Weʼre raising £2,500 to assist Hull Playgoers' Society to set up a community theatre venue.
- Kingston upon Hull, United Kingdom
- Local community
- Time left
- 28 days to go
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Hull Playgoers' Society is the oldest (116 years) dramatic group in Hull, and recently assisted in the Beverley Gate reenactment.
We are applying to become a charity ourselves, but it's not a quick and simple process.
Over the years we have been self supporting ourselves, whilst at the same time raising thousands of pounds towards local charities.
but we are now in danger of closing, which would be a real shame if this happened during City of Culture 2017
With a reduced rent from the City Council we are in the position to create a community theatre venue using a dissued social hall, where we hope people (young and old) will come in to learn new skills, build their confidence, and put on shows that everyone can afford to see.
We also plan to hold afternoon sessions where local writers will have the opportunity to perform their work including spoken word, prose, song and drama , while the audience are enjoying a cup of tea and slice of cake.
But unfortunately, due to the Society having to move 3 times in 2 years, we have drastically depleated our reserves, so we are looking for an injection of cash to enable us to get the venue up and running as quickly as possible.
Amonst various repairs, cleaning, painting etc, we also have anumber of windows to replace and the heating to get up and running, all of which carry a large price tag.
We are all volunteers working on this, so be assured all of the money we can raise will go into the project.
Everyone that helps will (with their permission) have their name on our wall of thanks within the building.
Big or small. your donation will be gratefully received, and you will be most welcome to come and visit us when we are open for a cup of tea and a look around.
If you know someone who would like to help us, please pass on this page to them.
President - Hull Playgoers' Society
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Vince Matfin9 days ago
After a great meeting with Nick Howbridge (property services) at the Guildhall yesterday, we are now very close to moving into our new building. The hold up has been a recent electrical survey highlighting issues that need addressing before we can move in. So we'll soon be in scrubbing floors, painting walls, cleaning the loos :( ready for an opening party, then we can start work on our first in-house community production. It also means I can start construction on the set for our October production at Hull Truck.
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May 25, 2017
May 25, 2017
May 17, 2017
too much yesterday to destroy tomorrow
May 9, 2017
May 9, 2017
Every little helps xx
May 2, 2017
Sorry I can't give more right now but hope this helps. I will be willing to come help with the move etc if you need.
Apr 25, 2017
All the best Vince - this is exactly what local theatre needs in Hull
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