The Sessions House
Covid 19 secure restart plan
The Sessions House Team has been working to assess how and when we can safely deliver activities and we now have a plan in place.
The health and wellbeing of the community has come first in our decision making. In addition, as a purely volunteer run venue with a small capacity, we have considered what is realistic and viable, based on the guidance and information available. The use of both indoor and outdoor spaces has been considered.
Whilst we are aiming to welcome back audiences when we can, our top priority is progressing Phase 1 (development) of the restoration project. We have also had to consider how progress with Phase 1 (development) may affect the delivery of any future programme of events.
All our plans follow government guidance and comply with the regulations relating to Covid-19. We are taking steps in line with the government roadmap and will be adapting and making decisions as more detailed information becomes available:
STEP 1 - until 19th April
Venue remains closed to public
Sessions House project office open Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday staffed by one person
STEP 2 - venue restarting 19th April
Some limited use of venue as per guidance
Project office open
STEP 3 - no earlier than 17th May
No change - continue as step 2
STEP 4(a) - no earlier than 21st June
Limited use continues
Project office open
Assessment of new guidance/regulation.
If possible, begin planning a programme of events
STEP 4(b) - From September 2021
If possible, operate a programme of events & open for audience
In Step 2 it is possible to provide use of the venue for specific users/activities only. These are kids/youth groups and use by organisations/businesses/formal groups. All users will need to demonstrate they have covid security measures in place.
These have been challenging times for many people, including those who work in the performing arts and we are pleased to be doing our bit to support local arts organisations in restarting their activities and livelihoods.
Grubby Knees kids and youth theatre group has been an integral part of Spilsby’s Sessions House for several years and we are very pleased they will be returning at the end of April. Lockdown has been tough for everyone and we hope this will bring joy, relief and fun for some young people and parents in our community.
Barmpot Theatre will be devising and rehearsing their new production “Nature Elly” at Spilsby’s Sessions House during April/May/June. The Lincolnshire based company, led by Artistic Director Jane Hewer, creates theatre using puppetry and physical performance for children and their families.
Nature Elly tells the stories of Lincolnshire’s wildlife. The production is funded by Arts Council England with additional support from Little Angel Theatre, Lincolnshire One Venues, the Lincolnshire Wolds Countryside Service, SO Festival and Louth Riverhead Theatre.
Nature Elly will be safely touring schools, venues and outdoor events around the country later in 2021.
events open to audience
From September 2021 (if possible)
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outdoor events 2022..
Looking further ahead, we are working with partner organisations on initial plans for larger scale outdoor events for the community in 2022. This includes a potential Spilsby Light Night in March and a potential music event in July.
stay safe & hopefully see you soon