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£1,125raised of £1,250 target by 32 supporters

    Weʼve raised £1,125 to set up a new guitar festival based in or near Helston, Cornwall, UK, with concerts and lessons. Children will access everything for free!

    Truro, United Kingdom
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    Funded on Sunday, 1st January 2017

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    I would like to set up a new guitar festival in or near Helston, Cornwall, featuring international concert artists alongside local musicians. There will be free lessons for everyone and free access to everything for children.

    Music is an integral part of civilisation, and it has been shown to have a variety of beneficial effects on people. The provision of music can often have long-lasting positive effects on communities, bringing people together for a mixture of enjoyment and education.

    Music is responsible for amazing things! For example:

    - Lowering anxiety and blood pressure
    - Enhancing and arousing emotions
    - Cultivating the development of children's brains
    - Lowering crime levels
    - Making the world a better place

    We need MORE music!

    Any money that is raised will be used directly for funding the festival. The performers are playing for expenses only to help us set up this inaugural festival, and £1000 has allowed us to access other funding streams and ensure at least four days of music that Cornwall will never forget! Our next target is £1,250...

    The festival will comprise at least:

    - 12 concerts by performers from the UK and Europe
    - 8 hours of free tuition
    - 4 talks by renowned musicians
    - opportunities for students to play in front of live audiences.

    ...and much much more!

    Please give generously - and help us make this festival happen!!!

    PS Anyone who donates £20 or more to the cause will receive a pair of VIP tickets to the concert of their choice, and there will be a separate, special private concert for donors as well... just email us at kernowconcerts@gmail.com to be put on the list!

    The minimum donation is only TWO £GBP!



    • Ben Salfield

      Ben Salfield

      5 months ago

      Ben Salfield

      Thank you sooo much to our latest benefactor, whose identity is known to me but who wishes to remain anonymous. Your hundred pounds is such an important addition to the pot.

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    • Ben Salfield

      Ben Salfield

      5 months ago

      Ben Salfield

      £5.01 came in from our friend Ann Onymous on Sunday :) and this morning Lucile Clitherow has very generously given £80, of which £50 was a "Friends of St Michael's" donation to our trio, Bene Amici. Thank you very much - we're now over our official line of £1,000!!! The fundraising continues, of course!

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    • Ben Salfield

      Ben Salfield

      5 months ago

      Ben Salfield

      An anonymous benefactor added a cool fiver tonight, and Steph Haxton very kindly put in 50 squid... thank you so much for your generosity - and we have another VIP on the list for the donors recital! Only another £95 til our target is reached - which kind person is going to take the plunge? Come on guys, I don't want to have to start naming names here ;)

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    7 months ago

    Ben Salfield started crowdfunding

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    • Anonymous


      Dec 30, 2016

      Superb idea. Wishing you every success.


    • Linda


      Nov 4, 2016

      Will look forward to the event...good luck with fund raising


    • Lucile Clitherow

      Lucile Clitherow

      Oct 29, 2016

      I feel that it is very important that music is accessible to all and can come alive and be inspirational for all age groups . The Guitar Festival promises to be such an event...


    About the fundraiser
    Ben Salfield

    Ben Salfield

    Truro, United Kingdom

    Ben Salfield is an international concert performer and promoter, lecturer, teacher and Chief Editor of Lute Music for Peacock Press. He has organised numerous concert series and festivals since the early 90s and currently heads Kernow Concerts.

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