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Scrubs up at the WAA

Rob Spurway Uncategorized February 1, 2021 Leave a reply

At this time of year, members of WAA would be normally busy making final preparations for the annual Pantomime at the Wellesley, but these are no ordinary times.

This year, instead of sewing costumes, as she has done for over 20 years (and more recently making props), Penny Bradnum, who is also President of Wellington Pantomime Group, has been sewing scrubs.  Just a week ago, she got a call from  WAA members Bridgette Sells and Jane Burt, who had both volunteered as a Covid vaccinators at Taunton Racecourse, to say that they were not being provided with scrubs, and could she help?. Penny had been sewing face masks for a charity during the first lockdown, and hadn’t made scrubs before, but thanks to the Taunton Scrubbers, she obtained a pattern and some material, plus whatever could be found from her own fabric store, and set to work.

So if you are called to the Racecourse for your vaccination, look out for some particularly colourful  scrubs, that might look more at home on the stage than a medical scenario. As Penny says –“ it’s not been so different from making some Aladdin chorus costumes, and I just hope they brighten peoples’ day a bit.”

Many Arts Association members have been busy volunteering during the past year. They vary from being Vaccination Volunteer Stewards, doing shopping,  collection of  prescriptions , transporting people to their vaccinations,, being NHS volunteers as Check-in & Chat reps, producing online exercise videos, sewing scrubs and masks, right up to opening a Community Shop and running a Community Support Group, and creating support software

Wellington Arts Centre has been undergoing a major refurbishment since the Spring, so the members are keen to get back to putting on Musicals, Pantos and Plays, and welcome back the public as soon as they are safely able to.

Light It In Red

Andrew Samuel Uncategorized August 12, 2020 Leave a reply

Although the Arts Centre is in refurbishment we bathed the building in red to show our support for the 1,000,000 jobs at risk.

Wellington Arts Associations stands with you.

Throwback Thursday

Andrew Samuel Uncategorized July 30, 2020 Leave a reply

This week, we shine the light on those who are normally shining a light on everyone performing, those without whom we would be in the dark…literally.

It takes hours sometimes days to produce some of the great lighting effects you see at the Arts Centre and the Wellesley. Teams consist of riggers, programmers, designers, operators, technicians who make, solder components and maintain the lanterns. There have been many people take up these roles over the years and we say thank you to you all!

If you want to get involved, email getinvolved@w-a-a.co.uk or drop us a message via Facebook.

Photos thanks to members and Shooting Pixels