19 poets, 23 artists, 3 musicians and a Viking Boat
I am very pleased to announce that The Nine Realms has been co-funded by Arts Council England alongside Norfolk County Council, which is absolutely thrilling and a testament to the talents, creativity and skills of all 45 creatives involved in The Nine Realms!
we are still missing some vital funds to cover the commissioning costs of the carving of our Viking boat, the focal point of our project. This is why our Indiegogo campaign is starting next week on Monday 20th April, to cover these costs. Mark, our great woodcarver, is going to start his LIVE-WOODCARVING, and I’m really excited to see what Mark is going to create for us. To have regular, live updates will be a wonderful thing. We can watch our boat emerge!
Our campaign is still crucial because it will be the final piece in our funding jigsaw. As soon as the campaign goes live I will post out the project link which will take you to our campaign. Any support you could give us would be MUCH appreciated and will help showcase the talents of 45 global creatives ‘Magicking the Norse World to life’ for the general public and schools!
FIDDLING and FINALISING
I have spent the last couple of months creating the video for our campaign and I think I am now there with it. Still a few more tweaks on the campaign text, but we’re nearly there with that too. Big thanks goes to poet and writer Robin Sounder for her input.
I think it will be exciting to see what we can achieve as a collective. This phase of our fundraising always tends to bring the Vikings/creatives together in a more overt way, in pursuit of one aim.
The details of the 4 competitions are also being finalised, and it will be great to see what energy that will bring. The prize will be a multimedia event DVD of The Nine Realms. This includes all the selected poetry, all the art and music, as well as any poems/artwork from the pupils at the schools with whom we are working . The DVD will be in a specially designed slipcase by Gary Caldwell
PROMOTION AND INTERVIEWS THROUGHOUT THE CAMPAIGN:
This evening I shall be having a chat via Skype with podcaster Amber Love about The Nine Realms and creativity.The podcast will be going out on Monday 4th May. Amber hosts VODKA O’CLOCK where she interviews people from all areas of the arts and entertainment. An article with the King’s Lynn News is also going to go out across the campaign, and hopefully some interviews and promos via Future Radio. These will feature both poets, artists and Mark. I am at present in discussion with their arts programme producer as to the exact nature of how we will be featured. It will be exciting to share what we are doing with Norwich listeners, and then share our poetry and art with them in September!
I think that is it for now! Here’s to the launch of our campaign next Monday!
Thank you for your interest.
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