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Happy. Banging the drum for creative Cumbria, UK.

A project in Cumbria, United Kingdom by Debbie Taylor and Gavin Wilson

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Creatives of all kinds working together to make Happy happen in Carlisle, Cumbria. Crowdfunding a priority, social enterprise at roots.
Backers: 36
Average Pledge Per Backer: £56

Funded: £2,013 of £32,000
Dates: Oct 2nd -> Oct 30th (28 days)
Project By: Debbie Taylor and Gavin Wilson
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Latest News

Really Happy.

October 28th - via:
Thank you. We've the opportunity to take Happy forward. This may not have happened in such a big way without the interest generated by social media feeds, BBC Radio Cumbria, press releases, blogs, websites and, of course, Kickstarter. This is just... (Read More)

The Kindness of Strangers. And Friends.

October 22nd - via:
... Feeling touched, whatever happens. We've added a new reward or two, what a lively page we have. Scroll right down our page to see them all. Today was mostly about meetings, so feeling productive too. Here's hoping for a ripple effect. A big... (Read More)


October 21st - via:
The sky outside my window looks like tracing paper right now - it's a grey day here. But, hark! here's a little sunshine which has warmed the cockles of my heart. 'Happy' received two pledges from strangers (which is always nice) and then... (Read More)

A Post Exclusive to Our Backers Only

October 20th - via:
This post is for backers only. Please visit and log in to read. (Read More)

Debbie's (Dylanesque) Dream!

October 15th - via:
Please pledge £1 and it would be groovy to #helphappyhappen by sharing this movie! Here's our latest film, 55-seconds long is all. Enjoy! X  (Read More)

Making Waves

October 12th - via:
A discussion, almost this time last year, with Warren Fauvel, Creative Director of the Culture Group, whose clients include UNLtd, Virgin Media Group and Google, stuck with me. Warren was talking about so-called ‘copy and paste sweating’, his... (Read More)

The Artful Robin

October 8th - via:
Here's a detail (see the end of this note for the image) of a bird made by a sculptor called Robin. When Robin made a pledge this morning to Help Happy Happen, he chose as his reward a digital postcard in the form of a thanks on FB and Twitter. Well,... (Read More)

Happy News

October 6th - via:
Hello there. I wanted to let you know we've received a generous pledge of £500 this afternoon from an incredibly creative person in the south of England, some folk don't wish to be named or choose a reward, and that's the case here. That said, a... (Read More)

Happy Hex!

October 4th - via:
Here are our Digital Postcards #1 to #5.  As you can see, we've designed these 'Polaroid' style, and taken inspiration from colour swatches. Do you dig the bewitching play on words? If you choose to pledge £3 or more and choose one of these as your... (Read More)

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