and on its promotional material, which is available in hundreds of tourist attractions in the UK. "As Scotland's most unique attraction, we draw in thousands of visitors a year. We have catering facilities on the first level as well as a gift shop and a wide array of vehicles used during the cold war. We are open from March through to November and during this time host several events from paranormal investigations to gigs. We have also had a couple of student films shot on site that have been viewed at some of the world's biggest film festivals, including Cannes". Contact: Steven Mackie, Assistant Manager. Address: Crown Building, Troywood, St. Andrews KY16 8QH. Tel.: 01333 310301. Fax: 01333 312040. E-mail: manager@secretbunker.co.uk
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    AV/001     THE ARCHES
Theatre forms the core programme of The Arches, a predominantly young people's venue located in the centre of Glasgow (within a series of Grade A listed Victorian railway arches below Central Station). But the venue also hosts late night clubs, live music concerts and art exhibitions. The Arches boasts annual attendances of 120,000. Sponsorship is sought for major projects. Contact: Maria McKinney. Address: The Arches, 253 Argyle Street, Glasgow G2 8DL. Tel.: 0141 565 1005. E-mail:
maria@thearches.co.uk
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Ongoing
    AV/002     COCKPIT ARTS
Contact: Vanessa Swan, Chief Executive. Address: Cockpit Yard, Northington Street, London WC1N 2NP. Tel. 020 7419 1962. E-mail: vanessa@cockpitarts.com
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Ongoing
    AV/003     COLCHESTER ARTS CENTRE
Colchester Arts Centre is a multi-art, performing arts venue, holding over 300 events each year. Contact: Philippa Nee, Administrator. Address: Colchester Arts Centre, Church Street, Colchester CO1 1NF. Tel.: 01206 500 901. E-mail: pip@colchesterartscentre.com
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    AV/004     COMMONWEALTH INSTITUTE
Creating Common Ground is a project which will improve physical and intellectual accessibility to visitors to the Commonwealth Institute. A multi-use learning and activity centre will combine exhibitions, a multi-media library, interactive displays and areas for special events and workshops. Its bright, informal design will include contemporary artworks, objects to handle, books and photographs from around the Commonwealth. It will be a place in central London to learn about other cultures and to develop an understanding of global issues, such as human rights and sustainable development, in the context of the modern Commonwealth. Sponsorship is urgently needed to support the design and interior build of this space. A wide range of donations will contribute towards the development of this project which is planned to be phased over the next 2-5 years. Contact: Judith Tank, Funding Development Manager. Address: Commonwealth Institute, Kensington High Street, London W8 6NQ. Tel. 0207 603 4535. Fax: 0207 603 4525. E-mail: jtank@commonwealth.org.uk
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    AV/005     CORNERHOUSE
Opened in 1985 and located in the heart of Manchester, Cornerhouse is an international centre for contemporary visual arts and film. The centre features three floors of contemporary art galleries, three cinema screens, a bar, a café and a bookshop. Cornerhouse boasts a reputation for excellence and innovation in its field, attracting a footfall of over 450,000 per annum. A number of sponsorship opportunities are available currently, including two annual film festivals (exposures UK student film festival in December, and Viva Spanish and the Latin American Film Festival in March) and contemporary art exhibitions of international renown, with a far reaching education programme. Full details are available on request. Contact: John Dennis, Development Officer. Address: 70 Oxford Street, Manchester M1 5NH. Tel.: 0161 200 1520. Fax: 0161 200 1504. E-mail: john.dennis@cornerhouse.org
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Ongoing
    AV/006     DEVON ARTIST NETWORK LIMITED
Devon Artist Network runs a well-established annual Open Studios event for artists living and working in Devon. To accompany this a catalogue of entries is produced, with year-long relevance. In 2010, 30,000 of these were produced and distributed free through Tourist Information Centres, libraries and arts venues, as well as through the open studios/workshops themselves. "We are seeking sponsorship to enable us to continue to charge artists at an affordable rate for taking part in Open Studios and to cover administrative costs of what is a largely volunteer-run organisation. Devon Artist Network has an active and lively website which is updated with member events on a regular basis. It has just launched a "Friends of DAN" at an annual subscription of £10.00. It has a loyal following of people who attend Open Studios every year and even travel to Devon especially for the event. Potential sponsors would be sure of the goodwill of the public". Contact: Joanna Radford. Address: hannaford Old House, Poundsgate, Newton Abbot TQ13 7NX. Tel.: 01364 631287
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Ongoing
    AV/007     GUILDFORD CIVIC
The Guildford Civic provides affordable quality entertainment for all sections of its catchment. The Concert Hall, owned by Guildford Borough Council, attracts over 150,000 customers p.a. Events range from Guildford Philharmonic concerts to stand-up comedians, rock, pop and folk music to exhibitions and conferences. Sponsorship opportunities include Guildford Family Concerts, Talking Brochure and a 'Shake, Rattle and Roll' class for pre-school youngsters. Contact: Francesca Fogell, Marketing Officer. Tel. 01483-444720, ext. 3503. E-mail: fogellf@guildford.gov.uk
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Ongoing
    AV/008     HACKNEY EMPIRE
Be part of the Hackney Empire’s success! Providing a home for new waves of drama, music and dance, the Hackney Empire boasts a position as London’s most exciting theatre. With the recent completion of its £16 million makeover, the Empire is once again open for business and attracting audiences throughout London and the South East. Sponsors can benefit from extensive branding opportunities, corporate entertainment packages, generous ticket discounts for staff members, personal hospitality arrangements and invitations to special events and galas. Full details are available of how the theatre's corporate membership and sponsorship packages can be tailored to sponsors' needs. Contact: Sophie Medd. Address: Hackney Empire Theatre, 291 Mare Street, London E8 1EJ. Tel. 0208 510 4536. E-mail: sophie.medd@hackneyempire.co.uk
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    AV/009     HORNDEAN COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION
Merchistoun Hall is 250 years old and is in need of sponsorship to fund its restoration. It is used by Horndean Community Association, which currently runs various thriving clubs and user groups. It is an ideal location for conferences, meetings and wedding receptions, etc., with a 120 seat maximum capacity and it is hired out for the majority of the year. The Association recently played host to the filming of a TV documentary. It is a real community building with a lot of spirit and the Association is always looking for new ideas and ways of improving its community facilities. Contact: Brendan Charles, Programme Manager. Address: Merchistoun Hall, 106 Portsmouth Road, Horndean, Hants. PO8 9LJ. Tel. 023 9259 7114. Fax: 023 9234 3642. E-mail: pm.hca@virgin.net
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Ongoing
    AV/010     THE MET ARTS CENTRE
This small scale touring venue in Lancashire/ Greater Manchester offers various event and venue based online/offline sponsorship opportunities, including international music festivals, comedy, literature and drama. Contact: David Agnew, Manager. Address: The Met Arts Centre, Market Street, Bury, Lancs. BL9 0BW. Tel. 0161 7617107. Fax: 0161 7635056. E-mail: mailto:david@metarts.demon.co.uk
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Ongoing
    AV/011     NEWCASTLE COMEDY FESTIVAL
A unique headline sponsorship opportunity is available for the largest festival devoted to stand-up comedy. Year-round sponsorship is available of the region's only comedy venue at what The Observer called "The biggest and best comedy festival in England". Contact: Lorraine brown. Tel. 0191-230-4406. E-mail: enquiries@newcastlecomedyfestival.com
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Ongoing
    AV/012     NORDEN FARM CENTRE FOR THE ARTS
This major arts centre opened in Maidenhead in September 2000 and a range of sponsorship opportunities are available in connection with the Centre. Norden Farm is home to several resident companies and produces its own Christmas Show. The Centre boasts a main auditorium, a studio theatre, a multi-media suite, a café bar and a gallery. Contact: Gareth Negus, Marketing Officer. Tel.: 01628-682563. gareth.negus@nordenfarm.org
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Ongoing
AV/013 ST. GEORGE'S BRISTOL
St George's Bristol is one of the country's leading concert halls, boasting the 'best chamber music acoustic in Britain'. It has a busy diary of events, from classical chamber music to jazz and world music, and welcomes artists as diverse as Andras Schiff, the Brodsky Quartet, Elvis Costello and Bjork. "Sponsorship opportunities now extend to our major capital appeal, Building a Sound Future (2015-2017), featuring naming rights for our architect designed garden pavilion extension". Contact: Sponsorship Department. Address: Great George Street, Bristol BS1 5RR. Tel. 0117 929 4929, ext. 216. a.guttridge@stgeorgesbristol.co.uk
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Ongoing
AV/014 UNTOLD DESIGN CIC
Untold Design CIC is a not for profit Community Interest Company which provides affordable showcasing opportunities for new and emerging designers to introduce themselves to press, media and buyers within the fashion industry. It also creates opportunities for designers and creatives to subsist themselves in the early stages of their careers at consumer events where they are able to meet with potential customers, build an awareness of their brand and sell to clients. The ethos of Untold is to work as a collective through which a cyclical programme of support and assistance is made available, with the aim of building a long-lasting legacy for new designers and creatives. The organisation relies solely on the hard work and dedication of volunteers and visionaries to take the vision forward; however, there is so much more that they have planned to really broaden their reach and their usefulness to designers and creatives, and they now seek outside sponsorship and support that will enable them to take the organisation to the next level. Currently, Untold produces fashion shows and exhibitions during London Fashion Week, including the Fashion Diversity event produced in partnership with Mahogany Model Management and Museum of London. They have also produced shows at such venues as the Clink Prison Museum, The Foundling Museum and the Kensington Rooms and have an ongoing partnership with the London Design Festival. Untold also works with Clothes Show London and debuts at The Glam Show at Earls Court this October. "All of these opportunities have been created through the organisation since it began in 2007. Over the next year we are seeking to establish a base from which designers can have a retail presence which will also double up as a flexible workspace and training venue for new and aspiring designers. We are seeking to forge long term working relationships with our supporters and sponsors and this can be in varying forms, including services in kind and monetary donations". Contact: Maame Baryeh, Founding Director. Address: 1 Charmouth House, Dorset Road, London SW8 1EU. E-mail: info@un-told.co.uk
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     AV/015     WARWICK ARTS CENTRE
Warwick Arts Centre (at the Univeristy of Warwick near Coventry) boasts a position as the largest complex of its kind in the UK outside London and offers sponsors the opportunity to associate their brand with the broadest range of the highest quality touring arts and entertainment events in the Midlands. Sponsors can sponsor productions, become a Corporate Member, join the Good Company club, or support the Centre's education work. The Centre promotes an eclectic programme of theatre, music, comedy, dance, family events, literature and visual arts. Recent sponsors and corporate supporters have included National Grid, Peugeot, Parenthesis Design, Barclays Bank, HSBC, Lloyds TSB, Royal Bank of Scotland and many more. The Centre has recently hosted successful events for the CBI and Advantage West Midlands. Contact: Rob Macpherson, Marketing & Development Director. Address: Warwick Arts Centre, University of Warwick, Coventry, CV4 7AL. Tel.: 024 7652 4452. Fax: 024 7657 2849. E-mail: r.macpherson@warwick.ac.uk
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    AV/016     WATERFRONT HALL, BELFAST
Situated in the heart of the city of Belfast, Belfast Waterfront Hall has been deliberately designed as a multi-purpose venue with ultra-modern facilities to accommodate business, conference, arts and entertainment events. The copper-domed roof of the Waterfront Hall dominates the prestigious Lanyon Place development. The Auditorium can seat from 380 to 2,241 people in comfort. An elegant interior belies the state-of-the-art facilities. It is as accustomed to hosting international conferences as it is to being the venue for entertainment spectaculars. A range of sponsorship opportunities are offered, including corporate membership, centre stage and season sponsors. There are also school, community and outreach activities. Events/activities include Earthquake dance festival, Comedy Club, Orchestral series, Panto Series, Theatre Club, Jazz series, Ballet Series and Creative Corporate Training. Contact: John Kivlahan, Commercial Development Manager. Address: Waterfront Hall, Lanyon Place, Belfast BT1 3WH. Tel. 028 9033 4419. E-mail: kivlahanj@waterfront.co.uk
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