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Rising Sun Arts Centre

Rising Sun Arts Centre is crowdfunding

raised of £10,000 target by 130 supporters

Weʼre raising £10,000 to install ventilation and make other improvements to run events in the future.

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The Rising Sun Arts Centre is starting to reopen after over a year of lockdowns, false-starts and a huge amount of uncertainty. We look forward to being able to welcome old and new faces back into the centre as we take our steps back to what life was like before Covid.

But one thing that the pandemic has taught us is that there are big changes we need to make before things can go back to running events at full capacity when the building - especially the main room - isn’t very well ventilated. This was something we were always aware of pre-Covid, but now it is something we absolutely need to implement to help keep our volunteers, our community and our artistes safe.

We’d also love to be able to make further improvements to enable us to improve how we run events - both for our volunteers and and for our visitors - with upgrades to our sound and lighting equipment high on the to-do list.

So, we’re asking for your support to help raise the funds to make these improvements happen. Based on initial quotes, we need to raise:

£10,000 for ventilation

£3,500 for PA/sound equipment

£2,000 for lighting

Our priorities are very much in that order!

So, if you’ve ever enjoyed a packed Club Velocity gig, been part of one of our many dance classes, browsed a busy Christmas art market or squeezed in to be part of the Here Comes The Sun Festival crowd - and would like to do all that again - please give whatever you can and help the Sun Rise once more!

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  • Rising Sun Arts Centre10 days ago
    Rising Sun Arts Centre

    Rising Sun Arts Centre

    10 days ago

    We've been meeting with consultants and suppliers over the past few days and things look VERY positive. Still waiting on some timelines but we're hoping to get the ventilation sooner rather than later!

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  • Rising Sun Arts Centre18 days ago
    Rising Sun Arts Centre

    Rising Sun Arts Centre

    18 days ago

    Thank you so much to everyone who has donated so far - 45% in three weeks is better than we could have imagined! If you want to hear us talk all about it, we've been doing some "press rounds" - Zac was on the Real Reading Podcast - (jump to 21:56) And Larry was on BBC Berkshire - (jump to 2:08:00) There's still a ways to go so please do share this page far and wide!

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2 months ago

Rising Sun Arts Centre started crowdfunding

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Page last updated on: 9/17/2021 21.49



  • James Hall

    James Hall

    Sep 17, 2021

    Such a worthy cause, best of luck going forward P.S. More drag nights please!!


  • Michael & Victoria

    Michael & Victoria

    Sep 14, 2021


  • machi de waard

    machi de waard

    Sep 13, 2021


  • Owen Tudor

    Owen Tudor

    Sep 13, 2021

    Great venue with great staff, it needs supporting


  • Anonymous


    Sep 9, 2021


  • Martin and Annette Juckes

    Martin and Annette Juckes

    Sep 8, 2021

    Good luck! We hope this helps to get the Rising Sun running again!

  • Alistair


    Sep 5, 2021

    Hope you reach your target


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Rising Sun Arts Centre

Rising Sun Arts Centre


The Rising Sun Arts Centre is an award winning, independent arts centre, which for 30 years has been staffed and run by volunteers. Our programme includes a varied line up of high quality events and activities from live music, to dance classes, to participatory projects.

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