The annual fundraiser for London's arts and community radio station runs between 3–11 February
The Resonance FM fundraiser kicks off this February with a host of special gigs, shows and an auction, all in aid of another year of independent radio. This year sees an extra push from the station to raise £100,000 to fund its imminent relocation. “We need urgently to relocate our studios and broadcasting gear (the site is being redeveloped) – at considerable cost,” they state on their fundraising website. “Hence our target this year of £100,000.
“This move will also allow us to expand our facilities and to become a central hub for expressive and discursive mass communication,” they continue. “We want to make this fascinating and successful experiment a sustainable, ongoing concern – one which grows in proportion to its seemingly unlimited potential. And we want to build a vital legacy which informs, entertains, inspires and encourages more people of all backgrounds and ages to create, experience and enjoy the best possible radio.”
Live events include Near Jazz Experience, Bob Parks, Daniel Wilson & Toby Clarkson at Iklectik on 7 February, Peter Blegvad Trio with Bob Drake at Cafe Oto on 9 February, and :zoviet*france: and Ron Geesin at Cafe Oto on 11 February. You can also bid for items via their Ebay auction, or you can set up a regular donation.