Use it or lose it
THE FIRST thing I noticed at last week’s Festival of Small Halls was how stunning the Paragon Theatre looked.
It was my first visit to the venue and to a performance such as this, and I was blown away.
The performances, the atmosphere in the room – everything was perfect.
The only negative was the emptiness of the room
I couldn’t fathom how only 50 people – mostly from out of town – turned up.
I felt for the Crafts, and that was before I learned of the time, work and funds they put into reopening the Paragon.
The Crafts are three months into a 12-month run: if things don’t improve the doors could close forever.
Venues such as this can be the lifeblood of the community, but they have to be supported to last.