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Our Big Gig, England’s largest community music festival is to return in 2014 from 11th to 13th July Community organisations across England are now being urged to apply before the 31 st March 2014 Our Big Gig will see the country unite to celebrate local music at community events, showcase new and existing talent and give people the opportunity to have a go at making music. Last summer, over 200,000 people attended 326 Our Big Gig events which saw a wide variety of musical activities take place in a range of unusual spaces. From schools to skate parks, beaches to boats, some 14,600 people performed across the length and breadth of the country.
2014 Funding: Funded by the Department of Communities and Local Government as part of their portfolio of integration projects Targets: 150 Events across England from 11 th -13 th July 2014 - reaching 63,000 people 5 Our Big Gig EXTRA Projects – reaching 500 people 8 Regional Training Events – reaching 150 people 3,500 Volunteers involved in events
2014 Objectives To increase participation at events To encourage non musical community groups to have a go at organising OBG events – sports groups and faith groups 60% existing Community Event Organisers (CEOs) and 40% new CEOs To build local capacity in fundraising and participation To provide increased training on local PR to drive more people to events To secure celebrity ambassadors for the project To target areas most in need and facing cohesion & integration challenges
Possible Our Big Gig EXTRA Areas: Birmingham Luton Greenwich Tower Hamlets Bradford
The Last Post Get together with others in your community - in your school or your workplace, your family or your place of worship, your library or even your sports centre. Choose a story - everyone has a story, everywhere has a story – explore your family histories, or the history of your town or village, postcode or building. Hold an event to share your First World War story – assembly or concert, barbeque, tea party, or remembrance service: it’s up to you. At the event, play the last post yourselves – no need to bugle, the last post can be played on any instrument from guitar to piano. You can also enlist the help of local musicians to perform other music from the era. Then post your First World War story online– connect your heritage up with the stories which other communities are sharing for the First World War Centenary