Umbro Industries: our Spring Finalists Revealed! by Aaron› 11 May 2011
We've had another great round of entries for the Umbro Industries scheme, and our team have spent the past couple of weeks whittling down all the ideas to a final four, who will then present to our panel of experts next Tuesday, May 17th. The four ideas that are going for the £10,000 funding prize are...
Baptists And Bootleggers
A artistically-minded record label with a difference, Baptists And Bootleggers want to give away their music for free. They want to fund a series of records in crafted packaging that will be given to everyone involved to hand out as they wish.
Lost And Found Festival
A week long festival taking place in June, Lost And Found combines theatre, music and performance for an exciting series of events all over the city. They're looking to Umbro Industries to help expand their horizons and make the event bigger and better than ever.
Broke N £nglish
An established music act in Manchester, Broke N £nglish are looking to the Umbro Industries scheme to help expand their horizons and build on some great ideas they've had around a studio in the city, their own record label and their club night, Ballin' On A Budget.
A local writer and graphic artist, Chris is working on a book chronicling the history of Rochdale's Cargo Studios, an influential venue for many different musical genres in the 1970s and 1980s. If he's successful, Chris will spend the Umbro Industries funding on the book which will be designed to look like the tape boxes used in the studio.
They're the ideas that will be presenting to our panel of experts next week, and they could walk away with £10,000 to help realise their ideas at the end of the day. If you want to learn more about the Umbro Industries scheme, head over to the website or follow us on Twitter.