Help Keep the Good Ship Something Else Floating!

Update posted by Gail Something Else On Apr 02, 2015


So we didn't reach the target but you luvvly folks have helped buy a big old Merc truck, install a decent solar rig in it, build the roof rack for the panels, build a stage out of the side of it, a canopy for the stage, paint, a new gas urn and new low energy lighting for the Tea Tent and other bits and bobs. Thank you so much for your support!!

Two of the side panels of the Tea Tent still need repairing, there's still a debt to pay off and we need to get our Al through his HGV, but hopefully the 2015 season for SE will be successful enough to sort all that soon. The plan to make the Tea Tent bigger has now been replaced with a plan to buy a smaller marquee by the end of the year. We need one to house our fine real ale and cider bar at the SE events anyway, and are starting to get more bookings for weddings and private parties as well as marquee hire, so it makes sense. To help with that, just come and buy lots of delicious cake and fine beverages if you see us out!

If you donated for stage launch tickets through this site, they'll be arriving in your email inbox shortly, and if you bought an SE Compilation CD, we're still putting it together and waiting for the last few tracks, so it'll be with you asap. It will also be available on Bandcamp if you missed out. There are still a few tickets left for the stage launch on 25th April. For details, head to the Something Else in the Dean website 

The solar stage truck is now fully insured along with the Tea Tent and now taking bookings - all events considered. Check out the Something Else Tea Tent website to see where we'll be this year.

To make things less confusing, the SE pages are about to merge into one on Facebook, which is simply called Something Else.

Thanks again for your amazing support!!

Love and smiles,

Gail xxx





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Update posted by Gail Something Else On Jan 24, 2015

Hello from Something Else HQ!

First of all, MASSIVE THANKS to everyone who has contributed so far! You've helped raise £5,147 to date and another £2,500 is imminent, which will take us over the half way mark!!

A beautiful old Mercedes truck has now been bought to convert into the Something Else Solar Stage, along with a gas urn, new lights and some of the debts have been cleared. 

There is already over half of the costs in the pot to have a decent solar set up installed in the truck, and the work will be carried out by our friends at RE-Source - one of the solar rigs that powers our wee festivals.

Obviously, the rest of that needs to be raised, plus what's needed to convert the truck and get the rest of what's owed paid off, as well as new sides for the marquee, and hopefully extend it.

The Solar Stage Launch Party tickets are going well, and I'm just gathering the last of the tracks to put the compilation CD together and out there. It's gonna be a blinder!

Bit too excited t type much more, but thanks again, and please keep sharing.

A ton of love and smiles,

Gail Something-Else xxx



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Rob Clark

Backed with £25.00 On Mar 16, 2015


Good luck guys! If anyone have the time pls visit this project too. This is not mine but for a baby with bronchoneumonia. and also, feel free to visit mine too although it's less important.


Posted On Mar 10, 2015


Looking forward to the solar stage launch party.......nearly there with the fund raising and it's my birthday today so am giving as well as receiving x

Sara from Priddy

Backed with £10.00 On Mar 08, 2015


sorry it's not more but my ebay habit batters my bank account :'( good luck getting to yer target xxxx

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Not far to go, hope our contribution helps you reach your goal Gail! All the best from Unity Division x x

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