Leading Classical Musicians Launch Fund-Raiser for Theatr Gwaun
Running from 5th October to Remembrance Day.
If you can afford to contribute a little towards the fundraising than please go to:
The theatre is delighted to welcome Matthew Bale and Lorna Osbon to Fishguard where they have now become residents of West Street. The couple, who have been long term friends of the theatre, are contributing their considerable talents to support Theatr Gwaun by lifting spirits during these challenging times. They will record 35 daily tracks to celebrate their new life in Pembrokeshire and 35 years of marriage, with all proceeds going to the theatre.
Matthew and Lorna’s partnership began whilst studying at the Royal Academy of Music. Both from Bristol originally, their musical partnership was enhanced when they married in 1985, spending their honeymoon at Cnapan in Newport. They have been busy freelance musicians for over forty years, working in a wide range of musical styles, including recording for film scores, BBC Radio and TV, receiving numerous critical press reviews for their musical performances. During lockdown earlier this year, Matthew and Lorna celebrated their respective 60th birthdays by sending out a daily recorded track for 60 consecutive days to friends and family. This generated a wonderful response, culminating in over £5,000 raised for charity. The new project hopes to have a similar result.
Matthew and Lorna are long standing Friends of Theatr Gwaun. ‘We really love this theatre and always come to performances and screenings as visitors. We know theatres around the UK are struggling to keep their heads above water. Theatr Gwaun is such a wonderful community place providing invaluable and creative opportunities. Our venture will hopefully raise awareness and provide some financial support’
Matthew and Lorna are also happy to take musical requests. Val Coleman, one of Theatr Gwaun’s dedicated volunteers and a former trustee, will start the ball rolling by selecting the first track.
For more information, contact Theatr Gwaun at: www.theatrgwaun.com or call 01348 873421
Martha’s Bar & Café to open at Theatr Gwaun
While there are still some hurdles to overcome before we can start bringing you live performances and cinema, we are missing you all too much to stay closed.
Theatr Gwaun is therefore planning to open its doors for tea, coffee snacks and drinks towards the end of October. More news on that, and the reopening of the auditorium to follow.