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The Studio, Lacey Street, Widnes WA8 7SQ is a Community Music, Theatre & Arts Centre.
NEWS! The Autumn Season starts on Sat 7th September. Free activities for all.
We are booking more theatre at The Studio, see What’s On
Watch the short film from the first ever Theatre Festival at The In Studio in June this year. Theatre Festival Film
Getting Together: A Song For All is a new song writing project, creating one song which reflects the ‘More in Common’ message inspired by MP Jo Cox and the Great Get Together Movement that followed her death in 2016.
First song writing sessions with Joe Solo from We Shall Overcome movement and project creator Anthony Brandreth of RedMonk.
Next Song Writing Session is Sunday 8th September 1.30pm with Stephen Cole. (a.P.A.t.T.)
NEWS! On Sat 20th July we participated in The Catalyst Science Discovery Centres 50 Years of the Moon Landing Celebrations, with musicians taking inspiration from Matthew McGurty & The Mnemonics track ‘Alien’ and from The Studio Creative Writing group responses to the Apollo 11 mission with dancers from Katie Glovers’ Adult troop, dancing to the text, music and with a Sound Beam! We also had flag making from Artspace facilitator Georgina Ridehalgh. We met trainee Astronaut Dr Jackie Bell and had a thoroughly good time; thanks to Jade French for inviting us!
In other news we are being supported by Mersey Link Time Bank Volunteers to regenerate our rear garden area, we will launch it and celebrate their and The Studio volunteers hard work on Sat 24 August 11-3pm at the Carnival.
We have also distributed our latest Artspace awards in memory of Cllr John Swain, the open exhibition with art from aged 0 upwards will be on display until September. We will have ‘a visitors choice’ competition at the carnival. Come and see the talent from the community – best days Wednesdays 4-8pm, Friday 10-3pm and Sunday 1-5pm.
June was probably our busiest month ever! Additional to our weekly and monthly events and activities we took part in 3 Great Get Togethers inspired by MP Jo Cox and funded by Inovyn, HBC Area Forum and Widnes Rotary and a Theatre Festival! These will be annual events , much needed due to the feedback gathered.
‘All Together Now’ is our Reaching Communities funded arts activity programme for all See What’s On There are ongoing FREE or low-cost creative activities & events; facilities include recording, film-making, exhibitions in the ArtSpace Gallery, band rehearsal, and live music & theatre performance.
THE STUDIO IS HOME TO: LOOSE, Daycare Samba Band, Freshstart (Health Improvement Team), ACE Clubnight (Active Communities Enterprise), SPARC (Supporting People Achieving Real Choice), and Cronton College Music BTEC. LOOSE runs The Studio and has a committee of 5 voluntary directors.
Studio Staff: Project Manager: Louise Nulty, Head of Music & Film: Stephen Cole, Studio Assistants: James Swift and Meg Stanners.
Thanks to past & present funders: