In the second of three short Zoom interviews, Mary Daykin continues her chat with Richard Nisbet who reflects on the central role played by Under One Roof – a pressure group formed by a variety of local organisations and individuals that worked tirelessly to turn the dream of having a dedicated arts venue into actual bricks and mortar.
It’s a tale of dedication, community engagement and no small amount of perseverance. As Richard says, “There were a lot of dark days, but funding was eventually secured and, before we knew it, architects and builders were in place.”
Look out for the final part of this interview (post date: 18/06) when Richard explains what the opening of the theatre meant to those who had worked so hard to get it, plus the Eastgate’s ongoing contribution to the wider community.
Simon & Garfunkel Through the YearsDate: 04/09/2021Time: 7:30 pm - 9:30 pmPrice: £20, £18, £8 for under 15s Bookends, Dan Haynes and Pete Richards, recreate the unmistakable sound of Simon & Garfunkel. The show is a “masterpiece” (BBC Radio)
Budapest Cafe OrchestraDate: 24/09/2021Time: 7:30 pm - 9:30 pmPrice: £18, £16, £8 child As fantastically exciting as they are musically impressive, their infectious energy will sweep you off your feet and stay in your heart forever.