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Frank James “Stop the Rot” Event

English Heritage event The much anticipated English Heritage event “Stop the Rot”, held in conjunction with the Friends of Frank James, took place on 26th September 2014 at the lavishly decorated Grade II* Listed Northwood House. Directors, Chris Quirk (Chairman) and Graham White attended the presentation and found it very worthwhile. Graham and Chris now …

The Friends of Shanklin Theatre at Shanklin Carnival

The Friends of Shanklin Theatre at Shanklin Carnival The volunteers were very proud to attend their very first Shanklin Carnival promoting the theatre on Wednesday 6th August; we wanted to do something different to attract attention to the theatre so we called upon the services of Dave Willow from the Vectis Historic Vehicle Club. Dave …

Fifth Round of Small Grants Announced by The Theatres Trust

PRESS RELEASE FIFTH ROUND OF SMALL GRANTS ANNOUNCED BY THE THEATRES TRUST 1 August 2014, London, UK The Theatres Trust is pleased to announce its fifth round of small capital grants to theatres across the nation. Among the five successful theatres in this round are the Grade II* listed Trinity Theatre in Tunbridge Wells and …

How Tickled We Were Ken

From Den Clare, Shanklin: In Ken Dodd’s own words, you may be here until sunrise. Which was fair warning as the show didn’t finish until after midnight! But what a wonderful evening at Shanklin Theatre. At 86 years old, Ken must be one of the longest performing artists in the world, with fantastic energy, never …

No Change to Chargeable Hours

No change to chargeable hours – IOW Council agrees to “do the right thing” At the Isle of Wight Council Executive Meeting held on 7th July 2014 the option on the list of proposed changes in the Parking Order for the extension of charging between 6.00pm to 8.00pm was not voted through. Not a single …

The First Night Riders

The First Night Riders Rock the South Coast in aid of The Theatrical Guild   More than 30 classic car and motorbike enthusiasts completed a 650-mile journey for this year’s ride, which was organised by First Night Ride founders Brenda and David Edelstein of Triple E Ltd. The 2014 route took the riders from the …

Balcony Hand Rails

Following the recent installation of Air Conditioning units in the Balcony (very well received in this hot weather!), we have now completed the fitting of hand rails to assist those audience members who have some difficulty in climbing up and down stairs without aid. This is another piece of vital work we have had to …

Gift Aid Small Donation Scheme

The Gift Aid Small Donations Scheme (GASDS) allows eligible Charities to claim top-up payments from HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) on small cash donations that they receive. The scheme applies to cash donations of £20 or less, received after 6 April 2013. Shanklin Theatre and Community Trust now meets the conditions required enabling us to …

Derek Pegram

Derek Albert Pegram Well known in Shanklin as the President of Shanklin Hotel & Accommodation Association (SHAA), until recently Chairman of Age UK in Shanklin, and an active member of the Friends of Shanklin Theatre Committee, Derek will be missed not only by his family but by many in the local community following his recent …

Theatre Fears Impact of Parking Proposal

Vic Farrow, Managing Director of Shanklin Theatre, presents a dossier about parking in the town to IW Councillors Richard Priest and Jon Gilbey. A dossier against plans to extend the chargeable hours for parking to 8pm was handed to senior IW Councillors by Shanklin Theatre. The file, presented to executive member for resources, Cllr Jon …