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Barry Church-Woods

Barry Church-Woods is crowdfunding



£240raised of £2,500 target by 16 supporters

Weʼre raising £2,500 to help get our new show into Scottish schools

Edinburgh, UK
15 days to go

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Donate just £10 to help us tell our story

We're looking to identify 250 champions of LGBT equality to each donate £10 or more towards the development of our new show exploring queer history in Scotland.

Your £10 donation will help us grow the ambition and scope of our show.

The Show

Jock Tamson's Bairns is an immersive romp through an old school gay bar. It's filled with drag, comedy, music.. and conflict. At it's core it's a universal story about finding your tribe - where the audience are occasionally invited to participate.

Where We're At

We have a script, we have a cast and we have a lot of bookings from venues across Scotland including the Big Burns Supper Festival, Assembly Roxy, Paisley Art Centre, The CCA in Glasgow and Dundee Rep. They're all paying us fees, but as is common in the Scottish Cultural Sector, we need a little more subsidy to help push the work forward.

The show will exist regardless of your support - but here's why we'd like your help.

What We Want

We'd like to present a daytime version of the show in Secondary schools throughout Scotland. We now know that Scotland is set to become the first country in the world to embed LGBT eduction it the curriculum - and we'd like to be at the forefront of that development - offering young people real perspectives, in a fun and engaging manner.

So we're looking to find 250 champions of this project to each donate £10.

How We'll Use Your Donation

To be able to get into schools we need resource to market the show appropriately. The most effective way is to engage with local authorities directly - and use good old fashioned snail mail.

Your donation will be spent supporting the development of these relationships including design, production and distribution of our schools pack, and site visits to ensure the best possible presentation of the work.

What You Get

If you donate £10 - we'll add you to our mailing list and invite you to an exclusive 'champions performance' of the show. If you can't make that, we'll make sure to invite you along to one of our other public performances.

Want to Make A Donation as a Gift?

It's Secret Santa season. If you'd like to donate to the arts on behalf of someone else we can figure out the most appropriate way to credit that donation - be it a card, email or shout out on social media - just leave a note next to your donation and we'll be in touch to figure it out.

More about Jock Tamson's Bairns

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We have a great business model for the future life of this show. If you'd like to buy a share in our royalty pool, drop and email for more information.


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  • Barry Church-Woods6 months ago
    Barry Church-Woods

    Barry Church-Woods

    6 months ago

    Nearly 5 years ago I wrote an open letter to 105 MSPs to thank them for voting for equal marriage in Scotland. It was read by about 250,000 people in the space of a week - mainly because it addressed some of the horrific bullying I experienced in and around school, and spoke of my hope for a new future for young queers like me. The show was built around that letter and you can read it here: Thanks for your support so far. I promise we'll make you proud to have our backs. Barry x

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  • Lois Wolffe

    Lois Wolffe

    Jan 8, 2019

    So impressed with all you're doing with Civil Disobedience. And thank you.


  • Nelly Kelly

    Nelly Kelly

    Dec 17, 2018



  • Louise Oliver

    Louise Oliver

    Dec 8, 2018



    Dec 8, 2018

    GO FOR IT!!!


  • Cathy +Martyn

    Cathy +Martyn

    Dec 6, 2018

    Good luck from us! X


  • Georgina


    Dec 4, 2018

    Let's do this!


  • Jamie Balfour

    Jamie Balfour

    Dec 4, 2018



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