Fri 19 Jan 2018

Artsreach is backing a national campaign celebrating village halls, and turning the spotlight on the fantastic work its own team of volunteer promoters in hosting professional events in these venues.

From Monday 22 January join us as we celebrate the first ever #VillageHallsWeek.

Organised by Action with Communities in Rural England (ACRE) and ACRE Network, the ‘Village Halls Week’ celebration applauds the diverse variety of activities that take place in village halls across England.

Running from Monday 22 January, #VillageHallsWeek is also an opportunity to say a big thank you to the many volunteers who work tirelessly to ensure their community buildings stay open for everyone to enjoy.

"Village halls are at the heart of many of Dorset’s rural communities, and without village halls and their volunteers, schemes like Artsreach would struggle to exist, so this celebration is very important to us.” Becky Varndell, Artsreach Marketing Officer

As a rural arts touring charity, Artsreach bring professional performances of music, dance, theatre and more to village halls in the County, ensuring everyone has the opportunity to see high quality arts at an affordable price, right on their doorstep. The charity relies heavily on volunteer promoters in around fifty village dotted around Dorset, and it is thanks to their hard work and dedication that Artsreach is able to run successfully.

Throughout #VillageHallsWeek Artsreach will have a display in Dorset County Hall, Dorchester, where you can find out more about the charity and see what’s coming up this season. Artsreach will also be sharing photos, videos and comments from previous shows on its social media channels, as well as teasing what’s coming up in the spring programme.

Find Artsreach on Twitter or on Facebook to keep up to date and celebrate this special week with us.