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Skipton Mart Events

Skipton Mart Events is crowdfunding

71%
£18,516
raised of £26,000 target by 376 supporters

Weʼre raising £26,000 to Save Art in the Pen, Crafts in the Pen & The Mart Theatre from closure and ensure Yarndale & The Yorkshire Flea can remain at Skipton Mart

Skipton, North Yorkshire

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HELP US SAVE:

Art in the Pen, Crafts in the Pen and The Mart Theatre from permanent closure. We are also responsible for preparing the venue for other site hires such as Yarndale, The Yorkshire Flea and Skipton Musical Theatre Company. Any donations received will help us continue to do so.

FUNDRAISER - PHASE TWO

Unfortunately, Crafts in the Pen (our festive crafts market) won’t be running this year due to the pandemic. However, we are pleased to announce that we are still able to open our much loved Santa’s Grotto! We are welcoming back not only Santa Claus, but also his mischievous elves and giant teddy bear friends as well.

In order to continue our fundraising efforts to save Skipton Mart Events (and spread a bit of Christmas cheer!), we have teamed up with local children’s charity, SELFA. The charity supports children and families experiencing vulnerabilities in Craven. SELFA encourage local children to build resilience, thrive and achieve.

Working together we hope to reach our fundraising target as well as provide free trips to our Santa’s Grotto for the children SELFA supports.

HOW 'PHASE TWO' WORKS

For every £100 accumulatively donated during September & October, we’re providing free Santa’s Grotto visits to 25 children supported by SELFA. All our visitors can have photos taken with our giant teddy bears (Wobble and Bobble), before visiting Santa Claus in his grotto and receive a wrapped gift. Our aim is to reach our fundraising target by the end of the year and at the same time, support the fantastic work SELFA carries out within Skipton & Craven.

WHO WE ARE

Bad Wolf Theatre Company Ltd runs Art in the Pen, Crafts in the Pen and The Mart Theatre at Skipton Auction Mart. Our events include large art & crafts shows, music, theatre, stand-up comedy and panto for Skipton and Craven. We are also responsible for providing the site for other events such as Yarndale, The Yorkshire Flea, Le Petit Depart and Skipton Musical Theatre Company.

We are a not for profit organisation that invests all profits back into the events we run. This also allows us to provide free and subsidised panto tickets, drama classes with subsidised placements and a free Santa's Grotto every year at Crafts in the Pen.

WHY WE NEED YOUR HELP

We closed a week before the official lock down and it is likely our sector will be the last to re-open. We have zero income coming into the business, yet still have the vast majority of our monthly costs.

The Mart Theatre, Art in the Pen and Crafts in the Pen are at risk of permanent closure. Art in the Pen 2020 has already been cancelled and Crafts in the Pen 2020 is also in doubt.

In terms of government grants and funding, we have not received the support we had hoped for. We have now exhausted all possible means to stay open without resorting to a fundraising campaign.

GRANT STATUS

• Emergency Arts Council England grant - unsuccessful

• Government 10K business grant - not eligible

• Government 25K leisure business grant - not eligible

• Craven District Council discretionary grant - we have gratefully received a £4,000 grant, which covers 13% of the total original amount required (£30,000). Unfortunately this does not match the £25,000 grant that other theatres have received.

OUR SUPPORT OF THE LOCAL ECONOMY, SMALL BUSINESS & INDIVIDUALS

• We have provided over 4000 exhibition spaces for small and local business to showcase and sell their work.

• Many of our exhibitors make use of the local hotels, B&B's, restaurants and local shops.

• Our events have brought over 98,000 visitors into Skipton, many of whom stay the weekend and/or visit the town and contribute to the economy through chargeable car parks, shops, market, cafes and restaurants

• We have provided a venue for emerging bands, stand-up comics and actors

• We have provided a free, high quality Santa’s Grotto (with gift) each year at Crafts in the Pen

• We create an affordable pantomime each year. The pantomime is also performed for two local primary schools each year at reduced rates.

• We provide a free rehearsal space for Craven College students, who showcase their productions at The Mart Theatre

• We support local performance groups such as The Skipton Musical Theatre Company

• We provide car parks throughout the year for caravan rallies, who also visit Skipton for the weekend

• Our venue is home to several large events such as Yarndale and The Yorkshire Flea, as well as charitable shows such as Girderfork.

The venue also offers parking for Craven District Council events such as Le Petit Depart and triathlons

DONATIONS OVER £10

• WEBSITE THANK YOU - name listed on the 'Thank You' pages of our websites

• ARTWORK THANK YOU - name listed on artwork to be displayed at future Skipton Mart events and shows

DONATIONS OVER £25

All the above, plus:

• BROCHURE THANK YOU - name listed in our event brochures for three years

• 30 MINUTE EARLY ACCESS - to Art in the Pen and Crafts in the Pen for three years

• PANTO BIRTHDAY MESSAGE - request a video message from our library of panto characters

DONATIONS OVER £50

All the above, plus:

• FREE ART IN THE PEN TICKETS - two free tickets to our next event

• FREE CRAFTS IN THE PEN TICKETS - two free tickets to our next event

CLAIMING YOUR GIFTS

We will email all our contributors once the fundraising campaign comes to an end. You will be directed a short form to complete so that we can post the following 'Thank You Gifts'

• 30 MINUTE EARLY ACCESS CARD (donations over £25)

• 2 x FREE ART IN THE PEN TICKETS (donations over (£50)

• 2 x FREE CRAFTS IN THE PEN TICKETS (donations over (£50)

Please DON'T select to donate as 'anonymous' if you wish to receive your thank you gifts as we need to be able to contact you. Your details will not be shared with any third parties.

THANK YOU TO OUR SUPPORTERS!

We would like to say a huge THANK YOU to Craven Cattle Mart, Thirsk Farmers Auction Mart, The Yorkshire Flea, Skipton Musical Theatre Company & The Art Shop Skipton for their ongoing support with our fundraising campaign.

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  • Skipton Mart Events2 months ago
    Skipton Mart Events

    Skipton Mart Events

    2 months ago

    Thank you for all the donations so far. During September & October we want our fundraising to help another local organisation- SELFA Skipton Extended Learning For All is a local children's charity which supports children & families experiencing vulnerabilities in Craven. During these months we will be providing 25 places for Children supported by SELFA to visit our Santa's Grotto for every £100 accumulatively donated. Visit our fundraising page for more details

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  • Skipton Mart Events2 months ago
    Skipton Mart Events

    Skipton Mart Events

    2 months ago
    Update from the Page owner

    This weekend we hit another milestone in our journey to raise the funds to keep us open. In around one weeks time, we will add in the final money raised from AITP online. Thank you to everyone who has donated, shared and supported us so far.

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  • Skipton Mart Events3 months ago
    Skipton Mart Events

    Skipton Mart Events

    3 months ago
    Update from the Page owner

    This weekend we hit our halfway point. Many thanks to everyone who has supported this campaign.

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4 months ago

Skipton Mart Events started crowdfunding

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Page last updated on: 10/7/2020 19.58

Supporters

376

  • Ally

    Ally

    Oct 7, 2020

    I love crafts in the pen and want it to come back when it's safe!!!

    £10.00

  • Dermod

    Dermod

    Sep 20, 2020

    Really hope that you are able to continue your excellent work...shows, theatre...everything.

    £40.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Sep 12, 2020

    All the best and fingers crossed we'll see you in 2021. Good luck.

    £5.00

  • Vibeke and David Shipley

    Vibeke and David Shipley

    Sep 6, 2020

    £20.00

  • Jacqueline Duffield

    Jacqueline Duffield

    Aug 31, 2020

    10% of my stock sales from the last 2 months. I really hope we can save Art in the Pen. Thank you for everything you do 😊

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Aug 29, 2020

  • Kate Rhodes

    Kate Rhodes

    Aug 28, 2020

    Hope you can keep going :)

    £20.00

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Skipton Mart Events

Skipton Mart Events

Skipton, North Yorkshire

The Mart Theatre opened at Skipton Auction Mart in 2005. Over the years, we developed Art in the Pen and Crafts in the Pen - large, high quality art & craft fairs. The annual wool festival 'Yarndale' and flea markets 'The Yorkshire Flea' also take place at Skipton Auction Mart.

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