A FACEBOOK page has been launched so residents can have their say on Artrix and the way it benefits Bromsgrove people.
We reported last week that, after agreeing to provide the arts centre with £60,000-a-year for the next three years, members of Bromsgrove District Council’s cabinet then said the cash would be ring-fenced until additional information was received detailing how it benefited Bromsgrove residents.
The ‘What Does the Artrix, Bromsgrove Mean to Its Community?’ page, started at the weekend following our story, accrued hundreds of likes in the first few days, along with comments from residents speaking up for the venue.
Lorna Treen posted: “Artrix, and one particular theatre company which often resides there (All and Sundry) supported me through my A-Level exams before I went off to university.
“Having a place and a space I could perform/watch shows was incredible respite through such stressful exams.
“If it wasn’t for the two of them, I doubt I’d have done so well.”
Rebecca Stevens added: “Bromsgrove is so lucky to have the Artrix – I have spent many a happy evening there watching films, pantos, tribute bands, school productions and ballets.
“Locals of all ages benefit in terms of being able to perform in such a great venue as well as being able to see professional acts and participate in the many outreach activities on offer.”
Ros Robins, Interim Director for Artrix said: “Thanks to everyone who has liked or shared the Facebook page – it demonstrates what strong support exists for Artrix and its programmes of work from the local community of Bromsgrove.”