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Thought this may be of interest , as this guys pictures really did do justice to nights back in the day. 

Especially in black and white , when most of us are left with old blurry instamatic faded memories .

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/wigancasino/last-night-at-wigan-casino/posts/3157301?ref=ksr_email_backer_project_update_registered_users

Photographs by Francesco Mellina, from the last Northern Soul all-nighter at Wigan Casino in 1981 . The book failed to reach its funding targets a couple of years ago , but is now revived and trying again with a lower target to reach.

I hope it reaches its target this time around .

 

 

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Thought this may be of interest , as this guys pictures really did do justice to nights back in the day.  Especially in black and white , when most of us are left with old blurry instamatic faded

Steve, the NEW page isn't up yet. If you pledged last time you'll get an auto email when it is. best ken

It's here? Already got 7 backers, still a long way to go though! https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/wigancasino/last-night-at-wigan-casino-0?ref=nav_search&result=project&term=last nigh

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2 minutes ago, Stevegods said:

Thought this may be of interest , as this guys pictures really did do justice to nights back in the day. 

Especially in black and white , when most of us are left with old blurry instamatic faded memories .

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/wigancasino/last-night-at-wigan-casino/posts/3157301?ref=ksr_email_backer_project_update_registered_users

Photographs by Francesco Mellina, from the last Northern Soul all-nighter at Wigan Casino in 1981 . The book failed to reach its funding targets a couple of years ago , but is now revived and trying again with a lower target to reach.

I hope it reaches its target this time around .

 

 

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Thanks Steve.  He has been posting on Instagram regarding the book launch this year

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10 minutes ago, Winsford Soul said:

Thanks Steve.  He has been posting on Instagram regarding the book launch this year

Ahh thanks mate .. as I don’t do any much social media - FB / Instagram , I’m a bit out of the loop , but prefer it that way to be honest .

Hope all well with you and her indoors .

Looking at getting to Blackpool Weekender in August all being well  

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33 minutes ago, Stevegods said:

Ahh thanks mate .. as I don’t do any much social media - FB / Instagram , I’m a bit out of the loop , but prefer it that way to be honest .

Hope all well with you and her indoors .

Looking at getting to Blackpool Weekender in August all being well  

Yeah. We all good thanks mate.  Hope you and the family are safe and well.  Lou back in work this week leaving me in peace . Might look for a little part time job,  might not. 🤔.  Oh how nice that I have a choice 😊.  

I only use Instagram for posting a few bird pictures and records mate  don't do FB.  Not sure about Blackpool but be good to catch up. 

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A lot of people overestimate Kickstarter, if you just look at the number of failures on there. I think there's a specific combination of cult appeal and an age demographic that is likely to use Kickstarter before it gains critical mass. That plus the need to massively plug it once it's launched. Best of luck to him though!

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It certainly looks more realistic - he's reduced the total by about £4,000; but it still needs twice the backers he had last time though. £20 for a book ain't bad either.

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56 minutes ago, Winsford Soul said:

I can't find the live page to pledge only the old page that has expired.  

Steve, the NEW page isn't up yet. If you pledged last time you'll get an auto email when it is.

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So Steve, the NEW page isn't up yet. If you pledged last time you'll get an auto email when it is.

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Correct .. and it won’t be long . 

He also has Richard S on board with help and support .. so fingers crossed might get a bit more publicity .. He only took 3 rolls of 36 shots and some I think are unusable .. but there are some classics as lots of us will have already seen. 

40 years anniversary - might prove a nice combination . 

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1 hour ago, Timillustrator said:

Looking hopeful, they're nearly a third of the way there. At this rate they'll do it.

 

Yes , but only about £100 pledged today and only 46 backers so far. I hope it doesn’t fizzle out like it did last time. 

 

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On 16/04/2021 at 22:43, Stevegods said:

Yes , but only about £100 pledged today and only 46 backers so far. I hope it doesn’t fizzle out like it did last time. 

 

52 now. But at this rate - 3 every day, they'll only get to £3,898 of the £6,500 goal :( 

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10 hours ago, Timillustrator said:

52 now. But at this rate - 3 every day, they'll only get to £3,898 of the £6,500 goal :( 

Posted by Michael March

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A massive thank you for backing this book to everyone who has pledged so far. We're still working on it and trying to make it the definitive photobook of that era. We have all negatives digitally scanned and have removed forty years of dust and  scratches and fingerprints.  Casino DJ, Richard Searling has written his Introduction and we have captions and quotes from people who were there plus one or two bits of memorabilia. But this is book of memories, an emotional response to the photographs taken on that night, a celebration of music, dance and the exuberance of youth.  We are planning and designing the pages to show off these qualities so that the book will make a splendid gift or addition to anyone's bookshelf. Thanks again.

All the best

Michael

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How many registered users are there now on here ? And how many regular contributors ? You would have thought that revival users of this site, combined with any via Facebook would have been able to push this over the line ? 

Are people fed up of the amount of books being released on the subject ? Do they not see this as a worthy project ?

Just be interesting to find out what others think and feel regarding this project. 

 

 

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16 Days to go .

£4,102 pleaded by 82 backers so far .

With as little as £10 as a pledge and £20 for the book .. and hopefully an exhibition to go along with the book launch on its 40th Anniversary this year. 

 

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/wigancasino/last-night-at-wigan-casino-0?ref=nav_search&result=project&term=last night at wigan

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Thank you all so much. The campaign is definitely heading in the right direction and we still have a couple of weeks to get new backers on board. It's amazing to think, when I see this project all over my social media all the time, that there are still thousands of people to whom this book would mean so much, who still haven't seen anything about it yet.  But it looks as though we will have a small piece in tomorrow's Wigan Post. If you see it, please spread it around with the link. We're still beavering away at this end to make this book the best it can be. It's almost fully designed barring last minute tweaking, some of which we can't do until it is actually fully funded, such as the extended acknowledgements page ... 

Thanks again

All the best

Michael

Show support and stay involved—Michael March

 

 

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