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Host a screening of Unrest; raise money for research!

Discussion in 'Fundraising' started by Cheesus, Mar 20, 2017 at 7:05 AM.

  1. Cheesus

    Cheesus Senior Member

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    The launch of Jen Brea's documentary Unrest could be the perfect opportunity to fundraise.

    I have just submitted a request to host a screening of Unrest on my mum's behalf. She works at a local university. The plan currently is to host a screening at the university - ideally in the medical school if we can swing it, though that is not a foregone conclusion.

    Hopefully we will be able to attract local patients, their friends and families, medical students, maybe a research team that is working on ME at the university, and anyone else we can convince to come along. We would then sell tickets, and anything extra over and above the costs required for the screening can then go towards an ME research charity. With some gentle coaxing I am sure we could persuade people to dig deep.

    Is the documentary screening process suitable to this kind of endeavour, @JenB?

    What do others think of this idea? Would people be able to adopt it in their local area? Many universities allow anyone to hire facilities, and you might even be able to do it for free if you tell them it is a fundraising event.

    Here is the link where you can request a screening: http://www.unrest.film/host-a-screening/
     
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    Goldsmiths? and University of Bristol?
    anyone got any contacts?
     
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  3. Cheesus

    Cheesus Senior Member

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    Newcastle. Couldn't really be further away and still inside England. Sorry!

    You should be able to contact the university yourself and request venue hire in one of their lecture halls even if you have no affiliation to the university.
     
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    Cheesus Senior Member

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    I had a reply to my request to host a screening:

     
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    I have also access to organize a screening and also a great reaserch university.

    My issue is I always like to see first. Since you are the organizer of you invite the local press and reaserchers I would love to be prepared and not being caught off guard. So I will hold until I see it then organize something
     
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    Cheesus Senior Member

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    I like to live dangerously :D

    But seriously, I have faith in Jen and the reviews from reputable sources. Also i am pretty sure we will be sent a DVD, so my mum and I will no doubt watch it before the actual event. Unless I make miraculous progress before autumn, I won't be at the screening anyway, so you can be sure that I am going to watch it at home if I can get my hands on a copy.

    We're thinking of asking Julia Newton, who is the lead ME researcher at Newcastle, if she might do a Q&A afterwards. Obviously this is highly speculative and she might not even want to come, but that would at least deflect some of the attention towards actual professionals.
     
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