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Re: How to celebrate Leonard's 80th birthday

Posted: Fri Jun 13, 2014 6:05 pm
by shooting_star_88
jarkko wrote:Thi

- And one BIG open question is: how much the bench will cost!! We have not yet any estimate of the costs. We can take the next step only after we have got the price and found it to be within our resources. It’s really difficult to make a realistic appraisal of the amount we would be able to collect.

More information will be posted when available!

& no problem with this :)

We will be able to come up with the money once we have the costs, etc. :D

Re: How to celebrate Leonard's 80th birthday

Posted: Fri Jun 13, 2014 7:40 pm
by cohenadmirer
The design and location look amazing
Personally would be a pleasure and privilege to make a reasonable monetary contribution to the project. ;-)

Re: How to celebrate Leonard's 80th birthday

Posted: Fri Jun 13, 2014 9:04 pm
by Dem
Just a quick note from Hydra to tell you that
the place we have chosen is even better than the photos can show.
Once the bench is there you all should experience Hydra :)

Dem and Kerstin

Re: How to celebrate Leonard's 80th birthday

Posted: Fri Jun 13, 2014 9:17 pm
by Cate
The location and idea for the bench both look wonderful. Fingers crossed for a smooth approval.

I like the crowd sourcing idea. It would allow each person to contribute what is comfortable for them and would also allow for folks to put in a 'little top up', if funds appeared to be a little short towards the end.

Re: How to celebrate Leonard's 80th birthday

Posted: Sat Jun 14, 2014 1:47 pm
by somewhat_nifty
What a fantastic idea. Looks gorgeous. Will be happy to contribute in any way possible.

Re: How to celebrate Leonard's 80th birthday

Posted: Sat Jun 14, 2014 2:35 pm
by chrissie01
I feel really emotionaL about this wonderful way to mark Leonard's birthday, and very grateful to all who are closely involved in making this a reality.
I'm sure lots of us are looking forward to all the photos that are going to follow!! It would be lovely to think that Leonard might actually visit it. x

Re: How to celebrate Leonard's 80th birthday

Posted: Sat Jun 14, 2014 10:14 pm
by Stranger
I would love to contribute to the fund to finance this exciting project. Something like we did for the Chelsea Hotel plaque 5 years ago.....

Re: How to celebrate Leonard's 80th birthday

Posted: Sat Jun 14, 2014 11:23 pm
by THE SAGE
Jack Vettriano the Scottish artist is a big fan of Leonards and has in the past named paintings after Leonards songs.He is a down to earth guy and if contacted via Heartbreak Gallery London the result might be surprising.

Re: How to celebrate Leonard's 80th birthday

Posted: Sun Jun 15, 2014 12:20 am
by IrishAL
I really like the preferred location and the overall design concept by Jargos. It seems more real and attainable now. Well done to all for their inputs so far. It seems to be coming together and I look forward to seeing the project unfold.

Re: How to celebrate Leonard's 80th birthday

Posted: Mon Jun 16, 2014 2:11 pm
by BEATRIZ SALLES
Dem wrote:Just a quick note from Hydra to tell you that
the place we have chosen is even better than the photos can show.
Once the bench is there you all should experience Hydra :)

Dem and Kerstin

Just back from Hydra.
As Dem says, far better than on pictures!!!
Hope we'll meet all in Hydra next June sitting on the bench overlooking the unique sunset!

Re: How to celebrate Leonard's 80th birthday

Posted: Mon Jun 16, 2014 9:57 pm
by KimGorsuch
Hello Everyone -

Would any of you like to contribute a letter or essay to a book called "Here it Is?" The book is designed to collect letters from fans talking about why LC's music means so much to them, and what they love about the man himself. We will collect the stories through mid-July, and present the top 50 or so in the format of an art quality book. Weeva will present the book to him on behalf of fans. We'd love for any and all to participate.

If you want to join in, here is the URL. http://weeva.co/accept_invitation?join= ... c19f6b1c97

We are trying to keep this a 'surprise' (even though we are posting on a public site.)

Full disclosure - I'm a huge Cohen fan AND the founder of Weeva. Using Weeva for this purpose is for me a way of giving back and saying thank you to a master storyteller.

Re: How to celebrate Leonard's 80th birthday

Posted: Tue Jun 17, 2014 4:26 pm
by tinderella
Beautiful Idea for Leonards birthday.
Would be happy to contribute.
Build the bench and I will definitely visit Hydra at last :)

Re: How to celebrate Leonard's 80th birthday

Posted: Tue Jun 17, 2014 4:30 pm
by somewhat_nifty
Hehe, 'build it and they will come'... ;-)

Re: How to celebrate Leonard's 80th birthday

Posted: Thu Jun 19, 2014 5:22 pm
by shooting_star_88
Yes, already making plans for a visit :)

Re: How to celebrate Leonard's 80th birthday

Posted: Thu Jun 19, 2014 9:45 pm
by KimGorsuch
Hi Jarkko... it would be really easy to start a kickstarter campaign for this. you can get pre-commitments.