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The Manchester Marathon has been in touch

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The Manchester Marathon has been in touch and it looks like they are going to put the Frank Sidebottom Statue down as a landmark.
This will take place on Sunday 6th April. This is where we need your help.
We have been asked to get Frank Fans to be at the Statue to cheer along the Marathon runners, so looking for as many people as possible.Can you wear fancy dress? Do you have a Frank Head, could Franks Army be united ?
A great chance to keep Franks name going, and help out with the 2014 Manchester Marathon.
Why not make your very own paper mache head? Now is the time to start work if you are going to

Do we have any people that can play live music? Anyone fancy doing a PA system to cheer the runners as they pass through Timperley in front of the Frank Sidebottom Statue

More details on the Manchester Marathon at http://www.greatermanchestermarathon.com/

 

Do you want to take part? if so please contact us HERE

 

Interact with the Statue

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How would you like to interact with the Frank Sidebottom Statue? rotate the statue around? zoom in? zoom out? take a 360 degree view? well now you can, all you need to do is click on THIS link

Very early days, but soon we will be setting up a "Friends of the Frank Sidebottom Statue" group. This will be to ensure that the statue is looked after, and we may hold an yearly gathering / fund raiser for Marie Curie.
We will let you have details about this very soon.

Do you have any photos taken at the unveiling of the statue on the 20th October that you would like to see in our gallery found HERE  if you do, please, please get intouch with us, our contact details can be found HERE

 

Did Timperley have a moment of anarchy when the statue was unveiled? Well as this videi shows, the police had to shut the roads!

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we did it

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 We did it, at 11.37am on sunday 20 october 2013 a life size bronze statue of the one and only frank Sidebottom was unveiled to the public.

To every single person that has taken part in this journey, thank you.

We also handed over a cheque to marie curie for £1,137.00 and on the day they also collected a massive £1,215.83 

We also handed over a cheque to marie curie for £1,137.00 and on the day they also collected a massive £1,215.83 frank 20.20.10.20131
 frank 20.20.10.20132  Yes we really did it, a life size bronze statue of Frank Sidebottom is in Timperley 

Our aim was to always have some monies over for a cancer charity, and we are more than chuffed to have done this mission.

So what next? Its early at the moment to comment, but soon a friends of the frank Sidebottom statue group will be set up, and talk of an annual get-together and small fund raiser for marie curie are already been talked about.

We hope that everyone is happy with the result, and once last time, thanks to everyone for your love of frank, the one and only son of Timperley.

Do look at our news archive and watch the frank Sidebottom statue story unfold, you can also contact us if you need to here

Below are some video clips that may interest you.

 

 

 

 

not long now

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well we are so close now to 11.37am sunday 20th october, when the frank sidebottom statue is shown in its full glory. the unveiling ceromony will be unlike any other, and if you want more details please look here click

we are getting good publicity ahead of the unveiling, and if you can please spread the word, as we would like a good turnout to watch this, if you need to contact us click here 

a teaser about the statue was shown on granada reports on the 15th october, and here you see frank wrapped in bubble wrap with just some bits exposed, here is a chance to watch if you missed it

 

And here is a first look of something else

it has taken us three years to get to this final stage, and we hope that everyone really likes the final statue when its shown to the world, a fitting tribute to the one and only frank sidebottom.
we want to thank every single person that has made any form of a contribution, be a donation, purchasing merchandise, attending a fund rasier, or just for being with us on this journey

thank you

Frank Sidebottom Bronze Statue close up

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Just over a week to go until the unveiling of the Frank Sidebottom Bronze statue that will be shown to the world on the 20th October at 11.37am in Timperley.

For details on the unveiling take a look HERE 

Explore this site to see the journey we have taken to reach this stage! 

So let’s have a closer look at the actual bronze cast, we are not going to reveal much too much.. But hope you like these little teasers to how much work, and detail has gone into this.
Just wait till you see the real thing, up close and personal!  

 

 

Lets raise £1,137 for Marie Curie

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Lets raise £1,137 for Marie Curie and hand over a cheque at the Frank Sidebottom bronze statue unveiling 11.37 20th October
With your help we can do this, and we really can. 

A limited number of DVDs have been produced to help with our goal to give £1,137 to Marie Curie and we hope that you are going to enjoy this exclusive footage:

Here it is! Finally available!
Frank Sidebottom
Celebrity Sleepover!

This is the full hilarious TV show, as seen at several Frank events following the sad death of Chris Sievey, but never shown on TV in full!

As a bonus (and because the show is only 15minutes long) the disc also includes:
"Magic Moments - choice cuts by Martin with the bobbins hair" - a collection of live clips, as seen at the FRANKOPHILIA art exhibition and the Frank fund raiser last December, which showcases some of Frank's rarer moments

and not only that...

"Live at the L.M.R.C.A." - an (almost) full live show from the man himself, this particular night showcased the magic of Gerry Anderson! This is 90 minutes of mirth, songs, quiz questions and random people who claim to have stolen Thunderbird 2.

PLAYS ALL REGIONS!

Thanks to you good people, the Frank Sidebottom statue is all paid for, and will be unveiled on October 20th, at 11.37am in Timperley village

ALL PROCEEDS WILL GO TO THE MARIE CURIE CANCER CHARITY!

The not-so small print: created in the tradition and spirit of Frank, this DVD release is on (-R) discs, but done to the highest possible quality. This looks likely to be the only version you will be able to buy of this TV show. Everyone who has clubbed together to arrange this DVD has done so free of charge, so please enjoy it for what it is.
So please make a purchase to help Marie Curie BUY NOW CLICK HERE

 

Getting Closer

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The Frank Sidebottom Bronze Statue unveiling date is getting closer, and plans are underway to make the unveiling unusual and memorable.

So Sunday 20th October 11.37 Timperley Village is going to be the place to be!
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Please do not forget that you can still donate to the Statue fund, with all monies left over going to Marie Curie. We plan on giving them a cheque on the day.
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Martin O’Neil will be displaying some unseen photographs at Timperley Library also on the 20th


Martin O'Neill:
I photographed The Freshies on February 28th, 1979, when they played Bowdon Vale Youth Club, on the same stage that I shot Joy Division two weeks later. Being a fresh-faced young news photographer I decided I'd do my bit to make these guys FAMOUS, so Chris and I, and two of the other lads spent a pleasant afternoon that early Spring wandering around the centre of Sale having fun! We went in the local Wimpy bar, we ran up and down the spiral Tesco car-park ramp, I had them 'pretend' to get thrown out of the Mecca Embassy Rooms, and then I stood them in the middle of Sibson Road .. all signs pointing to Timperley! However, as with my Joy Division photographs, nobody took a blind bit of notice .. and the negatives have stayed filed away, waiting for their moment!

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Frank Sidebottom Bronze Statue in the UK

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The Frank Sidebottom bronze statue is now safe in the UK. Its being stored in a shed at Franks mums, where Thunderbirds are stood by guarding.
October 20th 11.37am Timperley for the unveiling  

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20th october 11.37 frank sidebottom statue unveiling  



the finished and cast bronze statue of frank sidebottom  at last we have a date for the long awaited frank Sidebottom statue unveiling in Timperley. This is going to take place on october 20th at 11.37am

paulina skavova who has created the statue is expected to attend the unveiling
the stone masons arms, public house, plan to put on some entertainment on the day for fans

the chosen charity for any funds left over will be the marie curie and we have invited them to come along and collect on the day

this is going to be a celebration that we have managed to accomplish our aim, but its also a time to reflect the tragic and sad loss of the one and only chris sievy the man behind the mask and we urge everyone to dig deep and please continue to donate so we can hand over a hansom cheque to the marie currie cancer charity 

plans are underway to make the unveiling rather special, and a fitting and long lasting tribute to the son of timperley the one and only frank sidebottom, to whom soon, will always gaze over the one and only Timperley sunset… you know he will…he really will   

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Marie Curie Cancer Care

We are delighted to be the charity linked to the statue of Frank Sidebottom. Any money we raise in the Altrincham area will be used to provide nursing care for terminally ill patients in Trafford who wish to remain in their own homes with family and friends around them.
As a local charity  we feel sure Frank would back our aim to fund as many nursing hours as possible in our own community.

Cancer touches most families, let us hope that his smiling face, along with our daffodil symbol will bring some hope and cheer to all who carry a heavy load.

Carole E. Mindham

 
   

 

 

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