Bungay theatre welcomes new volunteers and aims to grow closer links with community

The Fisher Theatre in Bungay. Picture: Nick Butcher.

The Fisher Theatre in Bungay. Picture: Nick Butcher. - Credit: Nick Butcher

A community theatre is welcoming more volunteers to sign up and learn new skills.

The Fisher Theatre in Bungay offers a range of opportunities for people wishing to volunteer at a local arts charity, and people can choose to offer up as little or much time as they like.

The roles are open to people of all working ages, and young people are particularly encouraged to build up their skills before applying for paid work in the likes of café or bar where experience is often needed.

Roles include working in the box office, ushering, bar and cafe work, technical work, maintenance of building and amenities, admin, proofing, arranging events and fundraising, publicity and flower arranging.

Manager Laila France said: 'The arts are important to many people as a support for their wellbeing, and to others as an inspirational lifeline, therefore the Fisher Theatre can play an important role in the community by bringing arts opportunities to the area, particularly to those who feel isolated and lonely.'


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Not only do connections grow between the theatre and community through its help from volunteers but, the theatre is offering a greater variety of community arts activities as part of its regular activities, which it hopes to continue to grow.

This month the Fisher Arts and Social Club will begin its weekly offering of activities for older people, with a session on Thursday, March 9, from 10.30am until 12.30pm led by professional artists in photography, singing, poetry and craft.

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Later in March, with a date still to be set, a new young people's choir will be launched. And following that the team will be starting a Cinema and Play session on Sunday mornings for children from three to 10 years, where a short film will be shown followed by a craft workshop.

Mrs France said: 'Please get in touch if you're interested in volunteering in any capacity or wish to take part in any of the new activities we have on offer. Look out for future planned projects addressing mental health needs, single parents and more in the future. Not forgetting a youth dance ensemble offer beginning soon late in late March or April.'

For more information email info@fishertheatre.org or call 01986 895367.

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