Town arts cen­tre to re­open in Au­gust with so­cially dis­tanced ac­tiv­i­ties

Burton Mail - - News -

THE Brew­house Arts Cen­tre has an­nounced it will re­open its doors to vis­i­tors from Mon­day, Au­gust 3, af­ter a clo­sure of over four months.

The phased re­open­ing, which won’t yet in­clude any live per­for­mances, will en­able vis­i­tors to take part in small so­cially dis­tanced ac­tiv­i­ties and work­shops, whilst fol­low­ing new guide­lines.

Cllr Ed Barker, East Stafford­shire Bor­ough Coun­cil’s deputy leader for leisure, cul­ture and tourism, said: “I am so pleased that we are able to re­open the Brew­house. It has been a long time com­ing. Whilst the re­open­ing will be a steady process, we are look­ing for­ward to be­ing able to rein­tro­duce some pop­u­lar ac­tiv­i­ties to our cus­tomers.

“The staff of the arts cen­tre have been work­ing ex­tremely hard to make sure that when the venue re­opens it will be a safe en­vi­ron­ment. New mea­sures will be in op­er­a­tion to en­sure the safety of vis­i­tors and staff, which in­cludes, a one way sys­tem, hand sani­tiser points, so­cial dis­tanc­ing and ad­di­tional clean­ing pro­ce­dures”.

The re­open­ing will see the in­tro­duc­tion of a num­ber of ex­cit­ing ac­tiv­i­ties tak­ing place through­out Au­gust in­clud­ing Bur­ton Swans out­door sculp­ture trail from Satur­day, Au­gust 8; dis­cover the 25 swans in and around Bur­ton.

Brew­house staff will also be pop­ping up in lo­cal parks with fam­ily ac­tiv­i­ties that can be done while so­cial dis­tanc­ing, as well as a new art in­stal­la­tion at the Brew­house for fam­i­lies to con­trib­ute to. On­line ac­tiv­i­ties and events will also con­tinue, in­clud­ing sto­ry­telling, mini mak­ers crafts, singing and dance.

The Brew­house Arts Cen­tre in Bur­ton and (in­set) Coun­cil­lor Ed Barker

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