Refurbishment

Good news. The refurbishment has begun. At this rate we will be open sometime in Spring 2019.

Although we did not secure any grants, we felt we had come too far to quit so we have taken out loans and put our own money in to get it finished. Inevitably this changes the business plan somewhat and we will have to focus more on private hire.

We are still planning to run regular Food, Dance, Cinema, Theatre and Arts events.

We’ll be making more announcement in the spring.

For now, we would like to thank the following companies how have been that have been incredibly supportive to say the least.

System Six Kitchens

Highway Field Architects

Bradfords Building Supplies

Plumb In Plumbing Supplies

New fire escape & other progress.

As you know, we had to close The Hall temporarily last May. Operating it without basic facilities was getting both dangerous and uncomfortable for everyone despite your warm hats, resolve and support. 

However, there have been some developments. A Hall member entered us into a competition to win a kitchen, which we won. So, should we find the last of the development money from somewhere, we will have a lovely professional kitchen courtesy of System Six Kitchens. 

We haven't made a song and dance about it because we haven't raised the money to build the structure to house it.. but it's a step in the right direction nonetheless.

The fire escape issue has also been solved as we jointly won a Heritage Lottery Fund grant to modify the fire escape, a major stumbling block in this project as you know. 

Everything else is now in place. Planning permission, structural and architectural drawings are all complete and we're pretty much ready to go, minus £60,000 to finish the internal structures and toilets.. but we are currently sifting through competitions and potential grants bodies to find the final contribution. 

So as usual, we don't want to put a time frame on anything, but things are nudging forward slowly.. 

We'll update you all as soon as I have any more information. 

The Team

The Hall is now closed.

Unfortunately we have had to close the Hall until such a time that we are able to solve the fire escape issue.

The Church next door have plans to modify the escape and we are waiting for further information. 

Euripides' 'Hecuba'

Exeter University Theatre Company performed a modern day adaptation of Euripides' 'Hecuba' in a new version by Frank McGuinness. A brave choice for a professional company let alone a university theatre society. After the dress rehearsal, word soon got out that this was no amateur performance and the three nights sold out in record time. Hopefully, they'll be back next year. Thanks again to the audience for braving the cold.