London Decompression 2017

 

Event wrap up and financial report

 

2017 was the last year we were able to use the Coronet before it was closed for redevelopment.  It was our third time there and arguably our most successful.  By breaking up the main area into a series of spaces containing workshops, the Silent Disco and the pagoda seating area, we protected the other theme camp areas from sound pollution and created a space where people could hang out and talk.  Issues with heavy handed security experienced in previous years were also resolved.

 

The Décor team had a wide ranging and unifying vision and their budget was increased substantially to realise the theme of Metamorphosis and Illusion.  Extra budget was also allocated to sign-making and equipment hire to complete the effect.

 

The theme camps stepped up, as they always do, to create a myriad of different spaces and, as usual, they comprised the largest budgetary spend.  For the first time, in addition to art, performance and theme camp grants, there were also workshop grants which added another dimension to the activities available.

 

Storage costs were higher than usual due to our having to vacate the Brixton lockup for a couple of months, but we are back there now, and thanks to the effort of some organized volunteers, it is tidier than it ever was, and the contents are well documented.

 

The event took £44,295 in ticket sales, leaving a small surplus to seed London Decompression 2018.


Cost Centre

Spend

Accountancy, Tax and Professional Services

£166

Art

£1,701

Build

£2,326

Conferences/Community/Training

£577

Crew Thank You

£1,763

Decor

£3,412

Equipment hire

£4,704

Fluffing

£1,384

Geeks

£70

Greeters

£57

H&S

£164

Inclusion

£108

Insurance

£784

Meetings & Site Visits

£23

Performance

£1,133

Printing, Signs, Wristbands

£3,774

Radios

£281

SLaP

£3,217

Storage

£2,132

Theme camps

£7,695

Transport

£722

Venue

£3,366

Welfare

£114

Workshops

£920

Grand Total

£40,591