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Trestle Arts Base is a local charity run Arts Base situated in Highfield Park. Home to Trestle Theatre Company and world renowned Trestle Masks.
This month marks Trestle’s 15 year anniversary and they are celebrating in style with a huge program of arts based activities – a lot of them free. Thanks to Arts council funding Trestle have been able to pull out all the stops to make this a big celebration. And so it should be – Trestle is an amazing place and still relatively unknown partly down to its location in the middle of what is now a housing estate and its charity status meaning that funds have been limited over the last few years for big advertising relying mainly on social media and word of mouth. However, once you find this gem you will understand the magic that happens there!
A fantastic building that once was Hill End Chapel. 15 years ago with National Lottery funding the building, having fallen into disrepair, was brought back to its former glory with a modern twist. With a professional theatre space along with dance studios, meeting rooms, mask workshop, gallery cafe & exhibition space for local artists. Classes range for drama to dance to fitness to storytelling. life drawing and beyond including The Live Music Project showcasing local bands and performers, also 4 years old this weekend! As a charity Trestle are always looking for innovative ways to keep the arts alive so the building can be hired for business meeting, parties and weddings. A very versatile space in a beautiful setting.
To start the celebrations Trestle will be open to the public on Monday 1st May with an afternoon of free activities.
To find out more visit their website for a full program of events throughout May.
Please support this fantastic arts space in and for our community!