Community group appeals fo new acts at Burscough Wharf
10th April 2011
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MUSICIANS, actors and volunteers are being urged to get involved with a growing community project.

Burscough Moving Forward opened the doors to its community theatre/cinema at Burscough Wharf in February.

And organisers are now aiming to make the Community at the Wharf venue a focal point for groups in the area, with specific nights each month for acts to accompany the regular comedy night offering.

Roger Bell, of Burscough Moving Forward, said: “What we would love is to have a regular folk night and jazz night each month.

“We want people from across the region to see our theatre/cinema room as a fixture in their calendar where they know they can see the finest West Lancs acts throughout the year.

“To that end we want any local groups who would like to perform here to get in touch and help us develop the venue into a true focal point for the community.”

The group, which used a £15,000 grant to finance the projector and other equipment for the project, also hire out the venue for various events, such as birthday parties and weddings.

Already booked in over the next month are Frank Sinatra and Tom Jones tribute acts, the Ha Ha Comedy Club and a performance of new play Frankenstein Live from the Angus and Ross Theatre Company, starring Burscough actor Emanuel Brierley.

The next step, though, will be the opening of the cinema at the venue, with plans for special screenings led by those involved in film productions and the forthcoming Canal Week events.

And as the venue develops, so does the need for more volunteers, according to Roger.

He said: “We have about 100 people involved with our group at the moment, but we need many more. We want people who are willing to help out and bring any experiences or contacts of their own with them to help us really fulfil the community objectives of this project.

“Anyone willing to get involved will also get free access to our shows and events.”

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