Slapstick Supports The Grand Appeal
Slapstick is proud to be supporting The Grand Appeal by donating 10% of our proceeds from the Gromit: Silent Comedy Cainine event.
Wallace & Gromit's Grand Appeal is the only charity fundraising exclusively for the Bristol Royal Hospital for Children and St Michael's Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (Special Care Baby Unit) at St Michael's Hospital.
The Bristol Royal Hospital for Children is a world-class centre of excellence - one of just seven children's hospitals in the UK equipped and able to offer specialist treatment and lifesaving care to over 100,000 sick and critically ill babies and children every year.
Wallace & Gromit's Grand Appeal was established in 1995 and has since raised almost £25 million to support a wide range of life-saving medical equipment, family accommodation, and patient comforts, along with a programme of arts, music, education and play facilities in the Bristol Royal Hospital for Children.
The Grand Appeal is entirely independent from the NHS and receives no statutory funding, relying entirely on the generous support of the local community, businesses, grant-making trusts and other philanthropic organisations and individuals. The Appeal also has a very special relationship with Academy Award-winning Aardman Animations, who allow the charity to use the Wallace & Gromit characters to spearhead the fundraising.
Bristol Children's Hospital provides world-class care to patients from all over the South West and South Wales, and it is only thanks to the many donors and fundraisers that we are able to continue a wide programme of investment in the Bristol Children's Hospital. Help us save lives, provide the best possible patient care and keep families together by donating to The Grand Appeal. Thank you.
To find out more visit <<http://www.grandappeal.org.uk/>>>>
We can't believe that the festival was nearly three weeks ago now! So many weeks preparation and it's all over in the blink of an eye! However if, like us, you're suffering from post-festival blues we've got some great news below, with details about some Slapstick Festival related and / or endorsed entertainment coming to Bristol in the very near future!
But first a quick message from our Director to each and every one of you who came along to the festival in January and helped make it the success that it was...
"I am delighted to announce that Slapstick 2014, the tenth Bristol annual festival of silent and classic comedy, was a huge success by any measure. Whilst we still have over 150 completed feedback forms to collate we can still say with some confidence that 2014 was our most successful year so far and we'd even go as far to say it was our BEST ever too!"
"Seven of our events completely sold out, including our Friday Gala featuring CITY LIGHTS with live Orchestra at Colston Hall. It was joyous to hear over 1700 people still laughing hysterically to the Tramp's great masterpiece more than 75 years after it was made."
"Other surprise sell-outs included special discussions and presentations featuring Charlie Chaplin, some of them as early as 10am!"
"Finally, our closing event - a special screening of British comedy classic WITHNAIL & I (1987) with Paul McGann, Ralph Brown and Phill Jupitus not only sold out, but it left festival goers with the feeling that they had witnessed something unique and precious. The discussion and Q&A following the film were described by attendees as 'personal', 'moving' and 'insightful'."
"It's a real privilege to be Director of a "not for profit" art organisation like Slapstick Festival, especially one whose primary purpose is to make people laugh and to introduce them to films they may have not had an opportunity to discover yet. Without the guests who give up their time to attend, the musicians who work tirelessly to bring the best live accompaniments and you, the people who buy tickets to support Slapstick, we just wouldn't be here next year. So THANK YOU!!!"
"Long may it continue and, with your ongoing support, here's to the next decade!"
The 2014 festival may be over, but we still have Barry Humphries: Comedy Legend coming up on March 17th at St. Georges. Have a look at our events page or our PDF version of the festival programme for details! Support the festival by becoming a donor and receiving great festival deals! Learn about our patrons and supporters. And as the website develops we will be putting our festival archive online, so you can look back over previous festivals, learn about the last ten years, and remember your favourite events and moments!
Come and explore!