Community Groups A-Z

Chesterfield Theatre Friends 
The Friends group was formed in 2007 to help preserve, promote and protect the future of Chesterfield Theatre with the immediate aim of raising funds to support the 2009 celebrations of 60 years of civic theatre in Chesterfield.

Since then they have also become involved in the creation of a dedicated archive for the Theatre. The archive contains a combination of personal memories and digital recording of photos, programmes, playbills and other materials and is availble to view at chesterfieldtheatrefriends.co.uk. The information uploaded to the website so far has been gleaned from material, collected over decades, from various sources. It's been a long journey to get the archive to this point, but there's still a lot left to do. The Chesterfield Theatre Friends welcome contributions from anyone who can fill in any gaps or omissions.

The Friends meet regularly to work on the above archive, arrange fund-raising events and organise the 'In Conversation' Series - a programme of talks followed by sharing a sociable lunch of soup and a roll in the theatre bar.

For information about the Chesterfield Theatre Friends contact Mike Spriggs 01246 233 475

Pomegranate Playwrights Group
An all-inclusive group with a shared interest in writing. The group aims to encourage and facilitate the development of new writing for performance and to provide opportunities for work to be presented. There are two performances each year in the theatre bar.

The group have worked with the Youth Theatre on developing new work.

The group also take their work out into the community, performing readings in retirement and care homes and to a range of groups including in libraries, to WI and U3A groups.

The group is free to join and meets monthly.

For information about the Pomegranate Playwrights Group email arts@chesterfield.gov.uk, go online www.pomegranateplaywrights.org.uk or find them on Facebook (PomegranatePlaywrights) Twitter (@Pomeplaywrights)

 

 

PYRAT
PYRAT (Pomegranate Youth Rally for Arts & Theatre) members meet monthly and work together to create opportunities for young people to get involved in the arts.

Members have previously arranged film and games events and open mic evenings. The Arts Officer works with PYRAT members to support them and organises a programme of workshops in all art forms.

PYRAT is free to join and meetings are free, although some workshops and special events may be charged for. Members can work towards an Arts Award.

For more information about Pyrat email carole.copeland@chesterfield.gov.uk call 01246 345 215 or find us on Facebook by searching PYRAT. 

 

Sewing Group
The Sewing Group meet on Thursday mornings in the Pomegranate Theatre Bar. Originally set up to create costumes for Youth Theatre productions, they get involved in many arts projects using knitting and sewing - for example designing and making banners, making a commemorative quilt, and making a replica 1930s ballgown for the Youth Theatre production of The Candy Girls.

The group is free to join and welcomes anyone who enjoys knitting, sewing and making things.

For more information abou the Sewing Group email carole.copeland@chesterfield.gov.uk or call 01246 345 215.

 

NEW Young Playwrights Group
This Group was launched during the New Playwriting Festival in 2014. For more information about the New Young Playwrights Group email carole.copeland@chesterfield.gov.uk or call 01246 345 215

 

Youth Theatre
For ages 7-25, Youth Theatre members will experience all aspects of stagecraft in weekly workshops led by experienced facilitators. These workshops promote teamwork, social skills, emotional intelligence, creativity and confidence.

The Pomegranate Youth Theatre performs regularly at the Pomegranate Theatre and in surrounding areas at festivals, in open air and in schools.

Youth Theatre productions explore issues relevant to members and the local area through research, improvisation, devising, scripting and performing.

For information about the Youth Theatre email pomytheatre@gmail.com call 07932 603 525 or go online www.pomytheatre.co.uk

Community Groups A-Z

Chesterfield Theatre Friends 
The Friends group was formed in 2007 to help preserve, promote and protect the future of Chesterfield Theatre with the immediate aim of raising funds to support the 2009 celebrations of 60 years of civic theatre in Chesterfield.

Since then they have also become involved in the creation of a dedicated archive for the Theatre. The archive contains a combination of personal memories and digital recording of photos, programmes, playbills and other materials and is availble to view at chesterfieldtheatrefriends.co.uk. The information uploaded to the website so far has been gleaned from material, collected over decades, from various sources. It's been a long journey to get the archive to this point, but there's still a lot left to do. The Chesterfield Theatre Friends welcome contributions from anyone who can fill in any gaps or omissions.

The Friends meet regularly to work on the above archive, arrange fund-raising events and organise the 'In Conversation' Series - a programme of talks followed by sharing a sociable lunch of soup and a roll in the theatre bar.

For information about the Chesterfield Theatre Friends contact Mike Spriggs 01246 233 475

Pomegranate Playwrights Group
An all-inclusive group with a shared interest in writing. The group aims to encourage and facilitate the development of new writing for performance and to provide opportunities for work to be presented. There are two performances each year in the theatre bar.

The group have worked with the Youth Theatre on developing new work.

The group also take their work out into the community, performing readings in retirement and care homes and to a range of groups including in libraries, to WI and U3A groups.

The group is free to join and meets monthly.

For information about the Pomegranate Playwrights Group email arts@chesterfield.gov.uk, go online www.pomegranateplaywrights.org.uk or find them on Facebook (PomegranatePlaywrights) Twitter (@Pomeplaywrights)

 

 

PYRAT
PYRAT (Pomegranate Youth Rally for Arts & Theatre) members meet monthly and work together to create opportunities for young people to get involved in the arts.

Members have previously arranged film and games events and open mic evenings. The Arts Officer works with PYRAT members to support them and organises a programme of workshops in all art forms.

PYRAT is free to join and meetings are free, although some workshops and special events may be charged for. Members can work towards an Arts Award.

For more information about Pyrat email carole.copeland@chesterfield.gov.uk call 01246 345 215 or find us on Facebook by searching PYRAT. 

 

Sewing Group
The Sewing Group meet on Thursday mornings in the Pomegranate Theatre Bar. Originally set up to create costumes for Youth Theatre productions, they get involved in many arts projects using knitting and sewing - for example designing and making banners, making a commemorative quilt, and making a replica 1930s ballgown for the Youth Theatre production of The Candy Girls.

The group is free to join and welcomes anyone who enjoys knitting, sewing and making things.

For more information abou the Sewing Group email carole.copeland@chesterfield.gov.uk or call 01246 345 215.

 

NEW Young Playwrights Group
This Group was launched during the New Playwriting Festival in 2014. For more information about the New Young Playwrights Group email carole.copeland@chesterfield.gov.uk or call 01246 345 215

 

Youth Theatre
For ages 7-25, Youth Theatre members will experience all aspects of stagecraft in weekly workshops led by experienced facilitators. These workshops promote teamwork, social skills, emotional intelligence, creativity and confidence.

The Pomegranate Youth Theatre performs regularly at the Pomegranate Theatre and in surrounding areas at festivals, in open air and in schools.

Youth Theatre productions explore issues relevant to members and the local area through research, improvisation, devising, scripting and performing.

For information about the Youth Theatre email pomytheatre@gmail.com call 07932 603 525 or go online www.pomytheatre.co.uk