Circus Dome! Yoga! People hanging upside down for no reason! Live music! Weird Shit! Parties! Serious Stuff! And of course our World Famous BORDERLAND CABARET NITE!!! Come Play with Us! And pleeease make it possible.. (Detailed plans below..)
Borderlings we love you!! Welcome to The Space Circus!!
Designed by Borderlings especially for Borderland back in 2014, The Space is a beautiful large ‘public’ community dome, full of infinite possibility, open to all members to host your workshops/dreams/parties, from meditation and acroyoga right through to all the weird stuff. We hope it continues to be a heart-full multi-functional place where the whole festival can feel at home.
This year we want to really upgrade things to make the Space Circus Dome even more member-friendly and awesome, and offer better shelter even in bad weather (please see attached sketches and designs):
1. Cabaret Nite 2019. Thursday night is a big deal at Borderland, because it’s Cabaret Nite. You might be in it, innit. And then there’s a wild party. But catering for 500+ Borderlings takes resources. And its first come first served. We’re not saying that if you fund us it helps guarantee entry.. but it might help.. because without funding, there’s no party to enter into..
2. The Space Programme. An upgrade to the timetable.. We’d love to build a new weather-resilient beautiful timetable/noticeboard structure that all members can to use to communicate with each other for news and awesome events. This year the program board will be as creative and space-themed as the program itself..
3. The Big Top- we’ve designed a special beautiful luminescent dome to crown our dome, and protect you all from the leaky elements.. It’s part umbrella and part spiritual lighthouse.
4. The Space Dadadadadadadaaaa: Every year we commission a new light chandelier to hang from the centre. This year we have asked a bunch of witches and wizards to work their magic. You can expect good things from witches and wizards..
5. A Circus-themed beautified Container to safely store everything, and allow us to move our travelling circus around more easily. It will also open up possibilities for renting out the space for use by members year round. The container will be transformed into a stage/workhop/cinema etc during Borderland for your pleasure.
Please do gift us grants so we can continue to serve your community space- and thank you for making it possible!
We will be a central crew of 32, and all are welcome to contribute. We welcome creative Borderlings young and old, new or veterans..
We'll have a dedicating team of moopers like last year..
|Lighting (Programmable RGB lights x 5, 30m x LED's, LED 'curtains' 3m X 10) - we would be happy to loan these to others until the following year as public property!||4200|
|PA hire + some stage lighting hire + Transport - (spotlight hire/extra bits for PA including amplifier/monitors,mics,stands,cables/van petrol contribution from UK/hire of||3400|
|140m grounded electrical cables and reels, suitable for use in wet weather ** (borrowable? definitely happy to loan to others)||1435|
|Optional but lovely Stuff - *we hope to borrow this* (Yellow power unit thingy, 18m replacement squares of EVA jigsaw floor matting, more old carpets for seating, 10x3.5 pipe tent for backstage and work boxes, tickets, stiff laminated paper)||3570|
|Second-hand 20ft Container in average condition||8700|
|Laser Cutting 18 hours||1800|
|CNC Cutting 3 hours||500|
|Decor (silky flag material x 4, Velvet backdrop cloth, 40m Lycra, Old Couches, Cushions, Vases, Old Carpet, Plastic Flowers, Sharpie pens)||5640|
|Materials (special drill bits, chalk pens, 16 x ply sheets, 5x4m poles, Spray paints x 19, 20l Container Paint, Varnish, UV Fluorescent Lamps, Magnets x 50, Large Mirrored Acrylic Sheets)||9180|
Absolutely, this is YOUR Space. We will need help with the re-design, concept, build, beautification, planning, curating, and teardown. In addition we call on those of you who want to contribute in the form of workshops, yoga, meditation, the cabaret, film night, acoustic gigs. We need all manner of tea makers, beautifiers, angels, riggers, builders, musicians. In short we need you, so please do join us! (Note: this year 2019 we also have a particular specialist need for a lighting designer who understands DMX controllers)..
Hey friend! Welcome to the virtual drawing board of The Borderland. This is the place where we prototype the projects we'll realise during the week in the quarry.