Sparx Theatre moves to a new home

Sparx Theatre Company
Sparx Theatre Company

Sparx Theatre company has marked the start of a new term by moving to a new base, the Friends Meeting House.

The charity provides recreation and personal development to people with special needs, learning difficulties or disabilities through the medium of theatrical workshops and performances.

It has been running for more than ten years and is encouraging more people to join, all ages and abilities are welcome to the workshops.

Members take part in an art session from 10am followed by a drama workshop every Saturday at the North Street Venue.

Helen Potton, chairperson of the charity, said: “We find that the session before allows members to have a gossip and catch up on each other’s news so that they can concentrate better in the workshop.

“We are also looking for volunteers who are able to help on a regular basis with the group. They do not need any particular skills although if they have a talent for drama, dance and music that would be very helpful.

“They just need lots of enthusiasm, patience and a couple of spare hours at the weekend.

“We hold these workshops every Saturday throughout the year, culminating in an annual performance.

“The show is devised, created and performed by the members with the help of volunteers, who also produce the scenery, costumes and props.”

The charity is holding an Auction of Promises on its Facebook page, Sparx Theatre Company, with all proceeds going back into the theatre group.

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