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£2,856
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Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Mon, August 5 2019 11:56 AM UTC +00:00
£2,856
pledged of £4,500pledged of £4,500 goal
42
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Mon, August 5 2019 11:56 AM UTC +00:00

About

 High Seas Trapeze 

'High Seas trapeze' logo
'High Seas trapeze' logo

Hi there, I am Cathie Sprague, creator of "High Seas Trapeze" a Static Trapeze club based in Saltburn by-the-sea. 

I love teaching aerial and watching my students grow through the experience. Together we produce Showcases so they can perform their skills to an audience. With your support we can bring this project to more young people and a wider audience

Here is what some of them have said.....

"Trapeze makes me feel relaxed and loosened up

"It has improved my flexibility and I am more willing to try new things"

The 'Gazelle' move
The 'Gazelle' move

 "Trapeze makes me feel healthy and allows me to escape my comfort zone"

"Trapeze makes me feel like I'm flying".

Parents have reported that they have seen improvements in confidence, greater physical awareness, improved self-esteem and communication skills

" Things worry her less"

"My daughter has really gained in confidence, flexibility and core strength"

"My Child has delayed visual-motor integration and sometimes struggles to copy movements.This has been improving lately thanks to trapeze"

The Idea...

Finding suitable spaces to teach Trapeze has always been a challenge. You need a good height and strong, load bearing, accessible beams. Each space you find has its own unique rigging difficulties .. so instead of chasing after spaces we came upon the idea to create a portable ready made one!

Art Postcard 'Tuned In Aerial' by Cathie Sprague
Art Postcard 'Tuned In Aerial' by Cathie Sprague

A Portable Trapeze workshop rig will enable us to deliver workshops at indoor and outdoor spaces. It is really exciting to think myself and my students will be able to introduce the good folks and children of Teesside and North Yorkshire to the art form of Trapeze.

 The project so far...

I have been meeting with TWI in Middlesbrough who have agreed to help me with the design of the rig through the 'Materials Integrity Technology Transfer project'. This is a fantastic service and we are finalising the design and getting very excited about seeing this become a reality! 

This is where you come in because we need to cover the costs for the materials.  Join us and be part of our story! 

Previous Showcase Poster
Previous Showcase Poster

 Our portable trapeze rig will enable us to teach Trapeze in locations that have never experienced any aerial work. It will mean we can hold weekly workshops at different venues, have a presence at local events and even do some outdoor performing! I gained so much myself from learning trapeze and I have plenty of experience managing a trapeze rig from my performing days. I want these workshops to be available Tees wide, to offer opportunities, inspire and energise young people who otherwise would not know aerial existed.

Delivering Trapeze workshops to children can help them be strong, confident, flexible and empowered. Join us, we would love to have you on board with our project and please share it online with your friends

We estimate that £4,500 will pay for all the materials needed to make this unique rig, that is our target. Another £500 will pay for aerial equipment and a further £500 would cover Crash mats, but we are happy to raise these extras through our showcases if need be.

We are passionate about delivering this work, we want all children to have opportunities and the means to excel when they find their outlet. 

Check out our Rewards...

Join in with the creative process of making it happen, take a look at our fantastic rewards - postcards of original artwork, sponsoring children to participate in workshops, tickets to Showcases, workshops at your School or event...

Art Postcard 'Trapeze Dreaming (Dragon)' by Cathie Sprague
Art Postcard 'Trapeze Dreaming (Dragon)' by Cathie Sprague
Art Postcard 'Trapeze dreaming (Lizard) by Cathie Sprague
Art Postcard 'Trapeze dreaming (Lizard) by Cathie Sprague

We really hope to reach our target otherwise we wont receive any of your pledges and future trapeze artists will have no-one to thank or blow kisses to, please support us and make something fabulous happen today. 

Thank you.

Risks and challenges

We are happy to deliver Showcases to ensure we have all we need to take out the rig, eg crash mats and static trapezes. We have some equipment already, but it would be better to have separate trapezes that are the right lengths for the rig and waterproof crash mats for outdoor use.
We have several venues and events interested in our workshops, we think more will come forward when they see the impact this work has.
The main risk is that we don't reach our target, so please click now and back us to make this dream a reality

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    Pledge £10 or more About US$ 13

    An Aerial visitation

    A Trapeze artist from the future will swoop down into your dreams and blow a magical kiss into your life

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    Pledge £30 or more About US$ 37

    An art postcard of an aerial image

    A signed Thank you Postcard of an Aerial image created by artist Cathie Sprague will be sent to your given address

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    Pledge £50 or more About US$ 62

    A Private Trapeze Class

    A private trapeze workshop for yourself and/or a loved one at the Saltburn by-the-Sea Venue. This offer can be for up to 2 people.

    Plus an Aerial Art Postcard

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    Pledge £75 or more About US$ 93

    Sponsor a child for a Trapeze workshop

    Two children from disadvantaged backgrounds in the Teesside area will receive 6, one hour Trapeze workshops free of charge. Workshops will be offered through local Childrens' Charities & Schools.

    Plus a set of 4 Aerial Art Postcards

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    Pledge £80 or more About US$ 99

    'High Seas Trapeze' Showcase tickets

    4 Tickets to attend a 'High Seas Trapeze' Showcase of students work. Packed with young talent these Showcases are twice/thrice yearly. See first hand the impact aerial work has on young lives

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    Pledge £250 or more About US$ 307

    Circus Workshop in a Primary School

    Choice of general Circus workshop or Trapeze workshop in a primary school for a day. Primary schools must be in the North East of England or North Yorkshire to be eligible.

    Plus a set of 4 Aerial Art Postcards

    Plus An Aerial Visitation for your Head Teacher

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    • Circus workshop includes; juggling, diabolo, stilts, poi, etc...
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    Pledge £450 or more About US$ 553

    Trapeze workshops at your Event

    Whether it be a Festival, Gala or a private Childrens party, this reward will bring sparkle and excitement to any event! If you pledge for this, the 'Trapeze workshop rig' will come visit you at an agreed location/event. Bringing Trapeze workshops in hourly sessions though out the day. This reward is available in the North East of England and North Yorkshire region only.

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