Shrawley village has a lively village hall used for a whole host of community events and activities including parties, Pilates, fashion shows and musical events. The beautiful Victorian building used to be the village school, but is now at the heart of the community for a different reason.
The hall is a community venue and the decision to add a performance stage was jointly made. Partially funded by themselves, but the majority of finance came from the lottery grant Awards for All, so the hall was able to buy a new portable stage. The Awards for All funding aids community groups through a variety of activities to benefit the community, including putting on a performance or event as well as buying equipment, and Shrawley’s application was successful.
The hall now has the versatility of Q-build staging, and all who use it find it so easy to use, creatively adaptable and simple to store. The hall now has the facilities to offer a raised platform, to be used in a variety of layouts for plays, shows, pantomimes as well as the regular Shindig events. Shindig is a subsidised theatrical touring scheme in Worcestershire that brings live arts to the community. Specialising in work for small spaces, the scheme regularly visits Shrawley Village Hall, with the most recent act being the highly acclaimed folk rock singer Ashley Hutchings and his son Blair Dunlop. This exciting event brought the local people together for a fun filled evening of live music and entertainment, staged on Q-build, and at the heart of the community.