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Plans are well under way to welcome you to the Torch Theatre for a brand-new programme of FREE events from January to March 2024. These events which are starting to fill up quickly are called ‘A Warm Space at the Torch’, they include chair yoga, art, drama fun and a book club aimed for those over 50.

Made possible thanks to funding from the National Lottery Community Fund, the free events at the Torch Theatre have already attracted a lot of interest from local clubs and societies.

Tim Howe, Senior Manger Youth and Community at the Torch explains more:

“We’re already really pleased with the response to our fantastic offer of events. We have had people contacting us from residential homes for the elderly and we are eagerly looking forward to welcoming everyone to the Torch. With such a positive interest we are asking people to book in advance for our events as numbers are limited for some of the activities.”

Tim added:

“We know that having the opportunity to access safe and regular creative connections supports everyone’s mental health and well-being, so we have put together a fortnightly rolling programme which allows people to try out different activities. Each session will include free tea and coffee, as well as plenty of time to meet new people and chat with friends.”

Activities on offer:

Investigating line, shape, colour, and form with local artist Chris Prosser

Tue 23 Jan, Tue 6 & 20 Feb, Tue 5, 19 & 26 Mar

Sessions will encourage creativity and motor skills through painting, printing, and clay sculpting.

Drama Fun with Freya Dare

Thu 25 Jan, Thu 8 & 22 Feb, Thu 7, 21 & 28 Mar

Active, inclusive, and accessible sessions encouraging imagination / self-confidence.

Chair Yoga with Bethan Jones

Tue 23 & 30 Jan, Tue 13 & 27 Feb, Tue 12 & 26 Mar

Calming and reflective sessions encouraging easy and gentle movement, all without leaving the comfort of your chair.

Torch Theatre Book Club with Chelsey Gillard & Tim Howe.

Thu 25 Jan, Thu 1 Feb, 15 Feb & 29 Feb, Thu 14 & 28 Mar

Sessions will encourage people to read aloud and have discussions about extracts from plays and books related to the work in our cinema and on our stages.

1:1 Chats with the Torch Team

Wed 24 & 31 Jan, Wed 14 & 28 Feb, Wed 13 & 27 Mar

The weekday sessions run from 10.30am to 12pm. Check out the Torch Theatre’s social media for further details. For further information or to book a place, contact the Box Office on 01646 695267 or click here.


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