OUR HERITAGE RESTORATION
The grade II listed Spilsby Sessions House (Spilsby Theatre) has been on the national 'Theatres at Risk Register' since 2015 and is also recognised, by East Lindsey District Council's Historic Environment Officer, as a heritage site at risk.
We are working on a full project of restoration that will bring the building back into use as an outstanding facility that will benefit people and the town of Spilsby and the surrounding area.
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Despite the poor condition of Spilsby's Sessions House, one small room in the building is useable thanks to the efforts of volunteers. We have been keeping this room going to ensure the community have at least some safe access to the heritage site whilst the restoration project gains momentum.
Prior to the Covid pandemic the venue hosted comedy, music gigs, theatre, dance events and more. A small programme of regular events is now up and running again.
For details list our Events page
MARVELLOUS MECHANICAL MUSICALMACHINE
As part of East Lindsey District Council's Festive Fabuloso project 2021, we were able to commission artist Dave Cranmer, a sculptor and engineer, to create this wonderful interactive sound sculpture, using recycled parts from an old church organ, that for many years had sat unused and neglected on the balcony of Spilsby Theatre.
The highly visual spectacle is designed to be transportable and incorporates the latest technology to enable the public to operate the machine and create a musical soundscape.
The musical machine now appears at arts and community events around Lincolnshire and beyond helping to raise the profile of the Spilsby Sessions House project.
We have worked with partners Grubby Knees to develop an ongoing kids and youth programme in the the Sessions House venue. We are also playing a small role in assisting Grubby Knees with a mental health programme for adults, taking place across the region throughout 2022.
Spilsby Light Night 2022 will be taking place on March 26th thanks to funding from Arts Council England and East Lindsey District Council, the support of Magna Vitae, Spilsby Town Council, local groups and business and the talents of "Different Light" a collective of artists, producers and technicians.
The previous Spilsby Light Night in 2020 was attended by more than 2000 people and featured installations throughout the town, a community lantern parade, street performers and video projections onto buildings. Professional artists worked with a wide range of local schools and community groups in the weeks preceding the event.
A community engagement project across the five market towns of Alford, Horncastle, Louth, Spilsby & Wainfleet as part of East Lindsey District Council's Vital & Viable Market Towns initiative was created and delivered by working with Different Light.
Street performers 'Earthbound Misfits', the Marvellous Mechanical Musical Machine, the uplighting of buildings and a projected animation film featuring artwork from local people, school pupils and care home residents, brought wintery town centres to life during December 2021.
A second Festive Fabuloso is being planned for 2022 .
"Hope & Light" was an East Lindsey District Council, Covid-safe, community engagement project during the height of the pandemic in December 2019.
Working with Different Light we enabled more than 1000 local people to take part in this digital project that created community connection without bringing people physically together.
In Spilsby, Horncastle, Alford and Louth, the community's contributed artwork was projected onto buildings and displays were created in the
windows of unoccupied high street shops.