Christmas Gifts that lend a hand to Theatreland!

25 November 2020

Not sure what to get for Christmas this year? Have you thought about something that will lend a hand to the Industry while also bringing joy to the receiver? We've created a list of gifts that donate funds to relevant Theatre's or Charities below!

The A-Z of Musical inspired Cocktail Recipes (Physical Copy)

COCKTAIL CALL is a brand new publication created by theatre professionals during the COVID-19 Outbreak. They have created this cocktail book to help support The Theatrical Guild – a charity for backstage and front of house workers, with over 125 years experience helping people.

Whilst the outbreak has devastated our industry we wanted to do something creative to help during this time. What goes perfectly with an interval of this scale… Cocktails!!!

This A-Z of Musical inspired cocktails will help brighten up your summer! Every letter has a cocktail that we feel fits the feeling of the show, pick one show or work your way through them all!

We’ve laid out three easy stages you can follow for making your perfect drink.

‘The Audition’
This will be where you’ll find all your ingredients and preparation materials.

‘The Rehearsal’
We’ll tell you step by step, how to make your drink.

‘The Show’
This part is over to you, put on your favourite show tunes, sit back, relax and enjoy!

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We Make Events Merchandise:

The store ships globally, but please note that proceeds from sales are paid to WeMakeEvents Ltd.  A minimum of 80% of any profit made from commercial sales will go to charity. A maximum of 20% will go to help the running costs of WeMakeEvents Ltd and the #WeMakeEvents campaign.

This range of merchandise are helping to support people working within the theatre industry at their time of need during the current UK theatre shutdown.
This includes “Together in Spirit” Gin, embroidered hoodies, printed t-shirts, water bottles, bags, mugs,  masks and more!

The Show Must Go On! Collection:

This limited edition range of Christmas Gifts are helping to support people working within the theatre industry at their time of need during the current UK theatre shutdown.
This includes hoodies, t-shirts, Christmas cards, water bottles, bags, mugs,  masks and more!

These items will be supporting the  `Theatre Support Fund+’ as a way to make some money for these 3 important charities.

Acting For Others

For every successful actor, there are hundreds of performers, backstage and front-of-house theatre staff who are not so fortunate. They may be suffering from illness, disability, or be caring for children with special needs. Many in our industry lend their support or put their name to other good causes but, like any profession, we also try to take care of our own.
More details here

Fleabag Support Fund

The Fleabag Support Fund will partner with charities responding to the Coronavirus Covid-19 pandemic to provide grants to freelancers working in the theatre industry who are in urgent financial need and unable to work as a direct result of the coronavirus pandemic.
More details here

NHS COVID-19 Urgent Appeal

There are more than 250 NHS charities across the UK and most of them focus on helping our hospitals do more. Collectively these charities give £1 million every day to the NHS so that people can stay well for longer and get better faster. In recent years NHS charities have funded major capital projects, pioneering research and medical equipment at our hospitals, helping patients access the best possible care when they need it most.
More details here

Custodians for COVID:

Due to Covid-19 theatres remain closed and face unprecedented uncertainty right now. Please join us to fundraise for them. With your help we can raise this essential funding immediately to help keep them alive. Venues throughout the UK have provided a photograph of their Theatre. Each image is available at 50 x 60cm as a signed, archival pigment print in a limited edition of 250 for £200.

“The performing arts need to be saved now. Not next week, or next month. If they die, an ecosystem this intricate and evolved cannot be rebuilt from scratch”. Sam Mendes, Film and Theatre Director

The theatre featured in the image that you have selected will receive £193.75 in total. £45.00 will go towards print, production and postage costs and include associated VAT. The remaining balance of £155 will go directly to individual theatres who will be able to claim £38.75 Gift Aid.

The Custodians for Covid fundraising print sale will be held for 2 months, funds raised will be distributed to the theatres fortnightly. We aim to get your print to you within a month but please do bear with us if we experience further Covid-19 disruptions.

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