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Rising Sun Arts Centre

Rising Sun Arts Centre is crowdfunding

raised of £10,000 target by 179 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 Centre1 month ago
    Rising Sun Arts Centre

    Rising Sun Arts Centre

    1 month ago

    The crowdfunder has raised 70% of the cash needed to cover the costs of the ventilation. We've also raised almost another £2k with fundraising events and a grant from John Sykes Foundation. We're so close to hitting our main target it's incredible - thank you all so much! Onto the last push!

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  • Rising Sun Arts Centre2 months ago
    Rising Sun Arts Centre

    Rising Sun Arts Centre

    2 months ago

    The main element of the ventilation system is IN - just in time to welcome lots of wonderful people to the Centre as part of the Are You Listening? Festival on Saturday. Thanks to everyone who's contributed - without your help we wouldn't have got this far! We just need a bit more help to be able to finish paying for it now!

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  • Rising Sun Arts Centre3 months ago
    Rising Sun Arts Centre

    Rising Sun Arts Centre

    3 months 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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4 months ago

Rising Sun Arts Centre started crowdfunding

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Page last updated on: 12/1/2021 21.42



  • Anonymous


    Dec 1, 2021

  • Jay Russell

    Jay Russell

    Nov 27, 2021


  • Ellie and James

    Ellie and James

    Nov 27, 2021

    A birthday gift for Lina who has worked so hard for the centre for so long! She's a pretty special lady! Happy birthday Lina! Love you lots. Xxx


  • Mel


    Nov 14, 2021


  • Rich


    Nov 14, 2021


  • Shane & Noush

    Shane & Noush

    Nov 14, 2021

    Can't wait to get back to the Rising Sun. Hope you reach the target.

  • Jon


    Nov 12, 2021

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Rising Sun Arts Centre

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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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