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Grantham Guildhall moves its entertainment programme online

The Guildhall Arts Centre in Grantham and Stamford Arts Centre have joined together to create a programme of events for audiences to enjoy at home.

Poetry swaps, sketching classes and jazz concerts will all be held online, as well as a cabaret of local favourites.

‘Live in Lockdown’ tonight (Friday) presents a variety of musicians and comedians, as well as poetry.

'Live in Lockdown' (36798624)
'Live in Lockdown' (36798624)

Music will be from Andrew Wood, Tabi Gervis and Sarah Hughes, poetry from Darren Rawnsley and featured comedians are the hilarious Pete Teckman and Sarah Johnson. This specially curated hour-long cabaret will be available to watch live on the arts centre Facebook pages at 8pm, and will be available afterwards to watch on demand.

Creative play sessions for young children have also been brought online, in the form of interactive storytelling by Kirsty from Rhubarb Theatre. With a new story each week, available to watch at 10.30am on Mondays, families can join in with the actions at home and make crafts to help tell the story. Wind in the Willows is this Monday, with the Gingerbread Man the following Monday.

There are also sketch classes with artist Karen Neale on Thursdays June 25 and July 2, 11am-noon – interactive Zoom sketching sessions of ‘what is on your table’.

Karen’s passion is sketching the world around her. She said: “Now that our worlds have shrunk to our homes why not draw your coffee mug or bowl of fruit? Drawing can be a great soother for anxious and stressed brain cells – and if you can hold a pencil and write your name, you can draw. All you’ll need is a pencil or pen and a piece of paper.”

Book your place on the workshop by emailing boxoffice@stamfordartscentre.com

Councillor Rosemary Trollope-Bellew, the cabinet member for culture and visitor economy at South Kesteven District Council, said: “This online programme celebrates some of the regular, familiar programming enjoyed by our arts centre audiences. With the message to stay safe and keep up social-distancing measures, we will continue our work by sharing safe options to entertain and inspire residents across the district.”

Find the Guildhall Arts Centre Facebook page by searching for @guildhallartscentregrantham

Further information available online at www.guildhallartscentre.com

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