New Manager for Old Sorting Office Arts Centre
- Created on Thursday, 02 May 2013 12:10
The new trustees of the Old Sorting Office Arts Centre by Barnes Pond are delighted to announce the appointment of local resident Lisa Ross as full-time OSO Arts Centre Manager. She takes up her new role on 13th May and will have responsibility for organising the programme of events, handling all bookings, marketing and publicising all activities and ensuring all aspects of the venue function properly. Lisa has over twenty years’ experience of managing community facilities and has lived in Barnes the majority of her life. Do drop in to meet her and share your ideas for the OSO.
The OSO is once again accepting bookings for use of the studios, and the café has re-opened on Saturdays (10am-3pm) – pop in to see Jonny the musical barista – and is on track to open weekdays from early May. There is now a pool table for free use on Saturdays and a soft play area for young children.
Barnes Arts Centre reopens
- Created on Wednesday, 13 March 2013 11:10
The Barnes Arts Centre in the Old Sorting Office by Barnes Pond reopened its doors in February following a trustee handover and a new 25-year lease arrangement with Richmond Council. Plans to refurbish the building, to include a major upgrade of the cafe, have been under discussion for the last couple of months.
The new trustees, who include Steven Mindel from the BCA, Patrick van den Bergh, Chair of the Barnes Charity Players, and local auctioneer Simon Danciger are all committed to continuing the pioneering work of founders Anne Carroll and Coeks Gordon, who established the Arts Centre back in 2001 as a venue for high quality arts and cultural activities and events of all kinds for the benefit of the local community. Do pop into the Arts Centre to find out more.
Launch of new Barnes Music Festival
- Created on Monday, 14 January 2013 17:28
“Being local to Barnes, I am thrilled to be associated with the new Barnes Music Festival. It is a welcome addition to a part of London which has a long music tradition and which counts Gustav Holst as one of its own” says Howard Goodall CBE, the well-known composer of musicals, choral music and music for television and patron of the festival.
Artistic Director, tenor Daniel Turner and Festival Chairman, Andrew Summers are delighted to announce the launch of the brand-new Barnes Music Festival which will take place from Saturday 16th to Sunday 24th March 2013 at venues across Barnes. It takes as its theme Holst and the English Tradition, celebrating one of Barnes’s most famous sons, composer Gustav Holst (1874-1934) and the best of English music as inspired by this much loved and admired musician. Holst both lived and worked in the area.
Olympic Cinema opening
- Created on Monday, 14 January 2013 17:23
Whilst building works are progressing apace, the cinema in Church Road is now aiming for a Spring 2013 opening. The team is working hard to ensure that they get it right, not just on time, to deliver a building everyone can be proud of. To find out more, visit www.olympiccinema.co.uk.