New horizons for COAST Arts
Help shape our future at open meeting
Friday 31st January, 10.30-12 am
COAST Arts, is an arts charity based in the Cromer and Sheringham area of North Norfolk. Our charity is holding an open meeting about its future on 31st January at The Belfry Centre for Music and Arts in Overstrand. The meeting will take place from 10.30am – 12pm.
Amanda Hensby, Secretary of COAST Arts, says: “Firstly we have some ideas that we’d like to share, and we want to hear your ideas to clarify how we can best support and contribute to a local vibrant arts scene. Everyone is welcome. Most importantly if you have an interest in any form of visual or performing art this will interest you. In addition if you have links within the community with any arts group or school, please come along.”
Every October since 2010 COAST Arts has organised an arts festival in and around Cromer and Sheringham. Moreover we support and coordinate other arts events throughout the year. Malcolm Birtwell, a trustee of the charity, says: “Over the years we’ve braved the storms and had all hands to the pumps. We’ve cast our nets wide, been fishers of all arts and always made it safely back to port, if a little battered at times.
After 10 years we want to do more, so the old ship is having a refit. We’re hoping to pick up some new crew in the different unexplored ports we intend to visit.”
The trustees of COAST Arts are holding this open meeting. This is to gather more ideas for activities and events that can be staged throughout the year. This will include during the annual autumn festival. We wish to increase working in partnership with other groups. This will enable the charity to broaden its scope. We hope it will enable us to recruit more individuals to contribute to COAST Arts’ work.
COAST Arts Secretary Amanda Hensby says: “Consequently our goal is to deliver a varied programme of art, photography, drama, dance and all types of music, through workshops, exhibitions, films, concerts and theatre shows, all year round for local people to enjoy and take part in. Above all we hope the meeting will result in input from schools, young people and all those with an interest in art in its broadest sense.”