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Wanted: your memories of Tamworth Assembly Rooms

heritage nwsA special event showcasing the past, present and future of one of Tamworth’s favourite venues is just aweek away.

 

On Saturday January 12, staff at Tamworth Assembly Rooms will be unveiling the venue’s past secrets, while revealing exciting new artistic and design plans for the building’s future.

Anyone who has every been to Tamworth Assembly Rooms, as a visitor, promoter, arts lover, who had a keen interest in Tamworth’s history or is just curious about what the historic venue has on offer, are being encouraged to go along on the day between 11am and 3pm.

As well as being able to find out more about Tamworth Assembly Rooms, people are being asked to share their memories of the venue. Whether it was being there for the now-legendary Beatles performance, organising events over the years or just having fond memories, the Arts & Events team is keen to find out more.

Visitors to the event can learn more about how to become a volunteer to help preserve and promote the Assembly Rooms’ heritage. This also includes becoming part of the board which will shape the venue’s future.

In addition, would-be actors, designers and technical wizards can find out more about getting involved in the new production of Quadrophenia, set to come to the stage in 2013. This is being organised by Fired Up Theatre - the same company which produced The Wall, one of Tamworth’s most successful community art productions in recent years.

Tamworth Assembly Rooms was recently granted a ‘first round pass’ of £90,000 from the Heritage Lottery Fund. This money will help redevelop and improve the venue and a second grant application will be submitted in early 2013.

This grant will help to support research into the venue and bring to life the stories held in its walls. It will also help to restore and protect the building for future generations to enjoy.

Further funding is now being sought to help improve and develop spaces inside the building.