Stage for the Village is a voluntary fund-raising organisation (under the New Frost Hall umbrella) founded in 2006 to provide further equipment for the donated stage situated within the New Frost Hall in Foulsham. Having obtained Lottery funding for £10k the stage was able to provide a proscenium, curtains, some lighting and sound. Then having received a grant from the Foundation for Sports & Art (Littlewoods Pools) in 2009 for £12k the group equalled that amount through further grants from Broadland District Council, Grassroots (Norfolk Community Foundation) and Garfield Weston Foundation (British Foods) and an extremely busy year of fund-raising events supported tirelessly by the people of Foulsham and supporters of the project. We now have a “Gobo” machine to project images onto the surrounding stage areas and this has meant that productions now have a truly magical look (the 2009 Christmas Show looked VERY professional and magical!).

At the beginning of 2010 we now have a full theatre style equipped stage. Local businesses continue to be a huge support and these include BBH Ltd, Floranova, Powleys Office Equipment, MCL Mechanical Services, TV & Theatre Services (Les Jarrald), R. Hendry & Son (Bldrs), Spar Shop Foulsham, Queens’ Head Foulsham and Post Office Foulsham.

But the biggest supporters have been the local residents of Foulsham and all of the people involved in the Foulsham Entertainers, Youth Entertainers (special thanks to Vicky & Dan Brittain and the Foulsham Primary School), Dan Brittain for operating a professional standard sound and lighting system, all volunteers, costume makers (thank you Marion McNair & Sharon Stilgoe), scenery makers (thank you David Bloomfield), photograph CDs (thank you Andrew McNair) who all continue to give their time and money willingly.

The aim for the coming year is to raise funds for a new flooring on the stage, this is to be extended into the wings area to provide an even more professional stage on which to perform. This work at the present time is to be carried out by volunteers.

So, as we finish 2009 and enter 2010 we again say THANK YOU to all who helped make a mad dream come true and are continuing to make it happen!!!

Telephone Jacqui on 01362 683620