From tomorrow the theatre will be open on Fridays and Saturdays for a month with an exhibition of new work by artists Kate Boxer, Don Brown, Gary Hume and Sarah Lucas. It’s an amazing body of work and looks fantastic in the space. The photo here shows the space mid-painting… an amuse bouche of sorts.

Openings as follows: Fridays and Saturdays 12pm-6pm, running  until 2nd October

Meanwhile we have submitted a planning application to make minor changes to the building which would enable more public activity there (as it used to have until recent years); we are hoping that it can again become a significant place in the life of the town.  If you are interested in our proposals please visit East Suffolk Council’s planning website (it’s easy to find the application on their planning application search if you enter the postcode IP13 9BH) – and please do register support if you think it’s a good idea. Most people we have spoken to seem supportive but we know that immediate neighbours are worried and we want to find a workable future which everyone is happy to live with.