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£350raised of £8,000 target by 21 supporters

Weʼre raising £8,000 to purchase the MATE Story Tent for Market Place, Prescot to be programmed with regular creative community events, workshops & family activity.

Knowsley, Prescot, UK

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Prescot is a beautiful historic town that has been ravaged with closing industry, poverty and government cuts over the last 25 years, but it is a town on the up, a town filled to the rafters with courageous and passionate people that care about the local community.

We (MATE Productions) are a local theatre and community arts organisation who specialize in community participation and creative arts events and performances. We have recently won the tenancy to run the MATE Creative Cafe on the newly restored historic Market Place and we would like to develop a year around programme of creative community events, performances, workshops and exciting family activity on the piazza - the beautiful outdoor space directly outside the cafe. We would like to purchase a 9m circus tent that we can put up on the piazza to host this activity, no matter what the unpredictable British weather has in store for us. It will be a place for people to gather and celebrate, to listen and tell stories, laugh and learn, play and dream, have creative conversations and be inspired.

Your donation will help us to purchase the MATE Story Tent and help towards developing an initial programme of community events that we hope will be attended by people of all ages and from all walks of life. We hope to attract long term funding for this activity through trusts, foundations and local business, but we need to kick it off with a successful pilot that will prove the case for this much needed activity.

Help us to make our dream a reality for the community of Prescot.

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    • Sharon Cook

      Sharon Cook

      Jul 29, 2018

      Can't wait to see this in Prescot - good luck you guys!


    • Mike & Pauline Rush

      Mike & Pauline Rush

      Jul 19, 2018

      Best of luck!


    • Lyndsey Kevan

      Lyndsey Kevan

      Jul 4, 2018

      Wishing you the best of luck, the world needs more story tellers abd Prescot needs MATE! Xxx


    • Louise Gillespie

      Louise Gillespie

      Jul 3, 2018

      Good luck MATE Productions. Excited for your plans for Market Place xx


    • Retro Chimps

      Retro Chimps

      Jul 2, 2018

      Let's make this happen, really good and worthwhile cause, wishing everyone good luck!!


    • Tom Large

      Tom Large

      Jul 2, 2018

      Exciting times ahead. Good luck from us both xx


    • Jill Nixon

      Jill Nixon

      Jul 1, 2018

      Good Luck!


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    Gaynor La Rocca

    Gaynor La Rocca

    Knowsley, Prescot, UK

    Imaginator and Artistic Director of MATE Productions CIC; a theatre and community arts organisation based in Prescot, Knowsley, est 2000. MATE specializes in remarkable outdoor touring and site specific theatre, epic storytelling, community engagement & arts-in-education.

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