After a long drawn out struggle to find a home, Earthbeat Theatre Company have been successful in their bid to acquire the old Saltburn School. As well as a base for the Earthbeat theatre Company the school will be developed to provide a resource for the community. Many of the classrooms will be available to rent out to social enterprises, individuals and small businesses. Other rooms, such as the dance studio, meeting room and auditorium, will be available to hire for weekend and evening classes.
Work will now begin to renovate the old building, which has fallen into disrepair and is in desperate need of a complete makeover. Earthbeat are appealing for volunteers to help renovate the building. If you can spare a few hours to help this wonderful group they can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org. There is also a public meeting, in the school, on the 8th October from 7pm.
I was fortunate enough today to be able to have a walk around the building with my friend Tony who had just received the keys to the school. There is a lot of work that needs doing to the building but I have no doubts at all that Tony and the team are more than up to the job, I’m also certain that the local community will continue to support Earthbeat and the marvellous work that they do.