Regenerating Ropetackle, after the pandemic

Crowdfunding Ropetackle's reopening

I don't know about you, but I miss going out more than I can say. I miss the pub. I miss a coffee in (rather than from) Tom Foolery. And yes, I miss going to events at the Ropetackle. Our local theatre has always struggled financially — but still delivered a cultural impact disproportional to its size.

Like other places dependent on many people gathering indoors, it's taken a hit during the pandemic, and is fundraising to try and offset that:

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The good news is that the fundraising has been going well. In fact, so well that they might not just reopen in May, but actually come back better:

With your support, we are in a much stronger position to reopen in May with a wonderful programme of events for you to enjoy. Our stretch target will now help us enhance your experience: we will refurbish our foyer and front bar with refreshed tables and seating, creating a more inviting space with improved comfort and ambience.

This is fantastic news. If you value what Ropetackle does, consider donating to their crowdfunder:

Secure the future of Ropetackle Arts Centre
Support Ropetackle’s recovery from the COVID-19 crisis and secure the future of Adur’s cultural and community hub.

Alternatively, if you feel like getting some entertainment for your money, how about puchasing a livestreaming ticket? Tomorrow night, you could listen to the marvellous Wellington Wailers:

The Wellington Wailers Sea Shanty Crew – LIVE STREAM
An evening of live streamed sea shanties! The Wellington Wailers are Shoreham-by-Sea’s sea shanty crew. They sing unaccompanied songs of … Read more >
Adam
Shoreham Beach