Since we started Shallal Dance Theatre company we have had the support of St Peter's Church Newlyn. It was the original rehearsal space, we have shared it with Art groups and Luncheon Clubs, over the first 15 years.
We left for The Acorn Theatre, when we were invited to restart, and they kindly were our umbrella organisation, we then returned to St Peter's Hall in hard times, as the rent was always cheap and they often gave the space free or for reduced rent when we were struggling, and access is reasonable.
We owe them a huge debt of gratitude.
This preamble is as yesterday Zoe Wilton loaded her recent photos on my laptop and amongst many lovely ones of rehearsals i hope to share soon, there was one of the hall.
Also we are nearly out growing it, with average of 25 dancers in the morning in space, and 17 artists on a range of projects/activities in the afternoon, but it is really our home, and has a simplicity, and beauty of it's own. Jo Lumber also pointed out that we have sole use on Fridays 9.30am - 4pm so can create our own atmosphere, which is important, and it's in the heart of the local community, a few minutes from shops, car parks, Newlyn Art Gallery, fish market and Mounts Bay.