Supporters & Friends..
We have a lot of wonderful friends who we don’t always get to see or thank, and we always feel awfully guilty that we can’t tell them how much they mean to us!
So we created this page in recognition of their wonderfulness.
Lady B. Calcutt (Patron)
Our wonderful Patron, Lady Calcutt, was kind enough to lend us her garden for one of our shows. As she left the first show she decided that she would like to be our patron and so that was that. From glorious letters to a little pocket money to support some of our work, Lady C supports us in a wonderful way and we love her like she was our own grandmother; we are proud to be her choice for patronage.
Arts Council England
Have supported a number of our projects and continue to support us, and our development. We are pleased to have a strong relationship with the Arts Council and hope to continue to work with them for a long time in the future. Arts Council fund us on a project by project basis.
Winchester Hat Fair
Our first ever street theatre venue, Hat Fair have been fantastic support and have commissioned a whole lot of work! This year they will be working with us on our new body of work which lasts two years as well as partnering work which will be developed over the two year residency at The Point, Eastleigh.
The University of Winchester
After completing our degrees, we left Winchester University and are proudly supported in a number of ways. The University act as partners for projects, offer space for rehearsals and we also received our first funding grant from the University. This support has been invaluable to the development of the company and has allowed us to take the first steps of our journey with a great amount of support. We also lecture at the University working with students on a range of projects and subject areas.
The Point, Eastleigh
We are a resident company at The Point, Eastleigh, which gives us access to rehearsal space, accommodation, without forgetting the beautiful theatre and helpful people. Advice and help flows from their experienced hands in to our empty ears and fills our heads with hope and ideas!
Not only do the Anvil work as a house which receives our work but they are fantastic at supporting us in general. We work closely with their education department to develop a whole host of projects, as well as having access to space and aid in some of the valuable support areas helping us to develop new work!
Hampshire County Council
Have always been interested in the development of Wet Picnic and the production of our work. The arts team are wonderfully supportive and we hope to continue our relationship with them for a long time to come.
Winchester City Council
Support us with advice, funding and by really pushing the development of the creative sector in Winchester. We love the dedicated team who are always there to help and work on exciting new ideas!
Artistic Director of Spy Monkey and internationally fabulous television star, Petra, worked with us to direct and devise The Dinner Table and the beginnings of The Birthday Party. She is not only talented but also loving working in Africa with AIDS charities and with small people like Ronnie Corbett and Sandi Toksvig.
Visit her website and see all the monkeys, (some are hairy, but all of them are very entertaining)!
One of our shareholders, this pair help us figure out money. This isn’t always easy for us, but they help us to get our taxes sorted out and to plan and build a business model and strategy. They are awfully patient and take lots of time to let the difficult sentences and ideas sink in to our funny, number resistant brains!
Another one of our shareholders, we like to call Jane our “Business Mum”, often slapping us on the back of the head if we don’t think properly when we are planning things, she is always on the end of the phone if we want to figure something out, and has helped to shape and build the company. It is thanks to her that we received our first business grant and we work hard to make our mother proud!
Our lovely photographer who took lots of our new pictures just so you can look at us being all crazy. She is a very busy bee and always moving around a lot when she takes the photos, which we liked very much.
The National Association of Street Artists are an amazing group of people who support us in lots of ways, normally by fighting hard for street arts as a sector and representing us in things. Take a look at their website for a more interesting and eloquent explanation of what they do.
This is a group of fab people who organise festivals in France and the UK. These guys not only are looking out for us and helping us get our work in to other countries in Europe, they also invite us to all sort of wonderful events and cook us lovely food. We will be working with one of the partners when creating the Birthday Party! Horray!
Another group of wonderful street promoters and organizers, who are also helping us to get our work produced and promoted around the UK and Europe. They help us get our shows from pencil sketches and head wonders to real life moving people things.
Part of the ZEPA group, this working space and festival organiser will be letting us come and work and create things in their space in Spring 2011, oh la la!
They are super dooper people and are really helping us get a foot in the door in France! Merci beaucoup les francais, on vous aimez!