Rimski & Handkerchief

is creating 'Saturday Live at 5:05' broadcasts from Rimski's Yard

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In addition to being able to access our weekly 'Saturday Live at 5:05' (along side the general public) all Patrons will receive an invitation to join the private FB group 'Rimski's Yard Special Guests'. Each month (at least twice but probably loads more) we will share special features from around the yard... Photos, film snippets, news and unexpected surprises, as the occasion presents- we will have fun thinking of things to share with you!
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£3 monthly donation to Rimski's Yard
reward item
£3
per month
In addition to being able to access our weekly 'Saturday Live at 5:05' (along side the general public) all Patrons will receive an invitation to join the private FB group 'Rimski's Yard Special Guests'. Each month (at least twice but probably loads more) we will share special features from around the yard... Photos, film snippets, news and unexpected surprises, as the occasion presents- we will have fun thinking of things to share with you!
All Patrons get equal benefits regardless of what they donate.
  • General Support
£5 monthly donation to Rimski's Yard
reward item
£5
per month
In addition to being able to access our weekly 'Saturday Live at 5:05' (along side the general public) all Patrons will receive an invitation to join the private FB group 'Rimski's Yard Special Guests'. Each month (at least twice but probably loads more) we will share special features from around the yard... Photos, film snippets, news and unexpected surprises, as the occasion presents- we will have fun thinking of things to share with you!
All Patrons get equal benefits regardless of what they donate.
  • General Support

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About

WHAT WE ARE ASKING YOU TO SUPPORT 
Our weekly 'Rimski & Handkerchief's Saturday Live At 505' broadcasts... and ongoing creative development of our touring show. 

OVERVIEW
Rimski & Handkerchief (Oliver Cumming & Laura Pocket) are a musical clown duo, famous for performing with the Bicycle Piano & Double Bassicle... They also present 'Wind Up At Home', a durational, performative installation, with their Travelling Homestead Stage. These, plus various other art pieces & inventions on wheels, such as the Pramophone & 'Whatever-You-Likey’ machine, all feature in Rimski's Yard...

Rimski's Yard has toured extensively as a performance-venue, popping up at various festivals and events across the UK to bring joy & magic to the masses. Rimski's Yard is rich with surreal and beautiful curiosities, new invention made from old things, and the sorts of creations deemed impossible by the sensible- things with spinning components, from the imagination & beyond. It is a platform for Performance Art, with a keen awareness of vibration, welcoming all those who enter… Rimski & Handkerchief inhabit the imaginative landscape of Rimski's Yard, it is where they live and work and joyfully receive guests. It is how they share the clown love of silliness, innocence, beauty & pleasure.

CHANGES IN CIRCUMSTANCE
The sudden extreme changes in 2020 have meant cancelling our tour schedule, which accounts for 100% of our income. We had been due to tour Rimski's Yard at Glastonbury, Boomtown, Camp Bestival, and more. So when the lockdown came into effect, we decided to set the yard up in the garden, in order to work on our things... We presented our first live performance for the 'with music through the lockdown' festival. It had such a phenomenal response; and we realised that the live streaming platform is an excellent way to connect with audiences- far and wide- while being unable to perform in the flesh! We decided to launch our own live streamed weekly show, 'Saturday Live at 505'. This has proved so popular, we are now looking to find ways to draw an income stream from it, in order to sustain our work, and (if there is demand) to keep the show running, beyond lockdown!

RIMSKI & HANDKERCHIEF'S SATURDAY LIVE AT 505- VIEWERS COMMENTS

"This will cheer you up. It's possibly the best thing I've EVER seen on FB and takes the #LifeGoals list to a whole new level. Fifteen minutes of gorgeous, eccentric silliness, like PlaySchool (the TV show, for those of us old enough to remember) for adults. If you love vintage, recycling, raisins, old gramophones, umbrellas, tailcoats and a little bit of craziness, PLEASE WATCH... it gets better and better!"

"This is wonderful unique stuff. Creative bonkerosity has made my day."

"This is by far the best thing I've seen to keep my spirits up at this time. A little bit of English whimsy sprinkle dust"

"Apart from the cycling piano and double bass-cycle, plenty of comedy and gentle fun! For anybody wanting an uplift. It warmed my trapped nerve for sure"

"So Inspiring, I’m off to the shed...you’ve confirmed it anything is possible!"

"This is so much fun you're really endearing, reminds me to never stop playing and being a kid "

"Absolutely bonkers but I love it "

"Thank you. Sheer delight! Genius!"

"It's the new normal!"

"This is utterly odd, quirky, and captivating. Rimski & Handkerchief seem to exist in a universe into which no one has hitherto ventured."

"This is wonderful. Everything about this I love"

"Delightful and full of joy. So lovely to have found. Thanks Rimski and Handkerchief- very much cheered up my week!"

" This is glorious. Thank you for your beauty"

" The best thing I've seen all year. You two are fantastic"

WHAT YOU RECEIVE
All Patrons will be invited to join the private FB page, 'Rimski's Yard Special Guests' exclusively for Patrons. We will regularly post things such as live snippets- a random beautiful moment, trying out a new song or invention, or simply play a gramophone record. We can have fun thinking of things to show you... we might put on a prize draw, and end up performing in your street!

YOUR PARTICIPATION
We will honour you as special members of our community, supporting the journey... to open & elevate minds and hearts, to create moments and spaces where people can reacquaint themselves with that thing called magic, to cheer people up and inspire them that together we can indeed dream the world into a better place! 
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