FINALLY a definitive update on all things Brainchild!
A team of us are throwing a small arts festival at the end of June (29th June - 1st July). After lots of constructive work and the compilation of a crack team of other like-minded people, we have a lot in place already to really get it going. We’ve decided to call it Brainchild Festival, it is very small, on a scale of about 300-500 people (18+), aiming to exhibit, encourage and inspire talent and original thought. In the current climate, we all feel there is a real need to inspire and encourage creative, original thinking and to remind people of the strength in their own originality, so that we can all recognise the importance of imagination and the great potential of our minds. It should be a celebration of the raw creativity that links the performances we host, varying from DJ sets, live poetry, film screenings, theatre pieces, art installations and more, and a celebration of the artists’ intent and integrity. Brainchild has been born out of a serious need - so many people are too fearful or unsure to pursue their interest and/or talent, and to pursue creating value, and over the three days we’re aiming to create an environment that demonstrates and encourages creativity. My team and I want to create a collective platform over the course of three days to open up this potential and really celebrate it.
We have secured land in Easthamstead (Just outside of Reading), working on a temporary events notice (499 including site team etc). It really isn’t going to be expansive (geographically), with one main structure (mainstage) and two tents, as well as installations and points of interest across the site. We have secured a bar deal (free, splitting the profits 50/50) and a cheap deal on PA’s but are lacking support in the following areas.
Cheap structures (two tents, one stage)
Here is our (very rough) tumblr, a professional website is being created at the moment! http://brainchildhq.tumblr.com/. It is expanding at an unprecidented rate, so expect bigger things soon!
At the heart of this project is young people willing to go the extra mile to assert themselves in something bigger than themselves, hoping to show that with mindfulness and a positive, considered attitude we can turn cynicism into belief and aspirations into reality.
Brainchild is run by young people, but is not aimed at any particular demographic - the festival is a platform for anyone and everyone to find their creative voice.
I know there are a lot of people with great contacts in these areas, so if you are reading this and know of anyone/can potentially be of service in any of these areas, any area at all really, and feel passionate about what we’re doing, please please please get in touch!
Thanks in advance, wonderful people!