On the 12th and 13th Of May 2018 we are hosting a literary festival at the Victory Hall, Station Road, Long Marston, near Tring Hertfordshire HP23 4QP and The Queens Head, next door, in order to raise the money we need to turn a derelict stable at Animal Antiks School; a school on a farm for special needs children and young adults, into a library.
We, Bardaid, have over the past ten years, raised money through spoken word performances to buy books from performance poets and storytellers, which we have then donated into over twenty schools nationwide. To date we have donated over £4,000 worth of books and have had excellent feedback from both teachers and school librarians.
In May 2015 we set up a library in a broom cupboard in a special measures school in Hertfordshire as they'd previously had no library at all. A return visit in Feb 2018 showed us that it had been so successful that they had since expanded our initial few shelves into a whole room.
In December 2017 we bought a dilapidated telephone box in Long Marston, renovated it and converted it into a community library. The Stable Library will be our biggest project to date and is a much needed and long awaited addition to the school.
Please help us (and hopefully join us) to make this festival a success which we hope will then turn into an annual event to support similar causes. Event program will be posted on Paul's website.
The Bardaid Team, Paul, Donna and Ian
Risks and challenges
The stable is currently a shell, with sides and a solid roof, so if we are unable to raise funds this way we will endeavour to complete the project over a longer time span as we raise the money through on going performances. However, with monies promised once this kickstarter has gone live, we feel confident that we will succeed using this incredibly innovative idea.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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