Neston Theatre Arts Grand Opening
22/11/17Saturday 11th November saw the grand opening of Neston Theatre Arts
(@Brook Street). Formerly the job centre, the building has now been
given over for use by Neston based Registered Charity Little Actors
Theatre. Collaborating with Centric Community Projects landlords in
Neston are enabling their empty properties to be put to good use in the
community by charities.
The grand opening was attended by the children from Theatre Club and
DramaTots with their families and friends plus invited guests. The
guest of honour was MP for Ellesmere Port and Neston Justin Madders.
Justin cut the ribbon saying that it was a 'tremendous opportunity to
have a base' in Neston and that its use would bring 'life into the town
centre'. Joining Mr Madders was Pat Kynaston Neston's Mayor, Councillor
Louise Gittins, Deputy Leader of CWaC Council,other Neston Town
Councillors and members of the Neston Arts Network. The children were
occupied in the singing/dance and drama classes with professional actors
Mike Lockley and Natasha Symms at the helm.
The guests were given a
guided tour of the space by Artistic Director Samantha Giblin who
explained how the space will be used to house a dance studio and drama
rehearsal space, breakout spaces, an office and storage for a wardrobe
department and a set/props store. Guests were treated to refreshments
home baked and donated by parents and supporters. As it was Remembrance
Day, the guests and children came together at 11am to join the nation in
the two minutes silence.
Samantha Giblin thanked all of those volunteers (mums, kids and
Trustees) who had helped get the building ready for use. Having been
empty for three years it needed a good spring clean and the theatre
equipment needed to be set up to create a studio work space. Community
volunteers would be most welcome to help with the running of the
building and the theatrical services on offer.
Little Actors is planning to begin an adult programme of work during the
day and at weekends. This will include drama, dance and writing
workshops. Scholarships will be available to ensure all workshops are
accessible and inclusive. The first new class - Dance Fitnes-ton begins
on Friday 17th November at 9.30am. All workshops will be led by highly
trained and experienced professional actors.
Details of our plans for Neston Theatre Arts @Brook Street and how to
sign up for courses, are available from the Artistic Director on 0151
336 4302 or email@example.com. Or just pop in to 26-30
Brook Street, Neston CH64 9XL.
0151 336 4302
0151 336 4302