The Tommy Vine Fund
What's it all about?
The Tommy Vine Fund was set up in March 2013 after the sudden death of 24 year old Tom Hare aka Tommy Vine. Tommy was an extremely talented actor whose credits include 'Beautiful Thing' and 'The Country Wife' at Royal Exchange Manchester; 'A Touch of Cloth' for Sky, 'Top Boy' for C4 and 'Casualty' for BBC. He was also a beautiful soul and endlessly encouraging friend.
What do we do?
We hold events with the purpose of showcasing the talents of those that may not otherwise have the opportunity to show them off!
We give away bursaries in order to aid creatives to go forth with their projects. This could be playwrights who need a cash injection to put on their play, young filmmakers, bands who would like to record their tracks....whoever!
We provide a support system to young creatives and encourage those with the arts less readily available to them to also follow their dreams.
Out motto: 'DON'T THINK JUST LET IT FLOW!'
Here are a list of our bursary winners to date:
Hannah Khalil (writer of The Record)
Refugee Community Kitchen
Tom Hughes (director of Punkplay, Southwark Playhouse)
Mhairi Quinn (writer of Little White Lies)
'Little Hard' short film
And below are just some of the things we have facilitated which have also allowed creatives to showcase their talents....