what follows is the hot off the press latest news on who 'we' is, what we've been doing / plan to do and WHY WE REALLY NEED YOUR SUPPORT TO MAKE THIS WHOLE THANG HAPPEN!!
THERE ARE MANY PEOPLE WHO ARE FOR PEACE AND THIS PROJECT IS ABOUT ACTIVELY TRYING TO MAKE PEACE SO PLEASE SUPPORT IT IN EVERY WAY YOU CAN AND PASS ON TO ALL NETWORKS
ta very much
there are 4 of us who are in for the whole tour until the end of november - hurray!
Trash Panache, Lady Longstroemp, clown X and subkamaleon
we are currently training, rehearsing, organising and panicking together in asbo land, nottingham
also with us and coming for 1 - 3 months of the tour are general fluffiness, and anonymous - definitely
and between 3 and 20 other clowns for various lengths of time between may and november.
so at least some clarity about personnel
next logistix - how are we going to travel? inside palestine its relatively easy - we're cycling everywhere, with trailers and vehicle support -
on the way its not so easy.
We refuse too fly, so we have to go overland. We are already giving 7 months to this project and cycling all the way to palestine as well is another project in itself and would scramble what we've organised for this summer in the westbank.
also although we are minimising what we need to take and trying to take skills, experience and tools and use waste, we still have quite a lot of stuff and we also have have donations of equipment that isn't available in palestine to take with us.
so our clown logik says we need a vehicle. we have been 'given' several in the last 3 months and all have presented more problems than solutions Cry
we have people willing to drive for us from the G8 to palestine (because as you know clowns cant drive), but we still need drivers from nottingham to the g8, and it would be good if they were also amazing mechanics.
the vehicle needs to be able to carry a minimum of 7 or 8 people, pull a very heavy trailer and balance a very full roofrack on its head.
it should be an oldish diesel van so we can run it on biofuel, (which being clowns we know how to 'make' )
we have already spent money on a solar panel, bike trailers, organising and lots of bits and we have about £1000 towards a vehicle.
we have 5 big events coming up in derby nottingham and london, which will raise more and we will be generating money en route.
SO IN A NUTSHELL RIGHT NOW WE NEED YOUR TIME AND SUPPORT TO OBTAIN, RUN AND MAINTAIN A VEHICLE RELIABLE ENOUGH TO GET US TO PALESTINE. AND WE NEED BOTH IN THE NEXT 10 DAYS !!!!!
Plans B - Z involve getting as far as the g8 by cycle, ferry and train and meeting up with a vehicle there, cycling all the way and changing the project, making a documentary about how we are getting there............
we've tried to run this whole project as sustainably as possible, suported from the grass roots, skill sharing and reducing + reusing wherever possible. now we are dowen to our last 2 weeks and we need to focus on putting our show on the road - yor support can make loads of difference
the more support we receive from our networks and communities, (thats you Wink that is)
the more we will be able to achieve or at least attempt, more, of the ambitions of the pedalpoweredclowns project.
please visit our wishlist + donate online pages on t'website
please come to one of the events we are involved with (see calendar on website)
email or call if you want to discuss further what we are up to 07849 208143 firstname.lastname@example.org
and please talk to your friends and other people about this project. the connections are there we just need to make them.
THERE ARE MANY PEOPLE WHO ARE FOR PEACE AND THIS PROJECT IS ABOUT ACTIVELY TRYING TO MAKE PEACE SO PLEASE SUPPORT IT IN EVERY WAY YOU CAN
ta very much for your time and support