Blackburn nightlife is now in the shadows, Help me to revive this with my fantastic nightclub that will bring people back to our town!
Nowadays (or nights) Blackburn has very few nightclubs if any that are open, There are mainly public houses and restaurant bars. The Nightlife 10 – 15 years ago was one of the best. You didn’t even have the time to visit every club as there were so many. Now the companies are opening venues around the major towns and cities and Blackburn is started to fall into the shadows, These clubs have moved because they weren’t earning enough money?. I do not want to see this happen! My idea is not to make a lot of profit or to overcharge for entrance fees or drinks, My idea is to bring the people back into the town and create a scene of entertainment and fun!
This project will hopefully give the opportunity for 5-10 job vacanies including security, Bar staff and DJ’s within the first 12 months.
I have had many years in the old Nightlife of Blackburn town, Recently Blackburn has been given a small makeover with the new boulevard and a new Premier Inn opened, The shopping centre itself it gradually starting to pick back up the footfall as we are starting to open more and more ‘popular’ stores, This will bring more people into the town and a chance to be back in the lime light!
My aim is to raise funds to create a nightclub that offers all types of music in a fantastic fresh and modern environment in a place where people can feel safe dance and have fun, I have ideas running through my head that I have quickly to add to paper and it all seems to be more a dream than reaity because of the financial needs. Then i realised that people may also want to be a part of the same dream. Blackburn, to some people has been called ‘run down’ ’empty’ and ‘boring’ but this is only because nobody is doing anything about it. This is where it changes.
I have conducted a few surveys using the residents of Blackburn both in person and on social media and with hundreds of people each offering help and advice in person has proven to me that this is a fantastic opportunity to have people back on their feet and dancing away in a new club.
The nightclub is already designed in pencil and I have so many great ideas to add to this depending on whether the funding meets its target. It will offer a new style and design to the previous and current entertainment, Nothing will be overpriced and the main idea is to get the people of Blackburn (and other areas) back out and enjoying the nightlife. Instead of spending money leaving the town, partying and having fun elsewhere and then paying money to get back home again, It can be quite an expensive night out when you visit the surrounding towns and cities. My nightclub will offer some amazing features that have never been done or seen before in Blackburn. I have ‘tested’ this theory with many people and spoke to Managers of similar local businesses in surrounding areas and I have been given thumbs up and smiles along the way.
It will offer a fantastic membership scheme with exclusive benefit and rewards for platinum members, But don’t worry, You don’t have to be a member at all to enjoy our entertainment and services. The club will offer some very exclusive benefits that I can only offer if the goal is reached, This plays quite a major part in my funding idea as I think the niche creation will be a massive hit! I have included some of the benefits that each tier will receive, There are certain criterias a member will need to meet before they progress to the next.
I have many years of experience within management and working in and around bars and clubs, I am currently employed full time and spending most of my spare time putting all my ideas and research into this, I also understand that I cannot wake up one day and have the funding and a week later be up and running, these things take time, patience, discipline and effort. I am willing to put my all into each of these and hope that others will realise that this is a step forward.
I have researched this idea for months and I am now at the point of needing help in other ways, I have all my plans in place, I have spoken with building owners and the local council, I am backed 100% with this and I do not want to give up. I have spoken with the required government bodies for all licensing and legal requirements and all seems to be in place or atleast have the pricing for all of this. I know this is a very big leap as a nightclub is a lifestyle, But I have grown up in Blackburn, It has given me a lot throughout the years and now I want to give something back, to the town, and to the people that live here.
The funding goal I have put forward is to help the team and myself start this project from the beginning and put all of our knowledge together to create something beautiful, something that will make people want to join in this project, It will help with every single aspect of the nightclub from the paperwork to the opening night. I will be funding this project myself also as I believe that if you want to raise funds for something involving yourself you should always show you have faith in your dreams and put your own effort into the project too.
I currently have a team of 4 people including myself that are as enthusiastic about this as I am, All with hope and dreams that are only just out of reach. This is where we need all of your help.
So please help this dream become a reality and we can start bringing the people back into our wonderful town and offer some amazing and unique features lighting up the town once again and putting those smiles back on peoples faces.
I have included all rewards for all pledgers depending on the amounts, Please see below for the details.
★ £5 – One free drink (redeemable within the first month of opening)
★ £20 – A Personalised Standard Membership card at Bronze Status – Including Exclusive offers and monthly bonuses / discounts
★ £25 – A Personalised Standard Membership card at Silver Status – Including Exclusive offers exclusive monthly bonuses / discounts and your name on our donor mural.
★ £30 – A Personalised Premium Membership card at Gold Status – Including all Silver benefits with 1 extra month of discounts and a free gift on opening night.
★ £50 – All Benefits of the above amount + Bottle of wine / Champagne on opening night. (Collection or Delivery)
★ £150 – Platinum status Membership card!, Exclusive offers including free entry for life into our VIP areas and for the first 10 people to pledge this amount we will throw a private party in the high quality VIP room for you and 5 friends, (Extra friends welcome at a small fee)
★ £250 – All above benefits with a private party for the first 20 backers for you and 5 friends including a bottle of champagne each.
★ £500 – The first 20 Backers that pledge £500 will receive a generous gift bag with a special thank you on opening night with limousine transport and a red carpet arrival, If this is not enough, how about a party in our VIP area with a special guest, A free drink for you and 5 friends and a bottle of our expensive champagne.
Thank you for your time reading this and I hope we can all make a difference in Blackburn once again.