Help needed to fund Little Ed Festival 2019

Little Ed was launched in Derby this year as a brand new fringe-style festival and its organisers, who are appealing for a cash injection via Crowdfunder, need your help to hit their target.

Furthest From the Sea Music, Comedy & Arts CIC seeks to present performances which are new, edgy and a little bit different in places you wouldn’t expect. Last year saw poetry in the barber’s shop, comedy in a clothes shop and belly dancing in a café.

They describe the event as “A coming together of artists, businesses and a whole raft of organisations to create something really special for the city.”

As well as this, Little Ed is all about mental health – encouraging conversation (both from the stage and amongst an audience), holding workshops and engaging the community in raising awareness.

They want to build on the success of Little Ed 2018 by bringing in more artists from around the country to venues, businesses and the high street and by providing even more opportunities to get involved in an exciting community-led event.

This initial crowd-funding support will open important doors to match funding and other grant opportunities. They want to raise £6,000 and so far have close on £2,000 with 16 days left to go.

The link to the Crowdfunding page is here.

Little Ed 2019 will run in the lead up to Mental Health Awareness week, from  May 9-11.

Get in touch with them through their website at or by email