The Arts Centre

What’s On January – April 2022

January

Event Location Date/Time Contact Notes
Acoustic Music Club M Sat 15th Jan, 7.30pm acousticclub@w-a-a.co.uk  
“Treasure Island” – our 2022 pantomime W Tues 25th – Sun 30th January panto@w-a-a.co.uk  



February

Event Location Date/Time Contact Notes
Acoustic Music Club M Sat 17th Feb, 7.30pm acousticclub@w-a-a.co.uk 

MARCH

Event Location Date/Time Contact Notes
“Top Team Quiz” – our annual quiz evening A Sat 12th March, 7pm Simon Spalding
Acoustic Music Club M Sat 19th March, 7.30pm acousticclub@w-a-a.co.uk 

April

Event Location Date/Time Contact Notes
“ENG-ER-LAND” – Hannah Kumari. Take Art! A Sat 2nd April, 7pm events@w-a-a.co.uk https://thisweeklondon.com/article/hannah-kumari-eng-er-land/
Acoustic Music Club M Sat 16th March, 7.30pm acousticclub@w-a-a.co.uk 
Our House – The Musical W Wed 27th – Sat 30th April opsoc@w-a-a.co.uk

Locations:

A= Arts Centre, main hall

M = Arts Centre, multi-function room

W = Wellesley, Theatre

WAA Membership goes digital!

Rob Spurway The Arts Centre January 9, 2022 Leave a reply

Becoming a member of the Arts Association can now be done from the comfort of your own home. Complete the form that can be accessed through the button below and the payment. You will then receive member benefits and be eligible to take part in any of our group’s performances (on stage or off stage).

WAA Programme November – December 2021

November

Event Location Date/Time Contact Notes
“A Walk Down With Shaftesbury Avenue” A Tues 16th – Sat 20th Nov (7.30pm Daily + Matinee 20th 2.30pm) opsoc@w-a-a.co.uk  Buy Tickets:
In person at Odettes Tearoom, Wellington High Street
Telephone 01823 240063
Online at ticketsource.co.uk/wellingtonartscentre
Our House – Launch Night A Mon 22nd Nov, 7.30pm ourhouse@w-a-a.co.uk  
Our House – Workshop 1 A Mon 29th Nov, 7.30pm ourhouse@w-a-a.co.uk  

december

Event Location Date/Time Contact Notes
Our House – Workshop 2 A Thurs 2nd Dec, 7.30pm ourhouse@w-a-a.co.uk  
Christmas Cabaret A Sat 4th Dec, 7.30pm genesis@w-a-a.co.uk  
Being Berlin – charity show A Sat 11th Dec, 2.30pm & 7.30pm John W (01823 667112)
Our House Auditions A Sun 12th Dec, 09.00 onwards ourhouse@w-a-a.co.uk
Acoustic Music Club M Sat 18th Dec, 7.30pm acousticclub@w-a-a.co.uk
WAA Christmas Evening A Sun 19th Dec, 7.30pm critics@w-a-a.co.uk

Locations:

A= Arts Centre, main hall

M = Arts Centre, multi-function room

It is AGM time!

The WAA and Critics club are holding their Annual General Meeting on 7th September, starting promptly at 7.30pm. On the same night, Genesis will hold an Extraordinary General Meeting.

AGMs and EGMs are a good time to take stock of the previous 12 months, hear from the Chairmans of the groups, find out what money has been spent on and elect a new committee for the next 12 months.

To be able to become a committee member or vote on matters at the meeting you must be a paid-up WAA member!

The notices of the AGMs and EGMs are attached below.

WAA Programme September – October 2021

SEPTEMBER

Event Location Date/Time Contact Notes
AGMs: WAA, Critics Club + Genesis EGM A Tues 7th Sept 19.00 secretary@w-a-a.co.uk  Open to the public but must be WAA members to vote/stand for committee positions
“Last night of the Proms” M Sat 11th Sept 18.00 rob.spurway@w-a-a.co.uk  Members-only
Acoustic Music club M Sat 18th Sept 19.30 acousticclub@w-a-a.co.uk  
Opsoc in the park Park Sun 26th Sept opsoc@w-a-a.co.uk  

OCTOBER

Event Location Date/Time Contact Notes
“The Elements – Songs of Fire Earth and Water” – John Walker Band. A 2nd Oct evening & 3rd Oct matinee John W (01823 667112)  There will be a bucket collection for Wellington Hospital League of Friends.
Acoustic Music club M Sat 16th October 19.30 acousticclub@w-a-a.co.uk  

Locations:

A= Arts Centre, main hall

M = Arts Centre, multi-function room

December Refurbishment Update

Rob Spurway The Arts Centre December 27, 2020 Leave a reply

We are writing to update you on the progress being made with the refurbishment of the Arts Centre.

The Sub-Committee has continued to meet fortnightly with Colin, Geoff and Rob monitoring progress on a weekly basis. The project has made significant progress to date but though we planned to complete the work by the end of September, due to the ever-changing issues with the pandemic, we hope to have all major works completed by the end of January with some finishing touches carried out in February.  

Currently we are undertaking the following;

  • New boiler installed 
  • Utility room installed in the shower room
  • Complete rewire of hall electrics
  • Technical gallery construction completed
  • New heater units have been installed (replacing old radiators in the hall)
  • Toilet washing facilities have been upgraded (Non-touch taps and soap dispensers) 

Work will shortly start on the following: 

  • Deconstruct and construct a new porch
  • Install mirrors
  • Decorate interior and exterior  
  • Install roller shutter doors 
  • Install new stage

We are pleased to report that although we have been delayed, the Sub-committee are confident that we will be able to keep to the budget set by the Management Committee. We would like to thank our contractors who have been working throughout in difficult circumstances.

Stay safe and we wish you and your family have a very Merry Christmas and hopefully we can be together at the Arts Centre soon. 

Yours Sincerely 

Arts Centre Refurbishment Sub Committee 

On behalf of the Wellington Arts Association Management Committee