Arts hub appeals for help
Date published: 26 March 2013
New Arts Hub planned in the former Citizens Advice Bureau in Failsworth. Co-directors Jason Bromley (left) and Paul Burgess.
A LOCAL arts company which has acquired new premises from which to run its successful drama and music groups is appealing to the community to help make the new building a hub of activity.
Performance Plaza Ltd was founded in 2005 by Paul Burgess and Jason Bromley, and has since gone from strength to strength offering drama and guitar workshops for £1, free samba sessions, dance classes and organising trips for youngsters to see live stage musicals in Manchester.
But facing a constant struggle to find a room to hire for the sessions, Paul and Jason have been desperate to find a permanent home and have now been offered the old Failsworth Volunteer Centre. They are currently in the process of trying to get it signed, sealed and open to the public.
The building will be renamed The Arts Hub and will enable Performance Plaza to offer a wide range of services for volunteers and members, including a small recording studio, workshop and performance room, an office, storage room and community gallery.
However, the building isn’t quite up to scratch, as old cladding and wooden window frames have allowed damp to creep inside and ruin some of the walls.
After receiving a donation of £600 from the Failsworth and Hollinwood District Partnership to get the ball rolling, Paul and Jason are now eager to urge the community to dig deep and offer any help they can to try and rid the building of its woes.
Any type of help and support can be directed to Paul or Jason at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0161-621 0160 or 07766 765049.
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