DIGITHON 24 hr fund raising event

 

Help us raise £10,000 in donations by the end of September 2014 to help keep Access Space open

24 hour DIGITHON – non-stop performances and other transmissions happening between 7.00am, Saturday, 19 July and 7.00am, Sunday, 20 July 2014.

Visit the Digithon website

Artists will be performing in Access Space and from remote locations around the world. It will all be accessible live on Youtube. Remote streams will come from Australia, Mexico City, Italy, Texas, Minneapolis and New York City, as well as from Birmingham, Cardiff and London.

There will be music, spoken word, live art and comedy. Come down and watch. Or watch online and donate via PayPal – we’ll be sending freebees (including specially made t shirts and other unique gifts) to say thanks!

The live stream will be available here and feature performances from artists including:

Mark Fell (Sheffield)
Paul Granjon (Cardiff)
Juneau Brothers (Birmingham)
Kate Sicchio (New York City)
Scott Hawkins (Texas)
Jake Harries (Sheffield)
Elihu Garret (Mexico City)
John Moseley (Sheffield)
James Wallbank (Sheffield)
Rob Lee (Sheffield)
Marco Donnarumma (London)
Richard Bolam (Sheffield)
Richard Eason (Sheffield)
James Price (Sheffield)
Julio d’Escrivan (North Yorks)
Lalo Melendez (Mexico City)
Alex McLean (Sheffield)
Susanne Palzer (Germany)
Diego Madero (Mexico City)
Rodrigo Frenk (Mexico City)
josecaos (Mexico City)
Smell in Stereo (Mexico City)
Mike Hodnick (Minneapolis)
+ many more to be confirmed..

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Hope you can join us on Saturday! We’d really appreciate it if you can help spread the word by forwarding, retweeting and sharing.

About Access Space:

Access Space is a registered charity based in Sheffield city centre. Thousands of people participate every year, of all ages, from every part of the city, and beyond. We aim to inspire people from all walks of life to do new creative things. We aim to make a positive impact on people’s lives by helping them to get out of their comfort zone in a supportive environment: to learn, to create, to gain confidence.

We offer a free, open access digital media lab which has been running for 14 years; a fabrication laboratory, Refab Space, offering a HackSpace, laser-cutting tools and other digital manufacturing tools; computer recycling and building based on free and open source software; and an arts programme providing inspiring activities such as workshops using the latest creative software, exhibitions and installations, performance events and artist residencies.

Access Space is an inclusive environment. As well as working with artists, academics, creative technologists, programmers, other professionals and students, 50% of the people participating in Access Space’s activities are people in danger of exclusion and on the margins of society, including: people with disabilities, homeless people, ex-offenders, asylum seekers, refugees and people with mental health issues. Through Refab Space, Access Space engages with entrepreneurs, of all ages, as well, encouraging and helping new business startups.

One of the strengths of Access Space is that it brings people from different backgrounds together.

Please tell people you know about this event to help us raise donations to keep Access Space open

Thank you!