The 27th April is approaching fast, with three weeks to go until our third Dream On day. As some of you will know we started to plan the event at the beginning of December, back then it seemed we had all the time in the world, but now that it’s just around the corner the nerves and excitement are starting to build.
For those of you who do not know what the Dream On Day is, and would like to know more about it, have a look at the blog I wrote on it in March (click on the pub to read all about it):
So, what have we been up to since my last blog on the event?
We are very excited to have some new additions to the day; for the music line up, The Carnabys will be performing, and on the stallholder front we are delighted to welcome Theo Carter-Weber (Children’s novelist), Maya Stanic (Stained Glass Artist) and I made it myself (fun and informal contemporary craft workshops in Chiswick).
Paul at the Crown & Anchor has continued to show his passionate support, including arranging to have a board drawn up advertising the day, which is in the pub.
(We think the chap that did the board had other things on his mind as it was done on the same day as Red Nose Day. A prize for anyone who can spot the error)
A big thanks to Patryk at the Body Shop in Chiswick for generously offering two of the Body Shop ladies, who will literally be on hand to provide the free hand massages! Any locals in Chiswick may have noted that the Body Shop store closed this weekend, but Patryk has very kindly made the necessary arrangements with the Hammersmith branch.
This is the first time we are opening the Dream On Day to the public, so it has been important to get some local coverage, so here are the amazing people who have helped us to spread the word about the day.
We are very lucky to have a listing in two of Chiswick’s local magazines; Absolutely Chiswick and The Westside Resident, as well as on the Chiswick W4 website.
Here are the links to both of those listings:
Thank you to Gemma Billington, Vicky Mayer and Penny Flood for those!
In addition, I was recently lucky to meet Sally Smith, who is the Chamber Manager for the Hounslow Chamber. She offered to help us promote the Dream On Day. I sent her some information, and was so excited at her response. Here is the e-mail she sent me:
Information was sent out yesterday to 2000 west London businesses about the Dream On Day. I hope it goes well for you.”
What can I say except thank you to Sally!
Helen Roberts of Start Up Britain Richmond has said that she will list the day on her website, as has our local MP Mary Macleod.
We feel it is also important to promote the day to the people of Chiswick physically, so we have designed a flyer, and will hit the high road on the next two Saturdays to hand them out; maybe we will bump into you? Click on the link below to see the flyer:
As you will see from the flyer, we are supporting Lifeblood – The Thrombosis Charity. I spoke to Annya Stephens-Boal, the executive officer for the charity, and I was inspired by her story, and what she is doing in creating awareness of thrombosis in the UK. To lend our support, we will be collecting money on the Dream On Day. Also some of the profits we make from selling our second hand books will also go towards the charity (Gloria will be with us to help on this).
We have also created a Facebook event and we have a listing on Eventbrite. Let us know if you can make it, plus we would be really grateful if you could share information on the day with all the people you know.
Next, we will be in the process of looking at the final details of how the day will look and run. Our dream is for the pub to be full of people, who will be excited and inspired by the day and the community.
We hope that you will join us, all are welcome.
See you there!