100% Funded


Target: €3000


€3,025 Raised


54 Funders

Fidget Feet's A Fairies' Tail

By Fidget Feet Aerial Theatre


Fidget Feet needs you. A Fairies' Tail is a fantastic family event taking place the 27/28 of August that is the perfect way to introduce children to the performance traditions of theatre and aerial circus. But we need help in making this tale a reality.

Fidget Feet Aerial Dance Theatre is Ireland’s foremost Aerial Dance Theatre Company. We are based in Westmeath and are currently company in residence at the Backstage Theatre in Longford. We have become renowned internationally as a creative organisation that stretches the boundaries between several arts forms, combining aerial skills with contemporary circus and creating theatre fused with aerial dance, music and video art, making contemporary circus and aerial dance accessible.

Fidget Feet lives and works in Westmeath and this beautiful county has been extremely good to us. We don't get the opportunity to perform here very often, so when the possibility came around to do one of family shows here, we were delighted and jumped at the chance (and we're aerial dancers, we can jump quite high).

Taking place over one weekend, 27/28 of August in the historic gardens of Tullynally Castle and running as part of National Heritage Week, this is a special cultural event that seeks to benefit the local community of Castlepollard (only 50 minutes from Dublin) and showcase a beautiful piece of national heritage. We will also be offering children the chance to learn some circus skills with our children's workshops. It is a great way for parents to give their children a interactive experience in the performing arts at a time when there are so many other things competing for their attention.

A Fairies' Tail isn’t a once upon a time story. This is a happening right now story. Follow Fidget Feet as we take the audience on a journey through the mystical gardens of Tullynally Castle to discover the story of Buglite, the only fairy left that hasn’t become a character in a computer game.

The €3000 euro we are looking for will be used to co-ordinate and and run 4 Children's Circus workshops that take place between performances on the 27/28 of August. These are quite tech heavy and require a good deal of safety and supervision. This money will pay for workshop instructors and equipment, as well as being used to maintain costumes. Its a fantastic part of the event and is generally our favourite (we've seen statues crack a smile at a little tyke whizzing through the air and laughing like maniac). And its such an important part of the event, getting them involved in the artistic process. We're looking at a weekend that showcases an artform, a heritage site and a community.

Taking place on the 27/28 of August, please help us to make this Fairy Tail a reality. We only have FOUR WEEKS to reach our target so spread the word.

A big THANK YOU in advance from everyone in the Fidget Feet madhouse.




This is for you. We've just reached our target so we are now officially funded! Thanking you all kindly! You rock socks. So, those of you who don't liked to be hugged, this is fair warning, you had better go into hiding now because Fidget Feet will be on the prowl looking to dole out as much love as we can muster (we can muster quite a bit). Over the next few weeks we will be contacting you all to sort out the particulars of your most excellent rewards but before that happens we just wanted to say, right now, thank you. You are the best and we are unbelievably happy. Huzzoom.

€400 to go with only 4 days left!

We've only €400 left to go with only 4 days left. We need one final crack of the whip to make sure we enter that winners circle with a horse in one hand and a much taller model in the other. Remember, if we don't reach the €3000 mark we get zilch, zip, nada, nothing. So spread the word and lets get this party started. Huzzoom! So if you know anyone that has been meaning too fund but just hasn't gotten around to it yet, break out that poking stick and give them a bit of an old poke. Thanks again to all of you. You all rock. Also, the newsletter is out now and should be winging its way to you, provided you're on our mailing list that is. If you're not, I suggest you visit www.fidgetfeet.com pronto. Thanking you all kindly.

What a difference a day makes.

Like the leading horse at Epsom, we've turned the corner and are hurtling down the final strait with the end in sight... now if only we could do something about this bloody midget perched on our back with his damned whip. So we're 85% there with 6 days left. Again, we've got to say how much we appreciate all your generosity. It really it quite astounding and we are currently carrying around that warm fuzzy feeling in our bellies because we feel loved. BUT... BUT... we still need to reach our target otherwise we'll be reaching for the gaviscon and hoping for the best. Remember, in order to avail of the money raised so far, we have to reach our target of €3000. If anyone knows of people who have been meaning to donate but haven't done so yet, get them to pull the finger out in the next few days so we can calm our beating hearts. And/or, if you know of anyone that might be interested in the project, be sure to spread the word. We'll say again though, we are simply flabbergasted with the response so far and thank you so, so much. And I'm also very happy that I just got to use the word flabbergasted, so there's that too. Peace out, love and biscuits for now. There'll be a newsletter circulating with the general company updates in the next few days, so keep your eyes peeled for that. Huzzoom.

Wow! Just... wow.

Wow... just wow. What a leap. Thanks a million to everyone who has pitched in over the last 24 hours. Get ready to received a cross-internet high-five. Are you ready? 1... 2... 3... BOOM! There you are. Bet that's the first time you've ever done that. That's an amazing boost. So we're now looking at 10 days to go and 2/3rds the way there. Thank you so much. But the work is not over (I'm always bloody asking for more, aren't I?), make sure to keep spreading the word so we can reach our target because remember, if we don't reach the target, all our work goes down the proverbial swanny. Thanks again and get ready for the mother of all Fidget Feet hugs. Huzzoom!

12 Days to go

Firstly, a big thank you and air high-five to everyone who has already helped us out for our FUNDIT campaign. We've only managed to raise 1/6th of our target with two weeks left and if we don't reach that, we get nothing. So, if you have done so already (and thanks again for those who have) It would be superbly awesome if ye could have a look at the fantastic rewards we have on offer and/or spread the word.

1 week down - 3 weeks to go

First and foremost. Thanks a million for contributing to our campaign and getting to the ball rolling. Whether or not we reach our target, you are all due a huge hug and high five which will be redeemable at any time you see fit. So we've one week down and three weeks to go and we've a lot to do. If any of you happen to know people that might be interested in our campaign and willing to support our work, you would be doing us even more amazing help if you could spread the word about us and this push to fund the Children's circus workshops. It really is a great opportunity and we're very anxious for it all the come off. Thanks again and like The Godfather, if you need to, at some point in the future, and that day may never come, you can call on me to do a service for you. Huzzoom and Good Tidings. Adam from Fidget Feet

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