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August 2020 - Edinburgh Fringe Festival
62 backers pledged £3,659 to help bring this project to life.
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For the last two years, I’ve travelled the length and breadth of the UK, performing comedy and magic in churches, theatres, schools, comedy clubs and conferences.

At the heart of my work, I seek to connect with people and create conversations about what it means to live life in all it’s fullness.

Taking my show to Edinburgh Fringe will not only be a milestone achievement as a performing artist, but it will also help me to connect with a whole new audience. The bigger the reach, the greater the conversations.

My show will act as a platform for a new, online resource that will help people explore their life as a whole - Relationally, Physically, Intellectually, Emotionally, Vocationally and Spiritually. Audience members will be invited to sign up, receive excellent resources and stay in touch with where I’m performing. More on this in due course.

The plan is to be at the Fringe for two weeks, hosted by Edinburgh City Salvation Army and perform two shows per day.

We want to see as many people attend the shows as possible. Your contribution to this kickstarter campaign will help us maximise our publicity efforts.

As well as contributing towards the cost of being at the fringe, you will enable me to work with a PR company who can facilitate press and media interviews among other promotional opportunities

If you are able, please help by giving a gift towards this being possible.

ps. Remember it's an all or nothing campaign and it ends on 31st October - so if you want to help, act now! :)

Risks and challenges

The biggest risk is that with over 4000 acts on, getting people to the show is the hardest task. Here's our plan;

1. A large proportion of the funds raised, will be invested into marketing, part fo which is employing a professional PR company, with experience and contacts within the Edinburgh Festival network.

2. Our partnership with the venue, The Salvation Army in Edinburgh City (directly opposite one of the main venues) means that we hope to build a team of people to help promote the show.

3. Tom will sign up to perform several street performances in between his shows, in order to make a noise and hand out flyers.

4. We'll maximise the use of social media, the PR agency, the venue and team to reach as many people as we possibly can with information about the show.

5. There are multiple shows per day, meaning people have several opportunities to come see the show.

PS - I'm grateful to have free accommodation, meaning I won't end up in debt like many performers at the festival!

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    A Thank You Postcard From Tom

    Tom will hand write you a personal thank you postcard, full of gratitude, whilst also sending you a virtual hug of appreciation!

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    Signed copy of the Edinburgh Poster

    We've all done it....Drilled holes in the wrong place, when putting up a picture. Use one of my Edinburgh posters to cover it up. The spouse will never know.

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    Digital Copy Of the Script - Draft 1

    Receive a digital copy of the script...

    Gain an insight into the creation process, attempt to sell it on eBay or simply use it as good toilet reading...

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    Personalised video of thanks

    I’ll send you a video, teaching you one simple trick that you can fool your friends with

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    Named as a Producer...

    Be named as a producer as we promote the Edinburgh show. Plus, recieve a virtual hug of appreciation!

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    Advance access: Fullness of Life Academy

    Become one of the first to see The Fullness Of Life Academy Resource and be able to contribute your thoughts towards it's development in a one to one call with Tom.

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    Pledge £150 or more About $194

    Become a stage magician!

    Become a stage magician! Come to my office in Gloucestershire and spend 1 hour with me, crafting your own 5 minute, magic performance that you can perform with confidence.

    This offer can be given to friends / family members to receive, instead of you, the sponsor, should that be of interest.

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    Pledge £250 or more About $323

    Free Gig!

    I’ll come perform 25 minutes of my Edinburgh show at your your venue / church / school, for expenses cost only - T&C’s apply.

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    Pledge £350 or more About $452

    Backstage Hang Out

    Receive an invitation to hang out backstage with myself and two other guest performers at the mid week variety night that I host in Bentley, Doncaster.

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    Join me for dinner...

    Tom and his wife Natalie will take you for a meal, getting to know you and sharing more about this exciting project. - T&C’s apply.

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    VIP Guest at Edinburgh Festival

    I'll book you in at Edinburgh's Premier Inn* for one night, enabling you to see the show at the Festival (or even all three performances) and be part of the team for the day. T&C's apply & only one of these rewards available. Plus any of the above rewards.

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