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    Weʼve raised £20 to fund children's activities at the Hellys International Guitar Festival 2017.

    Helston, United Kingdom
    Funded on Thursday, 15th June 2017

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    From 23-26 August 2017, leading guitarists from around the world will descend on Helston, Cornwall for the inaugural Hellys International Guitar Festival.

    The festival is about concerts, lectures and demonstrations... but it's also about community. To make it accessible to all sections of society, we already let under 16s attend everything for free... and now we want to put on extras to make each day fun for children.

    Over the course of the four days, two prize-winning artists will be providing rather different services for children: leading face-painter Jenny Marquis, ( brings her extraordinary talent to Helston on the 23rd and 24th; and the 25th and 26th see top illustrator Russell Ayto ( lead children's art workshops.

    In addition, we will provide free guitar lessons for everyone, and for children the additional opportunity of guitar orchestra workshops with the great Danish guitarist Carsten Grøndahl - plus the chance to perform together in front of an audience on the last day of the festival.

    We want to focus on young people and give them great experiences both in terms of listening to and taking part in music... but we also want them to enjoy the in-between bits, and come back for more.

    Your donation will help us keep children involved in music - and help them become well-rounded grown-ups.


    - Credit on our website and in the festival programme for every donor
    ("Anon" available on request)

    - Festival t-shirt for giving £50+
    (Claim at reception during the festival)

    - Triple A Pass (access all areas) for giving £100+
    (Donor must have a valid ticket except from 1.15pm-6pm daily. Access to private areas is at the organisers' discretion)

    - VIP Festival Pass for giving £250+
    (Access every event on the festival and to backstage areas not accessible to the general public, at the organisers' discretion)




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      • Judith Eastburn

        Judith Eastburn

        Jun 6, 2017

        Here's wishing you Good Luck with the festival. D&J


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      Ben Salfield

      Ben Salfield

      Helston, United Kingdom

      Leading lutenist Ben Salfield is a well-known figure on the European guitar scene, and has received critical acclaim as a concert performer. Also a music editor, teacher and promoter, he is thought to have had more column inches written about him than any other current lutenist.

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