frank sidebottom statue campaign update
as you know we have been trying to fund raise to get a statue of the fantastic frank sidebottom in Timperley.
but as time has been passing getting enough funds for our original target is going to take a very long time, so we have come up with a solution.
martin sievey , chris sievey (frank sidebottom) brother has come forward who will now create a new model and do the casting for the frank Sidebottom bronze statue, we plan to do the actual casting at “castle fine arts” foundry.
by bringing in house this project a significant saving will be made, and with a final push we are going to be able to commission work on this almost straight away.
we have some sites for the statue in timperley in mind, and this is going to be subject to approval from the local authority, once we have a thumbs up we will be submitting a planning application.
we are grateful for all of the support we have had and a “frank Sidebottom” < thank you> to everyone that has purchased merchandise, given a donation, put on or attended a fund raiser.
some more merchandise will soon be back on sale, and we are currently looking for some volunteers that can help us with the admin/packing/shipping of merchandise.
also a number of items from the frankophillia exhibition will be up for auction. plus a number of frank sidebottoms very own personal personal items will also be up for auction.
a film/documentary is currently being commissioned by a guy called steve Sullivan and filming and production will take place over the next year, this is being done via the film board of wale's. This is going to be about the life of chris sievey and also frank sidebottom
we kindly ask that that any fundraiser / merchandise ideas are discussed and approved before going ahead
all official news regarding the frank Sidebottom statue will be published here on this web site
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