Saturday 21 March 2020, 7.30pm
The auction show has unfortunately been postponed due to issues relating to the ongoing coronavirus outbreak. We're working to reschedule and hope to have an update on that as soon as possible. In the meantime you can still bid on all of the auction lots here: https://www.cafeoto.co.uk/auction/equipment-fundraiser/
Come and celebrate the culmination of our fundraiser week with Japanese cocktails, izakaya-style from OKAN, OTO DJ's and a very special auction! Entry by donation on the door.
For over a decade OTO has been presenting a back-to-back seven-day a week programme of some of the most exciting music being presented today. A vast number of musicians and audiences have come through our doors over that time.
In the first few years of Cafe OTO we scraped by on equipment we had begged and borrowed. Musicians showed extraordinary generosity in donating bits of equipment and we brought bits and pieces as and when we could. Then about seven years in we did a small fundraiser that enabled us to buy a few essentials but there has always remained a huge discrepancy between the ambition and scale of our programme and the equipment we have to present it.
We recently tried to redress this imbalance by applying to Arts Council England for a capital grant and we're extremely grateful to them for supporting us and awarding the grant. As part of that agreement we have to raise an additional £21,200 ourselves.
We are running an auction to help raise some of that money. You can either bid in person at this live event or if you cant attend you can put a silent bid in via the lot listings here.
If you have something you wish to donate, please see how to donate here.
If you live outside of London or overseas and you're the winning bidder we will post the item out to you free of charge. We will contact anyone who has won shortly after the live auction.
New auction items will be added on a regular basis so keep checking in to see whats been added!