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Join Slapstick in helping to deliver another incredible festival celebrating silent and visual comedy in 2016 .
Thank you for all your support - now come to the biggest Slapstick Festival 2016 20 - 25th Jan
Thank you for all your support - now come to the biggest Slapstick Festival 2016 20 - 25th Jan
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Join Slapstick in helping to deliver another incredible festival celebrating silent and visual comedy in 2016.  

About this project  

The Slapstick Festival is an independent, not-for-profit, Bristol-based organisation, which produces the biggest, best and only Slapstick Festival in the world!

Previous Slapstick Festivals have included over 150 events and more than 36,000 people.

 2016 promises to be our most exciting yet, with even more events than ever before, plus restored prints, exciting talks and films appealing to old and new slapstick comedy lovers alike, great accessible Bristol venues, amazing orchestras, and live performances from a wealth of celebrities.

 We have been running for 12 years, working with an amazing team of experts and enthusiasts that include some very well known faces who give their time for free to support this amazing event.

Now we are asking for your support.  

The festival is run by a very small team of mostly volunteers, who programme and produce this successful festival. It has grown dramatically from its original start in 2005 and, as it grows, so do our costs.

We need to raise £5,000 so we can:

* Transport and insure rare prints from international archives  

* Cover the increasing venue costs, which will enable a wider audience to access

* Include world class musical accompaniments

* Commission new scores for the festival

* Increase accessibility for a new generation

* Improve print and projection quality

* Keep our tickets affordable

The festival has a 'Stand up 4 Slapstick ' fundraiser every year and gratefully receives some funding from the British Film Institute (BFI) and Aardman Animations. But in order to be able to achieve all of the above - we need you.

Please join us and become a Slapsticker. You can receive incredible rewards, including tea with the Goodies, VIP tickets with backstage access, exclusive access to events online, and help to fund this unique and special festival. Help us to inspire and share the wonderful onscreen and visual comedy which will keep Bristol - and the rest of the world - laughing for years to come.

Risks and challenges

Risks and challenges

The festival is a not-for-profit limited company, which has already got a mix of celebrities, amazing films and exciting theatre booked in for 2016.

Rewards

We have planned out the fulfillment of each reward and will make every effort to stick to the delivery schedule stated. However, stock or shipping issues from our supplier may cause unplanned delays.

Rewards do not include travel, accommodation or food unless clearly specified.

In the unlikely event that a named guest is unable to appear due to unforeseen circumstances, the event will be rescheduled.

THE FINE PRINT

• You must be over 18 years old or accompanied by a parent or legal guardian (who will count as your plus one) to attend any of the events offered as rewards

• Travel and accommodation are not included with any of the reward packages

• This fundraising campaign is all subject to applicable Kickstarter rules/regulations and applicable law. If any of this conflicts with our rules, we will work with you in good faith to give you a substitute reward.

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    THANK YOU

    A big thank you from the Slapstick Festival, and your name and good deed shared with the world on our website, slapstick.org.uk.

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    Pledge £5 or more About $8

    VINTAGE BEERMAT PACKAGE

    A set of Vintage Slapstick beer mats from 2012 - 2015, a big public thank you from the Slapstick Festival on our website, and a slapsticker!

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    SPECIAL EARLY 2016 SLAPSTICK FESTIVAL MERCHANDISE
    Only slapstickers will have this opportunity . Pledge for this special reward and receive a 2016 Festival badge, beermat and programme - ahead of general release in January

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    VINTAGE TSHIRT PACKAGE

    Vintage Slapstick Festival tshirts from 2012 – 2015., a big public thank you from the Slapstick Festival on our website, and a slapsticker! (Tshirt sizes vary, so although we can’t guarantee your requested size, we will do our best.)

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    SPECIAL EARLY 2016 SLAPSTICK FESTIVAL MERCHANDISE GOODY BAG
    Only slapstickers will have this opportunity . Pledge for this special reward and get ready for the 2016 Festival - receive a Kazoo, a 2016 Festival badge,keyring, beermat and programme - ahead of general release in January

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    Pledge £30 or more About $46

    LIMITED EDITION SLAPSTICK KICKSTARTER TSHIRT PACKAGE

    A limited edition Slapsticker Slapstick Festival kickstarter tshirt, a big public thank you from the Slapstick Festival on our website, and a slapsticker!

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    Pledge £50 or more About $77

    SIGNED LIMITED EDITION FESTIVAL POSTER PACKAGE

    A limited edition 2016 Festival poster signed by some of our famous Festival guests, a big public thank you from the Slapstick Festival on our website, and a slapsticker!

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    Pledge £70 or more About $108

    FESTIVAL ONLINE EXPERIENCE

    Watch a selection of 2016 Festival events from the comfort of your sofa! View unique archive recordings online via a private, exclusive link. Especially for overseas supporters! For more details please contact

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    Pledge £80 or more About $123

    CUSTARD PIE PACKAGE

    Your truly are a slapsticker! Get custard pied by one of our Slapstick team at the 2016 Slapstick Festival, commemorative photo or film (via iPhone), a limited edition Slapsticker Slapstick Festival kickstarter tshirt, a big public thank you from the Slapstick Festival on our website, and a slapsticker!
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    Pledge £100 or more About $154

    MATT LUCAS'S BANANA SKIN SHOW AND SIGNED POSTER PACKAGE

    2 premier tickets and a signed poster, Come and see Matt Lucas's Banana Skin on 4th December at St George’s, Bristol, with a signed poster, 2 limited edition Slapsticker kickstarter tshirts, a big public thank you from the Slapstick Festival on our website, and a slapsticker!
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    Pledge £125 or more About $193

    SLAPSTICK CRUISE ON THE THAMES
    A family day trip on ‘Harvey’ (a 27 foot cruiser) on the non-tidal stretch of The Thames and moored at Shepperton Marina. Harvey’ will be skippered by Veteran Volunteer ‘Slapsticker’ Martin Hammond and ‘Stoker Steve’ the mechanic. Teas, coffees, snacks will be provided and lunch (not provided) can be taken in the Hampton Court Garden Restaurant / Cafeteria or at one of the many bank-side Public Houses during the cruise. Martin has a wealth of anecdotes about our Slapstick VIP guests over many years but to protect the innocent and guilty all stories will remain anonymous!
    Four adults and two children (max). Day trip to be taken on a weekday between April and October 2016. ‘

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    Pledge £150 or more About $231

    FESTIVAL 2016 GALA PACKAGE

    2 premier tickets to the 2016 Festival Gala at Bristol, a limited edition poster signed by some of our famous Festival guests, 2 limited edition Slapsticker Slapstick Festival kickstarter tshirts, a big public thank you from the Slapstick Festival on our website, and a slapsticker!
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    2 PERSON MORPH MODELMAKING WORKSHOP AT AARDMAN

    Come to the Aardman HQ in Bristol with a friend and learn how to make Morph with the help of an expert modelmaker from the world-famous animation studio. Then take home 2 limited edition Slapsticker Slapstick Festival kickstarter tshirts, a big public thank you from the Slapstick Festival on our website, and a slapsticker!
    Rewards do not include travel, accommodation or food unless clearly specified.

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    RICK WAKEMAN AND IAN LAVENDER VIP MEET AND GREET PACKAGE

    Enjoy one of the highlight events, of the 2016 Festival.A double bill of Buster Keaton film
    with the best seats in the house. At the end of the event meet Rick and Ian in person
    also receive your goodie bag of 2 limited edition posters signed by some of our Festival guests, 2 limited edition Slapsticker Slapstick Festival kickstarter tshirts a big public thank you from the Slapstick Festival on our website, and a slapsticker!

    Only 1 pair available!
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    VIP CUSTARD PIE PACKAGE AND UNIQUE CELEBRITY ENCOUNTER

    Meet and get custard pied by one of our celebrity guests at the 2016 Slapstick Festival. Guests this year include Ken Dodd, The Goodies, Marcus Brigstocke, Tim Vine, Barry Cryer and Rick Wakeman . Check out the 2016 Festival programme and choose your celebrity .You will receive a custard pieing, commemorative photo or film (via iPhone), a kickstarter tshirt, a big public thank you from the Slapstick Festival on our website, and a slapsticker!

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    THE ULTIMATE CHAPLIN PACKAGE

    A signed 'The Charlie Chaplin Archives' a beautiful new Taschen book With 900 images, including stills, memos, storyboards and on-set photos, as well as interviews with Chaplin and his closest collaborators, meet David Robinson one of the most widely respected film critics and historians in the world, 2 fantastic tickets to the gala featuring 'The Kid' and an opportunity to attend the dress rehearsal - An amazing package for any Chaplin lover

    http://www.taschen.com/pages/en/catalogue/film_music/all/01119/facts.the_charlie_chaplin_archives.htm

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    Pledge £250 or more About $386

    VIP BACKSTAGE ACCESS TO MATT LUCAS'S BANANA SKIN PACKAGE

    2 premier tickets with backstage access to see Matt Lucas's Banana Skin on 4th December at St George’s, Bristol, after-show invite, a signed souvenir poster, 2 limited edition Slapsticker Slapstick Festival kickstarter tshirts, a big public thank you from the Slapstick Festival on our website, and a slapsticker!

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    VIP AFTERSHOW PARTY, 2016 FESTIVAL GALA, AND DRESS REHEARSAL PACKAGE

    An exclusive opportunity to attend the full dress rehearsal of THE KID at Colston Hall on 24th Jan, 2 premier tickets, including after-show party, to the 2016 Festival Gala in Bristol, a limited edition poster signed by some of our famous Festival guests, 2 limited edition Slapsticker Slapstick Festival kickstarter tshirts, a big public thank you from the Slapstick Festival on our website, and a slapsticker!

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    ULTIMATE VIP CUSTARD PIE PACKAGE AND UNIQUE CELEBRITY ENCOUNTER

    Meet and get custard pied by one of our celebrity guests at the 2016 Slapstick Festival Guests this year include Ken Dodd, The Goodies, Marcus Brigstocke, Tim Vine, Barry Cryer and Rick Wakeman . . Check out the 2016 Festival programme and choose your celebrity .You will receive a custard pieing, commemorative photo or film (via iPhone), 2 premier tickets to the 2016 Festival Gala in Bristol, a limited edition poster signed by some of our famous Festival guests, 2 limited edition Slapsticker Slapstick Festival kickstarter tshirts, a big public thank you from the Slapstick Festival on our website, and a slapsticker!

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    AFTERNOON TEA AND 'MEET THE GOODIES' PACKAGE

    Afternoon tea for 2 with The Goodies at the Hotel Du Vin - a once in a lifetime chance to meet this iconic comedy trio in person and eat cake! Plus 2 premier tickets to the Festival Goodies event, a limited edition Slapsticker Slapstick Festival kickstarter tshirt, a big public thank you from the Slapstick Festival on our website, and a slapsticker!

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    ACCESS ALL AREAS FESTIVALVIP MEGA PASS

    Become one of the team, be in the thick of it, entry to all of the festival with 1st class tickets for all the events. Join the team backstage and meet the exciting array of celebrities at key moments of the festival and a limited edition signed Slapsticker Slapstick Festival kickstarter tshirt, a big public thank you from the Slapstick Festival on our website, and a slapsticker!

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