So it looks like we have some explaining to do… The sincerest apologies from us here at Rural Review HQ for the enforced break from posting: as you will know, here at Rural Arts we are constantly doing different, new and exciting things, but the sheer amount of things that happened over the last couple of weeks means that our lovely blog got left slightly by the wayside. However, we have now returned, fresh and ready to recap all the fantastic things we have been doing recently, and what other exciting things we have coming up. Let’s hope the phrase ‘absence makes the heart grows fonder’ applies to the blogging world yes? Here we go…
What’s been happening
|Just smile and wave boys…|
Where to start?! Well, although this seemed to happen many moons ago, we couldn’t not talk about this day because of just how well it went! On a very wet and windy Sunday 1st May, Rural Arts opened it’s doors for a very special , bike filled day. It was jam packed in our building, and whether people were making flags in our studio, having a little munch in our Cafe or enjoying a pint of bitter whilst watching the live stream of the race, everyone seemed to have a jolly good time! We do love a big all day event here at Rural Arts (and so, it seems, do the people of Thirsk who flocked to The Courthouse in their droves) so make sure you keep an eye out for the next one!
|The show was as intense as Mark Strong’s look..|
Last week, we had another National Theatre Live performance, and boy was it a cracker! The incredibly powerful A View From The Bridge, starring Mark Strong, was first screened in 2015, but was so well received by audiences and critics alike, they decided to set up another special showing for this year, and we were thrilled that they did. It was an innovative, exciting and breathtaking show that had the audience gripped for the full duration. Our next NT live is actually a pretty darn special one and we are ‘royally’ excited about it, but you will have to keep on reading the blog to find out more…
|All of these things will feature!|
This is exciting for so many reasons: firstly, our half term activities, aimed specifically at families and young children, always go down a storm (see the Roald Dahl February half term HERE and Easter holiday workshops HERE for evidence of this) and we feel this theme is the best fitting one for us yet! So why not venture down the rabbit hole into our wonderland of activities: we will be doing some Alice-themed craft making in the mornings and then indulging in a very special tea party in the afternoon, where a character or two might be making an appearance.. Both of these sessions are drop-ins but, due to their popularity, we strongly recommend booking to guarantee yourself a place, which you can do HERE. But remember, you musn’t be late…
|Don’t Miss Out!|
With that, we have reached the end of this weeks blog, and boy does it feel good to be back. Thanks very much for reading, and unlike when we see extended family at occasional awkward parties every couple of years, when we say “we promise not to leave it so long next time!’ we actually mean it. Thanks very much reading, and we’ll see you next week.