Help us share our love of a great story

Support The Yak Pack Theatre Project

Support our fund raising Events
Square logo.jpg

Saturday
4th June

Immanuel Church Hall, Southbourne, Bournemouth. 2-5pm

Why shop when you can swap?

​Bring clothes, shoes and handbags you no longer wear, and use them as currency to take home something you love!

2pm - drop off swaps from 2pm onwards

3pm - First dibs for swappers!!! Early Entry for people who have brought swaps.

3.30pm - Open to all. You don't need to bring swaps to take part

ENTRY £5

Tickets on eventbrite / Cash on the door. Choose up to 10 items.

Please bring books! We'll be collecting new or 'as new' books to take to libraries in Spiti - PLEASE CHECK THE INFO ON OUR BLOG POST

More info
Little Red Riding Hood - cast photo #1.jpeg

Sunday
26th  June

Little Red Riding Hood

performed by The Yak Pack Theatre Project

 

@ Black Cherry Theatre & Comedy Club, Boscombe, Bournemouth. 1-4pm

Join the workshops and see the show that we're performing in India!

Afterwards you are welcome to stay and find out a bit more about the Project in an informal Q&A.

SHOW ONLY 3-4PM - £5

WORKSHOPS 1-2PM AND SHOW 3-4PM - £8

Tickets on eventbrite / Cash on the door. Age guide 4+. No unaccompanied children.

​​​

sunflowers.jpg

Sunday
19th June

Music for a summer afternoon, Southbourne

What better way to spend a lazy summer Sunday afternoon, than listening to live jazz music and enjoying a delicious cream tea.

 

Listen to Bristol-based musician Dan Marshall. Buffet style cream tea with all the usual tempting delights!

Booking essential as limited tables - £8 per person.

Please bring books! We'll be collecting new or 'as new' books to take to libraries in Spiti - PLEASE CHECK THE INFO ON OUR BLOG POST

More info
Little Red Riding Hood - cast photo #1.jpeg

Saturday 25th June

Little Red Riding Hood

performed by The Yak Pack Theatre Project

followed by a Q&A with the team

 

@ The Red House Museum, Christchurch.

1-4pm

Join the workshops and see the show that we're performing in India!

Afterwards you are welcome to stay and find out a bit more about the Project in an informal Q&A.

SHOW ONLY 3-4PM - £5

WORKSHOPS 1-2PM AND SHOW 3-4PM - £8

Tickets on eventbrite / Cash on the door. Age guide 4+. No unaccompanied children.

Februarys Big Swish RAISED £417!!

We also donated clothes to the Footprints Project

and Dorset Childrens Foundation.

Thank you all for coming along, swapping clothes, chatting with like minded people, eating Lindas incredible cakes and trying your luck on the chocolate tombola!

SkABBA - the legendary mash up of SKA and ABBA RAISED £294!!

​Huge thanks to SkABBA for holding this fund-raising gig for us, to the Anvil for their venue, and to everyone who came along and boogied away a Sunday evening

How the money works:

We are raising £3,900 which is the cost of delivering the Yak Pack Project itself,

in Spiti, from 5th July to 31st July 2021. 

The Yak Pack performance team are contributing their time for free in the UK and India, and will be paying for their own

flights, visas, high altitude insurance, and food/accommodation for time spent in India outside of the Project dates.

Overall, the team will be spending about £7,000 of their own money.

​​​Every penny counts!

£5 pays for a child to enjoy a story-telling performance

£25 pays for 25 children to receive an illustrate-it-yourself copy of 'Rubbish Heap Rising'

£50 pays for a teacher to attend a 2-day Read Aloud workshop

£100 pays for a days trek and 6 pairs of hands collecting litter from the Himalayas

£200 pays for a whole village to have a performance and craft workshop

 

Your donations pay for:

  • Staging performances throughout the Spiti Valley, with an aim of reaching 1200 children and families (10% of population)

  • Craft workshops for children to make instruments and toys from collected litter and reused materials

  • Donations of books for every library we visit (including school libraries)

  • Paying for a local actor/narrator to join our team for 3 weeks

  • Paying a driver/guide, and local transport, to join our team for 3 weeks

  • Paying local creatives to help run the craft workshops with us

  • Rehearsal and performance spaces in Spiti

  • Props and costumes

  • Litter picking to help clean up popular trekking routes, and removal of the litter outside of Spiti to a recycling centre

  • Accommodation in homestays and food, during the project weeks, for UK and Spitian Project members

 

 

 

We are committed to using locally owned businesses so that every rupee spent by the project

directly benefits residents of the Spiti Valley.

A huge THANK YOU to all our supporters in 2018.

Not only did we reach our fund-raising target, we also smashed our target of reaching 1000 children - we estimate 1850 people saw the show, about 1500 of whom were children.