WAINSGATE CHAPEL CHARITY
This much loved historic Grade II listed building has a thriving and internationally connected contemporary arts programme with regular concerts, dance performances, open studios, workshops, daily movement sessions and residencies, as well as many other events for the community ranging from exhibitions and film nights to markets and heritage events, which attract and engage with people from near and far.
The whole project is run by a dedicated team of enthusiastic volunteers.
Wainsgate is developing a fresh and innovative approach to heritage and culture, bringing history alive and exploring and promoting its relevance to people today. We also believe that nurturing and investing in high-quality, enjoyable and meaningful cultural activities and experiences in the present is a key aspect of ensuring a sustainable future for the building as well as making a significant contribution towards the heritage of future generations.
Some existing heritage projects include The Wainsgate Graveyard Project, the Wainsgate Remembered photographic archive and an ongoing aural history project which contribute to different free public events throughout the year.
Our programmes bring large and ever growing numbers of people together from the local area and from much further afield in inclusive, thought-provoking and life-affirming events.
It's a huge undertaking to keep the building and it's programmes afloat. It's a wonderful and much needed resource for the surrounding communities, and the building needs financial support in order to keep going.
We want Wainsgate to be accessible to all, and need to raise funds for crucial building repairs and upkeep; to install a lift so that people can access the whole building, and to install heating in the chapel so that it can be used year round for events that can raise money so that we can become self-sufficient and build a sustainable resource for current and future generations