What's happening NOW?
Please join us for any of these concerts which started in March and will finish on Sunday May 26th- for full poster please click here
We are pleased to have six regular groups meeting in the Old Bluecoat School:
Monday 4pm - 6pm GAEL Harp and Flute lessons www.gael.org.uk
Tuesday 6.30pm - 8.30pm Sing Along For Fun with -Nik Stoter on a break at the
moment and will return on 21st May
Wednesday 6.30pm - 9.30pm Band Practice for 'Too Old to Die Young'
Thursday 10.30am - 12pm 'Knit a Bit' Bring any craft and enjoy the company!
6.45pm - 8.45pm Yoga
Friday 10am - 11am Zumba
7pm - 10pm Band rehearsal for 'Running Late'
Alternate Sundays Spiritual Group in the evenings
Knit a bit on Thursday mornings:
Parkscape - the landscape of our lives
dates: 10 Apr 2013 - 16 Jun 2013
venue: Print Gallery
Please click here for flyer
Town parks, country parks, river parks; the stately home or the patch of green – wherever they are and whatever they are used Print @ the Park use the inspiration of these special places for their Summer exhibition, in this the 40th year of the South Hill Park Arts Centre.
Print @ the Park is a group of printmaking artists, based at South Hill Park, who exhibit regularly throughout the year in the Print Gallery.
Print @ the Park will also be taking part in the West Berkshire Open Studios Trail for the first time, with an exhibition entitled “Park Here” at The Old Bluecoat School, Thatcham from 11th to 19th May 2013 and will also be exhibiting at the Royal Berkshire Hospital during July and August.
On the 25th May......
Hire the Old Bluecoat School
The hall is available to hire for just £7 per hour
A room full of character and space suitable for small celebrations, concerts, art exhibitions, poetry reading, exercise, meetings, talks….endless possibilities…make it your own!!
To book the Old Bluecoat School please contact Thatcham Town Council 01635 863592
These are some of the people and events that have used the hall:
To view the Old Bluecoat School Business Plan please use the link below.
Options Appraisal Report
To view the Old Bluecoat School Options Appraisal Report please use the link below.
Links to other organisations
Being part of the community is very important to the Trustees. Please let us know if you think that we have a common interest.
We are very pleased to be supported by Thatcham Town Council www.thatchamtowncouncil.gov.uk
You may like to have a look at the Thatcham Art Experience's website, we will be hosting an exhibition on 20th and 21st October this year.
The past year has seen great improvements to the interior of the Old Bluecoat School. Crumbling walls have been repaired and painted, the floor carpeted and blinds added to the windows. Heating is in the process of being installed and the trust has now purchased chairs having kindly borrowed from the Town Council in the past.
These improvements together with a wash and brush up to the toilet and kitchen and stage lighting (on a long term loan) have created a venue suitable for many activities. Much of this development has been paid for in part by grants from Greenham Common Trust as well as funds raised by the Trustees. There are more improvements in the pipeline including the purchase of a piano to replace the one that is on loan at present.
There have been Sunday afternoon tea concerts and these have proved very popular often attracting a capacity audience. Those performing are of professional status and have been very pleased with the venue. Trustees have achieved the long-time aim to see the Old Bluecoat School used as a community facility for cultural and artistic activities. Bookings can be made at Thatcham Town Council.
This review shows how far reaching the concerts have been! The next series starts in October 2013.