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About

In 2019, Constellations will celebrate its 5th and final year on Greenland Street in Liverpool’s Baltic Triangle. 

With eyes fixed firmly on the future, we're launching ourselves into a new venture, and a new venue called Hinterlands. Help us Kickstart our next chapter as we redefine what an event space can be.

Constellations casting a shadow in the summer sun
Constellations casting a shadow in the summer sun

As a company, our mission has always been to create inspiring spaces and events dedicated to nurturing culture and business. Mirroring the ethos of Constellations, Hinterlands is set to become a celebration of creativity, digital enterprise, business and technology.

The space? A 10,500 square foot warehouse, once part of the iconic Cains Brewery works. A location that we have transformed into a collection of unique and truly versatile event spaces. Industrial, raw and innovative by design - we're taking all that we've learnt at Constellations and pouring into a new mould.

We are crowdfunding for £60,000 to help push the construction of Hinterlands over the finish line, enabling us to offer a one stop shop for a wide variety of events.

Guests relaxing outside Hinterlands
Guests relaxing outside Hinterlands

So what's happening to Constellations?

The question on everybody's lips right now, eh...

Over the past 4 years, the Baltic Triangle has grown far beyond what any of us could have ever imagined. A constantly evolving story; the cultural, business and creative community in the area has become nationally recognised, and subsequently named by The Times as: “The Coolest Place to Live in Britain.”

Our award-winning canopy, illuminated at night
Our award-winning canopy, illuminated at night

We like to think that Constellations has had a guiding role in this journey; bringing award-winning events, local live music, beautiful weddings and cultural festivals to the Baltic. But, as they say, “All good things must come to an end.” As the popularity of the Baltic Triangle has skyrocketed, the time has come for us to have an impact in new areas of the city. 

The land that Constellations currently inhabits has been purchased, with the intent of converting the site into a residential development. Naturally, there has been an emotional response from the team surrounding this news. However, we are not despondent and accept that change is part of not only life, but also culture and business. 

Bespoke Weddings at Constellations
Bespoke Weddings at Constellations

With Constellations, we helped put the Baltic Triangle on the map in Liverpool. With Hinterlands, we now want to put the Baltic Triangle on the map in the UK. 

Hinterlands. What's in a Name?

Oxford English Dictionary: "An area lying beyond what is visible or known."

Welcome to The Space Beyond. Hinterlands is unlike any other venue, event space or hireable location in the city. It has been built from the ground up, designed to accentuate the building's industrial architecture, whilst remaining versatile and responsive to any type of event. 

As Liverpool steps into the future, celebrating 10-years as a European Capital City of Culture, demand for the city’s cultural, business, music and leisure sectors has skyrocketed. 

Appetite for event spaces is on an unprecedented trajectory in the UK and Hinterlands is our response to the ever growing requirement for bigger blank-canvases in which to host creative, cultural and business events in Liverpool.

Independent, welcoming and on the pulse of what's happening right now in the events industry, Hinterlands will add new flavours to Liverpool's events offering. 

An integral part of the city's journey towards becoming an international events destination.

Our Journey so Far. Hinterlands Event Hall
Our Journey so Far. Hinterlands Event Hall

Funding

Just like Constellations, Hinterlands is housed inside a once forgotten building. Taking disused spaces and transforming them into focal points of culture, business, nightlife and creativity is what we now pride ourselves upon.

Soft-launching in March 2018, Hinterlands is already demonstrating its potential to all those who have visited so far. Binary Festival, Independent Liverpool, Light Night and many more have all maximised the Hinterlands site with creative and dynamic event concepts. However, the venue is in need of some core fundamentals that will enable us to advance from pop-up, to permanent.

Binary Festival: Eclipse Theatre at Hinterlands
Binary Festival: Eclipse Theatre at Hinterlands

We are now launching our Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign, in the hope of raising £60,000 to help enhance the Hinterlands site. The venue is in need of full heating, air conditioning systems, in addition to acoustic treatment and full PA installation.

Four years ago, Constellations stood as an empty warehouse...essentially a shell. The city supported the venue; buying tickets and attending events, lending skills, advice and so much more. With the love and support of our local and creative community, Constellations grew into the hub we all cherish today. 

We now ask that you do the same for Hinterlands. 

 Pledge Rewards

We have some incredible rewards lined-up for those who pledge to our Kickstarter.

We're commissioning a one-of-a-kind photo book, only available to purchase through our Kickstarter, of all our favourite Baltic Triangle and Constellations memories. This will include snaps of how our local area has blossomed over the past 4 years, our building, best parties, favourite memories and loads of pictures of our extended friends and family.

The history of the Baltic Triangle and Constellations
The history of the Baltic Triangle and Constellations
The Constellations Family, circa 2017
The Constellations Family, circa 2017

But what to carry it around in? Why not check out our Constellations tote bags. All lovingly screen printed by hand and available in two different colour combos. 

There's also an opportunity to become part of our "Living Wall" at Hinterlands. That's right, we're commissioning an entire wall at Hinterlands to be made entirely from plants. For just £10 you can get your name adorned onto a plant pot, becoming a part of our new venue forever!

Inspiration: A living wall project in Wyoming, USA. Pledge to create our very own at Hinterlands
Inspiration: A living wall project in Wyoming, USA. Pledge to create our very own at Hinterlands

The main focus of our Kickstarter rewards is events...it's what we do, right? 

Ever wanted to host or attend an event at Constellations or Hinterlands but not found the right time...through our Kickstarter page you can pledge in advance your intention to host your event with us or attend a one-off Kickstarter party.

Oktoberfest? Yes.

End of year blow out? Of course.

Winter parties? You betcha! 

You'll also be able to pledge for a limited number of Golden Tickets. While they won't grant you access to the Chocolate Factory, one of these Golden Tickets will permit you free entry to any event throughout the entire year at Constellations, Hinterlands, 24 Kitchen Street or Invisible Wind Factory! This is a first for Liverpool, so pledge in the knowledge that this offer will not come around again. 

Quite literally a key to the city's best nights out. Click the image to find out more.
Quite literally a key to the city's best nights out. Click the image to find out more.

If that's not enough, we're also hosting an end of year party as a free bonus to anybody who pledges £15 or more on selected rewards! For this, we've lined-up a very special guest, somebody whose music is incredibly close to our hearts and no doubt a firm favourite around Liverpool.

Check out our Pledge Rewards section for more information on all the events that are up for grabs; including a Cheesy Xmas Office Party, advanced Christmas Party Bookings and our Oktoberfest Celebrations at Hinterlands. 

Constellations Garden. Join us for a series of exclusive Kickstarter parties
Constellations Garden. Join us for a series of exclusive Kickstarter parties

 Follow our journey online:

Constellations Website     |     Hinterlands Website

Risks and challenges

Hinterlands has been in the pipeline since the beginning of 2017. We started building in August 2017 and completed the majority of the construction work in March 2018. This means we’ve already navigated our way through the majority of the risks and challenges facing a project of this scale. We only have the final hurdle to jump.

We’ve carefully considered each aspect of the design, build and marketing strategy and this plan has been in action for the last 12 months, guided by our experience of successfully operating Constellations over the past 4 years and our experience as Event Managers for the last 12 years.

How we see it is that we have some fairly low-risk scenarios. Identified here;

Running Constellations & Hinterlands at the same time.

One of our challenges will be running two venues at the same time over the next eighteen months. We’ve recently purchased high specification venue management software to ensure our bookings and event services run smoothly and efficiently. We’re recruited new event managers and we have an incredibly loyal team that will be with us throughout the process. Combining these expertise and careful planning will help us overcome any risks and challenges.

Delays.

We will finish the Kickstarter campaign in September 2018 and our target date for completing the majority of the building works will be October 2018. However, any delays will not have any major effect on our ability to host events as the majority of the works have already been completed - our spaces will just be a little more rough around the edges.

Not meeting our target.

If we do not meet our target then we will not have the funds available to complete the building work this year. This will impact on the types of events we can host but the show must go on. It will mean the big capital purchases will still happen but it’ll take us longer to raise the funding required.

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    Pledge £10 or more About US$ 13

    Sponsor a Plant

    Become part of our "Living Wall" at Hinterlands.

    That's right, we're commissioning a wall at Hinterlands to be made entirely from plants. We want to create a haven of green inside the enormous Event Hall - With its natural sky light, it is an amazing space to grow plants and will help us breathe freshness into the building.

    Sponsor and become a physical part of our new venue!

    Estimated install date commencing November 2018.

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    Friday Oktoberfest at Hinterlands

    Bavaria’s biggest export is coming to Hinterlands in partnership with the awesome crews behind Cavedirect, Higsons Tap & Still and in conjunction with LiverpoolCraftBeerExpo.

    Taking place on Friday 28th and Saturday 29th September, we’re transforming the venue into a traditional bierhalle with a few modern twists.

    18+ Photo ID will be required upon entry.

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    Saturday Oktoberfest at Hinterlands

    Bavaria’s biggest export is coming to Hinterlands in partnership with the awesome crews behind Cavedirect, Higsons Tap & Still and in conjunction with LiverpoolCraftBeerExpo.

    Taking place on Friday 28th and Saturday 29th September, we’re transforming the venue into a traditional bierhalle with a few modern twists.

    18+ Photo ID will be required upon entry.

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    Constellations Tote Bag

    We're releasing an exclusive run of Constellations tote bags, only available during the Kickstarter.

    All screen printed by hand, designed by Manchester-based artist, long-term friend and collaborator, Bruï.

    Each backer also receives a complimentary ticket to the Hinterlands opening party on Saturday 13th October for showing their support.

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    Constellations End of Year Party

    We'll be throwing a huge end of year party to close out 2018 in style, advanced tickets available ONLY through our Kickstarter campaign.

    We've lined-up a very special guest, somebody whose music is incredibly close to our hearts and no doubt a firm favourite around Liverpool.

    Saturday 29th December, 22:00 - Late.

    18+ Photo ID will be required upon entry.

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    Baltic Triangle Photo Book

    We're commissioning a one-of-a-kind photobook, only available to purchase through our Kickstarter, of all our favourite Baltic Triangle and Constellations memories.

    This will include snaps of how our local area has blossomed over the past 4 years, our building, best parties, favourite memories and loads of pictures of our extended friends and family.

    Limited to a run of just 100 copies.

    Each backer also receives a complimentary ticket to the Hinterlands opening party on Saturday 13th October for showing their support.

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    Annual Office Xmas Party at Hinterlands

    An office party that will 'Excel' all your expectations…

    This year’s theme? Just think David Brent, dad dancing, sh*t Christmas jumpers, overuse of comic sans and a photocopier booth...bottoms out!

    Taking place on:
    Friday 7th / Saturday 8th / Friday 14th /Friday 21st.

    Tier 1 tickets £25pp.

    The Mezzanine is available for hire for up to 150 people. If you wish to book this, please contact us for more details.

    *Package upgrades will be arranged after the Kickstarter is complete.

    Terms and Conditions apply, please email info@constellations-liv.com for more information.

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    Sponsor a Disco Ball Planter

    You may have noticed our wonderful one of a kind disco ball planter gently turning in the cafe at Constellations (if not remember to look up!)

    Disco is just what Hinterlands needs - with the wonderful homegrown plants making the most of the huge windows in the daylight. Help bring new energy to the dancefloor (literally!)

    Sponsor a disco ball planter adorned with your name, becoming a part of our new venue and dazzle day and night!

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    Backer's Bundle

    Go all the way with the backer's bundle...

    - Sponsor a Plant
    - Screen Printed Tote Bag
    - Baltic Triangle Photo Book
    - Hand Numbered Screen Print
    - Entry to Hinterlands Opening Party (Saturday 13th October)

    To find out more, check out the individual pledge listings above.

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    4 Tickets to Roast and Records

    Our New Bird roasts have become immensely popular over the past year.

    An autumn and winter necessity, what better to guide you through a lazy Sunday than a roast dinner accompanied by a live DJ and record fare.

    Two-course roast dinner for four people with a bottle for the table.

    Redeemable between October and December 2018.

    Visit our website for further details.

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    Constellations Golden Ticket

    Golden Tickets...they won't grant you access to the Chocolate Factory but they will permit you free entry to every single event taking place at Constellations and Hinterlands for an entire year!

    This is a first for us, so pledge in the knowledge that this offer will not come around again.

    A perfect present for a gig-going buddy, each Golden Ticket is good for you + 1.

    T&Cs apply. Please message us for more details.

    Each backer also receives a complimentary ticket to the Hinterlands opening party on Saturday 13th October for showing their support.

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    Sponsor a Mobile Garden Pod

    The Constellations Garden is known for being totally moveable - from shrubberies in wooden crates to hedges in builders' sacks. This hidden urban garden has been a sanctuary to lots of visitors over the years. Now, we want to create this urban calm at Hinterlands with our mobile garden pods.

    Contained in old industrial tanks, these mini nature havens will help attract birds, bees, and butterflies to the Cains Brewery Village.

    Sponsor a TUNDRA Nature Pod adorned with your company names, becoming a living breathing part of our new venue and supporting natural habitats.

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    Liverpool Golden Ticket

    Golden Tickets...they won't grant you access to the Chocolate Factory but they will permit you free entry to a range of different cultural, music, food and drink events across some of the city's best and brightest venues for an entire year!

    This is a first for Liverpool, so pledge in the knowledge that this offer will not come around again.

    Attend any event at Constellations, 24 Kitchen Street, Invisible Wind Factory, Meraki and of course Hinterlands for an entire year!!

    A perfect present for a gig-going buddy, each Golden Ticket is good for you + 1.

    T&Cs apply. Please message us for more details.

    Each backer also receives a complimentary ticket to the Hinterlands opening party on Saturday 13th October for showing their support.

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    Sponsor a Feature Tree

    The Constellations Garden is known for being totally moveable - from shrubberies in wooden crates to hedges in builders sacks. This hidden urban garden has been a sanctuary to lots of visitors over years. Now we want to create this urban calm at Hinterlands with our mobile garden along Mann Street.

    Contained within old industrial tanks these trees will become a focal point for the new venue and help direct people along our new street.

    Sponsor a TUNDRA tree adorned with your company name, becoming a living breathing part of our new venue and supporting natural habitats.

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    Evening Wedding Reception

    If you want a wedding reception that is creative, irresistibly unique and totally outside-the-box, Constellations and Hinterlands are the space for you.

    Dates are available between 2019 - 2020, subject to availability.

    Terms and Conditions apply, please email weddings@constellations-liv.com for more information.

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    Winter Party for Your Company

    Join us for the Constellations Annual Winter Feast - a great way to celebrate the festive season with your co-workers and friends.

    Hire available for 150 guests - exclusive venue hire with winter feast and arrival bevs.

    Additional bolt on offers available for those that want that little bit extra.

    Terms and Conditions apply, please email info@constellations-liv.com for more information.

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