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Since I started my journey as an emerging artist, I’ve come to rely on support from a range of people. Obviously central to the creation of my shows has been Hoipolloi Theatre. Ever since the day in 2004 when Shon Dale-Jones said to me…
“Hugh Hughes, I think your story called Floating would make a fantastic theatre show”
… they’ve really been amazing at making sure my journey as an emerging artist from Wales has been a smooth one.
But equally important to this process is you, my wonderful audience. As Sioned and I often say when we perform Floating, “If you weren’t here, then all of this would be pointless.”
The connection between us is very strong, I think, and now I’d like to ask if you would be prepared to make that connection even stronger by making a donation that will help me create a brand new Hugh Hughes project.
I’m very excited that Hugh Hughes: Stories from an Invisible Town, has been selected as part of The Big Arts Give. It’s a national initiative that’s helping a variety of organisations to raise funds for future projects in the run up to Christmas.
The scheme launches TODAY at 10am (Mon 6 December) and every £1 that you give online will unlock £1 of matching funds that have already been pledged.
In conjunction with the team at Hoipolloi, we’ve set ourselves the task of raising £2000 from online donations as part of The Big Arts Give and if we reach that point, the money should be doubled by the matching funds to become £4000.
Gifts of any size are greatly appreciated but for example, if 200 of you were able to donate £10, we’d reach our £2000 target very quickly.
Matching funds are limited so, if you would like to help us, please give as soon as possible after 10am on Monday 6 December to double your donation and help us make the most of this fantastic opportunity.
Please click here to donate at the Big Arts Give website.
I really hope you’ve enjoyed the work I’ve created so far, it’s certainly been fun sharing them with you. I’m looking forward to making Hugh Hughes: Stories from an Invisible Town. In it, I’ll be telling lots of stories from my memory of my childhood on Anglesey, both on stage and regularly here as part of the Wonderful World online as well as asking you to share your childhood memories too.
Most importantly, next year when I launch the online version, you’ll be able to tell all your friends and family that you were an integral part of the making of these stories.
The Big Arts Give… please click here to give online.